John Paul Amos, 73, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Greenock, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 27, 1947 (a date he liked to remind his family and friends he shared with US Grant) in Washington, PA and was the son of the late Robert N. and Edith M. (Roberts) Amos. "Johnny A." graduated from California University of PA in 1970 and Elizabeth Forward High School in 1965. John also received certificates for his professional and technical training from the Harvard University Project on Negotiation, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, California University and ICM School of Business. John served in US Army Security Agency as a Hebrew Interpreter/Translator from 1971-1974. During Army Basic Training, he qualified as an Expert Rifleman - a top proficiency status above sharpshooter. He was married a couple of times but found true love with his friend Joyce Junecko with whom he was deeply in love for the last decades of his life. John worked for technology and logistics companies, spending 13 years with Digital Equipment Corporation where he was recognized for excellence in sales numerous times performing in the top 10% of the professional sales force. Later he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a Hebrew based logistics company in Pittsburgh. He ended his professional career as President of SalesTek. John was a member of the Greenock United Methodist church in his formative years attending Sunday School, church and MYF every week until going to college. John will be remembered by his family and friends for: his trombone playing at EFHS, drag racing his 1967 Camaro, smoking fine cigars, his and Joyce's annual Pig Roasts, serving as President of WORGC, his skeet shooting, work with the NRA Youth Shotgun Program, his NRA Instructor Certification in Pistol, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Keith Amos.
Survivors include his love Joyce Junecko, twin brother James, eldest brother Robert, beloved nieces and nephews, and their children who gave him much pride and joy. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Friday, March 19, 2021, which will be viewable for friends and family via Facebook live at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Rod & Gun Club, 600 Skelley Town Rd., North Huntingdon, PA 15642 attention Financial Secretary c/o John P. Amos Memorial Fund or to any veterans organization. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Originally published March 05, 2021.