John P. Katona Sr. of Willow Grove passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was 90 years old. John was the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Ervin) Katona with whom he shared over 63 years of marriage. Born in Weatherly, PA John was a son of the late Frank Orazio and Anna Katona.
In addition to his wife John is survived by his children; Diane Conlan and her husband Joseph, Annette Rosenberg and her husband Alan and John Katona, Jr. and his wife Susan, grandchildren Chrisy, Mark, Lauren, Steven, Janine and Brooke, Great Grandchildren; Evelyn, Jackson, Audrey and Connor and brothers and sisters; Elizabeth, Valentino, James and Paul and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Kathryn, Josephine, Frank, Anna, Pauline, Anthony, Mary, Stephen, Theresa , Rosemarie and Pasquale.
He enjoyed trips to the beach and working on various construction projects. John was a skilled woodworking craftsman and problem solver, there was nothing he could not fix. John used those skills to help build the Library at St. Catherine of Siena School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran Serving during the Korean War. John was a family man first, a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather who enjoyed family dinners of pasta with meatballs and wine.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday, June 1st after 10:00 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. His interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s memory may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.
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