John Bakuhn

John Bakuhn

Saturday, October 8th, 1932 - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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John Bakuhn, loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, born October 8, 1932, passed away peacefully October 12, 2019 at the age of 87.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Afanazy (Mike) Bakuhn, and two siblings, Alice (Boron) and Jane (Wasilewski).

He graduated from New Castle High School in 1950, as the class Salutatorian, and later from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in metallurgical engineering and chemistry.

John served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve as a First Lieutenant, and in 1956 was awarded Outstanding Officer of the Year.

He was responsible for research at Westinghouse Electric, where he designed magnets and created various patents for magnetism and electrical steel. He later worked as a metallurgist at J&L, and in technical sales at LTV, and Republic Steel Companies. He especially enjoyed his involvement in a project with the Department of Energy in the 70’s to develop electric cars.

John was an avid reader, always learning and sharing his knowledge of many subjects, particularly the U.S. wars. He also enjoyed reading faith-based books and studying Bibles at the JC library.

John is survived by his wife Joanne of sixty-six years, two sons and three grandchildren. Jeff (Beth) of New Castle, Pa., grandson, Joshua of Canfield, Oh., John (Aixa) of Cuyahoga Falls, Oh., granddaughters, Natasha, and Anastasia.

Per John’s request the services were private, and were concluded at St. Elias Church officiated by Father Kevin Long.

Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
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    St. Elias Orthodox Church
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    Oak Park Cemetery


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Barbara Smolnik

Posted at 01:28pm
My most sincere condolences to you and your family. May John rest in eternal peace.
Barb Smolnik

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