AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – John “Jack” C. Kollar, 80, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Hospice House surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jack was born February 16, 1936, in Youngstown, a son of the late Charles and Mary Kollar and was a lifelong area resident.
Jack attended Holy Name Elementary School and was a 1954 graduate of Ursuline High School, where he played football.
He worked for 30 years at Delphi (Packard Electric) in Warren, Ohio retiring in 1999.
He was an avid bowler, hunter and golfer. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. He was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers and loved attending his grandchildren’s activities.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed time spent with his family. He was a kind, good hearted and generous man who will be missed by all.
Jack leaves his wife of 54 years, Donna J. (Stellutto), whom he married September 22, 1962; two sons, John (Maureen), David (Lisa M.) and a daughter, Lisa T., all of Austintown; four grandchildren, Emily, Sydney, Kristeena (Kiki) and David; one great-granddaughter, Josephine Arnal; a brother, Charles (Peggy) of Youngstown and a sister, Julianne (Myron) Myrvold of Algonac, Michigan; a brother-in-law, Louie (Betty) Stellutto of Tavares, Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Genevieve Knapp and Theresa Bishop.
Jack’s family expresses sincere thanks to Dr. Antoine Chahine and his staff at the Blood and Cancer Center for many years of wonderful care and to the staff of St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman for the kindness shown and the care given to him during his illness.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Hospice House for the wonderful care, compassion and kindness shown to the family.
The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, with a memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m.