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John E. Monce Jr.

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Monce, Jr. John E. Monce Jr., 62, of Circleville, passed away at home on September 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was born May 23, 1951 in Cincinnati, the son of Shirley (Vega) Monce and the late John E. Monce Sr. John was a 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University earning a bachelor's degree in natural resources. He was a 1977 graduate of The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and a 2001 graduate of Franklin University, earning his Master's degree in Business Administration. John devoted his life to law enforcement and most recently served as a Lieutenant at the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office. He also served as Chief of Investigations for the State of Ohio Auditor's Office from 1995 to 2002 and as Superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation from 2003 to 2007. He served on many boards throughout his career including the Magloclen Policy Board and the LEADS Steering Committee. He received numerous awards including the Ohio Attorney General's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety and the Ohio Investigators Association Investigator of the Year Award. John was a member of Community United Methodist Church, a Haven House Board member and a member of Circleville Sunrise Rotary. He was a member and Past Master of Pickaway Lodge No. 23 Free and Accepted Masons, a 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, and a member of the Pickaway County Shrine Club. He was extremely active in the Boy Scouts of America in his youth and was proud to have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. John is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vivian (Vasil) Monce; daughters, Kelly Monce of Circleville, Jennifer Monce of Los Angeles, Ca; mother, Shirley (Vega) Monce of Tipp City, Oh.; sister, Donna (Charles) Hormell of Pleasant Hill, Oh; brother, Jeff Monce of Tipp City, Oh. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Victoria (Edwin) Jirousek of Zoar, Oh., William (Patty) Vasil of North Royalton, Oh., Deborah (Mark) Buxton of Worthington, Oh., Darlene (Chuck) Nagy of North Ridgeville, Oh., Alfred Vasil of Cleveland, Oh., John Vasil of Cleveland, Oh.; and 16 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, September 9 at Community United Methodist Church, 120 North Pickaway St., Circleville, Ohio 43113. Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a Scottish Rite ring ceremony. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 10 at Community United Methodist Church with Pastor Barry Burns and Dr. Doyne N. Wiggins officiating. A procession to WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME concluding with a 21 gun salute will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven House of Pickaway County or Berger Hospice Care.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 6, 2013
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