John T. Atella, 78, of Hershey, passed away on October 11, 2018 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was a Senior Emeritus Professor of Business Administration at Harrisburg Area Community College. John is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Joanne (Fratti) Atella; daughters, Christine, wife of Richard Stein, and Susan, wife of the late Jeffrey Hahn; grandchildren, Jonathan, Lauren, Andrew, Allison and Lexie. He is also survived by his brother, Steve Atella and family, his sister Gail Thornburg and family, and Uncle Joseph Puleio. John was a devoted family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. One of his greatest joys was attending his grandchildren’s events. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 11AM in his church, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the HACC Foundation, 1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the Heart of the Parish Fund, c/o St. Joan of Arc Church 359 W. Areba Ave. Hershey, PA 17033 .