Nick M. Japuncha, 1941-2014

HOWLAND – Nick Michael Japuncha, 72, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home.

Nick was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Warren, a son of the late Sam Sima and Angeline Opawiec Japuncha.

Having served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, Nick retired after 33 years of service from General Motors.

He was a member of Blessed John Paul II in Warren and the Warren Elks.

Nick enjoyed pedaling his bike on all the local trails, was a constant dog walker, and enjoyed roller skating.

Memories of Nick will be cherished by his wife, the former Jean Ann Thorpe, whom he married July 12, 2003; one daughter, Nicole Japuncha of Howland; one brother, Sam (Bobbie) Japuncha of Cortland; one sister, Marie Pozega of Warren; one half-brother, Chuck Majorich of Warren; stepsons Robert (Carrie) Rowland and Brian (Teresa) Rowland; and grandchildren Adrieann, Brian, Emily, Dominic and Ava.

Besides his parents, Nick was preceded in death by a brother, George Japuncha, and a stepsister, Dorothy Majorich.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed John Paul II, 420 North St. N.W., Warren, OH 44483, in Nick’s name.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Blessed John Paul II, 420 North Road N.W., Warren, where a memorial service will be offered at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher Henyk officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to

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