John A. Van Echo

Van Echo John A. Van Echo, age 92, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing. John was born on the 4th of July, 1920 in Barton, Ohio. He was a retired veteran of the US Naval Service and Naval Reserve. John graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1943. He worked at Battelle Memorial Institute for 38 years as a metallurgical engineer where he received two patents for his work. John married Wilma Hazelton on May 15, 1948; they were lifetime members of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. John was preceded in death by his wife Wilma, sons Jeffrey and Thomas Joseph (T.J.), brothers Mike, Joe, Pete, Steve and George, sisters Olga, Mary, Sophie and Helen. He is survived by his children, Patty (Austin) Carr, Jay (Sandy) Van Echo and Tim (Jan) Van Echo; grandchildren, Brianna (Tim) Hale, Dylan, Lauren (Chase) Christopher, Cassidi, Allison, Jacob, Ryan and Emily; great-grandchildren, Makenna, Hudson, Laney, Elsie and Wade; sister, Anna Harrigan. Friends may call Friday, March 8, 2013 at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel (within the grounds of St. Joseph Cemetery), 6440 S. High Street, Lockboune, Ohio. Rev. Fr. Denis S. Kigozi, Presider. Burial to follow, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of John to the St. Vincent DePaul Society-St. Thomas The Apostle Conference, 197 E. Gay St., Columbus 43215. Condolences may be sent via FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO GATHER AT THE CHAPEL FOR HIS FUNERAL MASS.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013