John graduated from Maple Hts. High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at the Maple Hts. Transit and more recently for the Metroparks. He attended St. Martins in Valley City and was a true servant of the Lord.
He was the cherished husband of Karen (nee Gries); adored father of Darlene, Kim (Tatro), John (wife Dawn), and Heidi; stepdad to Dana (Tod), Gina, Ray (Dana) and Joe (Laura) Taddeo; grampy to Jacqui, Jill, Josh and Leah, T.J., Kyle, Tom, Julia, Justin, Jenna, Morgan and Lacy; beloved brother of Rose Stroma, Rita Chimienti (George), Madonna DePietro and Michael (Mary Ann); loved uncle and loyal friend.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 2 until 6 P.M., at Connection Church, 2524 Medina Rd. Family will be sharing memories at 2:30 P.M.
Memorial contributions should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.