In 1962 he created the John Krisko Insurance Agency representing Nationwide Insurance. He was a specialist in commercial and group health insurance with prestigious accounts like Alpo dog food. He was beloved by Nationwide, winning awards as the East Coast’s best agent. Jack and Marion both built an agency that has served individuals and families in the community for decades. He inspired and encouraged his son and daughter, Lee and Linda, to join him in business and then have their own wealth agencies with a term of 59 years and still in business. He was the quintessential conversationalist being well rounded in knowledge on many subjects; he was a conservative and a Christian and loved to engage people of all ages – not just his clients but his friends, family and neighbors – everyone loved talking with Jack.
Jack was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting, golfing, collecting guns, shooting, owned many rose gardens, owned a koi pond for over 30 years, and owned the Christmas tree farm in the enchanted forest in New Ringgold, PA for over 20 years. Christmas trees. He had beagles and a beloved cocker spaniel named Omi. Jack was a member of the Schnecksville Union Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He was very proud of his two grandsons, Captain Jonathon L. Krisko, Army JAG (Judge Advocate General) and Dr. Alexander J. Krisko. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dolores Trapp and Susan Frederick.
Survivors: his beloved wife, Marion; son, Lee J. Krisko and his wife, Dana L. Krisko of Schnecksville PA; daughter, Linda K. Krisko and her husband, Brian D. Ziegler of Bethlehem, PA; sister, Lei Lani Fegley of Macungie; his grandsons, Jonathon L. Krisko and his wife, Alexandria of Spanaway, WA, Dr Alexander J. Krisko and his wife, Dr Phoebe Sun of Lexington, KY; He will be truly missed by all of us until we meet again.
Service: The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 27, 2021 at the Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5500 PA Route 873, Schnecksville with Rev. Gordon A. Camp officiating. Family and friends can pay their respects from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Fridays in the church gathering space. Interment with military honors will follow service at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Heintzelman, Inc. Funeral Home in Schnecksville is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy online can be registered at www.heintzelmancares.com.
Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Union Church Memorial Fund and / or the American Cancer Society, both in charge of the funeral home, PO Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196 .
Posted by Morning Call on Aug 23, 2021.