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John R. "J.P." Parenti

August 15, 1942 - January 26, 2021
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John R. “J.P.” Parenti, 78, of Mohnton, passed away January 26, 2021, at the Reading Hospital.

He was the loving husband of 42 years to Diane M. (Savitsky) Parenti.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Dominic and Lena (Disco) Parenti.

John was a 1960 graduate of Reading High School.

John served our nation proudly and valiantly in the US Army.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.

John was employed by Carpenter Technology in the melting department and scrapyard, retiring in 2001. After retirement he worked for Piazza Honda in the parts department.

John was a diehard Reading High School basketball fan.

He was a member of the Squires Club, Malamente Club and the Skyline Drive Corvette Club. John was also a great storyteller and an avid Atlanta Braves and Indianapolis Colts fan.

In his early years he enjoyed drag racing at Maple Grove earning the top 10 class champion in 1962. He also loved raising homing pigeons, horse racing, going to the casino’s, traveling to Italy and Sicily and vacationing on many cruises.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four siblings: Edward, husband of Wilma Parenti, Domenic, husband of Pamela Parenti, Carol, wife of Billy Thomason and Donna, wife of Tony Lubas and nine nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 237 Franklin St, Reading, PA 19602. Friends may call Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Rosary R.C. Church at the above address or the Squires Club, 1024 Daisy Dr., Temple, PA, PA 19560. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    February 4, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    February 4, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    237 Franklin St
    Reading, PA 19602
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  • Service

    February 4, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    February 4, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    237 Franklin St
    Reading, PA 19602
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Cathy

Posted at 11:35am
To Donna and family: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother!!! You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers!!! God Bless!!! Cathy Buller
JB

joseph bonanno

Posted at 06:28pm
I'M GOING TO MISS YOU AND YOU WILL BE MISSED AT THE MALAMENTE DINNERS. IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU TELLING THOSE UNFORGETABLE STORIES.WHAT A MEMORY YOU HAD.

GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE
JG

James R Garraway

Posted at 11:57am
John was a pleasure to work with. He was always happy and helpful. He was an excellent worker and will be missed by many.
Jim Garraway.
Plant Engineer, Reading, Pa. & Bridgeport, Ct,
CM

Charles R. Moretz

Posted at 11:10am
Cheryl and I extend to the family our deepest sympathy. What a wonderful man. He was happy, loved sports and life. God be with you Kohn.
CR

Carol Fracalossi Riedel

Posted at 08:06am
So sorry for your loss. Fellow RHS '60 grad. Carol Fracalossi Riedel
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