John A. Kolar, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., passed on Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was born June 13, 1936, in Masontown, Pa., son of the late Martin and Martha (Malinsky) Kolar.
He was a beloved husband of 58 years to Carole (Vargo) Kolar; father of Barry (Maria) Kolar, of Morgantown, Lora (Richard) Puskar, of Monongahela, Pa., Chris (Barbara) Kolar, of Uniontown, Pa., and Kevin (Lucy) Kolar, of East Greenwich, R.I.; grandfather of Michael (Erica), Victoria, Jacob, Elizabeth, Rachel, John, Sophi, Raegan and Ava.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; Anna Christoff, Martin Kolar, Rose Smargie, Carl Kolar, Elizabeth Barto, Joseph and George Kolar. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Henry Barto.
John was a driver and salesman for Stroehmann Bread Company, an Army veteran, played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirate and Baltimore Oriole organizations and was inducted into the Fayette County/Big Ten Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the VFW Post 47, Fayette County Senior Golf Association and the Polish Club, all of Uniontown, Pa. He was an avid golfer and baseball enthusiast. Above all he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Due to social protective measures during the coronvirus pandemic, a private viewing will be held for his family at the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 N. Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, PA Wednesday, May 27. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Walnut Hill Road in Uniontown, Pa. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. Interment will follow at Mt. Macrina Cemetery.
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