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John Schina

John Schina

Friday, November 27th, 1942 - Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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John M. passed away on April 6, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Levy); Father of John M. Jr.; Son of the late Michael and Josephine; Father in law of Laura Schina (nee Shaffer); Loving grandfather of Christopher and Madelynn; Dear brother of Thomas (RoseMarie), Maria (late Carmen) Leati, Michael Jr. (Lisabeth Belinn), and the late Rita; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing TUESDAY Evening from 6:00 to 9:00 at the PENNSYLVANIA BURIAL CO., INC., 1327-29 S. Broad St. Phila. Funeral Mass WEDNESDAY 11:00am Holy Child Parish, 13 E. Evesham Rd., Runnemede, NJ Entombment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Blackwood, NJ. No viewing Wednesday Morning. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to The American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Pennsylvania Burial Company, Inc.
    Address
    1327-29 S. Broad Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Child Parish
    Address
    13 E. Evesham Rd.
    RUNNEMEDE, NJ 08078
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  • Interment

    Location
    St Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    240 Lower Landing Rd
    BLACKWOOD, NJ 08012
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Dave Whitton

Posted at 11:12am
Wonderful memories of John's frequent visits to Montreal as part of the three musketeers, Bill and Mitch. A very special and honourable friend.
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SR

Posted at 08:27am
There is so much sorrow in the world. But the death of our loved ones brings the deepest sorrow of all. Please accept my condolences. May God’s promise to help you through this difficult time bring you peace (Isaiah 41:10) and his promise for the future (John 5:28, 29) give you a wonderful hope.
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Gregory Roberts

Posted at 03:13pm
John was extremely bright. He and I were in the Advanced Course in Engineering together in 1967. He quit our class and joined the 1968 class because they switched from working with Brooklyn Poly to U of P starting in 1968. So I trudged on with my PhD at Brooklyn Poly and gave up on my second attempt at a dissertation. John worked with U of P and got his PhD. For John, it was never in doubt!

John was the Information Technology lead for the GE Philadelphia business when
a) The Internet was invented
b) Personal computers were invented
c) Non-IBM card software was invented
d) Word Processing was invented.
e) E-mail was invented

John led the business from purely IBM mainframe processing from IBM cards to personal workstations with email and word processing and everything else.

He was a genius!

And he was a great friend who was always there to help.

He was truely one of a kind.
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Howard Adams

Posted at 09:29pm
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful asset to all the companies he worked for over his long career, but more importantly a great a person to work with and to work for. His technical knowledge and calm and confident manner with our customers, was directly responsible for winning and keeping many of the job in the Space Comm group. He will truly be missed by all who knew him!
DM

Dave Micha

Posted at 03:58pm
John was a mentor and friend. He always brought out the best in people. He did great work in support of some of this countries most important missions. He will be dearly missed. Condolences to his family. RIP
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