John M. (Jeep) (Connor) Falatko, Jr. 95, of Jameson Care Center, formerly of West Pittsburgh, passed away the evening of January 18, 2023 at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
John was born September 24, 1927 in New Castle. He was the son of John M. and Anna (Toth) Falatko, Sr. He was married to the late Joyce Pavkovich. They were married for 68 years. She preceded him in death of April 18, 2019. John was of the Roman Catholic faith and attended Holy Spirit Parish. He was a graduate of New Castle High School, class of 1945. Mr. Falatko was a very avid and accomplished golfer with two holes in one to his credit, one at the former New Castle Country Club and the other at Seven Springs Golf Club in Florida. He enjoyed coaching baseball, especially when his two sons were young.
Following graduation, Mr. Falatko enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country during World War II and was part of the occupation force in France. John was Honorably Discharged in 1948. John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 315 in New Castle. Mr. Falatko retired after 15 years of service as an Operations Supervisor with Penn Power Corporation.
John is survived by his sister, Helen Kessler of West Pittsburg; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and John Conwell of Clearwater, FL; daughter-in-laws, Robin Falatko of West Pittsburg and Judy Falatko of Fort Wayne, IN; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife Joyce, John was preceded in death by his two sons, Michael J. and David J. Falatko; and his sister, Margaret Kos.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 4 to 7p.m. at the Noga Funeral Home, 1142 Mill Street, New Castle.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 for Holy Spirit Parish-St. Vitus site, where a Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Aaron Kriss, Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
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