John J. Przeklasa
April 26, 1930 - January 26, 2021
Service: Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:30 am; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church.
John J. Przeklasa
Age 90, of Ross Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Born April 26, 1930, son of the late Valentine and Henrietta (Fabian) Przeklasa. Beloved husband of Rose (Morgan) whom he married on Nov. 29, 1952; loving father of Jill (Richard) Zierenberg, Linda (James) Kenzig, and the late John (Jacqueline) Przeklasa; dear paps of Ashley, Lauren, Rachel, and Adam; great-grandpa of Griffin, Morgan, Noah, Grace, Emma, Ella, Andrew, Shawn, and Aubrey
John was preceded in death by his four siblings.
John was a Union Bricklayer in his early years, and then worked for Carnegie Mellon University as a mason till retirement. He also served in the US Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. An avid fisherman, John lived for fishing trips to Canada each year, and anywhere else he could throw in a line. After retiring, he enjoyed playing golf more than anything else. John loved his four grandchildren, and nine great grandkids. He was known to get down to their level and engage in anything fun. He loved carrying anyone of them around when they were babies. He & Rose enjoyed traveling & going to the Casinos. John had a terrific sense of humor, and made everyone around him laugh constantly. Quick wit, quick one-liners as well. He entertained the Care staff at Sunrise Senior Living,( where he & Rose have resided since September 2019) with his constant jokes, witty comebacks, and humor. Every one of them has shared funny stories with us, from his wonderful hospice nurse, Liz, and the best care staff ever on the 3rd floor of Sunrise. He was a soft-hearted person, and loved all his “kids”.
We will miss him & his humor everyday forward, and cherish tons of great memories.
No visitation will be observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church. Entombment will follow at Allegheny County Memorial Park, with Military Honors.
I’m lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in John’s name to The Parkinsons Foundation