John Rozzo Obituary

John R. Rozzo
John R. Rozzo

January 17, 1941 - June 5, 2015
Born in Youngstown
Resided in Austintown, OH
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AUSTINTOWN-There will be Services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church for John R. Rozzo, 74, who died Friday afternoon at the Cleveland Clinic.
John was born January 17, 1941 in Youngstown, a son of Samuel and Mary G. Airato Rozzo.
John received his Elementary Diploma from St. Rose School in 1955. He was a 1958 graduate of Girard High School. John then received a B. S. in Education from Youngstown State University in 1963 and then a Masters in Education in 1968 from Westminster College.
John began his career in education as a science and social studies teacher for grades 7, 8 and 9 at St. Edward School in Youngstown from 1962 to 1970, then from 1970 to 1972 as the Principal at St. Edwards School. John then became the Principal at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Niles from 1972 to 1989 and from 1989 to 1998, he was the Principal at St. Dominic Elementary School In Youngstown and from 1998 until his retirement in 2011, John was the Principal at St. Joseph Elementary School in Austintown.
In the Diocese of Youngstown, John was a former Regional Superintendent, member of the Trumbull County Parochial Schools Principal's Advisory Board, the Diocesan Board of Education and Athletic Director.
John was a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Leader of Prayer at St. Joseph Parish. He was Chancellor of St. Joseph Council 13977 Knights of Columbus, Past Faithful Navigator and Current Admiral of Jesus Mary and Joseph Assembly 3055.
John loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time in " J. R.'s Warehouse " . He was a Checker and Judge for the Vindicator Spelling Bee for over 40 years. He was past pres. of the Austintown Girls Softball League, where he was also a manager, coach and member of the Hall of Fame. John was the Man of the Year and the Men's Club treasurer at St. Joseph Church.
John is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Janet M. Berard whom he married May 2, 1964; his children, Pamela J. (Jerry) Pasquale of Boardman, Denise M. Rozzo, Alaina M. (Joe) Chepke, and John A. (Angela) Rozzo all of Austintown; his brother and sisters, Phyllis Soroka of Girard, Connie Nickell of Eugene, OR, Anthony (Kathy) Rozzo and Ginny (Mark) Gustovich both of McDonald and Marilyn Bianco of Girard; his aunt, Fran Airato also of Girard; his grandchildren, Delanie, Jerry, Jr., Dylan, Derek, Carlie, Alexa, Joseph, Jack, Jake, Melina and Gabriella; his gr. Granddaughter, Leighton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home




Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel
5797 Mahoning Ave.
Austintown, OH US 44515
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
4545 New Rd.
Austintown, OH US 44515
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10:00 AM
Calvary Cemetery
248 S. Belle Vista
Youngstown, OH US 44509
Wednesday, June 10, 2015