LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLA. John Michael Surowiec, 76, peacefully entered heaven on Monday, April 19, 2010.
Mr. Surowiec was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of the late Julia Zapzalka Surowiec and John Joseph Surowiec.
Mr. Surowiec, a graduate of South High School in 1951, served with the U.S. Air Force, 319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, The Tomcats, from 1952 to 1956, deployed to Korea and Japan.
He coached Peewee Football and Little League Baseball at the Boardman recreation department.
He was owner of Haircuts & Styling by John in Boardman for 28 years. After moving to Brandon, Fla., in 1987, he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1998. .
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Shirley Ritz Surowiec of Lakewood Ranch; children Sharlene Surowiec Zwing and husband, Ron of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Julie Surowiec Nemeth of Mansfield, Texas, Larry Alan Surowiec of Lewis Center, John Paul Surowiec and his wife, Angelina of Clearwater, Fla.; eight grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Surowiec of Phoenix; and sisters Julie Mollis of Poland and Ceil Wilkins of Austintown.
A memorial service was held, April 24, at the Cornerstone Church, 14306 Covenant Way in Lakewood Ranch.
Donations may be made to the Conerstone Church Building Fund.
“Sharlene and family - Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you very much! Elizabeth & family, Myrtle Beach, SC”
» E. Teal on April 25, 2010
“My friend... thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. May you lean on the Lord because he can carry you and comfort you. May God bless. Linda, Myrtle Beach, SC”
» L Albrecht on April 26, 2010
“Shirley...Know that our love and concern are always with you. We will miss John's contageous sense of humor with his wonderful Polish Jokes. He also had such a generous nature, always sharing his plants with friends. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal...but remember that LOVE...the love you had for John and the love he had for you...leaves you with wonderful memories that no one can steal. You are always in our prayers. Mal and Carol,LWR Florida”
» Mal and Carol on April 28, 2010
“I was in 319th FIS in 1956. of course looks have changed. He does look like a barber though. RIP John”
» Robert West on September 6, 2010