John S. Muccio

John S. Muccio, 83, of Cherry Avenue in Weedville, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at his home.Born on Dec. 1, 1929 in Penfield, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (DiLullo) Muccio.On June 26, 1954 at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force, he married Geraldine H. (Facchine) Muccio, who survives.John was a dock worker for Ward Trucking Co. in Falls Creek for over 30 years. After retirement, he was the janitor at Bennetts Valley Elementary School for several years. For over 50 years, he drove school bus for Muccio Transportation.He was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force. He was also a member of the Bennetts Valley American Legion and a past member of the Penfield Firemen’s Club. He enjoyed gardening and is well-known for supplying the Valley with his prize garlic. He enjoyed spending time with his family.He is survived by three sons: Joseph Muccio and his wife Diana of St. Marys, Richard “Rick” Muccio and his wife Donna of Kersey, and Gary Muccio of Carlisle; one daughter, Maria Muccio of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Joseph Muccio, Anthony Muccio, Nicole Muccio and Kaylee Muccio; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Marcus, Giuliana, and Dominic; a brother, Anthony “Chike” Muccio and his wife Irene of Weedville; a sister, Esther “Pee Wee” Nelson and her husband, Robert of DuBois; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Angelo and Thomas Muccio; and one sister, Mary Carpin.A Mass of Christian Burial for John S. Muccio will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force, with Fr. Thomas L. Tyler as celebrant.Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home in DuBois. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 17735 Bennetts Valley Highway, P.O. Box 124, Force, PA 15841; and/or the charity of the donor’s choice.Online condolences may be sent to