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John J. Patek

John J. Patek, a lifelong farmer, age 95, of Lyons, Ohio, entered into eternal life, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday morning, October 31, 2015, in his home. He was born June 14, 1920 in North Baltimore, Ohio to Anthony and Frances (Studenka) Patek. John was drafted in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII and served as a Military Police. John married his beloved wife, Mary Paluch, when he came home on furlough on July 25th, 1943. Together they raised three children and worked the family farm growing tomatoes and small grain. John was known as a very hard worker.

John was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption. He and Mary wintered in Lake Worth, Florida for over 28 years, where they were members of the Czech Club. John loved playing the accordion and polka dancing with Mary.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 72 years, Mary; daughter, Nancy (Jim) Linehan; sons, Richard (Yvett) Patek and Jack (Lynn) Patek; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as several, nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Cindy Linehan; brothers, Martin and Frank Patek; and sister, Mary Ann Nykodem.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

The family would like to thank Promedica Hospice for their loving care and great help.

Residence: Lyons, Ohio

Visitation: Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Mass of Resurrection: Tuesday, November 3rd at 11:00 am in the Church

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery

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May your family be blessed with pleasant memories of times with John. God bless all of you.

Bob Mossing Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

It is hard to find the right words at times like this.All I can say is our thoughts are surely with you,..........Alan&Gail Barba

Alan P Barba Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to all of the Patek Family. God Bless...Lamont Hunt

Lamont Hunt Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

Richard and Yvett and the whole Patek family. Our condolences and sympathy. Sincerely Jean and David

David and Jean Dunbar Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Patek Family, Sorry to hear the passing of your husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather to his heavenly home. He has left a legacy of loving family members. May the memories that your hold dear in your hearts, bring you comfort in your loss. His love lives on in each of you. Aggy & Jerry Finfera

Aggy Finfera Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

To All 95 wonderful years. What great memories you have to cherish. With Heart flt sympathy...John and Shelley Miller

Shelley and John Miller Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Patek, Linehan family, Praying that God's promise will soften your sorrow. Peace will come from knowing God is there. Praying that He'll keep you in His promised care. Sincerely, John and Carla

John W. and Carla Laver Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM