He retired from RTA as a transportation supervisor. Following his retirement, he worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block in Lorain County.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” (nee Larkin); and stepchildren, Hiram (Stephanie), Donald (Megan) and Rhonda (David); his step-grandchildren, Andre, Alliyah, Faith, Robert, Michael, Shaina, Donald, Jr. and Steven; his sister, Roseanne Duncan of Texas; and sister-in-law, Donna Dobrski of Cleveland; a dear nephew of Patricia Zielinski; and dear uncle to Stanley R., Jr.”Stash” and Stefanie Burke (Jimmy), Sarah, Brandon; and a great uncle to Cody, Justin, Sherrie, Jessica, Aiden, Faith and Sydney; and dear cousin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John J., Sr. and Florence R. (nee Zielinski); and his brother, Stanley R., Sr.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 28, 2014, at Golubski Funeral Home, corner of E. 65 and Fullerton Ave., Cleveland, from 2 to 4 and 6- to 9 P.M. Services will be Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 9 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus at 9:30 A.M. Interment will be at New Russia Township Cemetery.