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John Paladichuk
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John Mark Paladichuk, 55, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22 in Stockton.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1955 in Missoula, Montana to Wilma and John Paladichuk.

He attended school in Harlowton Montana, Hoopa California, Escalon California and Delta College in Stockton. While playing football for Escalon High School he received the Lloyd Engel Outstanding Athlete Award in 1973. He then enlisted in the Army, serving in Ft. Bragg North Carolina, Ft. Sill Oklahoma, and Schofield Army Base in Hawaii.

Mr. Paladichuk made his home in Ceres after marrying his wife, Debbie, almost 30 years ago. He worked at Purina Plant for many years, then began a new career laying tile, which he enjoyed. He became disabled and had to go on disability. His disability got worse and his health suffered. After an attempt at physical rehab, he became ill and succumbed at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was never without his cowboy hat, and he loved sports, especially football, and was an avid Raider fan.

He loved his family and really enjoyed being a grandparent. He is survived by his wife Debbie of Ceres; his stepdaughter Erin (Steve) Coley of Oakdale and his daughter Taylor of Ceres; his parents Wilma and John Paladichuk of Escalon; his brother Todd Paladichuk of Jackson Tennessee; his sister DeeAnn Goodman of LaGrange; his grandsons Landon, Carson and Caden and his granddaughter Brooklyn, all of whom he adored; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon. Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel with an online guestbook available at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Dec. 29, 2010