John Kohan, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Clairton, a son of the late Ivan and Tatiana Powanda Kochan. Prior to his retirement, John was self-employed as a sales engineer. He was a member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, and SNPJ Lodge in Herminie where he taught dancing. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed travel, but his proudest moments were serving our country during World War II as a Navy pilot. He remained in the Reserves for 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas; three brothers, Andrew Kochan, Steven and Michael Kohan; and a sister, Mary Motter. He is survived by his beloved wife, Alice M. Granchi Kohan; two sons, John Kohan and his wife, Lori, of Dix Hills, N.Y., and Mark Kohan and his wife, Dawn, of Mercer; two daughters, Barbara Scozio, of North Huntingdon, and Suzanne Evancho and her husband, Dennis "Ringo," of Greensburg; one sister, Helen Harbaugh, of Clairton; grandchildren, Lisa, Sunshine and her husband, Kris, John, Tanya, Corey, Clint Kuhns, Shawna and her husband, Neal, Tonia and her husband, Dan, Lacey and her husband, Eric, and Summer; and great-grandchildren, Quinn, Rachel, Clint Jr., Harmony, Julianne, Adrianna, Mason, Beau, Anthony, Madison and Jeremy. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A service follow the viewing at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Father Jim Hess officiating. Entombment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Byzantine Church.
(Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Tribune)