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John B. Midash  

John B. Midash

June 9, 1923 –¬†December 9, 2016

John B. Midash, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 9, 2016.

John was born in McAdoo, PA on June 9, 1923 and was the son of the late John A. and Elizabeth Midash. He was a proud veteran of WWII, serving as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He later obtained his private pilot license and loved to tell stories about flying above his hometown. John made his career as a quality control inspector for Boeing Vertol in Morton, PA, retiring after many years of dedicated employment.

He was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church in Newark and a member of the Burtonwood Club. In his leisure time, John enjoyed completing woodworking projects. He will long be remembered for his gentle and good-hearted nature and strong work ethic. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and great grandfather, he will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Randy; granddaughter, Melissa; and daughter-in-law, Debbie. John is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary A. (Matuskevich) Midash; sons, John (Sandy), Larry (Millie) and David (Lois); grandsons, Larry (Kristie), John (Heather) and David; great grandchildren, Brandon and Delaney; sister, Elizabeth McDonald; brother, Joseph (Dorothy); and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Seasons Hospice 6D care team at Christiana Hospital and a special thank you to Virginia (Ginny), Bret and Katie from Seasons Home Hospice Care.

Services and interment in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. John & Joy Frazer, December 10, 2016

    Larry, Millie and the Midash family,

    Please accept our condolences.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    John & Joy
    Middletown, De

  2. Fran guidry, December 10, 2016

    John and Heather I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Thoughts and prayers coming your way in your time of need

  3. Susan (Harrell) Whaley, December 11, 2016

    Dave and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your Father. Thank you very much for his military service in the Air Force during WWII. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Susan (Harrell) Whaley, CHS Class of 1971, Sebastian, FL

  4. Paul Simon, December 11, 2016

    To the Entire Midash Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Marianne Volpe, December 12, 2016

    My favorite memory is going to their house and always feeling welcome into any conversation. The kitchen table was always the best place. Uncle Buddy was so special in kindness and his actions.
    I will miss him terribly. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of

  6. Albert J. Volpe, December 12, 2016

    My sincere sympathy to the entire Midssh family Uncle Buddy was a wonderful man

    Our love and regards to you Aunt Mary Albert and Marianne

  7. Elaine Davis, December 12, 2016

    We were sorry to hear about uncle Buddy’s ‘ passing. He will always be in our hearts.

  8. Gary Stefanisko, December 13, 2016

    Dear Midash family,

    On behalf of the family of Joseph and Gertrude Stefanisko, a fellow McAdoo family, our sincere condolences on the passing of John.

    God Bless you all.

    Gary Stefanisko


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