John Blaha

John Blaha, 68, passed away on May 23, 2024, at home with his wife and children at his side.  John went home to be with the Lord after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Despite this, he never lost his faith, optimism, or love for his family and friends.

John was the son of Jerry and Jean Blaha, born August 4, 1955, in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Blaha, and their two children, Jeffrey Blaha and wife Jennifer of Falmouth, and Rebecca Hrinda and husband Todd of West Bridgewater.  John is also survived by his most loved grandson, Theodore Hrinda.

John graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio, and worked as an orderly to put himself through Cleveland State University, earning a BBA in accounting, becoming a CPA. His business talent and love of life and people took him around the world, including living in Europe for a time with his family. The Blahas arrived in Plymouth in 1989. John was a parishioner of Mary, Queen of Martyrs Parish/St. Peter’s, a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10049, a volunteer at St. Peter’s Kitchen and Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and was proud to teach CCD and RCIA classes. He volunteered countless hours to youth activities, from sports to bands.  John will be remembered as a dedicated husband and father who loved life, made us laugh, and was always the life of the party. His light always showed through and will remain with us forever.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Cartmell-Davis Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. A funeral Mass will follow at noon at St. Peter’s Church, 86 Court St., followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Summer Street, Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter’s Kitchen or St. Peter’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 10 Memorial Drive, Plymouth, MA, 02360.

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