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Mercurio, John
John M. Mercurio of Sarasota FL and Columbus Ohio, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on September 3, 2017 from complications related to Dementia. John was preceded in death by his parents John and Annie, and stepfathers Wisty Cosentino and Phil Macaluso. He is survived by his best friend, soulmate and loving wife of 57 years, Mary Jo; his sons John (Sherry) and Michael (Maria); his beloved grandchildren Nikki (Tony) Galiardi, Anthony, Johnny (Nikki Hipolito), Paul and Kristina Mercurio and his 'special buddies' great-grandchildren Eva and Silvia Galiardi. John is also survived by his sisters-in-law Kathleen (Newt) Thomas and Carol Russ; his nieces Lisa, Mary Carol, Kathy and nephews Doug, Gregory 'Eugene' and Chris; his Aunts Rose and Connie Flichia and many cousins; wonderful friends including his lifelong friend Tim McSweeney; close friend Steve Wallace and special friend Gracie Cervantez. John was a proud alumnus of Aquinas High School and Franklin University. He retired from the Columbus Division of Traffic Engineering after 40+ years of dedicated public service. While retired, John served as a board member and President of the Golden Gate Point Condominium Association in Sarasota and loved to golf, travel, entertain friends and watch his grandkids grow up. John was an avid Ohio State and TBDBITL supporter. In his youth he was a batboy for the Columbus Redbirds which led to his lifetime love of baseball, especially the NY Yankees and his hometown Columbus baseball teams. John loved teaching and coaching baseball to young ballplayers. John made it a point to attend all of his grandchildren's athletic/school events during their youth and high school years where his distinguishably loud finger whistles were unmistakable. He insisted that the family dinner table was the most important part of the day and loved nothing greater than family gatherings and making his breaded eggplant. John was a faithful member of St. Martha Catholic Church (Sarasota, Florida), Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (Columbus, Ohio), and volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society. o all of our family & friends....Please do not be sad that it has ended; be thankful that it had happened. We believe he is with the Lord now and rejoice that his mind and body no longer suffer. We find solace that he is now in the Kingdom that has no end and that we will see him again someday. Friends received Wednesday 4-8pm at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St. Family and friends will meet Thursday from 9:30am till 10am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 20 E. Dominion Blvd., where Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10am. Msgr. John Johnson celebrant. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. James Soldano and his staff as well as Dr. Richard Gummer and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff of Riverside Hospital and Kobacker House for the outstanding care and attention received. We request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kobacker House, Riverside Hospital or Children's Hospital in Columbus. To view and sign the on-line register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2017
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