JOHN HOLODNAK

  • Born: June 4, 1927
  • Died: November 29, 2017
  • Location: Strongsville, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family


HOLODNAK
JOHN HOLODNAK, age 90. Beloved husband of 64 years to Jean (nee Keating). Loving father of John M. (Maureen) and Catherine Fischer. Cherished grandfather of Joseph, James, Erin Fischer and Jacob. Dearest son of the late Michael and Mary (nee Kravic). Dear brother of Helen Billak (Michael, deceased) and the late Mary Marchak (Joseph). Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and many dear friends. U.S. Navy World War II Veteran and member of VFW Post 1974. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church and/or Hospice of the Western Reserve. Funeral services Tuesday December 5, 2017 Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 6822 Broadview Road (Parma) at 10:00AM. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Parastas Service Monday evening at the funeral home 5:00 PM. The family will receive friends MONDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).

CROSS NOTICE: FISCHER see HOLODNAK NOTICE


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Dear Cathy,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and brother. You were a wonderful daughter and caregiver, and I have always been in awe of the love and care you gave to your dad for so many years of his illness.
Love and miss you,
Mary Lou

Posted by Mary Kaminski - Kelleys Island,, OH - Friend   December 05, 2017

Dear Jean.
I have many fond memories of us working at the church fund raisers especially the rummage sales. Death can not destroys our memories that sustain us when our loved one is no longer here to comfort us.
God's comfort will be yours as you grieve your loss. God grant John memory eternal!

Carol

Posted by Carol Bohurjak - seven hills, OH - Coworker   December 04, 2017

John: Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will remember him (and you) in our prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Jim and Rich

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017

(conveyed by Cathy Fischer, per Chuck's email request. Chuck has kept in touch with us for many years, and was Dad's good friend, band-mate, and Navy comrade.)
Dear Family,
I am sorry I can't be there with you and your family at this sad time when John has left us. I will be with you in Spirit during these days of sorrow. My prayers go out to you and your family for comfort and peace. "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege and blessing denied to many."
Thank you Cathy and Jean for informing me quickly of my GOOD LIFE-LONG FRIEND, John's passing. Our friendship shall not end here.
PEACE, Chuck

Posted by Chuck Wolan - Switzerland - Friend   December 04, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Johns Family. John was a good fried of my brother Chuck, living in Switzerland. I remember the days they chummed around, and the band they had together. May Johns soul and all the souls of the Faithful departed rest in Peace.

My deepest Sympathy, Chucks Sister Marge

Posted by Marge Svancara - Parma, OH   December 01, 2017

We love you John. Wishing all of the family well in the days ahead. Big hugs to all of you.

Posted by Lisa Hogue - Marblehead, OH   December 01, 2017

John & Maureen
Our condolences on the loss of John's Dad.
Chris & Maryann Goebel

Posted by Chris Goebel - Broadview Hts, OH   December 01, 2017

My deepest sympathy. Some of my fondest memories were spent in the Holodnak home. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Patti Nichols-Smith - Mentor, OH   December 01, 2017

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Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers for peace in the days ahead to your family.

Posted by Moira Erwine - ELYRIA, OH - Acquaintance   December 01, 2017

Blessings to this beautiful family on the loss of loving father and grandfather

Posted by Fr. Ed Estok - N. Royalton, OH - Family Friend   November 30, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7,13

Posted by TB - Cleveland, OH   November 30, 2017