John Michael Kolar

Died: July 26, 2021
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John Michael Kolar Age 85 of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully July 26, 2021. Loving father of Michael (Selina), Paul, Pat (Eric-deceased) Stevens, Susan (deceased), Steven (deceased), and Matthew (Anna). Dear brother of Elizabeth Beno (deceased). Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Veteran of the US Army National Guard.


The family will receive friends in celebration of John’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel 14200 Snow Rd Brook Park, 44142 on Monday August 02, 2021 from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Wendelin Church 2281 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 Tuesday at 10 AM.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Wendelin Church


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Holy Cross Cemetery


14609 Brookpark Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Died: July 26, 2021

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Col Michael Ondrasek, USAF (ret.) posted on 8/1/21

I remember John (or Johnny as he was called) well. He was the son of Andy Kolar and my Aunt Suzie who was my mother’s oldest sister. My mom, Anna, and dad, Emil Ondrasek, and our family would visit the Kolar household on a regular basis. While my mom and Aunt Suzie were in the kitchen preparing a meal my dad, Andy, and sometimes Johnny would be in the living room where the men discussed working in their foundries. I would, at age 7 or so, would wonder between the kitchen and living room. My mom and Aunt Suzie would be speaking mostly in Slovak. Their maiden name was Dziak. Johnny and I along with my brother, Butch, would listen to the men talk, sometimes understanding what was being said. I vividly remember my dad helping Johnny with his speech. I also remember very well my dad asking Johnny not to join the National Guard. My dad had memories of striking workers who were set up by the guard. Remember this was the time of the Korean War. When I went off to college and then into the service I only saw Johnny at family events: baptisms, marriages, deaths. I was gone from the Cleveland area for 28 years. That said, it was always good to come home to see Jonny at some of events. More recently I remember him sitting alone at my brother’s and mother’s wake. In sum, John Michael Kolar was a very good person. He cared for family and was there for them when needed. I know that he helped make the world a bit better. He will be missed.


Pierre stolkowski posted on 7/30/21

God bless the family we will missed John He was great neighbors


Michael Kolar posted on 7/28/21

I Love you Grandpa you will be missed dearly you were an amazing Grandpa, father, and much more we greatly appreciate your service in military and protecting us we know you'll be doing the same in the after life watching over and protecting us rest peacefully we will always love you, think of you, and cherish your life Love your grandson, Michael