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F. John Diroll

F. John Diroll

Feb 16, 1930 - Feb 8, 2020
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Obituary

Francis "John" Diroll, born February 16, 1930 in Hubbard, Ohio passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020 surrounded by family. He was 8 days shy of his 90th birthday.
John proudly served as a Radar Technician in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. After the service, he attended Youngstown State University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Education. He later received his Masters Degree in Education from Kent State, becoming a grade school principal, most notably at Highland School in Stow, and Woodridge Elementary. He retired at the age of 52 to run his own painting business, Gentleman John's Painting, for another 16 years. After that, you could find him selling paint at Stambaugh's and Sherwin Williams, both in Stow. John loved to tinker in his basement wood shop and do work around the house and yard. He was well known around the neighborhood from his twice daily walks with his dog Lizzie. He was an avid reader and staunch political conservative, which always made for entertaining conversation. John met the love of his life, Ruth Ann Nutter, at the Windham A&P grocery store in 1956. They were married in 1957 and raised 6 children in Stow. He lovingly cared for his wife Ruth, who suffered from dementia, until she passed last fall.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, and his son Gregory Alan. He is survived by children John (Mary) of Sandy, UT, Michael (Debbie) of Perrysburg, OH, Cynthia Boyle of Stow, OH, Janet (Bob) Kropff of Green, OH, and Jennifer Wallace Hayes (Jen) of Uniontown, OH. John was also blessed with 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, and "Papa" who will be missed by all who knew him.
Viewing will be Friday, February 14, at 11:00 at Holy Family Church in Stow, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00, and burial at Stow Silver Springs Cemetery where military honors will be rendered.





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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    3179 Kent Rd.
    STOW, OH 44224
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  • Service

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    Address
    3179 Kent Rd.
    STOW, OH 44224
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    Officiant
    Fr. Andrew J. Gonzalez
  • Interment

    Location
    Silver Springs Cemetery
    Address
    5080 Stow Rd
    STOW, OH 44224
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For Nerd and Ruthie
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Barb

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No one could immerse themselves into a good book like Nerd!! He was simply the best!
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Julie, Dave Tanner, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Rick and Donna
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Posted at 10:54am
Dear Diroll Family, Please accept our most sincere condolences. With much love and many prayers, Art & Katheleen Nutter and Family
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Ron Salmon

Posted at 08:33am
I lost a good friend and painting partner John also was a regular Daytona Spring Break regular with the Heath brothers Jerry Z and myself Sorry for your loss Ron
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