John W. Kloss

John W. Kloss, age 62, of Greenfield Twp., fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Erie on May 31, 1957, son of the late Joseph and Joyce Coffey Kloss.

John was a graduate of Wattsburg High School and had extended credits at EIT and Penn State Behrend. He had certifications as a welder, boiler tender and electronics communications technician. He was also a Pennsylvania certified inspection mechanic.

John was a lifetime member of St. Gregory R.C. Church and the NRA. He first worked at Inland Container and then was a Building Equipment Mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a rural carrier and census taker. John loved farming, hunting, shooting, fixing anything electronic, and his collection of Sears Lawn Tractors. He had a generous heart and loved helping people with their projects.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Tamara Hazuda Kloss; four brothers, Joseph (Mary Lee), Vincent (Marlene), Jerome, and Patrick Kloss; six sisters, Joanne Kloss Conti, Helen Kloss, Rosalie Edinger (David), Marion Kloss, Judith Kloss, and Dolores Slagle (David); one brother-in-law, George Hazuda (Rebecca Larson); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, George Kloss; and one sister, Margaret Kloss.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm and on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Monday at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Gregory R.C. Church. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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