John Konnyu

Obituary of John Andrew Konnyu

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John A. Konnyu, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Lady Lake, Florida. He was preceded in death by his late beloved wife of 64 years, Frances; siblings: Michael Konnyu, Mary Goodwin and Madeline Mraw; and his granddaughter, Erica Shumard. He was born January 27, 1928 to Frank and Mary (Kostrub) Konnyu in Trenton, N.J. He graduated from St. Mary's Assumption grammar school in 1940 and Trenton Catholic High School in 1944. He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1947 and also 8 years in the Navy Reserves. John worked for the New Jersey State Police at the Identification Bureau in West Trenton, New Jersey and retired in 1985 as supervisor of the fingerprint section after 37 years of service. He then began entertaining with his voice and his guitar at many area assisted living facilities. He was known as "Country John" because of his fondness for older country music. He served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Law and Public Safety Credit Union for many years. He was also a longtime member of the Hamilton Elks #2262 and its Glee Club. John is survived by his three daughters: Linda (Carl) Appel of Leesburg, FL, Susan (Don) Shumard of Greenbrook, NJ, Jane (James) Ruger of Florham Park, NJ and Cape Coral, FL. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Lindsey Appel, Carlyn Dlabik, Carl Appel and Allison Shumard; four great grandchildren: Grace, Carter, Alaina and Gunnyr; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 9:00 am to 10:15 a.m. at D'Errico Funeral Chapel, 30 Yardville Allentown Road, Hamilton, NJ 08620, located in the Buklad Merlino Facility. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 am at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Grand and Malone streets in Trenton. Burial will follow in St. Mary's of The Assumption Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 411 Adeline St., Trenton, NJ 08611. Please visit John's tribute page at
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Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Thursday, January 14, 2021
D'Errico Funeral Chapel, LLC (Located in Buklad Merlino Facility)
30 Yardville-Allentown Road
Yardville, New Jersey, United States


11:00 am
Thursday, January 14, 2021
St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church
Grand & Malone Streets
Trenton, New Jersey, United States


St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Cedar Lane & Clover Avenue
Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
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1928 - 2020

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