John S. Czebotar, 94, of Northbridge, passed away on April 6, 2020, in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center At Northbridge, after a period of declining health.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Anna A. (Filipkowski) Czebotar; a daughter, JoAnn (Czebotar) Sweetman and her husband, Robert D. Sweetman, of Whitinsville; a son, John A. Czebotar and his wife, Elaine D. (Giarrusso) Czebotar, of Uxbridge; two grandchildren: Rob Sweetman and Melissa (Sweetman) Parker and her husband, Ben Parker; three great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Avalon, and Brielle Parker; and several nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Stephanie (Kroll) Czebotar, and a sister, Olympia (Czebotar) Ayers.
Mr. Czebotar was born in the Farnumsville section of South Grafton on June 14, 1925, and was raised there. After graduating from Worcester Boys Trade High School in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in the midst of World War II. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in Third Fleet Operations in Okinawa and in the occupation forces in Tsingtao, China. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in May, 1946.
Mr. Czebotar spent his entire working life employed by the Wyman-Gordon Co., North Grafton, before retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Parish, and Oliver Ashton Post 343, American Legion, both in Northbridge.
After his retirement, John and Anna, the love of his life, were inseparable. They spent their summers at their home in Wellfleet on Cape Cod where he enjoyed walking the beach, clamming, and picking quahogs and oysters. For many years, they spent the month of March in Myrtle Beach, SC. No matter where they were, they could be found playing bingo in casinos or church halls. John was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and rarely missed watching a game.
John's family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Beaumont's Comfort Corner for their care during his stay there.
Because of the coronavirus emergency, a private family graveside service was held in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Whitinsville, during Holy Week. A memorial service and celebration of John's life for relatives and friends will be held at a later date. Please omit flowers. Donations in John's memory may be made to St. Peter's Renovation Fund, 39 Church Ave., Northbridge, MA 01534.
Turgeon Funeral Home, 80 School St., Northbridge, had charge of the arrangements.
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