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John Samuel Stricek

October 27, 1927 November 17, 2015
John Samuel Stricek
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John Samuel Stricek 88, of Curwensville passed away Tuesday November 17, 2015 at Ridgeview Elder Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Curwensville, after a lengthy illness.
Born October 27, 1927 in Curwensville, he was the son of Frank and Hedviga A. (Kubista) Stricek.  Mr. Stricek was retired from the USPS Curwensville Office in July of 1993 after 21 years of service.  Prior to that he had been employed by MacGregors Shirt Factory, Ryan Brothers Construction, Haley’s Sawmill, Swank Refractories and Dumont Airplane, Marine, and Electronics.
He joined the US Naval Reserve in 1950 and was called to active duty on June 20, 1952.  He was assigned to the USS Cassin Young DD793 and served in several ports of call including Florida, New Orleans, Havana, England, Algiers, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Azores.  He was a member of St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville and he also enjoyed several hobbies which included electronics, repairing lawn mower engines, solving crossword puzzles, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers Steve, Francis, Henry and Joe, and 7 sisters Helen, JoAnn, Mary, Verna, Betty, Ann and Millie.  He was the last member of his generation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville, on Friday November 20, 2015 at 10 AM with Rev. Father Mark J. Mastrian as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde.
Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 5 to 7 PM.
The Rosary will be recited by members of St. Timothy Altar and Rosary Society on Thursday at 4:30 PM and a Scripture Vigil Service will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 PM, both at the funeral home.  Military Honors will be accorded at the church by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church 306 Walnut Street Curwensville, PA  16833
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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