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John M. Popadak Jr. 1931-2020

VERO BEACH, Fla. — John M. Popadak Jr., 88, formerly of Champion, passed into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, surrounded by family. His peace will be eternal after a life of joy in family, gratitude for opportunity and strength of conviction.

John was born May 10, 1931, in Cleveland, and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1949. John served as a United States Marine and was well known in his Ohio community as the owner of Action Ambulance, a family company he began in 1976 and managed until relocating to Florida.

John is loved and remembered by Lois, his wife of 70 years; sister, Marie (Mario) DiGeronimo; daughters, Susan and Donna (Doug) Daugherty; and sons, Michael (Kathleen) and Jack (Lori).

John leaves grandchildren, Sharla, Stacey, Christine, Theresa (Kenny), Steven, John (Gina), April (Tom), Cara (Zak), Matthew (Saylor), Doug (Angi) and Becky (Gary); and 23 great-grandchildren to remember PopPop and honor his legacy.

Honoring John’s wishes, there will be no services. Inurment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Park in Champion.

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