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John Edward Lajza

September 20, 1937 - March 23, 2013
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John Edward Lajza DeBary, FL, passed away on March 23, 2013 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida. He was the son of John and Anne Lajza and was born on September 20, 1937 in Chicago, IL. His sister, Anne, preceded him in death. John proudly served in the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer until 1963. After studying mechanical engineering, with a focus on diesel engines, he was a successful salesman for Mack Truck Corporation for over 30 years. At Mack Truck, he received the prestigious "BullDog Award" as National Sales Champion multiple times. In addition to Mack Truck, John conducted several successful...
John Edward Lajza

DeBary, FL, passed away on March 23, 2013 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida. He was the son of John and Anne Lajza and was born on September 20, 1937 in Chicago, IL. His sister, Anne, preceded him in death. John proudly served in the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer until 1963. After studying mechanical engineering, with a focus on diesel engines, he was a successful salesman for Mack Truck Corporation for over 30 years. At Mack Truck, he received the prestigious "BullDog Award" as National Sales Champion multiple times. In addition to Mack Truck, John conducted several successful entrepreneur endeavors.

John was a member and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Longwood, FL, a board member of the DeBary Country Club, and is a current board member of the Gateway Center for the Arts. He truly enjoyed his many friendships through these and many other organizations. Over the years, John was an avid traveler. Grandpa John leaves a legacy of generosity and of being his grandchildren's biggest fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his children, Cindy (Scott) Lee of Apopka, FL; Ed (Tammy) Lajza of DeBary, FL; Bill (Monika) Lajza of Germany; Jeff (Molly) Lajza of Gainesville, FL and Tim (Michelle) Lajza of Palm Bay, FL; his 11 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Community United Methodist Church, 41 West Highbanks, DeBary or the Gateway Center for the Arts, Debary.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 28th from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL, PH: 386-775-4260. The Memorial Service is scheduled for 12:30 pm Saturday, March 30th at The Community United Methodist Church, 41 West Highbanks in DeBary with Pastor Lisa Degrenia officiating.

"Dear Joan & Family We sincerely feel your loss and will keep John in our hearts. He was such a good man and will be remembered fondly by those who knew..."

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