The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

August 20, 2013

John W. Napora

CAIRNBROOK — NAPORA – John W., 74, Cairnbrook, died Aug. 19, 2013, at home. Born Nov. 26, 1938, in Shade Township, son of Julius and Mary (Sandusky) Napora. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruthie; brothers, Julius and Joe; and brothers-in-law, Rocky Shima and Jim Gibbons. Survived by son, John Jr., Jessup; daughter, Lorraine M. Nulton, Johnstown; grandchildren, Corbin, Alyssa, Cameron, Christine, Kimberly and David; and loving in-laws, Larry, Kim and Dawn. Brother of Lillian Shima, Windber; George (Ann Lousie), Central City; and Carol (Bill), Cairnbrook. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Lois and Pat; a number of nieces and nephews; and many devoted caregivers. John was a USMC veteran. He was a former manager of Safeway in Maryland. Worked as a carpenter for Lloyd Zimmerman Construction and Vinfred Construction. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a past president of Sacred Heart/St. John’s Holy Name Society. John was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. He  enjoyed traveling to the ocean for family vacations. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed shooting pool. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Though not a man of many words, his actions spoke volumes. He drove daily to Pittsburgh to work so that his family could reside in the area that they loved. His work ethic was second to none. After sustaining a catastrophic injury, his true strength of character shined through. He persevered for 15 years despite the obstacles he faced. The family will received friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Father Maurizio. Committal, Daley Cemetery. Graveside military rites by Central City American Legion and VFW Posts.

 

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