John Koral, Jr.

April 02, 1925 ‒ May 25, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

John Koral, Jr., age 94, of Delaware, died peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Retired Sales Representative for Endicott Johnson Shoes with 41 years of service.  Member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  Veteran U.S. Army, WWII.  Member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.  John enjoyed baseball, hockey, golf, fishing, refereeing basketball, gardening and mostly spending time with his family.  Born April 2, 1925 in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania to the late John Sr. and Anna Koral.  Also preceded in death by daughter, Jo Ann Peterson; brother, Harry Koral; sisters, Pauline Cummings, Julia Wolfe, Anna Partica, Mary Slevin.  Survived by loving wife of 71 years, Mary J. Koral; daughter, Lynn (John) Weeks of Sunbury; son, John David (Trudi) Koral of Endicott, NY; brother, Charles Koral of Owego, NY; son-in-law, James Peterson of Damascus, MD; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call 6-8 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61 (at SR 3), Sunbury.  Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 AM Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E. State Route 37, Sunbury, OH.  Father Paul Noble, Celebrant.  Private family interment at Resurrection Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Rd, Delaware Oh 43015 in John’s memory.  De-Vore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve John’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Mary and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Such good memories of times together over the years in Endicott. May God bless.


    Theresa, Vikki, John, Johanna, Victor, Tracy and Victoria

  • My Sincere Sympathy to all the family. I was shocked to read the obituary of John Koral in the Binghamton Press. John Koral was my grandfather’s name and he lived in Auburn, NY. “Aunt Pauline” spent some time with my family although I knew she wasn’t my real aunt. So we must be related. I would be very interested to find out more about the family. If there is any interest on the part of anyone in your family please feel free to contact me by email : Again, sorry for your loss.
    Elizabeth Shaffer