John J. Walczak, Sr., age 78, formerly of 14528 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday evening, February 27, 2022, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness. He was born September 21, 1943, in New Castle, PA. He resided in Ridgway since 1979 and was Protestant by faith. He helped with Little League and Boy Scouts. He enjoyed antiquing, auctions, and traveling. He had been employed by Motion Control for many years.
He is survived by his long time companion Ketta Melzer of Ridgway, 2 sons John (Kim) Walczak, Jr. of Jamestown, NY and David Walczak of Jamestown, NY, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter Laura Walczak, 3 brothers: Stanley, Alex, and Frank, and 2 sisters: Clara and Irene.
Funeral and Committal Services for John J. Walczak, Sr. will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM. Officiating will be Pastor Joseph Miller of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 12:00 PM. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway VFW. Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com
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