John S. Gelecki

John S. Gelecki

December 7, 1955 – February 10, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, John and Stella Gelecki.  Survived by wife, Laura; children, Bryan Gelecki (Brooke) and Beth Gelecki; grandson, Micah John Gelecki; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Matt Sobczyk (Teresa), Bob Sobczyk (Karen), Paul Sobczyk (Kim), Michael Sobczyk, Cecilila Fanciullo (Rick) and Marie Muller (John); nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family will receive friends Thursday, February 13th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, February 14th, 10:30am, St. Columbkille Catholic Church (200 E. 6th St.)  Private INTERMENT.  Memorials may be directed to the family.




  • Terry Frazier Posted February 12, 2020 7:52 pm

    Laura & Beth. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • John Guhl Posted February 12, 2020 7:52 pm

    Dear Gelecki family I am so sorry for your loss. John was a kind and decent man. My best memory of his kindness was when I just got out of the hospital and he stopped by and dropped off a bottle of scotch. I still have that bottle today. He will always be remember.

  • Sheila Christian Froendt Posted February 14, 2020 1:16 am

    Laura, Bryan, Beth … so very sorry for your loss. John was the best, he will be missed dearly. John, the future will be much more difficult for your family and friends without you. Thanks for the compassionate ear and shoulder. And for always making me smile when I needed it most. I will always miss your friendship. The drive to Blair is much longer without you and your great stories. Thanks for showing us all how to live our best life. I know you are in the midst of an amazing reunion with your parents and other loved ones. Give Gary a hug from me.

  • Tom Lamczyk Posted February 14, 2020 9:59 am

    John was a great friend and Vincentian.
    His served the poor and needy and the Society in our area as Treasurer for many years .
    We will miss him.
    Tom / Sue / Molly Lamczyk

  • Tom , Sue, Jake and Molly Lamczyk Posted February 14, 2020 12:18 pm

    We are so sad to hear of John’s death. He was a kind and generous man. We appreciate all the years he spent giving his talents. to the poor through St. Vincent de Paul. May you find peace in the coming days.
    Blessings Sue Tom Jake Molly Lamczyk

  • Gries Family Posted February 15, 2020 2:13 pm

    Dear Laura, Bryan, Beth,
    Our deepest sympathies. John will be missed. He was a kind and gentle man. It’s hard to believe he is gone. Bryan, the last time I talked with him he told me how proud he was of you. We will keep you all in our prayers. I am sure that Heaven’s light is a bit brighter since John has joined the angels there. Wishing you the peace of Christ at this difficult time.

  • Elizabeth McDermitt Posted February 16, 2020 6:55 pm

    As I write this I am in shock. You don’t know me but John was my customer when he worked at Crown Cork. I am from Ohio originally and we have talked sports and family since I retired in 2013. He was so proud of his family and that new grandson. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories help you through this hard time. 🙏🙏🙏

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