- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 21, 1948
- Place of birth:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 30, 2014
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of John be with us forever, as he left us much too early|
We mourn the passing of John P Ochodnicky Sr, following a courageous battle with renal & lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
John was born July 21, 1948, son of Emil & Lorraine (Granzig) Ochodnicky and preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Debra, siblings Gale (Frank) Parisi & Emil (Darlene) Ochodnicky, children John (Caron), Tom, Steven (Kristen), Corey (Kelly), Lisa (Jim), Tony, Bianca & Billy.
His 10 grandchildren included Luke, Sydney, Josephine, Corey, Alex, Justin, Hannah, Payton, Elijah & Riley.
He will be particularly missed by his adoring pet Daisy (still waiting for him to return).
"Happy Birthday Dad!! You would have been 67 today! There's not a day that goes by that we all don't think about you. We would give anything for one more birthday with you to show you just how special you meant to all of us! I hope gram is throwing you a party & you're rocking out on your drums in heaven with daisy by your side. I love you & miss you more and more each day!"
"My Grandpa was a thoughtful man. He gave me some very special gifts that I will cherish FOREVER! He was very special to me and I will always love him.
I'm very sorry that we never got to go fishing together. I will always remember him and those feelings will never change.
On the very last day that I saw him, I was able to share God's love for him and I know that I will see him again in heaven! That was one of the most special moments of my life!
I will never forget you, Grandpa!"
"Today would have been our 47th anniversary,blessed to have the time we did .We were so young,very happy memories,and the MOST wonderful son's a parent could have and I could not ask for a better family.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH,Gail, Emil, Darlene,Billy, Frankie,
Marie, Laura,..................... Jimmy & Lisa & Bobby
and some pretty wonderful friends,Micky( of course), Jimmy Richie,Larry, Marty& Cassy, Carry,Stuart,Danny the list goes on and on.
You are missed by so many,"
"I am lost for words on what happened at church the same day you passed. Only you, God, & I know what happened that day. & I will forever hold that special moment between us close to my heart. You were the most incredible, kindest, loving & strongest man I knew, it's not fair that you had to suffer & leave us so soon. It breaks my heart that you won't be here when the day comes to see me graduate nursing school, when I get my first house, to walk me down the aisle, to meet your grandchildren & whatever other first's I may come across. I'm sorry we never got to have our father-daughter dance we discussed...but I know you will still be there with me when the real day comes. You were the only man on this earth, that never disappointed me. You raised the bar high for what I look for in a a man & a father...no words can explain how thankful I am of you for that. Thank you for the life you gave me and the women you brought me up to be. I'd say you did a pretty good job It scares the hell out of me to think I now have to live in a world without my father. My life is never going to be the same without you. I miss you already so much & that sweet smirk you give me when I first see you in the morning or walk through the door. I would give anything to have more time with you & to hear you play the drums again. Please watch over mom & guide Billy in the right direction...they need you more than anything. I love you daddy. You'll forever be my rockstar!"
"Hey John, you lived a good life, at least from what I heard. But that's nit why I chose to speak here. You made a difference in my life. I was a little misguided and you helped me find my way. I can never reciprocate that kind of generosity. And understanding as well as absence of judgement. Just want you to know you touched my life. And in sure many others. It's refreshing to run into a good caring forgiving man."
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