The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 20, 2013

John J. Homa

QS&L employee formerly worked at WE, Valley View


- — John J. Homa of 376 Watson St., Sharon, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (10-17-13) in his residence after a brief illness. He was 65.

Mr. Homa was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Sharon, a son of John and Eva A. (Sawickey) Homa.

He was a 1966 graduate of Sharon High School.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

John had worked as a maintenance person at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon for more than five years.

Previously he had worked at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and at the former Valley View Store in Brookfield.

John enjoyed cooking and was an avid fisherman.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his sister, Ann McKnight and her husband, Grover; a niece, Corina Trowbridge and her husband Denny and their daughter Zoey Ann Trowbridge; and a nephew, Charles McKnight, all Hermitage.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul F. Homa.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pa. Division, Attention Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033.


John J., 65, of 376 Watson St., Sharon.

Calling hours: None, at his request. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting

Service: Private funeral Wednesday (10-23-13) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon, with the Rev. Casimer Bogniak of St. Joseph Church officiating.

Burial: Cremation with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hermitage.