John Joseph Ceranowicz, 96, of Dunkirk, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, at home, following a brief illness, with his family at his side.
Born Nov. 18, 1925, in Dunkirk, son of the late John Joseph and Mary (Slomianna) Ceranowicz.
John was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II as a surgical technician from 1944-46, and received the Army of Occupation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.
He retired from Great Lakes Color Printing in Dunkirk
His current and some past memberships include St Mary’s Church, St. Hyacinth’s Church, Kosciuszko Club, Moniuszko Club, Dom Polski Club, American Legion Post 62, and was a volunteer with Murrary Hose Co 4.
John enjoyed to travel and boasted that he visited almost all 50 states of the United States, traveled to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, he also liked to ride his Harley Davidson, hunting and play Pinochle.
Surviving are his children: Nancy Jager and Becky (late Mike) Addington, both of Dunkirk; son Timothy Ceranowicz of Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Andres Ivan (Lyndsey) Jager, Christopher Jager, Nicolas Jager, Tiffany (Matthew) Weidner, James Thomas Addington, Lori Addington; great-grandchildren: Josiah and Anselm Jager and Hendrick Franklin; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death in addition to his parents are brothers Harry and Clem Ceranowicz; sisters Florence Wincienciak, Esther Czekanski, Dolores Frazier, Marie Jane Krystofik and Elizabeth Ceranowicz.
Relatives and friends may call Today from 3-5 p.m., at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty St., where funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m., and military services at 5 p.m. Private burial will be in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery.