He was born August 3, 1925 in Canton, to Tony and Danica (Blazina) Cebuhar Sr.
He married Minnie R. Moschero on October 18, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Bob (Krista) Cebuhar of Canton; one daughter, Diane (Mike) Parkinson of Canton; five grandchildren, Jason (Amber) Parkinson of Peoria, John (Laura Negley) Parkinson of Peoria, Alicia (Justin) Nelson of Canton, Brad Cebuhar of Tinley Park, Drew Cebuhar of Canton; one great-grandson, Luke Nelson of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Vance, Thomas, and Tony Jr. Cebuhar.
He loved his family and was a kind and thoughtful Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather.
He graduated from Canton High School in 1943. He was employed for 6 years at International Harvester Company and then he and his wife were co-owners and operators of Joe’s Place in Norris (the family business that was passed down from his in-laws, Joe and Jennie Moschero) for 38 years, retiring in 1987. His brother-in-law, James Moschero, and wife Lucille, were co-owners with them in the business for the first 13 years.
He was a member of the Canton Country Club for 55 years and served on the Board of Directors for a number of years. He was President of the Board for four years, during which time, in 1967, an additional 9 holes were added to the golf course. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Board and also a member of the Travelers Protective Association since 1966. As a youngster, he was a caddy at the Canton Country Club and played on a couple of softball teams. He was a member of the Canton High School Basketball Team that went to the State Tournament in 1943. He was a dedicated lifelong Cardinal baseball fan. He was an avid golfer and was lucky enough to make a hole in one twice in his lifetime.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, with Father Daniel Ebker officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, with the recitation of the Rosary beginning at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Cemetery Perpetual Fund or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
To view John’s tribute video, or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com