John Losak, 86, passed away on August 2, 2020, in Durham, N.C. Dr. Losak was born on November 4, 1933, in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from Miami Edison High School, and obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida. He earned his Ph.D at Florida State University. Dr. Losak was the Dean of Institutional Research at Miami-Dade Community College for many years. When he retired from that position, he was hired as Vice President of Research and Planning at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Losak loved reading, horse racing, and playing poker. His family relished his homemade fudge and key lime pie.

Dr. Losak was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Losak. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Shomber; his children, Sheri Bistreich (Alan), Jay (Nancy), Bonnie, Doug (Stina), and June (Mike); nine grandchildren, including Lisa Bistreich-Wolfe (Richard) and Brian Bistreich; and five great grandchildren.

He is loved and cherished by family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

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