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John J. Surick

August 24, 1927 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 91)
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John J. Surick, 91, of Newton Falls, passed away at his residence with his family by his side on June 12, 2019.  On August 24, 1927 in Newton Falls John was born the son of Joseph F. and Anna (Baker) Surick.

His formal education was acquired at the Newton Falls school system.  John enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1945 and served near Japan in WWII.  Then he joined he US Army Air Corp. and served as an air traffic controller at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC until 1948.  He was honorably discharged in 1949.  After his tour of duty he returned to Newton Falls and was employed by Standard Steel.

On June 9, 1951 John Surick and Helen Kohut were united in marriage at St. Joseph Church in Newton Falls.  They had just celebrated 68 years of marriage.

John became employed in 1954 as a machine repairman at the Ford Motor Company at Walton Hills Stamping Plant in Cleveland, retiring after 40 years.  He was a proud member of the UAW auto workers.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing but above all else he loved spending time with his family.

Cherished memories of John will be carried on by his wife Helen, daughters Debbie Caparanis of Newton Falls, Christine (Joe) Robinson of Clarksburg, WV, and Karen (John) Klempay of Canfield, brother Gabe Surick, sister Clara Leihgeber, grandchildren Joseph, Jason (Holly) and Justin (Jalyn) Robinson, Nicole (Lou) Klein, Katie (Ben) Alper, Michael (Laura) Caparanis, Kristopher and Andrea Klempay, and great grandchildren Addison and Austin Klein, Jackson Alper, and Clara,  Anna Robinson and soon to arrive Emma.

Preceding John in death were his brother Joseph Surick and sister Rose Eslinger.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, June 15, from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.  Services will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church.

John will be laid to rest with full military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family would like to provide a special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Laurie Ann Nursing Home, assisted living facility in Newton Falls.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

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