HAPPY 96th BIRTHDAY John A. Kracko Jr.
Date of birth: June 25, 1919, in West Point, Ohio
Parents: John and Mary Krachko
Siblings: Katherine Brooker of Stuart, Fla. Regina Shuluga, Helen Chizmar, Anna Nenidic Hostetter and Mary Pirlozzi are deceased.
Spouse: Anne Lutz Kracko, whom he married Aug. 2, 1980, is deceased.
Children: Marcella Bell of Centennial, Colo., and stepsons Steven Lutz and Brad Lutz of North Canton. A stepdaughter, Kristina Dervin, is deceased.
Employment: Retired from LTV Steel
Military service: WWII veteran, serving in the military police from 1942 to 1946
Other information: He enjoys gardening and woodworking and is especially proud of his grandfather clocks.
Date and location: The family will celebrate with gatherings in North Canton and Poland.