John Hrop, JrNovember 25, 1924 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 92)
John Hrop Jr., 92, of Warren, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:20 a.m. surrounded by his loving family at the home he shared with his daughter Lisa.
John was born on November 25, 1924 in Minersville, Pa. the son of the late John Hrop Sr. and Susan (Olexa) Bondura Hrop and came to Warren in 1928.
He and his family were founding members of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church where John was an usher for many years.
On October 8, 1949, he married the love of his life, the former Barbara A. Dowd, and they celebrated 53 years together before her passing on June 12, 2003.
John proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II as a plane engine mechanic stationed at March Field, Riverside, California from 1943-1945. He was honorably discharged on October 22, 1945 and received the Good Conduct Medal.
John was employed as a steelworker first at Republic Steel and later with Ajax Magnathermic Corporation. He served his steelworkers union as recording secretary and retired in 1983.
John was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 620, Moose Lodge and Slovak Club.
John’s hobbies included poker on Thursday nights, going to Mountaineer Casino with his friends, and watching his Cleveland sports teams, especially his beloved Cleveland Indians. John’s greatest happiness came from spending time at various activities and events with his children and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Susan (Steve) Finegold of Niles, Stephen (Rene’)Hrop of New Jersey, David Hrop of Newton Falls, Lisa (Jim Begalla) Clark, with whom he made his home; grandchildren Loren (Carollyn) Finegold, Erica, Joshua, Rebecca, David, Jessica, Alexa Rae (Ron Nickell), Michael, Barbara and great grandchildren Matthew, Nathan, Emma, Elijah and Jordan. John is also survived by his faithful companion of 14 years, his dog Lennox.
He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Memorial Calling hours will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service with Fr. Craig A. McHenry, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Warren, will take place on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, where military honors will be rendered by the great men of the Trumbull County Honor Guard American Legion Post #540 immediately following the memorial service at the funeral home.
A Private family burial will take place in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Lordstown.
The family wishes to thank the following for their unwavering loyalty and love in John’s care over the past 14 months: Dr. Michael Roberts and PAC team nurses at the Warren VA, Dr. Vince Ricchiuti, the staff at St. Joe’s Pain Management, Dawn (Family assistant), Hospice of the Valley, Patriot Homecare team of nurses Jenny (Head team nurse), Greg, John, and Jodi, physical therapist Aaron, health aide Dallas, speech therapist Michelle, occupational therapist (and John’s best friend) Mark.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that material tributes be made in John’s name to The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Wounded Warrior Project or the Salvation Army.
Caring and Professional Arrangements for the Hrop family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.
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