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Florian John Foriska Jr., age 60, of Meadville passed away on Thursday, July, 6, 2017 at UPMC Hamot surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on December 6, 1956 in Meadville. The son of the late Florian John Foriska Sr. "Doc" and Vivien Wheeling. Florian married Darlene Rose Roxberry Foriska on September 15, 1998. She survives.
John graduated from Meadville Area High School in 1975. John was employed as a taxi driver, and later drove bus for CATA. He was a member of the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for 30 plus years. John was a big NASCAR fan, and enjoyed watching M.A.S.H., Star Trek, and NCIS. Once a year John would take his granddaughter to see the Three Stooges. John was a family man first, and loved spending time with his family.
He was survived by his wife Darlene Rose Foriska, a daughter: Mariea Boyce and her husband Gary of Meadville, a son: Joseph Roxberry and his companion Emily of Erie, 10 grandchildren: Kameron Propheter, Kodie Roxberry, Cheyenne Roxberry, William Roxberry, Emily Roxberry, Zach Boyce, Cheyenne Boyce, Saquoan Boyce, Xavier Boyce, and Gary Boyle III, one great-grandson: Carson, one sister: Susan Whitney, two aunts: Luella Wheeling and Regina Foriska, and a nephew: Donald Roxberry. John is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister: Iza Foriska, his uncle: Bob Wheeling, and his paternal and material grandparents.
Family and friends are welcome to call on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335, with the funeral service to take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 1 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Lupher Cemetery at a later date.
Please sign John's online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
Published on July 7, 2017
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