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John Bashak

John Bashak, age 93, of Amherst Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence.
Born January 15, 1925 in Elyria, he lived in Amherst Township.
John was awarded 4 bronze stars in the United States Army where he was a fuel tanker driver for the Red Ball Express during World War II. He was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and a Charter member of the Polish Club of Elyria as well as a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1079 in Elyria.
He was an avid bowler, participating in several bowling leagues during his life and was known for his skill in golf, earning many trophies. He loved to care for his house including mowing the lawn and loved to care for his beagles. John also enjoyed feeding the local birds and fish on his property.
Surviving is his sons, Don and Dan; grandchildren, Christina, David, Tonya, Jennifer, Rebecca, Brandon, John and Julia, as well as several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Bashak; parents, Andrew and Katherine (nee Serochak) Bashak, son, Bob; daughter, Diane; brothers, Andy, Mike, Chuck and Nick; sisters, Helen and Mary and granddaughter, Laura.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain where funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

Cemetery Details

Ridge Hill Memorial Park
44805 North Ridge Road
Amherst Twp., OH,


MAR 28. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055


MAR 29. 10:00 AM

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Avenue

Lorain, OH, US, 44055

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POPS, your an on earth. Now you're an Angel in Heaven with wings. Thank you, for sharing your paradise with so many and giving us great memories. But most of all, thank you, for your special "talks"a" you will NEVER be forgotten. Your friends & Family we're lucky to share you:hearts:

charlotte Evancho - March 28, 2018 at 04:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thanks John for the wonderful Church picnicking on your property. Memory Eternal Kathy Fritsch

kathy fritsch - March 28, 2018 at 04:26 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing - spent many times at your parents home over the years when I was younger. My deepest sympathy. Carol Ann (Jamie) King

Carol Ann (Jamie) King - March 28, 2018 at 03:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Our sincere sympathy to you all, love Joy and Jeremy.

Joy - March 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

our thoughts and prayers are with your family!!!!! Marion L. Steele class of '74

raynelle bozicevich - March 27, 2018 at 05:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Pops...your heavenly family and pets welcome you home. Endless grass to mow and plenty of room temperature beer. Till we all meet again God bless.

Dawn Fedarko - March 26, 2018 at 07:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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