John E. Kocur, age 83, of Vandergrift, PA passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019 at Concordia.
He was born in East Vandergrift, PA to John and Mary Kocur. He lived most of his life in Vandergrift, PA with his wife of 58 years, Barbara.
John was very passionate about teaching children whether as a school teacher or swim coach. John taught both elementary and junior high school at Kiski Area School District for over 40 years. In addition, John managed the pool at Hillcrest Country Club and provided swim lessons to hundreds of children at the club for over 36 years.
John is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson Kocur. He was a very proud father to his two children, John "Chip" Kocur, III and his wife Beth of Pittsburgh and Kristina Kocur and her partner Jason Wehrle of Seven Fields, PA. He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie Troilo of Morgantown, WV as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the incredible people at Oertel Personal Care facility at Concordia, Cabot, for their loving care and compassion.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Haven 2 Chapel at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 148 Marwood Road, Cabot.
A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Jack Hartman officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, where the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.alz.org
To send flowers to John's family, please visit our floral section.