John J. Surick 1927-2019

NEWTON FALLS — John J. Surick, 91, of Newton Falls, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his residence, with his family by his side.

On Aug. 24, 1927, in Newton Falls, John was born the son of Joseph F. and Anna Baker Surick.

His formal education was acquired in the Newton Falls school system. John enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1945 and served near Japan in World War II. Then he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as an air traffic controller at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., 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 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 United Automobile Workers (UAW) union.

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, W.Va., 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 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at SS. Mary and St. Joseph Church.

John will be laid to rest with full military honors in 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.

Visit www.borowskimemorialhome.com to offer condolences.

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