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John J. Veres

John J. Veres, 87, of Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born November 17, 1934 in Ellport, he was the son of the late Denes and Margaret Falcsik Veres. He was married to Wilma Chiez Veres.

John graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952. He worked at the B&W for over 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Local 1082 Steelworkers Union, Elks Club, and the Holiday Ramblers Vacation Club Chapter 436. Some of his interests were hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, and camping. He loved to travel with his wife Wilma, and was proud that he visited all of the lower 48 states, Canada, Mexico, and most of the National Parks.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years Wilma, two sons, John J. Jr. (Lori) of Ellwood City and Mark (Sheri) Veres of Ellwood City; daughter, Jeanne (Merle Zeigler) Morrison of New Castle; brother, Andrew (Gayle) Veres of Ohio; five granddaughters, Trisha (Brian) Spurlock, Jeanne Blublugh, Chelsey (John) Knapton, Stephanie (Jeremy Lantz) Morrison and Staci Morrison; grandson, Denes (Melissa Buddie) Veres; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers; Denes, Eugene, Edward and George Veres; sister Priscilla Majors.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday February 28, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends and family will also be received on Tuesday March 1, 2022 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday March 1, 2022 at the Holy Redeemer Church.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the charity of the donors choice.

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