June 18, 2008
John D. Takas, 84, was welcomed home into the arms of his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. He was born in Toledo on January 15, 1924 to John and Treasa (Masney) Takas. John was a graduate of Waite High School, class of 1942. He served his country honorably during WWII in the 66th infantry division of the U.S. Army. John was a distinguished musician playing with the 17th Replacement Depot Band under the direction of Dave Brubeck, and also at the former Billyle Supper Club where he worked for 14 years. He played at Holy Mass at St. Clement's Church for 37 years and was known to be able to play two saxophones at the same time. Prior to his retirement, John was employed by Daimler Chrysler Corporation. He was a member of the Sylvania Sr. Center, the American Legion Post #108, and the Eagles club. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Mary Jane Milano-Takas; brother, Richard Takas, step-children, Michael (Bonnie) Milano, Robert (Meg) Milano, and Janis (Foster) Price; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife June, and is survived by her children, Norma Deverna and Beverly Kennedy. He was also preceded by his brother Bill Takas; step children, Mark Milano and Janet Tucker. Friends are invited to visit from 2:00-8:00PM on Sunday June 22, 2008 in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home where American Legion services will begin at 7:00PM. Prayers will begin at the funeral home on Monday at 9:15AM immediately followed by a funeral mass beginning at 10:00AM at St. Clement's Church. Interment will be private. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
John D. Takas, 84, was welcomed home into the arms of his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. He was born in Toledo on January 15, 1924 to John and Treasa (Masney) Takas. John was a graduate of Waite High School, class... View Obituary & Service Information
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