John P. Puchko
87, Richland, formerly of Crafton; died September 11, 2019, at Richland Woods. Born February 9, 1932, in South Fork, son of Stephen Sr. and Susan (Hamas) Puchko. Preceded in death by parents; beloved wife, Jean S. (Rusczyk) Puchko, who died January 19, 2016; infant sister, Eileen Puchko; sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Mary Connelly, and Gloria Hull; and brothers, Frank and Stephen Puchko Jr. Survived by brother, Edward Puchko, South Fork; sister-in-law, Theresa (Stanley) Anisko, Rio Vista, California; and brother-in-law, Joseph (Carol) Rusczyk, Kings Park, New York; and numerous other cherished family and friends. John was a graduate of Adams Township High School, class of 1951. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired meat inspector with the US Department of Agriculture. John will be remembered for his outgoing and charismatic personality highlighted by his wit and humor. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and was best known for his love of cooking. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Maple Street, South Fork. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 550 Main Street, South Fork; Father Joseph C. Nale, Celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551.
Published on September 12, 2019


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Suellen Thomas Kush and Larry Kush
Sep 12, 2019
We will always remember and cherish our fond memories of family times together with Uncle John. He willingly sacrificed much of his life in caring for his wife, our Aunt Jean. He shared hunting seasons here in PA, and always attended family reunions , bringing his funny wit and sometimes corny humor. He was a
spiritual man and led us many times at family wake rosaries, announcing the mysteries. It was sad to see him develop dementia, but hopeful that our Lord Jesus has set him free and reunited him with Jean. Our condolences and Thanks to Terri and Stan, Carol and Joe for making sure his needs were met in his declining years.