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April 8, 1926 - February 4, 2021

Burial Date February 10, 2021

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John S. Karafa, 94, of Masontown, PA passed away February 4, 2021 at Evergreen Personal Care Home, Waynesburg, PA.

He was born in Mt. Sterling, PA on April 8, 1926, the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Lazur) Karafa.

John served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a member of VFW Post 4548 Masontown, PA and the UMWA.

He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loved by all.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters and son-in-law Robert Priddy. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 74 years, Mary Ellen (McLaughlin) Karafa; daughter Kathleen Priddy; two grandsons: Robert J. Priddy and wife Carla; Todd C. Priddy and wife Jennifer; two great grandsons: Brycen and Mason and three great granddaughters: Camryn, Jenna and Brooke and many nieces and nephews.

We thank the wonderful staff at Amedisys Hospice and Evergreen Personal Care Home for their excellent care and kindness to John and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Amedisys Foundation, 2183 McClellandtown Road, Masontown, PA 15461 or a charity of your choice.

Friends will be received at John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, Masontown, Pa, on Wednesday February 10, 2021 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Masontown, Pa. with Father William G. Berkey officiating.

Internment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, PA. Military Rites will be accorded at the cemetery.

Due to the COVID-19 state and federal guidelines and restrictions, social distancing and masks are required at the viewing and service.