John T. Killeen, Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon November 9, 2023. Born November 11, 1947 to John T. Killeen Sr. and Constance (Sweetra) Killeen. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob, brothers-in-law Arty Oliver Sr., Joe Wilt and nephew Arty Oliver.
Survived by his wife Gail (Sapienza) of 52 years, two children Keri (Kevin) Sapp, John V (Heather), four grandchildren JT VI (Lizann), Connor, Avery and Anna, sisters Mary Lou (Oliver), Eileen (Wilt), Sally (Kenny) Myers and Judy (Bill) Miller, brothers Paul (Kathy) and Marty (Dougie) Weaver, Swedish son Magnus Mollerstrom and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nothing was more important to John than family. He graduated from Berwick High School in 1965 and served in the USAF from 2/67 to 2/71 including a tour in Vietnam in 1969 earning the Air Force Commendation Medal, Good conduct medal, marksmanship medal and Vietnam campaign ribbon.
He and Gail met while serving at Barksdale AFB in Shreeveport, LA and following their service lived in Luzerne, PA, Littlestown, PA and then Enola, PA for 45 years. He retired from Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes where he served as an usher for several years, American Legion Post 751 as Post Commander, Adjutant and president of BOD and EPYAL president and baseball coach.
John will be laid to rest at Fort Indian Town Gap in a private service. Family and friends are invited to the American Legion Post 751 to share a beer and memories of his life on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 2 pm.
He was loved greatly by all who knew him, he will be missed.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Killeen family.