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John Edward Csikos

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4-8 p.m.
Friday, February 11, 2022

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

11 a.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

John Edward Csikos, 78, surrounded by his devoted wife, Helen, and loving granddaughter, Christy, went to be with the Good Lord on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at his home. John was born in Windber on May 27, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Csikos and Edna (Shaffer) Csikos-Baumgardner; infant brother, Joseph Norman Csikos Jr.; in-laws, Ralph and Ruth Gochnour; and favorite uncle, Emory Glenn Shaffer. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Helen M. Csikos; his son, John R. Csikos and wife, Judy; daughter, Suzanne M. Kocsis; son, Joseph W. Csikos and wife, Ruthann; his wife’s son, J.R. Gray; his grandchildren, Kevin Kocsis, Kyle Kocsis, Christy Csikos and Joey Csikos. John is also survived by great-grandchildren, Bryce Kocsis and Kylen Kocsis. He has been reunited in Heaven with his dogs, Big Blue and Poo Puppy. His puppies, Buddy and Sissy, are left behind to miss him. John worked as a coal miner, carpenter, and plumber among many other jobs. He was a master electrician and knew how to fix anything- literally anything. As a United States Marine, he served in Operation Desert Storm and received numerous awards and commendations in his 27 years of service. He retired at the rank of MSGT in 1998. He was a member of the Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League. He volunteered for several years in the Toys for Tots program. He was also a member of both the American Legion 0633 and the Masonic Temple. John was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather. Since a boy, he loved steam engines and Lionel model trains, a hobby he carried into his adult life and shared with his family. He and his wife would set up extravagant model train villages at Christmas. John spent many happy summers at Oil Creek Family Campground near Oil City, Pa. He would invite his grandchildren to come with him and provided priceless memories that will be held closely in their hearts. John fought Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for 26 years, going in and out of remission ten times. John never complained or felt sorry for himself. He kept a positive attitude through it all. He was a friend to all who met him. He was a kind, caring man who was devoted to his family and treasured the time he spent with them. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren. John loved the outdoors, antiquing, and Donald Trump. John was an inspiration to all who knew him. We will forever remember that you shouldn’t throw soda cans or water bottles in the campfire, and in the evening, you should make sure to put everything away outside before it gets damp. We will miss him greatly. He has left a void in our lives that will never be filled. Family will receive friends Friday February 11th from 4-8 p.m. with a Masonic Funeral service being held at 7 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd. Also, where a service and military honors will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Dan Johnson, officiating. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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