John C. Montanaro, passed away in Andover, Ohio on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Born June 9, 1933 in Ashtabula, Ohio and was the son of Joseph and Edith (Church) Montanaro. John graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1951 and also attended Kent State University prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force where he traveled and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home from Germany he married the love of his life and his true soul mate Phyllis Galliazzo on April 4, 1959. He worked as an electrician for many years at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company until his retirement. During his lifetime John was an active member in his community involved in the Lions Club, Elks, St John’s Gridiron Club, Mt. Carmel Church serving many years on the festival committee, coached little league teams for his sons and was even able to coach a basketball team for his two oldest grandsons. He will always be remembered by his children as a selfless and loving father who was never more than a phone call away. His grandchildren all have fond memories of him playing ball with them, rough housing, and forever making them laugh. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all sports either from his favorite recliner or in the stands. John leaves behind his wife Phyllis, three children LuAnn (Kevin) Acierno, Joseph Montanaro and John ( J.C.) Montanaro ; seven grandchildren Jonathon, Kevin and Antonio Acierno, Anthony, Ashley, John and James Montanaro; a brother Francis Montanaro; sister Diane Glotzbecker and many nephews and nieces all who looked to him as their favorite “Uncle John”. He is proceeded in death by his parents and brother Joseph Montanaro. The family of John would like to take this time to thank all those at Andover Village Rehab who not only took care of him, but also made him their family.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday Aug. 25 at 12:30 P.M. in Our Lady of Peace Parish , Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10 A.M. till Noon at Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. in Ashtabula. Condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com