He fought a courageous battle against Cancer for 23 years. John was born in Cleveland, to Frank and Viola (nee Jacobs) on May 5, 1937.
He loved the ocean, his cats, reading and his family. John was employed at Harco/Corrpro Company as an Engineer.
He will be missed by his beloved wife, Betty (nee Turner); sons, John (Kara), and John (Annamarie); daughter, Deborah (Art) Porrello; five grandchildren, Liam John, Angela, Steven, Alyssa and Samuel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank; and sister, Nancy Gallagher. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3 to 8 P.M. with the rosary being recited at 7:30 at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road corner of River Styx and Rt. 18) Medina. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 9608 Norwalk Rd. Litchfield, at 11 A.M. on Monday, December 10, 2012. (Please meet at the church).
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