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My life these past 4 years [Apr. 12th, 2012|06:19 pm]
Big John
Hi Folks,

I don't know if anyone I know still uses Live Journal. I see by my last post it's been a little more than 4 years for me. I tried Yahoo Journal and My Space and then FaceBook. Not interested in trying Twitter.

If you want to find me on Facebook, just type in my name. John Trepak

So, why am i back on live Journal? Well, sometimes FaceBook can be too intrusive. And, I see by my old posts I shared a lot more on Live Journal, for better or worse.

My last post was about the passing of my step-father, Scotty. One and a half years later at the age of 90, my mother passed. It was a very strange day. I had been there (Lutheran Home) with my daughter Tammy the night before. My family were taking turns in a Vigil to be sure that one of us would be there, two of my three sisters were there when she passed.

My Mom, Olga Dick (previously Trepak and maiden name Werbica) passed on Halloween morning, Saturday October 31st, 2009. When I got the news I was setting up my equipment and song lists for a gig Halloween night. My then Fiance, (a story for another day) me and my daughter were to perform. My then Fiance' is Alexis Dae, a fine local singer, me I was her MC, DJ and KJ Host, my daughter Tammy helped me DJ.

Well, we did the show, it was too late to back out and it was actually therapudic to work through the night. Although at the time it was brutal, we were all on auto-pilot. Also, Alexis was very sick that day. I took her to the Hospital the next day to find out she had Double Pnemonia, she was in the Hospital for seven days. It was quite a weekend.

Even though, I am now 59 & 1/2 and my Mom passed at 90 and lived a good long life, I still miss her every day.

My Mom and Dad, John Trepak Sr. (he passed November, 2010 two days before Thanksgiving) divorced when I was 4. My Mom was a single parent for 10 years, until she married my step-dad, Scotty. My Dad tried hard to be a good Father. we (my sister Gloria) and I saw him weekly. My two older sisters Maureen and Georgene, were from a previous marriage. My sister Maureen and I now live in the same apartment complex in Lakewood, Ohio.

Without Maureen and Alexis these past 10 years, well, I may not be alive today. Another story for another day.

If anyone reads this and thinks I should continue writing here, please let me know.

Love and God Bless to you all.

John "Big John" Trepak Jr.
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more on scotty and my mom [Apr. 18th, 2008|08:22 pm]
Big John
hi folks,

we had a memorial for scotty at the nursing home a few weeks ago, it was nice, a good turnout.

myself and two of my sisters said a few words. it made up for the lackluster burial.

my mom's doing good, her b-day is monday April 21. my sister and i will visit her, with cake.

i could write volumes an them both, but it's still too fresh.

love and prayers

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Alexander "Scotty" Dick my Step-Dad [Mar. 5th, 2008|01:09 pm]
Big John
[mood |sadsad]
[music |Scottish Bagpipes]

Hi all,

my step-dad passed late saturday night. his name is Alexander "Scotty" Dick he was 85. please, say a prayer for him, my mom and all of us, her name is Olga Dick.

he will be in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, paper and cyber obits on Thur. 3/7. it is in the Busch obits today.

he will be buried by Busch Funeral Home

at The City of Cleveland, West Park Cemetery, 3942 Ridge Rd. Cleveland, OH 44114 216-348-7216, on Thurs. March 7th at 10:30 am. there's no wake or funeral, just an unceremonious burial, with immediate family, that's what he wanted.

interesting note: he was a Mason, we contacted the local branch and they said they'd do nothing, because he hadn't kept up his dues.

i'll miss him. he was a great father to me and my three sisters and the whole family, he was loved. Scottie and my Mom will have been married 42 years this June. my Mom will be 88 April, 21st. she's doing OK sorta, for now.

Scotty, as he preferred to be called, was born in a small town (Stephenson) outside of Glascow Scotland. he came to the U.S.A. in the fifties, worked as a machinist at a few places around Cleveland and then worked for the Ford Motor Co. as a cutter-grinder for 30+ years until his retirement. for the past 8 years he and my mom have been living at the Lutheran Home, a nursing home in Westlake, OH, nice place, my mom is still there.

love and prayers,
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Damian L. Head (sin_no_more) sad news [Jan. 15th, 2008|12:56 pm]
Big John
i just learned of his death. he will be missed. here is his plain dealer obit. please sign the guest book and pass it on to all that may have known him


love and prayers, john a.k.a. big john
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(no subject) [Nov. 25th, 2007|03:08 pm]
Big John
You Are Easter

You are an optimistic, hopeful, and genuinely sweet person.
Sensitive and affectionate, you are easily touched.
You love nature, animals, and anything cute or cuddly.
For you, every day is a new chance - no matter what happened yesterday.

What makes you celebrate: Almost anything. You love most holidays and celebrations.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The peacemaker. You can prevent any squabbles that might break out.

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Remember to include everyone

i would've guessed i was x-mas
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Happy Thanksgiving [Nov. 22nd, 2007|01:26 pm]
Big John
Hi all,

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas

Love and Prayers


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***FOUND CAT*** [Jul. 9th, 2007|08:04 pm]
Big John
Thank you to all that may have looked or anyone who at least cared.

Dan and I were at my dad's after helping him move a few things and we were hanging out in the garage playing the piano for possibly the last time before it get trashed...

We heard a meow by the trash cans!

Dan and I looked over and there she was! Dan slowly came over to her and picked her up.

She safely made her way home and my dad gets to spend some time with her before she goes on the big move to... I Think my cuz lives in TN...

So, yeah. Kitty Stew is saved and I am very happy cause now my dad doesn't have to worry about her. YAY!!!
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Hello, friends! [Jul. 9th, 2007|06:10 am]
Big John
Just so you know, it's Tammy. The kid :-P

My dad asked me to hop online and let everyone know that his cat,Angie, is MIA.

She's a black, long-haired cat of a smaller build. She got out probably in the process of his move, so she's wandering somewhere abouts the Madison and Bunts area of Lakewood.

If anyone passes through that area, please keep a look out for the cat!

If you find her, please contact my dad or myself by calling if you have our numbers or email.

Thanks for the help and support.
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garage sale and cat needs [Jul. 6th, 2007|03:37 pm]
Big John
hi folks,

my last garage sale before my move is tomorrow, sat. july 7th 9am-5pm
come on down

my address is:
2067 bunts rd. up
lakewood, ohio

it's a white double with black trim
on bunts/w.140th between athens and madison on the east side of the street

i also need some help with my cat. i'm moving on the 10th and i can't take my cat.
my niece is taking her, but not till the 15th or so

i got her shots including the one for leukemia and a flea, tick and mite treatment. the vet said she was bug free and healthy, but did the bug treatment and shots for safety sake.

if anyone can help. please let me know

my phone is:

john a.k.a. big john
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GARAGE SALE!!! [Jun. 26th, 2007|05:10 pm]
Big John
hey folks,

well, i'm moving again, to an apartment on Clifton, just barely on the cleveland side

so... this thursday and maybe saturday i'll be having a garage sale at my soon to be old address

2067 Bunts Rd. Up
Lakewood, Ohio

phone: 216-227-9376

there will be a variety of miscellaneous stuff, including a single/twin i think bed, head board, frame and such.

an old pioneer stereo w/speakers and some tools as well

love and prayers, me
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