HRITZ, John, 91, of Wintersville, Ohio, went to heaven on Sunday, April 22, 2012.
John was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Steubenville, a son of the late Alex and Julia Woyansky Hritz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Hritz Kusma, Anne Hritz and Margaret Hritz Holland; brother, Michael Hritz, and half-brother, Steve Mastavayvo.
John graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1937 and served in the U.S Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.
John was a proud member of American Legion Post 557, Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Mingo Junction, Ohio.
Before his retirement in 1982, he worked for American General Life Insurance Co. He was a Cross Creek Township Trustee for many years. One of his proudest accomplishments as trustee was getting a sidewalk built along Route 22 from Wintersville High School to the State Highway Patrol barracks for the junior and senior high school students to walk back and forth to school. The walkway bears his name.
John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mabel Newburn Hritz; three children, John A. Hritz of Marion, Ohio, Paul (Susan) Hritz of Seven Fields, Pa., and Tamara Hritz Dye of Westerville, Ohio; sister, Mary Jane (Albert) McMunn of Cleveland, Ohio; half-sister, Julia Mastavayvo Swan of Almond, Wis.; grandchildren, John Paul Hritz of Atlanta, Ga., Dawn (Chris) Marshall of Indianapolis, Ind., Tiffany (Nick) Koehler of Galena, Ohio, Erica Dye of Westerville, Ohio, Natalie and Julianna Hritz, both of Mars, Pa.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio, on Tuesday 1-4 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services 10 a.m. with Fr. John Kopcha officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben Burial Estates. Ohio Valley Veterans will conduct military graveside services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 100 Summit Ave., Mingo Junction, Ohio 43938.
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