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SALEM - Mr. Stanley Joseph Lojko, 93, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He has joined his wife, Mary (Cohane) Lojko and his son, John F. Lojko in God's glory.
He was born on June 18, 1924 to Peter and Katherine Lojko in Salem. Stan graduated from Salem High School in 1941 and is a member of the Salem High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He excelled at Baseball and Basketball while playing for the Witches. He proudly joined the United States Army and fought The Big War (as he called it) WW II in the South Pacific and was honorably discharged on January 24, 1946. He lived in the home he was born in for 93 years.
Stan married Mary A (Cohane) Lojko on October 20, 1946. They had five children, Stan Jr., Robert, John, Peter, and Susan. He worked at Furman Leather for years before starting his own successful leather business Stanley J. Lojko and Sons in 1967 with his family. He played for the Polish Falcons basketball team, coached the Giants in the Salem Little League for years and supported his recreation basketball and softball teams "Lojko Leather" in the 70's.
Stan loved his family and was happiest poolside with all his family and friends around every Sunday. He loved travelling to Las Vegas with Mary and his family where many memories were made. He loved the horses and will be remembered by his close friends at Suffolk Downs where he spent most of his Saturdays at "Table 15" for 25 years. He rooted for his beloved Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Yankees and watched every game.
Stanley is survived by his sons, Stanley J. Lojko Jr and his wife, Linda of Merrimack, N.H., Robert J. Lojko and his wife, Bridget of Salem and Peter M. Lojko and his wife, Suzanne of Ipswich, his beloved daughter, Susan Carrick and her husband, Michael of Salem, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, son John, grandson Mark and six brothers and sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Saturday, Dec. 16th at 10:30 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Margin St., Salem/Peabody line at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours prior to the funeral from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at Angelica's Restaurant 49 S Main St., Middleton following the internment from 1 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Stanley's memory to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on December 14, 2017
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