It is with great sadness that we announce that John Francis Krecek passed away unexpectedly on December 26th at the age of 64.
John leaves behind his wife of over 40 years, Deb Krecek, son and daughter in law, Brandon and Cody Krecek, and daughter, Ashley Krecek. As well as his mother, Kathy Krecek and siblings, Lynn Strohecker (Jerry), Julie Velasquez (Abe), Mary Lou Cloonan (Rob), Bob Krecek (Robin). John loved Deb’s sisters as his own, Donna Meeker and Mary Jo Heyman (Tim). John had a large family he enjoyed spending time with, including his many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Francis J. Krecek and his beloved great uncle Monsignor Michael Nestor.
John was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania on June 25, 1958. He was a 1976 graduate of Blackhawk High School. As a young adult he moved to Arizona in 1981 with his now wife Debra, and they married later that year. John was a driven entrepreneur and electrical contractor. He was the founder and President of JFK Electrical Contracting created in 1988.
John was a member of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA). John served nationally for 20+ years as a judge at the ABC Craft Championships in the electrical division.
He went on to serve on the ABA board of directors for over 16 years, serving as President of the association in 2002. He was inducted as an ABA Life Director in 2011. He assisted in the ABA’s apprenticeship program, serving as a trustee for 20+ years and returning to serve as chairman of the trust in 2021.
In 1997 John got involved with Arizona Disabled Sports, volunteering to help with hosting the very first Junior Nationals event. Later that year, he joined the Board of Directors, remaining involved with the organization and chairing the AZDS annual Ability Ball fundraiser.
John always enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening and spending time in his second home, Rocky Point, Mexico, where he could enjoy the beautiful sunsets and a cadillac margarita. His favorite days were the days that he and Deb spent with their kids. John had the biggest heart and touched many lives being a friend and mentor to countless people, personally and professionally.
John will be laid to the rest at a private interment with his family at Queen of Heaven in Mesa, Arizona. A memorial service will be held 9 am on February 6, 2023, at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) auditorium located at1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ.
John’s passion was Arizona Disabled Sports, in lieu of flowers he would have appreciated a donation in his honor.
Posted online on January 04, 2023
Published in Ellwood City Ledger, The Beaver County Times
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) auditorium 1601 W Main St Mesa AZ –
February 06, 2023 at 9:00 AM