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John P. Dzemyan

May 21, 1923 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 98)


John P. Dzemyan, 98, formerly of South New Castle Boro passed away the evening of October 21, 2021 at St. Paul’s Senior Living Center in Greenville, PA.

John was born May 21, 1923 in Humenne, Czechoslovakia. He was the son of the late John and Maria Pavlik Dzemyan. He was married to the former Dorothy M. Duda. She preceded him in death on November 6, 2019. They were married for 69 years. John was Roman Catholic and attended Holy Spirit Parish-St. Vincent De Paul Church. John was a former member of St. Michaels Church and was a member of the choir, he also sang with the Barbershop Quartets and at the Eintracht Singing Society. John was a long standing member of the Slovak Club and the American Legion, Post 343 in New Castle. He loved to spend his summers gardening and falls going hunting with his family.  Mr. Dzemyan was a graduate of Shenango High School, class of 1941.

Following graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army on January 27, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA. John served his country in the 405th Company E infantry and earned the rank of Tech 5th grade. Mr. Dzemyan was involved in battles in Rhineland and GO 33 WD 45. John received many decorations and citations, among them where the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart GO 24 HQ125, a Bronze Star and World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Dzemyan was wounded in the Roer River battle on December 2, 1944. John was Honorably Discharged on May 22, 1946. Mr. Dzemyan retired from Packard Electric as a tool and die maker. He previously worked as a tool and die maker at the former Johnson Bronze Company in New Castle.

Survivors include his three children, John P. (Holly) Dzemyan of Smethport, PA, Daniel (Susan) Dzemyan of New Castle and Patricia (Timothy) Lockley of New Castle; sister Margaret (James) Basista; nine grandchildren, Alexis (Frank) LaFuria, James (Julie) Tomasovich, Michael (Sarah) Tomasovich, Scott (Julie) Dzemyan, Russell (Jenette) Dzemyan, Josiah (Eileen) Lockley, Katherine (Ben) Lockley, Justine (Trevin) Dear and Danielle (Alex) Rohal; nine great-grandchildren, Isaac LaFuria, Max LaFuria, James Tomasovich, Edward Tomasovich, Alexandrea Dzemyan, Chase Dzemyan, Elyse Dzemyan and Louis Tomasovich and Samantha Tomasovich.

Mr. Dzemyan was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, parents; daughter, Cynthia Tomasovich; step-mother, Anna Zidow; two brothers, Steve Dzemyan and Michael Dzemyan; and sister, Mary Fechko.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Noga Funeral Home Inc. 1142 Mill Street, New Castle. 

A procession will leave the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. for Holy Spirit Parish-Mary Mother of Hope site, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Brendan Dawson, Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorial donations be made in John's name to the Disabled America Veterans, 2044 Youngstown Rd SE Warren, Ohio 44484. (Due to COVID-19: the family requests masks to be worn during visitation hours while at the funeral home.) 

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October 24, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Noga Funeral Home, Inc.
P.O Box 190, 1142 S Mill St.
New Castle, PA 16103

Mass of Christian Burial
October 25, 2021

10:30 AM
Mary Mother of Hope Church
Beaver street
New Castle, PA 16101

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