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John "Jack" Anthony Gonda

July 3, 1938 ~ February 25, 2017 (age 78)

John “Jack” Anthony Gonda, 78, formerly of Youngtown, Ohio, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2017 at Bethany Village in Dayton, Ohio after an extended illness.
Jack was born in Youngstown on July 3, 1938, the son of John J. and Ann M. (Sinkovich) Gonda. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956 where he was active in choir and theater.
Jack made his career in procurement, working more than 25 years with General Motors, Lordstown, and retiring in 1992.  
A devout Catholic, Jack was a very active member of St. Christine Parish, Youngstown. He sang in the choir and served as a dedicated volunteer.  
Jack’s best roles were that of devoted husband and loving father. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Theresa E. (Pinter) Gonda. They were married in Youngstown on September 1, 1962. He also leaves behind his 3 children, their spouses, and 4 grandchildren:  John and Stacey (DeCrow) Gonda and son Benjamin, Findlay; Beth and Scott Schieber, son William and daughter Catherine, Granville; and, Amy and Chris Foster and son Ryan, Bellbrook.
Besides his parents, Jack is preceded in death by a brother, Edward J. Gonda, who died as a toddler in 1935.
Family and friends may call on Monday, February 27th from 4 to 7 pm at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Road.  A funeral service will be held 9:30am on Tuesday, February 28th at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, and 10:00 at St. Christine Parish, 3165 S. Schenley Avenue with burial afterward at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Bethany Village c/o Graceworks Lutheran Services, 6430 Inner Mission Way, Dayton, Ohio 45459 or www.graceworks.org/donate/donate-now/


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
February 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home
3100 Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44511

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

9:30 AM
Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home
3100 Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44511

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Christine's Catholic Church
S. Schenley
Youngstown, Ohio 44511


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