John F. Callarik, 79, of Dillonvale, OH, passed away, suddenly, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
John was born on April 30, 1943, in Lansing, OH, to the late Frank and Stella (Brykalski) Callarik.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Eileen Callarik; daughter, Johnetta Lynn Callarik; a sister. Violet (Callarik) Fletcher and the mother of his two children, Johnetta and Brad, Frances “Jean” (Fox) Callarik.
He was a graduate of Martins Ferry High School, a United States Navy Veteran and was a Catholic by faith. He was retired from Picoma Industries and St. John Medical Center, but he was most proud of his service as a police officer for the Village of Yorkville and Tiltonsville.
John is survived by his son, Brad (Melissa) Callarik; granddaughter, Natalie Callarik (Michael Harris), grandson, Daniel Callarik (Patricia Faulkner); a sister, Helen (Jim) Miller; Cousin Maggie Gill; stepchildren and extended family, Diane Barnes, Roy Gump, Cathy Bee, Donald Richards, Earl Richards and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to John and celebrate his life on Sunday, Jan 22nd, from 4-8, at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH, with a wake service at 4:30, with Father William Cross.
Funeral services will be Monday 11 am, from the funeral home.
Full Military services will be conducted by the Belmont County Honor Guard following funeral services.
The family asks for all who knew John to remember him for his patriotism, his sense of humor and the longstanding rivalry he had with his son, over his Browns and his son’s Steelers.
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