John F. “Jack” Kolash Sr.

OI1474465113_NewcolorkolashphotoJohn F. “Jack” Kolash Sr., 77, of Brockway, died Tuesday at Penn Highland Hospital in DuBois.

He was born February 6, 1937 in DuBois a son of Joseph N. and Mary Yakulis Kolash Sr. He was married to DeAnna (Troyan) Kolash at St. Tobias Catholic Church on September 15, 1962. John graduated from DuBois High School, attended Ohio University and served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment of the United States Army; Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC and Fort Myer, Virginia. He retired from Brockway Glass after 42 years of service as a bottle maker. He was a member of St. Tobias Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He also belonged to the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved spending time at his camp sharing his love of the outdoors with his family, grandchildren and friends. He also enjoyed small engine repair. He is survived by his wife DeAnna; 2 sons: John and Mark both of DuBois; 2 daughters: Lynn (Barry) Nelson of Salem, WI; and Lori (Brad) Pearce of Pittsburgh; 8 beloved grandchildren and a sister Mary Snell also of DuBois. He is preceded in death by his brother Joseph Kolash and two sisters Virginia Ketter and Helen Bentley.

Friends will be received on Sunday, October 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, October 13 at St. Tobias Church also in Brockway, with Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held Sunday evening at 8:45 P.M. at the funeral home. Full Military honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnatti Post # 95 of the American Legion on Monday morning at the cemetery.


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