John Popovich, 94, of Willowick, passed peacefully on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at Wickliffe Country place, Wickliffe, Ohio.
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Born July 9, 1925, in Beaverdale, Pennsylvania, he was a Lake county resident for 55 years, living in the city of Willowick, Ohio.
John was the beloved husband of the Late Irene M. Popovich (nee Ritko); loving father of Deborah (Rick) Rockwell, Sandra L. (Ed, deceased) Legerski, John S. Popovich; cherished grandfather of Neil (Desirae) Legerski, Melissa Legerski, and Jason Popovich; great grandfather of Mackenzie Legerski, son of the late Joseph and Mary Popovich (nee Haugsh); brother of the following deceased George Popovich, Joseph Popovich, Mary Guhdula, Jean Popovich, Margaret Roberts, Ann Popovich; also survived by nieces and nephews.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during WWII, and a member of American Legion Post 460 of Beaverdale, Pennsylvania. He loved hunting and fishing and he was a retired machinist working for Caterpillar.
Family and friends to meet Tuesday at church for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Byzantine Church 532 Lloyd Rd., Euclid, Ohio.
Burial at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.
Family suggests donations in John’s name be made to Prader Willi Foundation.