John Frank Pagano, on September 13, 2023, of Bellmawr formerly of S. Philadelphia. Age 86. Beloved husband of 60 years to Joy (nee DeMone). Devoted father of Frank Pagano (Stephanie) and Paula Pagano-Shah (Amit). Loving Pop of Arielle Pagano (predeceased), Alexa Connolly (Kyle), Tyler Pagano (Ellen), Francesca Shah, and Nico Shah. Dear brother of Joseph Pagano (Joanne) and Carolyn Turra. Cherished brother-in-law of Skip Elmer (Lucille). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
John was a member of Teamsters Union Local 169 and 676. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps and believed strongly in the "Once a Marine, always a Marine" value. John was a member of the Mummers Fancy Brigade and an avid league bowler for a number of years at Westbrook Lanes in Brooklawn. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to hometown sporting events, reading his newspaper cover-to-cover, watching baseball, football and buying lottery tickets.
There will be a viewing on Monday, September 18, 2023, 9am to 11am at Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. Funeral service 11am at funeral home. Entombment at New St Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852 www.kidneyfund.org.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Jefferson Hospital ICU for the diligent and compassionate care they provided to John during the time he spent there. They would also like to thank all of John's family, friends and caring neighbors for their expression of support and prayers during the last few months. John will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.