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John Straka

John S. Straka Jr.

Tuesday, July 12th, 1927 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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STRAKA – John S., Jr., 93, Boswell, died November 11, 2020 at Country Manor Living, Jerome. Born July 12, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant. Son of John, Sr. and Anna M. (Mriglud) Straka. Preceded in death by parents; infant siblings Mary Ann, William and James; brothers Joseph and Ben and sister Louise “Honey Girl” Lintz. Survived by wife of 68 years Shirley (Clark) DeLuca Straka; sons John and wife Ruth Ann, Terry and wife Jill and Paul and wife Lynda; grandchildren Lindsey, Terra (Brady), Stephanie (Tyler), Jack, Olivia, Andrew and Emma; great-grandchildren Brody, Marley, Cayson and Camden; sister Anna Carosi; brother David (Stella) and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A 1946 graduate of former Boswell High School. Served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan. Owner/Operator of Straka Auto Body, Boswell for 38 years. Member of All Saints Catholic Parish. Very active member of Boswell Lions Club for many years. Also a member of Boswell Post 461 American Legion and Johnstown Symphony Choir. Longtime organist at former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jenners. Also served as co-organist for 18 years at Holy Family Catholic Church, Hooversville. The family would like to thank the staff of Country Manor Living for the tender care given John. Due to Covid a private family viewing will be held Friday. However, family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass 11AM Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church, Boswell with Rev. Fr. Aron Maghsoudi, Celebrant. Committal Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Jennerstown with military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. In memory of John and in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To express condolences, make a donation or plant a memorial tree, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    All Saints Catholic Church
    Address
    325 Quemahoning St.
    BOSWELL, PA 15531
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    Officiant
    Rev. Father Aron Maghsoudi
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    Address
    1842 Pitt Street
    STOYSTOWN, PA 15563
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Ben Straka Sr Family

Posted at 06:07pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jayni Blough

Posted at 09:29am
Straka Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
May the Lord give you peace and comfort and may the memories be an “imprint” on your hearts 💕 and minds.
DEUTERONOMY 14:2 NIV
OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLES ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH THE LORD HAS CHOSEN YOU ( your dad) TO BE HIS TREASURED POSSESSION.
Gary and Jayni Blough
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Jayni Blough

Posted at 09:25am
Straka Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
May the “imprints” of your father remain in your hearts and minds.

DEUTERONOMY 14:2 NIV
OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLES ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH THE LORD HAS CHOSEN (your dad) TO BE HIS TREASURED POSSESSION.
Gary and Jayni Blough
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Fred, David and Melania Straka

Posted at 07:33pm
Uncle John will remain in our hearts forever.
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