John (Jack) Justka

Born: Sun., Nov. 4, 1956
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

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John (Jack) Justka, 61, of Erie, passed away on January 1, 2018. He was born on November 4, 1956 to the late Jerome and Leona Justka.


Jack was a bus driver for First Student. He was a member of St. Mary’s Club and Polish Falcons Nest 610. He was heavily involved in EYSA soccer and slow pitch softball league. Jack also enjoyed bowling and fishing.


Survivors include his children, Joshua Justka (Hope-Anne) and Nichole Justka, his granddaughter, Mason Justka, and two sisters; Marilyn Woznicki (John) and Linda Balko (Tom), all of Erie.


In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Koziorowski Justka in 2013.


Relatives and friends are invited at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc. 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. Burial will be private at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Garr Funeral Home. Please send condolences to

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Debra (Hess) Capell
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Dear Josh, Hope & Nichole,

On behalf of the Norman & Leona Hess family, we extend our sympathy on the passing of Jack. He will always be remembered for his great smile and laugh. May he and Mary Jo be happy together again. Most sincerely, Diana & Roger Baumgartner, Barry & Debra Capell and Heidi Hess.

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