John Lahoda
John Lahoda

Obituary of John S. Lahoda

John S. Lahoda, 91, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Hunterdon Care Center in Flemington. Born in New York City, John grew up in Berwick and Naticoke, Pa. In 1943 John enlisted in the US Army and served until 1954. From 1944 to 1945 he was stationed overseas in Burma as part of Merrill's Marauders. Afterwards, he served in the 504 Regiment of the 82nd Airborne earning the rank of First Sergeant. Starting in 1955, John served in the US Army Reserves/NJ National Guard for 15 years. To say John was a proud veteran would be an understatement. He loved the Army and the service he rendered to his country. While stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he married Louise Barbara Palickar in Fayetteville, NC and resided there before moving to Avenel, NJ in 1954. In 1960 John settled in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge. Once John entered the workforce in 1954, he worked as a foreman at the Monarch Cabinet Corp in Avenel for 14 years, as a die setter at the Fedders Corp in Edison for seven years before finishing career as a tool and die maker for Hammer Manufacturing in Linden, retiring in 1991. Outside of work John enjoyed utilizing his hands. He loved tending to his garden and working on wood and metal always putting forth his best effort. Predeceased by his wife Louise and a son Christopher, surviving are his two sons; Stanley and his wife Linda of Flemington and Edward and his wife Mary of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter in-law Janet Hubbard of Lawrenceville, NJ, eight grandchildren, David, Christopher, Robert, Anne, Jonathan, Peter, Alice and Helen and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation services are being held privately under the direction of the Piscataway Funeral Home 18 Stelton Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854. John's cremated remains will be placed to rest with his late wife Louise in the Mausoleum at Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway


1:00 pm
Friday, March 2, 2018
Resurrection Burial Park
899 E Lincoln Ave
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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