Jon J. Stankowski passed away peacefully at his home on September 14, 2022 after a brave fight with cancer.  He was born to Jerome and Joan Stankowski of Footmill Rd., Summit, Pa on September 5th, 1953. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life on September 21, 1974 and together they built a home and family in Mill Village, Pa. He retired from Lord Corporation and spent his retirement  traveling with his wife and spending time with his two daughters and their families.

Jon spent many years teaching karate, alongside his father, in Waterford and Mill Village to the local kids and adults. His teaching focused on discipline, self control, honor and the goodness of God. He loved to study God’s good word and share it with others whenever he could. His most important treasures are his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by Jerome Stankowski (father), David Leo Richardson (father-in-law), Gregery Nelson (nephew), Sally and Dennis Mehalic (sister and brother-in-laws), Miles Prosperi (great nephew) and several aunts, uncles and close friends.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Richardson) Stankowski, daughter Lindsey (Jeremy) Phelps and their sons, Ethan and Zachary, daughter Stefanie Stankowski and her children, Dallas and Katy Bogert and Pyper Stankowski; his mother Joan Stankowski; three sisters, Jo Ann Nelson (Jeffery), Jeri Lynn Arbaney (Marty), Jodi Shersten (Randy); Vivian Richardson (mother-in-law), and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Karen (Kenneth) Brown, Marsha (Daniel) Huck, Alan Richardson, and many precious nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut St, Waterford, Pa., on Monday, September 19th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral will take place there on Tuesday, September 20th at 11:00am with Pastor Mike Priestap from McLane Church officiating. Condolences may be sent at