John “Sonny” Kolik Jr., 66

John “Sonny” Kolik, 66, of Meadowland Ave., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died unexpectedly on Monday, October 28, 2013 at his residence.

Born October 28, 1947 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John and Mary Kosior Kolik Sr. He was married to the late Susan Sweet Kolik who passed away May 22, 2006.

Sonny retired from the Butler Post Office. He graduated from Lincoln High School and St. Vincent College. An Army Veteran, he served from 1969 -1972 during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Survivors include a son, Christopher (Thuy Linh) Kolik of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Alison (Benjamin) Edgerton of Glenshaw, PA; two sisters, Rita (Martin) Woloszyn and Janet (Sam) Pezzi, both of Chewton; and five grandchildren, Isabelle, Jonah, and Ruby Kolik and Dylan and Hadley Edgerton.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 am at the Holy Redeemer Church.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.

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10 thoughts on “John “Sonny” Kolik Jr., 66

  1. Dear Rita, Janet, and Family: I am so sorry about Sonny. My deepest of sympathy, and thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Kathy Kosior-Nelson

  2. Janet, Rita and family members,
    Please accept my sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peace, love and blessings, Linda

  3. Rita and Janet, Sorry about Sonny. My deepest sympathy. I know he and Chuck were friends. He does look like you Rita. Glenda Kelly

  4. Dear Rita & Janet, Our prayer’s are with you. My sympathy to his children and beautiful grandchildren. I was home this pass July. Memories of us all growing together will always be in my heart. Good Memories I do have even though I was younger. (Basket Ball?) .. God Bless and wish I could be there. Love Barbarajo (Hairhoger) and Michael Gagliardi. Boca Raton, Florida

  5. Al and Chris,
    I am keeping a good thought for you and your team. As a reminder if you are unable to agree on who gets your parents record collection I am here for you or the collection.
    Drive on,

  6. Dear Rita, Janet and all of Sonny’s Family
    ,My deepest sympathy is with you all at this time of loss. I may not be there in person but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. The gift of my spiritual presence is with you.
    Shirley Rae Hairhoger- Moore and Family

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