Cover photo for John Joseph Gontarek's Obituary
John Joseph Gontarek Profile Photo
1935 John 2024

John Joseph Gontarek

November 29, 1935 — April 18, 2024

Groves, Texas


On April 18, 2024, the world bid farewell to a remarkable individual, John Joseph Gontarek, who passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on November 29, 1935, in Staten Island, New York.
John Joseph Gontarek led a fulfilling life characterized by hard work and dedication. He spent his professional career at ATT as an expert in installations and communications. Known for his strong work ethic, John was admired by colleagues and friends alike for his commitment to excellence.
Beyond his professional endeavors, John was a man of deep faith and spirituality. Devoted to his Church and the Rosary, he found solace and strength in his religious beliefs. 
In his leisure time, John indulged in various hobbies that brought him joy and relaxation. He had a passion for restoring cars and organizing car tours. An avid duck hunter, he found peace in the great outdoors. Additionally, John participated in tours for antique cars in Louisiana and Texas, sharing his love for classic automobiles with others.
John will be greeted in his eternal home by his loving wife of 56 years, Cynthia Marie Gontarek, his mother, Viola Julia Johnson, and his brother, David Johnson.
John leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion within his family circle. He is mourned by his son, Jeffery Lynn Gontarek (Debbie) of Nederland, daughter, Julie Gontarek (Mark Buchanan) of Groves, and Joel David Gontarek (Kim Gontarek) of Port Neches.
 His memory will also be cherished by grandchildren Jeremy Hebert, Jessica Gontarek, Heather Tesch, Justin Gontarek, Keeli Gontarek, Jacie Gontarek, Deb Pepper, and Alex Louviere; as well as great-grandchildren Mark Blood, Michael Louviere, Matthew Pepper, Madden Pepper, Jace Barboza, Mya Hebert, Lola Hebert, Clara Tesch, and Anya Tesch. 
A Rosary will be recited at 5:00 pm Sunday, on April 21, 2024 at Groves followed by a visitation from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at Immaculate Conception - St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Groves on Monday, at 10:00 am, April 22, 2024.  
John Joseph Gontarek's presence will be deeply missed but remembered with love and fondness by all whose lives he touched.
 May he rest in peace.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Joseph Gontarek, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Sunday, April 21, 2024

5:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Sunday, April 21, 2024

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Monday, April 22, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

4100 Lincoln Avenue, Groves, TX 77619

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Monday, April 22, 2024

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 895

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree