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“John & Al--I was saddened to hear about your dad's passing. He was truly kind and friendly to everyone; always looking at the best in people. ...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Robert Bura - Parma, OH - friend

“This makes me sad. I remember the Birko family fondly from our time on Way Ave. Mr and Mrs Birko were always so nice. I was friends with their sons...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Greg Vallo - Friend

“JOHN AND AL AND FAMILIES PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCE'S FOR YOUR LOSS. YOUR DAD WAS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY ANYTIME WE SAW HIM. HE LIVED HIS LIFE...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: PAUL AND SUE BURA - Neighbor

“.....and he planted tomatoes for the neighbors. I get emotional just thinking of this one kind gesture, of so many, that John made. My aunts,...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Love - Parma, OH - Friend

“If I could talk to John one more time, I would tell him how much I love you, respect you and feel so much gratitude for always being there for me. ...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Sally Koss - Neighbor

“My deepest condolences to Pat and the entire Birko family. John was always pleasant and it was great to see him at all of the Slovak affairs in...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Joseph Oros - Strongsville, OH

“Dear John and Alan,We are so very sorry for your loss.We have such fond memories of your Dad when visiting with Uncle Joe and Aunt Helen Sekerak. He...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Rericha - Mooresville, NC

“John,I am sorry to hear of you dad's passing. prayers to you and your family. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Ken Hajduk - olmsted falls, OH

“Dear John and Alan So sorry for your loss. Your family was always very nice and they hold a special place in my memory from the time at Nativity and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Greg Vallo - Parma, OH

“My deepest sympathies to the Birko family. I have nothing but great memories of the times we all spent together.. The holidays in Ohio and times here...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Monica Janok - Deltona, FL

“John and Alan,In a different time I would be sharing this memory directly to you, but that is not meant to be now. Your father was very special to...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: John Olsavsky - Seven Hills, OH

“John was an amazing neighbor. He took care of our street meticulously. It was always a pleasure to see him as an usher at St. Columbkille. Our...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Chas Brosemer - Parma, OH

“Pat, John and Jeannette, Alan and Monica, May God's arms surround you all in this difficult time and give you the peace to get through it.Our Deepest...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy and Sam Forte - Rincon, GA

“You will be missed Mr. John. I will always have fond memories of Mom sitting out back with you and Pauline and playing catch in the circle with you...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Matthews - Oregon, OH

“My mom and I are saddened by the loss. My mom loved her brother so much and will miss the talks she had and hearing him call her Annie. We sending...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Johnny Petko - Hampton, NJ

“We are so sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting John when we lived in Ohio. What a great, fun loving, pure gentleman. You will be...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Karen & Dan Whipple - Pittsburgh, PA

“We feel privileged and honored to have been in John's company. Each time we were together, it was such an inspiration and joy.. Listening to his...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: David and Linda Rosati - ORLANDO, FL

“. We God bless the John Birko family! Know you are covered by Jesus. John, be our saint in Heaven.we know the rest of the family has greated you at...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Joseph ( joe, Joey) Birko - IA


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JOHN BIRKO age 87, passed away September 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Pauline Birko (nee Gocala)(deceased) and Patricia Jozwiak.

Dear father of John (Jeannette) and Alan (Monica).

Loving grandfather of Ashley and Braden.

Brother of Anna Petko and the following deceased: Joseph, George and Mary Birko.

John was an active member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church and also with the Slovak Community of Greater Cleveland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Columbkille Church Good Samaritan Ministry www.stcolumbkilleparish.org

Friends received 4-8PM THURSDAY at the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA The funeral home politely asks visitors to wear face masks, observe social distancing and not linger after paying their respects.

Prayer service Friday September 18 9:30a.m. at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Columbkille Church at 10a.m. (Masks and social distancing required). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.