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John A. DiAntonio

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1923
Died: Fri., May 1, 2020

Private Services

Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

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John A. DiAntonio, 97, passed away on May 1, 2020.  He was born April 9, 1923 in Akron, OH to the late John and Vandina DiAntonio. 

John was in the U.S. Army for three years during WWII.  He retired from the  B.F. Goodrich Co. in 1985 after 39 years of service. 

A profile of John written by Richard McBane was in the Akron Beacon Journal in 1995. It read as follows: 

When he looks at himself, John DiAntonio sees a lot of his late father, also known as John.  "He was a chronic workaholic, and he liked to help people, too," DiAntonio said.  As for himself, DiAntonio  calls working and helping others a compulsion.  He had more than 30 years of perfect attendance at B.F. Goodrich until he was sidelined by an accident.  Since his retirement, he has been out virtually every day with his lawnmower and weed whacker, cutting grass and trimming shrubs and trees in his North Hill neighborhood.  Most of his neighbors are grateful for his kindness.  "People have tried to pay me, but I don't want paid.  I tell them, 'If you don't like the price, get someone else,"' DiAntonio joked.  "When I see something that needs cleaned up, I usually get involved in it.  I just like to make people happy. When I go to bed at night, I feel good about it."

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; brother, Alfred; sisters, Rosa Tersigni and Gilda Fragola. 

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia: sons, Ron and Dave (Danette); grandson, Rick (Oriana); as well as many other family and friends. 

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at The Arbors of Stow for the excellent care given to John.  On May 5, 2020 a Private Service was held at Hennessy Funeral Home followed by Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please say a prayer for John and do a good deed for a neighbor. 


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Kurt & Marie Cargill
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
With our deepest sympathy. Many thoughts & prayers are with your family.

Laurie Byrd Mcbride
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Sounds like a great guy, salt of the earth and a fabulous father. My deepest sympathy to his family.

John Saros
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
My condolences to the DiAntonio family. I worked closely with Ron at the Summit County Juvenile Court and now realize, after reading of John DiAntonio's life just where Ron's work ethic, integrity and wonderful personality came from. And I have to give credit to Mrs. DiAntonio as well for her wonderful son. God bless all the family and God speed to Mr. DiAntonio.

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