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John Kolbrich, 71, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully on Monday (Dec. 25, 2017) at Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage.
John was born on Jan. 4, 1946, in Sharon, to Emerich and Susan (Marenchin) Kolbrich.
e graduated from Reynolds High school class of 1963 and served in the Army reserves.
John worked as a department manager for Shop and Save until his retirement.
On Oct. 2, 1971, he married his wife Nona (Hromyak) Kolbrich, who survives at home.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
John took pride in his work, and previous to his employment at Shop and Save, he worked for Mr. D's in Brookfield, D'Onofrios, in Hermitage, and owned and operated Angela's Pizza Shop with his family in Hermitage.
He enjoyed taking care of his cars, listening to music, and was known as an excellent cook and baker.
John is survived by: his loving wife Nona; daughter Shelley (Paul) Gadola of Damascus, Va.; son, Matthew (Tracey) Kolbrich of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Peyton Kolbrich; brothers, Norman (Stella) Kolbrich, Nick Kolbrich, and Charles Kolbrich; sister, Mary Ann Wallace; uncle, Robert Kolbrich; aunt, Helen Gibson; sister-in-law, Nancy (Father John Peter) Hutnyan; brother-in-law, Daniel Hromyak; aunt, Margie Hromyak, whom the family would like to thank for their daily help and concern; nieces, Sarah (Eric) Mackey; Jillian Hutnyan; and also several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Emerich Kolbrich; mother, Susan Kolbrich; brother, Robert Kolbrich; and in-laws, John and Irene Hromyak.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John's Orthodox Church, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, 16148.

John, 71, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (12-28-17) at SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICE, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. A Panachida prayer service will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the funeral home.
Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Friday (12-29-17) at the funeral home, with Father David Mastroberte and Father John Peter Hutnyan, officiating.
Burial: St. John's Orthodox Cemetery, Hermitage.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.shermanfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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