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John "Prot" J. Protokowicz

January 10, 1937 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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John "Prot" Protokowicz Obituary

Written in its entirety by “The Odester”

Obituary of John (Prot/Proto) Protokowicz - (OOAK) – “One Of A Kind”

I am, John J. Protokowicz

I got here 01/10/1937

I left here 05/18/2023

My parents – Sophie and Joe

My wife – Elaine

My kids – Mary Beth, Karen, Michael, Maureen, Kevin

My grandkids – Ava and Mia

My godchildren – 5

My relatives – Grandparents, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins

I was lucky to have many good friends

My schools - St. Hedwig’s, Salesianum ’54, University of Delaware

My employers – Dun & Bradstreet, Hercules Inc, Philadelphia Chewing Gum, Odyssey Logistics and Technology, Auerbach Inc, Brooks Courier Service, Almart Inc, Union Park, Resettler’s, Delmarva Power & Light, Delaware Steel, Red Comb Feed Mills, Parsons Construction Co, Persia Rug Co, London Dry Bottling, Philadelphia Inquirer, Harper Thiel Inc

My activities – raising kids and praying, credit reporter, debt collector, credit manager, railcar fleet manager, golfer, lacrosse goal keeper, swimmer, beach volleyballer, softball player, little league coach/manager, coach assistant for grade school wrestling, 15 mile hiker on Sundays, tank car chaser, grass and hedge cutter/weed eater, shuttle and courier van driver, factory worker (boxcar loading & unloading, welder’s helper), newspaper deliverer, car washer, roof and driveway coater, carpet cleaner, snow shoveler, blood bank giver, fiction reader, four string guitar player and limerick singer, daily exerciser, cryptogram and sudoku doer, furniture mover, proud member of the “Lincoln Avenue Literary and Tea Society” birdwatching group and the “Henry Clay Historical” Society, travelled to 33 of the 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Rome, Dominican Republic, Delaware Army National Guard E-6, “Brewers of America” supporter, A Dedicated “Ode Writer” – My Final Ode:

There once was a fellow named Prot

Enjoyed all the odes that he wrote

He sure loved his beer

And made it quite clear

That out of this world he would float!!

My Epitaph…..”I HAD FUN”

My thanks for your prayers!!!!!


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Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road
Greenville, DE 19807


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