American Veteran 04

John Kuras

February 17, 1929 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

John Kuras Obituary

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP- There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 at St. Luke Catholic Parish in Boardman for John Kuras, 94, who passed away December 1, 2023 surrounded by his family.

John Kuras was born on February 17th, 1929 in Poland, Europe, the son of Peter and Josephine Kuras. Immigrating to the United States of America after World War II, he found his forever home in Youngstown, Ohio. There, he met his wife of 70 years, Barbara Jean. He was an active member of St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown and retired from General Electric where he worked for over 30 years. John served in the United States Army and was active in the local Veterans group. Taking up the sport later in life, he was an avid golfer.

Above all else, he provided a great support system for his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He never forgot his Polish heritage and shared it with everyone he met.  

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons: John (Marybeth) of Cranberry, Pennsylvania; Joseph (Joanie) of Boardman, Ohio; Jim (Annie) of Odenton, Maryland; his three grandchildren – Michael (Laura), Corie & Alison; and sister Ginny (Ike) Helon of Arizona. 

He is proceeded in death by his parents Peter and Josephine and his sister Sophie.

The family would like to extend their thanks to all of his caregivers & Dr. Joseph Zeno and staff.

Please join us in celebrating a life that was worth living.

The Kuras family will receive friends on Thursday, December 7th, 2023, from 9:30 – 10:45 am at St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Avenue Boardman, Ohio 44512. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am, officiated by the Very Reverend Monsignor John A. Zuraw. Chapel services at Lake Park Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you keep John and Barbara in your thoughts and prayers.

The family has entrusted the care of John to the Kubina Yuhasz Wasko Funeral Home, Boardman. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Kuras, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know John Kuras?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor John's memory.


December 7, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Luke Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
December 7, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Luke Catholic Church


© 2024 Wasko Funeral Home and Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility