John "Jack" D Stershic
April 17, 1927 – February 6, 2019
John D. Stershic, age 91, of Spring Hill, FL passed away on February 6th, 2019. He was born on April 17th, 1927 in Freeland, Pennsylvania to the late John Stershic and Mary Ida Stershic. He attended and graduated from Dunellen High School in Dunellen, NJ. John honorably served in the United States Navy during World War II on a minesweeper vessel. After his discharge from the Navy he started his 37 year long career as a Carpenter with Union Carbide in Bound Brook, NJ. John was married to Helen Harlukowicz on March, 11th 1972. John retired to Spring Hill, FL in 1985. He worked for Turner Funeral Home in Spring Hill, FL as a Funeral Attendant and assisted many families of the community during their time of grief. For many years John was also the Head Usher for the 9 o’clock Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking and making things for others and traveling around Florida. He was loving, outgoing and devout in his Catholic faith. He is predeceased by daughter, Rosemary Cox; sister, Alice Krieck and brother, Eugene Stershic. Survivors include his wife, Helen Stershic; daughters, Linda (Jonathan) Bubrow of Spring Hill, FL, Francine (Glenn) Milko of Waretown, NJ, and Kathryn Stershic of Alexandria, VA; son-in-law, Stephen Cox; grandchildren, Elizabeth Shaw, Jonathan Bubrow, Christine Cox (Ramiro), and Jamie Bisiar (Terry); three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 13th, from 6-8 pm at Turner Funeral Home in Spring Hill, FL. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 14th, at 11 am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill, FL. Interment at Florida National Cemetery will follow, date and time pending. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
- Helen Stershic, Wife
- Linda (Jonathan) Bubrow, Daughter
- Francine (Glenn) Milko, Daughter
- Kathryn Stershic, Daughter
- Stephen Cox, Son-in-law
- Elizabeth Shaw, Granddaughter
- Jonathan Bubrow, Grandson
- Christine (Ramiro) Cox, Granddaughter
- Jamie (Terry) Bisiar, Granddaughter
- Mr. Stershic also leaves behind three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
- Funeral Liturgy Thursday, February 14, 2019
John "Jack" D Stershic
February 8, 2019
I first met Jack in April of 2015. I moved into the house next door to Jack & Helen. one day, in 2015 I noticed he was out riding his mower and mowing my yard, I went out and said WOW! thank you. as time passed I learned of jacks service time in WW 2, and his over all health. I said Jack I'll mow both our yards, he said ok. we both had each others back, when he needed help with helen I was there, when I needed a ride to EMS, he took me. jack took me out to dinner one night, and said you deserve a treat, with all that you do for me and helen. jack would be in his garage, working on wood toys, trains, etc. Jack I considered to be my second dad, and best friend, I would go over there at least 3 times a week to say hello, and what's new? Jack I will always miss you, and thank you for your Friendship, The Lord Has A New Angel.
February 7, 2019
Here’s a favorite picture of “ Jacky Blue” , my buddy and a true friend of both Karen and I. Jack would come to see us at the fh, walking in and shout, hey Stevie Boy, and shout back, Hey Jacky Blue.. haveing a good laugh, and a hug. We worked many services, and visitations together, and on home projects and was always great to lend a hand and advise. Jack would bring Helen over just to chat, get her out of the house sit on the porch and visit. He taught me many wood working tips as I was never gonna be anywhere nearly as good as he was. I can remember he and Helen visited me when I was hospitalized several times. He’d just come in shout, the customary, Hey Stevie Boy, sit and stay with me for hours. Karen and I would stop in to see him and Helen if we haven’t heard from them in a while, and usually find him in his garage making toys and gifts. I have several pieces of furniture in our house that he made for someone and it wasn’t up to his “standards” and he’d show up at the front door and say, this needs a home, can you use it.....man I really loved the man, and will miss his friendship and love forevermore. Jack, I miss ya big time, and yes, I love ya man! Karen and I will keep you in our prayers, as well as Helen, and I know I have a guardian angel in heaven to watch over us!