409 Main Street
PO Box 6
Boswell, PA 15531
Phone: 814-629-5550
Fax: 814-629-6290
John Pokos

John P. Pokos

Wednesday, October 20th, 1926 - Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Obituary

POKOS – John P., Boswell, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away at age 92 on June 14, 2019 surrounded by his family at In-Touch Hospice, Somerset. Born October 20, 1926 in Boswell, the son of John S. and Theresa (Pokos) Pokos. Preceded in death by parents; brother Matthew Pokos; sisters Catherine Pokos, Mary Kalafatis, Teresa Fearon, Ann Kogut, Elizabeth Pokos and Christine Murphy and daughter-in-law Barbara (Martin) Pokos. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Stella (Kubas) Pokos; brother Louis; sons Mark of Pittsburgh, husband of Linda (Lazor) and father of Collette; Brian of S. Houston, TX, husband of Jeanne (Smith) and father of John and Elizabeth; Paul of Sykesville, MD, husband of Sharon (Pomycala) and father of Katilyn. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a longtime member and usher of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Boswell and currently a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Somerset. A 1944 graduate of Boswell High School. A US Army Air Force veteran of WWII and a longtime member of Boswell Volunteer Fire Department until his passing. He was a 73-year member of the Boswell American Legion. He achieved the most prestigious Fourth Degree level in the Johnstown Assembly 954 Knights of Columbus. A longtime member of the Hooversville VFW and a lifetime member of the Jenner Rod & Gun Club. Formerly employed as a mechanic for Ruder Amusements of Johnstown, Sheftic Amusements, Profit Vending and American Amusements of Boswell. In recent months, John received several honors for his 75 years of service to the Boswell Volunteer Fire Department including a Certificate of Appreciation by the National Volunteer Fire Council, a Certificate of Appreciation from the State Fire Commissioner, a Citation from the State House of Representatives, and a Citation from the Governor of PA, a certificate from the Court of Special Judges Association of PA and a resolution passed by the Somerset County Commissioners recognizing his years of service. His most prized recognition came from the members of the Boswell Fire Department. Although he no longer fought fires, he remained on the Department’s Board of Directors until his passing. The family would like to thank Somerset Hospital, Laurel View Rehabilitation of Davidsville and In-Touch Hospice of Somerset for the compassionate care they provided during his last days. Viewing from 6-8PM Monday and 2-4 & 6-8PM Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main Street, Boswell where a vigil for the deceased will be held 2PM Tuesday. Funeral Mass 11AM Wednesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Somerset with Rev. Fr. Angelo J. Patti celebrant. Committal Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Jennerstown with military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Boswell Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 35, Boswell, PA 15531. To express condolences, make a donation, order flowers or plant a memorial tree, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hoffman Funeral Home - Boswell
    Address
    409 Main Street
    BOSWELL, PA 15531
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Hoffman Funeral Home - Boswell
    Address
    409 Main Street
    BOSWELL, PA 15531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hoffman Funeral Home - Boswell
    Address
    409 Main Street
    BOSWELL, PA 15531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Peter's Catholic Church
    Address
    433 West Church Street
    SOMERSET, PA 15501
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    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Angelo J. Patti
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    Address
    1842 Pitt Street
    STOYSTOWN, PA 15563
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: BOSWELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC.

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Sandy Lawrence

Posted at 01:12am
Sorry for your loss.
BM

Barbara Mcintosh

Posted at 11:25am
Mrs. Pokos and Family

So sorry for your loss

Barbara McIntosh
JR

Jeff and Ros

Posted at 08:18am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our Best Love, Jeff and Ros
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Posted at 12:21pm
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Posted at 01:15pm
With our sympathy Rich & Barb Babjak, Debbie Flatley
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