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John James Herka
John James Herka

John James Herka, of St. James, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home. He was 75.

Mr. Herka was born Oct. 2, 1939, son of the late Frank and Mary Arheiter Herka. He worked as a sales manager for Nabisco Cookie Company. He loved golf and traveling and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mr. Herka was preceded in death by one son, John Michael Herka and wife, Cookie Herka, in 2011.

Survivors include his son, Peter John Herka and girlfriend, Angela Santelli, of Bridgeport, West Virginia; two sisters, Diane Bassano, of New Jersey and Norrene Herka, of New York; five grandchildren, Shawn Hermey, Tyler Herka, Ryan Herka, Alex Herka and Melissa Herka; and one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Hermey.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m., on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, 1411 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Cape Fear Memorial Park.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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