John L. Litva, Sr, 79, of Rayland, OH, died June 10, 2014 at the Life Line Hospital in Wintersville, OH.

He was born on April 2, 1935 in Rayland, OH, to the late John and Elizabeth (Hardwick) Litva.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Litva.

John served in the Military and was a member of the Hill Space Hoppers Flying Club.

He is survived by a son, John Jr. (Theresa) Litva of Richmond, OH; a daughter, Deborah (Matthew) Giannaris of Rayland, OH; two sisters, Barbara (John) Hipkiss of Wellsburg, WV and Judy (John) Cost of Wellsburg, WV; a grandson, Richie ( Whitney) Goff and two great-grandchildren, Morgan Isabella and Ethen Alexander.

Friends will be received to pay tribute to John and celebrate his life on Thursday, June 12 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Reverend John Chesnut officiating.

Burial will follow at Hopewell, Cemetery, Rayland, Ohio.