John Komlanc, 1935-2019

MCDONALD — John “Duke” Komlanc, 84, passed away suddenly Sept. 12, 2019, at his residence.

Duke was born May 24, 1935, in Girard, the son of Joseph and Barbara Sipusic Komlanc.

Duke served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

He worked for U.S. Steel McDonald Works and retired from General Electric.

Duke was a member of SNPJ Lodge and the IFH Club, in Girard. He enjoyed playing bocce, going to the casinos and playing the slot machines, horse racing, and going to Geneva-on-the-Lake with his wife.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tammy Vukovich of McDonald, and Joseph (Kelli) Komlanc of Niles; and his grandchildren, Sydney and Michael Vukovich and Joseph and Leighton Komlanc.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Margie” Kay Leighton, who died March 13, 2019; his sister, Rose Ris and his brother, Joseph Komlanc.

Funeral services will be noon Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Blackstone Funeral Home, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Duke will be laid to rest in Girard City Cemetery, next to his wife.

The family suggests any memorial contributions be  made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in his memory.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.

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