Local 100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Dies

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GIRARD, Pa. (Erie News Now) – A final salute to World War II veteran John Lee Suscheck, who passed away just a few days after his very special 100th birthday.

Erie News Now’s Mike Ruzzi reported on a recent 100th birthday parade for Suscheck organized by the Girard American Legion, its honor guard, along with Girard and Lake City Police and Fire departments, family and friends all taking part.

Suscheck grew up in Albion, was inducted into the army and deployed to the Mediterranean theatre during the war. He served in Italy as a staff sergeant with the 175th Field Artillery.

Calling hours are Tuesday at the Edder Funeral Home, with a mass Wednesday at St. John’s Parish in Girard and burial with full military honors.


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