John B. Scarnecchia Jr.  1930-2022 |  News, Sports, Jobs

John B. Scarnecchia Jr. 1930-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


NILES – John B. Scarnecchia Jr., 92, of Niles, died Monday, September 19, 2022, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, surrounded by family.

He was born on July 3, 1930 in Niles, the son of John B. Sr. and Angelica (Mary) DeChristofaro Scarnecchia.

John had graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1948, where he excelled in sports. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he continued his love of sports by running while serving his country. John loved gardening and watching sports, but most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending their events.

John worked for many years as a master electrician at the IBEW Electrical Hall. John was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, where he volunteered at the church’s annual festival.

John is survived by his two daughters, Joanne (Ronald) Kennehan of Berlin Center and Lori (Michael) Proper of Niles; four grandchildren, Heather (Khaled) Kennehan, Eric (Heather) Kennehan, Colleen (Amanda) Kennehan, and Joseph Proper (girlfriend, Gabby); as well as a number of cousins ​​dear to him.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65, Norma R. Creolino Scarnecchia, whom he married on June 7, 1952; she graduated on August 30, 2017; and two sisters, Gloria Gray and Phyllis Luhaney.

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