John L. Smolka, age 93, of Haddon Hts died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Samaritan Hospice of Mt. Holly, NJ. Mr. Smolka was born June 22, 1922 in Camden, NJ. He is the son of the late John A. and the late Katherine (Mikolajczak) Smolka. He married JeanNiemczura. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Niemczura on Oct.29, 2003.
He served in the Army during World War II from 9/26/1942 to 11/10/1945.He was employed by as a Welder.at NY Ship, later by various area unions.
He is survived by two daughters: Janice Smolka of Haddon Hts, NJ, Eileen Tarcelli; ; he also survived by Grandchildren, Adam, Jennifer, Allison; Great Grandchildren, Joe, Tom, AJ, Caroline, Will.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 6 at St. Joseph Church, 1010 Liberty St., Camden, NJ 08104 Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Blackwood on Wednesday, January 6 at 11:45 am.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 6 from 9:15 to 10:15 am at Predpelski Funeral Home, 983 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ.
In lieu of flowers donations in his name to St. Joseph Restoration Fund at the above address or Wounded Warriors Program