E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. - Tamaqua
655 East Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 668-2550
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John F. Surma
John F. Surma, 61, of East Moser Avenue, Coaldale, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 13, while on vacation in the Republica of Dominicana. He was the husband of the late Jeanne L. (Horoschak) Surma, who passed away on Oct. 14, 2008.
He owned and operated Surma's Garage, Coaldale, since 1984; was the superintendent of the Lansford-Coaldale Joint Water Authority; and operated Surma Racing.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Franklin and Marie (Clewell) Surma. After the death of his father, John was raised by his aunt, Blanche Wescott.
A graduate of Panther Valley High School, he loved the beach and spent his summers at his home in Ocean City, MD.
Surviving are a daughter, Kadie Surma of Coaldale; his dogs, Haylee, Tess and Addy; and extended family.
Service: Call 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Memorials in name may be made in care of the family to purchase a memorial bench on the Board Walk in Ocean City, MD. Online condolences can be offered at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times News from May 15 to May 20, 2015
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