John H. “Speck” Navrocki, 96, of Danville PA
passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the home of his
daughter. He was born March 15, 1924 in Paxinos PA, the son of the late
Stanley and Anna Demboskie Navrocki.
He attended Shamokin High School and
served his country in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37
years, Donna F. Navrocki on June 21, 1997. They were married March 1,
John was the owner of a mine company for many
years as well as the owner and mechanic of a repair shop in Shamokin. He
was employed as a laborer for PennDot for several years, from where he
retired in 1985.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Danville PA.
He was an honor guard for the American Legion
Post 40 and held memberships in various fire companies and social
An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting,
fishing, vegetable and flower gardening. John thoroughly enjoyed playing
cards with his friends on Fridays. He was a great storyteller and he loved
feeding the birds and the squirrels. He was deeply devoted to his family
and loved spending time with them.
He is survived by one daughter, Marie A. Stump
and her husband, Harry of Danville PA. Also surviving is one grandson, Kyle
Stump and his wife Katie Messinger of Milton and one granddaughter, Caitlin
R. Stump of Danville as well as one great-granddaughter, Elaina. One
sister, Pauline Lenig, and one sister-in-law, Kay Nowaskie both of Shamokin
PA also survive as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 68
Center Street Danville PA with the Reverend Timothy Marcoe as Celebrant.
Burial will follow in Episcopal Cemetery Danville PA. Military rites will
be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to P.A. PETS 203 E. Fifth Street Bloomsburg PA
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West
Mahoning Street 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17824.
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