JOHN V. HOOTNICK, JR. VALPARAISO, IN John V. Hootnick, Jr., 73 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012. He was born December 7, 1939, in Gary, the son of John and Gean (Greco) Hootnick, Sr. who preceded him in death. John was a truck driver for Coca Cola with more than 40 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Glen Park, IN. John was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce M. Myers Hootnick, on December 27, 1999. Surviving are his sons: Jerry Hootnick and James (Kim) Hootnick of Valparaiso; two grandchildren: James (Adriana) Szelinski and Jamie Hootnick; a great granddaughter, Azalea; and a brother, James Hootnick of Merrillville. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 3:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. To sign a guestbook for John, please visit bartholomewnewhard.com.
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Published in The Times on Dec. 18, 2012