John A. Mikita

John A. Mikita

June 27, 1935 - October 28, 2022

John A. Mikita

June 27, 1935 - October 28, 2022


John A. Mikita, 87, formerly of Enon Valley, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 at New Hope Gracious Personal Care, Pittsburgh.

Born on June 27, 1935, in Shippingport, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Zagrapan) Mikita.

John was a steel worker for Crucible Steel and was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict.  He served as Grand Knight for the Midland Knights of Columbus for many years and enjoyed volunteering with the many pancake breakfasts.  John was a guide on the French River in Canada for many years, where he was adopted into the Dokis Indian Tribe.  As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed time spent in the woods, hunting, and by any body of water a fish was in.  He also had a love for his toy poodles.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Bixby) Mikita; his siblings, Michael and Mary Ann; and a grandson, Vincent Lepiane.

John is survived by his daughter, Theresa Lepiane; and his granddaughters, Mary Lepiane, Isabelle Lepiane, and Elizabeth (Kevin McWilliams) Lepiane; and many friends.

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 10th from 10:30-11:30AM, after which time prayers will be offered in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Chippewa Twp., 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 Noon at St. Monica Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Kim Schreck as Celebrant.

Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Midland Knights of Columbus, 838 Midland Ave., Midland, PA 15059.


  • Date & Time: November 10, 2022 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: November 10, 2022 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Monica Roman Catholic Church

Midland Knights Of Columbus

  • Address: 838 Midland Ave., Midland, PA 15059

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