DEJA, John J. Sr.

DEJA, John J. Sr.

John Joseph DEJA Sr., age 68, passed away on January 17, 2018 at Seasons of Life Hospice Center surrounded by loved ones.  John was born on February 8, 1949 in Minden, Germany.  He came to the US with his family in 1952.  John married his wife of 42 years on November 1, 1975.  He was proud of his US citizenship becoming a citizen in 1999.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He was the calming voice of strength and encouragement for his family.  John had a one of a kind sense of humor.  He was always making everyone laugh. John loved all genres of movies and was filled with movie facts and trivia.  John loved to work on antique cars, renovation projections, and his vintage train set.  He is survived by his loving wife Sandy Deja (nee Meier).  He is the proud father of: son Gregory (Linda) Roush (deceased); daughter Michelle (Michael) Rackel; son John (Jessica) Deja Jr.; and daughter Christine (Patrick) Harte.  Loving grandfather of: Amy, Nicholas, Brandon (Amanda), Sean, Erin, Aedan, Grayson, and Colin and great grandfather of Ryan, Nicholas, Sammy, Elliot, and Cameron.  He is survived by his sister Sophie (Leonard) Hough; sister Teresa Deja; brother Wally (Joan) Deja, and sister-in-law Barbara (Andrew) Hegedus and loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

VISITATION, SUN. JAN. 21, 2-6 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (BETW. SNOW & RIDGE). FUNERAL SERVICE, MON. JAN. 22, 10:00 AM. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

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  1. Tina Huber on January 19th, 2018 6:57 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Uncle John, you were such a joy to everyone. You always had a smile and a humorous comment to give. WE will miss you.
    Love, Tina, Steve, Cassie & Paige

  2. Heather and Tj on January 20th, 2018 10:36 am

    We are so sorry about the loss of your bother
    Sending comforting thoughts to you and your family
    Love, Tj,heather and Chessie too

  3. Brook Price on January 21st, 2018 2:21 pm

    Harte family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father Chrissy. The Woodland family is thinking of you.

  4. Joanne Mohline on January 22nd, 2018 2:18 pm

    Michelle,

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    God Bless,

    Joanne Mohline

  5. Amanda O on February 17th, 2018 7:58 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Sandy and family. It is never easy loosing a loved one in death. Please take comfort in knowing that God will keep John in his memory because she is precious to him, Psalms 116:15. I pray your family finds peace at this difficult time.

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