John Zajicek Obituary, Death – The 59-year-old resident of Scott Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 2, 2023 at the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side. The 21st of November, 1963 found Joseph and Margaret (Lorraine) Zajicek of Carnegie, Pennsylvania welcoming their son John into the world. On Cubbage Hill in Carnegie, he was raised alongside his cherished seven siblings: James (Beth) Zajicek, Elaine (Late John Duran) Zajicek, the late Barbara Zajicek, Constance (Craig) Wood, Dale Zajicek, Dana (Kelly) Zajicek, and Jody (Kathleen) Zajicek. Jody (Kathleen) Zajicek was married to Kathleen Zaj
John had known his future wife, Monica (Yustak), since they were both students at Carlynton High School, and they began dating when John was attending college. On July 11, 1992, they exchanged their vows, and this past year, they celebrated thirty wonderful years of marriage. They were blessed with six children: Madison, Mitchell, Noah, Caleb, Elias, and Maclain Zajicek, the latter of whom John was a doting and much-loved father. These children were gifts from God.
In God’s Kingdom, John will be reunited with his parents, Joseph and Lorraine Zajicek, as well as his sister, Barbara. He will be survived not only by his six wonderful siblings, but also by his brother and sister-in-laws, Melissa and Ken Hackman, Marla and Robert Malcolm, and Mandy and Graham Turnbull. John passed away. In addition, he leaves behind a large number of cherished nieces and nephews. The last three years of John’s life were spent coping with the effects of cholangiocarcinoma.
In spite of the incredible grace, bravery, and strength he shown in his fight against the sickness, he never let his faith in God waver. He approached each day with an upbeat attitude and the resolution to not let his illness prevent him from engaging in activities that brought him joy or expressing his affection for others. Everyone who knew him was aware of the fact that he was an exceptionally caring, loving, and hard-working individual who placed a high value on his family.
When he walked into a room, his grin would brighten it up, and you would immediately feel at ease because you knew everything was going to be all right. After only one exchange with John, you found yourself drawn into an instant friendship that was full of fun and affirmation for the rest of your life. John was the definition of a do-it-yourselfer; he was a man with skilled hands who also had a passion for woodworking. He would mend it if it was damaged in any way. He was the jack of all trades and master of it all. God gave him this lovely gift and he has made many people’s houses beautiful with it. Simply avoid painting in the direction of the wood grain.