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John Molko

John Molko Sr.

Monday, November 21st, 1938 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Obituary

John passed away October 9th at 4:02PM at his home in Bracey, VA surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife of almost 13 years, Sandra Purdy Molko, sons Ronald Honrine (Marilyn), Mike Honrine (Robin), and Robert Molko. and two stepsons Tracy and Jeffrey Keiser. His daughters Becky Molko Miller (Jeff), Lynne Molko Wiedholz (Joe). He was preceded in death by son John Molko, Jr. and daughter Kirby Molko

He was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson, several nieces, and many loyal friends who will cherish his memory. He will be greatly missed. John never knew a stranger and everyone that met him became his friend. He loved cooking for his family and friends, playing golf, and fishing. John passed away due to bacterial infections and kidney failure. He will be cremated and there will be no funeral or memorial service per his wishes.

John Molko was known to most as Capt. John. He was born in Lykens, PA to John Joseph Molko (1918-1995) and Arlene Mae Keiser (1921-1988). John was the oldest of five children.
In 1956, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps, went to ITR training at Camp Lejeune, NC; went to “P” school in Jacksonville, FL; and Memphis, TN for “A” school, Aviation Engine Mechanic. He then went to Atsugi, Japan working with F9F-AT jets. John was in Vietnam and was the OV-10 maintenance control officer. He was able to fly the OV-10 as a passenger (one of the highlights of his career). John retired in 1976 after 20 years of service in the US Marine Corps. After retirement, Captain John was a charter boat/commercial fisherman out of Snead’s Ferry, NC for 25 years.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of John, you can send it to Lake Country Marine Corps League #1085, PO Box 642, Bracey, VA 23919 to which he was a member. They are a non-profit organization and accept donations. They support homeless veteran programs, food banks, Toys for Tots, the Rescue Squad, and Disabled American Veterans. If you like, you can make a choice for your donation. Online condolences may be shared at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the Molko family.
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Mark K. Roncinske

Posted at 09:44pm
Sorry to hear about John's passing. He is now fishing with the greatest fisherman in history, Jesus Christ. Our condolences to the family and close friends of Captain John.
Semper Fi and thank you for your career in the United States Marine Corps along with your membership with Lake Country Detachment #1085. Rest in peace John.
Mark and Brook Roncinske
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James Brown

Posted at 01:56pm
Semper Fi to a fellow Marine who was always ready to help as a Member of the Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League. I have always appreciated his sense of humor and will miss the smile that he always had at every League meeting.

James and Frances Brown
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Starr Phipps

Posted at 09:51pm
I Will Never Forget What A Wonderful Storyteller You Were..Farewell, So Happy To Have Met Your Aquaintance.
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Eric Lambeth

Posted at 03:24pm
Semper Fidelis brother! Fair winds and following seas.
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Thomas Evans

Posted at 02:50pm
To the Molko Family,

There are no words or physical expressions that can ease your suffering. John was a family man, a friend and a Marine. Have peace knowing that his eyesight is clear, waist slim, legs again strong as he wears his dress uniform guarding the streets of Heaven on his last assignment as a U.S. Marine. John will always be remembered within our Marine Corps family and we collectively morn his loss. Please let us know if we can assist in any manner.

Humbly, Tommy Evans
Commandant, Lake Country Det. 1085
Dept. of Virginia, Marine Corps League
C: 703-625-3288
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