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John Szuba

February 17, 1921 ~ March 12, 2018 (age 97)
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John Szuba was born on February 17, 1921 in Niagara Falls, New York.  Proudly he served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942-1945.  John worked for the County of Los Angeles for over 35 years maintaining the city landscaping. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

On March 12, 2018 John passed away in Huntington Beach, California.  His memory will forever be loved and cherished by his family and friends.

He is survived by his sons, Victor and Ted Szuba; daughter-in-law, Carol Szuba; sister-in-law, Shirley and 10 grandchildren.


I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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