Born to Ukrainian immigrants Wasyl and Sophia in Carteret NJ on January 30, 1922 the 4th of 10 children, John Truch passed away October 10, 2013 at the age of 91. John leaves behind his loving wife Nina, daughters Jane and Nina, grandchildren Elliot, Oliver, Camille and Declan, sisters Sophia, Helen and Patricia, brothers Andrew and Joseph and many dear nieces, nephews and in-laws.
An avid reader, life-long learner and teacher, John's passions were many - history, poetry, music, language, travel, nature and humor. He attended 9 colleges throughout his life, holds degrees from UC Berkeley and SFSU, and worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for the SFUSD. John proudly served as Lieutenant Commander for the US Navy in WW II and the Korean War. John was a man of deep faith and a member of Dolores Park Church.
A Remembrance Service will be held on October 13 at 7:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service on October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary in Daly City.