John M. Donnini

John M. Donnini

November 23, 2017

John M. Donnini, 77, of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Thursday at home with his wife at his side.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Anyo and Rachael Ciavarella Donnini. He was a graduate of GAR, class of 1959. Most of his life he works as an Independent Insurance Agent and late for Quick Courier. He was an Untied States Navy Veteran; member of St. Nicholas Church, where he was an usher for many years and a past member of UNICCO. John was an avid golf enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Carol Lazar; daughter Rochelle (Shelly) Terrana and Scott, Cocoa Beach, FL.; son John Donnini, Jr. and wife Manuela, Jupiter, FL.; grandchildren, Rachel and Douglas Terrana; Dominick Donnini; brothers, Joseph Donnini, CA., Gerald Donnini, Jupiter FL., James Donnini, Palm Beach, FL., his best friend J.B. Cimakosky, Edwardsville, also many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 am from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Inc. 568 Bennett St. Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Friends may call on Tuesday form 5-7 pm. To leave a message of condolence for his family, please visit In lieu of flowers memorial donation can be made to Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.