John J. Stopa of Florida entered into rest peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 82.The son of John Stopa and Katherine Siembab Stopa, he was born March 3, 1935, in Florida. John was the patriarch of his family and will be greatly missed. He was a retired self-employed mechanic who ran John Stopa Repair Shop and was also retired from Gor-Dun’s after 38 years where he got to know a majority of the local farmers. John was an avid private pilot who spent many hours at Warwick Airport and flying over the Hudson Valley.He was a member of the Florida Fire Department.Survivors include his wife of 61 years Jean Rejmaniak Stopa; sons Gary Stopa and wife Loretta and Gregg Stopa and wife Stephanie; grandchildren Matthew Stopa, Jordan Stopa, Kendall Stopa, Gianna Lindros and her husband Ryan and Andrea Stopa; great grandson Rowan Lindros. He was predeceased by his son Mark Stopa, his brother Stanley Stopa and his sister Josephine Scheuermann.Visitation will be held Friday July 21, from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.S. Purta Funeral Home 22 Glenmere Ave., FloridaA Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida.Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065 or to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online or for directions, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.