October 10, 1935 – March 20, 2020
John Petryszak accepted his invitation to join the place that was prepared for him with many rooms on March 20th, 2020. John passed away peacefully at The Village at the Triangle and joined his beloved Lord and Savior in heaven. “Johnny” was born on October 10, 1935 in West Virginia to Mary Stasiuk Petryszak and John Petryszak. He moved with his parents first to Pennsylvania and then to Akron, Ohio, where he moved next door to the love of his life and future wife, Glenna June Napier. They married on May 23, 1956 and had two children, Deborah Ann and John William. John was fiercely proud of his wife of 64 years, Glenna; his daughter, Deborah, and her husband, Stephen Yurco, and their three children, Rebekah Judith Maloney and her husband, Taylor Maloney, Stephen Daniel Yurco and his fiancée, Kathleen Michelle See, and John Phillip Yurco; and his son John William Petryszak and his wife, Cindy Johnson Petryszak, and their two children, Amanda Lauren Mansour and her husband, Will Mansour, and their son, William, and Ashley Lynn Lopez-Davila and her husband, Gonzo Lopez-Davila. Special thanks and love to “adopted family member” Marleny Rivera and her children, Karleigth and Osbaldo, who were always a part of his life. In addition to his family, John is also survived by his younger siblings, Michael Petryszak and his wife, Kay, and all of their children and grandchildren; Mary Ann Petryszak Gipson and her husband Vergle Gipson and all of their children and grandchildren; and Jim Petryszak and his wife Cindy and all of their children and grandchildren. John is preceded in death only by his parents and beloved grandparents, BaBa and GeGe
John began his career in sales and management for Firestone Tire and General Tire in Ohio until he ultimately joined his good friend, Ray Ross, to help build Quaker State in South Florida. John continued to work in the sales of car related products for over 50 years from Quaker State to Ultra Seal and Flamingo Oil to his own business. John and Glenna lived near their son and his family until John retired and moved with his wife to Texas in 2013 to be closer to their daughter.
John was an avid golfer and he thoroughly enjoyed all sports—especially football, basketball, and baseball. He loved following his beloved Miami Dolphins and was fortunate to have them remain the only “perfect team in the NFL” during his lifetime!
John was a devoted blood donor, giving over 15 gallons of blood over his lifetime. He was active in his home church, Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, serving as chair of the Pastor Parish Relations, Finance, and Building and Grounds Committees, as an Usher, as a Bible Study Leader, and as a Sunday School Leader. He also served as Santa Claus for over 20 years during the church’s Snow Fest. John was also a volunteer with the local Hospice organization in his community in Florida. When John and Glenna moved to Texas, they joined Hyde Park Baptist Church and enjoyed the Word taught there and the companionship he found, especially from devoted persons like Dan Gardner.
John enjoyed the attention and friendship he received at the Village at the Triangle, Circle of Friends at Temple Beth Israel, and Mike’s Place through Meals on Wheels Central Texas. He appreciated those outings each week, and the feeling that he was needed still and mattered, especially as the personal Bingo caller at Mike’s Place! His family is thankful for the amazing care and kindness that was extended to John by Hospice Austin, Halcyon Home and the people at the Village at the Triangle and the Memory Care Center at The Triangle as well as their many friends and family members that brought meals, shared visits, provided rides and kept John and the family in their prayers.
Services will be held at Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church in Hollywood, Florida. Due to COVID-19, services will be postponed until the near future. You may receive notification when the service time is updated by checking the appropriate box below. Notice of such celebration is forthcoming on this website www.wcfish.com and on Facebook. Please Facebook message, text, call or email family members if you want to be notified directly when a date is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mike’s Place at Meals on Wheels Central Texas and Hospice Austin.
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Manuel and Ana Lopez Davila
March 30, 2020
Dear Glenna, John and Cindy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We felt we knew John from the fond and loving memories that Ashley has shared with us. Receive our deepest sympathies from us!
March 27, 2020
El abuelo era un hombre atento y amable. Fue reconfortante que me viera como parte de su familia. Mis hijos fueron muy bendecidos de tenerlo como figura de abuelo. Grandpa Gracias por tu amor y buen corazón!Grandpa con cariño yo te decía has llegado a tu destino final en la vida y ahora estás unido con nuestro señor y salvador, pero tu memoria vivirá para siempre en mi corazón.
March 24, 2020
John was a special guest at Mike’s Place. He always had a smile, held all the ladies’ hands as he greeted them, and made US feel special. He never wanted anything. He was content to watch over someone doing “his” art project. He joined in the exercise and especially enjoyed the singing. He laughed a lot. We especially loved him as a Bingo caller with his commanding voice and gentle spirit. He is sorely missed.
March 23, 2020
I had the honor of knowing John for a brief time at Mike’s Place, where I volunteer on Tuesdays. We all loved his smile, his appreciation of all ladies, his Continental kissing of our hands in greeting, and the masterful way he controlled the chaos of our bingo games with his booming voice. We will miss him dearly. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend.
March 22, 2020
I remember John being involved at HHUMC and welcoming my young family into the church. I loved the way he supported the church and gave his time in so many activities!
Snowfest was always wonderful when John played the part of Santa Clause and even visited my house when the girls were very young. The memories of seeing their excited faces is still with me today.
I was sad to see John and family move away many years ago. A lot has changed since then.
John will be missed by many and was greatly appreciated for his leadership and participation at church.
Will pray for your family ! May God bless.
March 22, 2020
I posted a message earlier but i do not see it. R I P John may his memory be eternal. I remember him well when he attended church services at HHUMC. i once told him that his birthday is the same day as my daughter Crystal. He told me I must be a lucky man and i told him Yes you are. He was a true gentleman and he loved God.
Donna Stasiuk Goodwin
March 21, 2020
Dear Glenna,Debora,John and Family,
Dale and I send our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear husband and father, John.
My first memory of Johnny was when he came to stay with BaBa and GeGe for a visit.
He was about 18 years old and so tall and handsome. He loved to visit, as WeKee ( his uncle and my father) and Aunt Helen ( my mother) lived with them.
I was about5 years old and remember how happy they were to see their oldest grandson.He would say, Aunt Helen would you make me your fried eggs and bacon for breakfast? Eggs were fried in bacon grease then, and he could eat about 4!
Its funny what you remember at the age of 5. But what stands out most in my memory of Johnny, was his kindness and respect he had
for BaBa, GeGe, WeKee,and Aunt Helen.
I guess you would call that LOVE !
Love to all of you,
Donna Stasiuk Goodwin and Dale Goodwin
March 21, 2020
Dearest Yurco family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during these trying times.
The Blackmore Family,
March 21, 2020
Grandpa was a loving and a caring soul. I am going to miss his big warm hugs. All of my memories with grandpa are precious ones. One of the best memories I hold dear in my heart was when he would play “monster” with Jp and I. Each time he came to visit Texas, he was always so happy to play with us. I was blessed and fortunate to call him grandpa. I’ll love you always. ❤️