Mr. John Thomas "Jack" O'Patka

Obituary for Mr. John Thomas "Jack" O'Patka

March 3, 1929 - November 30, 2020
Brooklyn, Ohio | Age 91

Beloved Husband, Loving Father and Step-Father, Dear Grandfather, and Cherished Cousin and Friend of Many


John Thomas "Jack" O'Patka, age 91, of Brooklyn, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Parma Care Center following a brief illness. Jack was born on March 3, 1929 in the small coal mining town of Peanut, Pennsylvania in Westmoreland County, and lived in the Cleveland area since early childhood. Jack is the dear husband of Lana J. Graber (nee Cooley), and former husband of the late Pauline A. O'Patka (nee Lachner) who passed away in February 2001; loving father of Allen O'Patka, Brian O'Patka (Tina), the late Dennis O'Patka, and the late Steven O'Patka (Nancy, living); step-father of Beth Smith Veomett (Mark); grandfather of Darren O'Patka, Ryan O'Patka, Brenna O'Patka, Sean O'Patka, Natasha Veomett, and Myles Veomett; and special cousin of Pat Siffermann. Jack was a 1947 graduate of Cleveland East Technical High School. He was an employee of C.E.I. / First Energy Corp. for 42 years and was a founding member of the Ohio Utilities Protection Service "Call Before You Dig." Jack's fun hobby was his stamp collection that he started back in school, and he was an avid traveler, greatly enjoying long and short trips all over the world. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Cremation by Busch Crematory. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 10:00am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Regina Health Center, 5232 Broadview Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286, or to the Parma Care Center, 5553 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio 44134


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