Cardinal John R. Cardinal, age 78, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Riverside Hospital, after a short illness. He was born on January 23, 1935, in Canton, OH, where he was a member of Timken Vocational High School, Class of 1953. He served two years as an SP4 in the United States Army in the 10th Engineer Battalion in Germany. He was a proud cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, graduating in 1986 after attending night school for 14 years. He retired from the Pure Oil/Union Oil Company after 35 years of dedicated service. He was very active in St Matthias Parish as an usher, Eucharistic minister and choir member. An avid bowler and card player, he also enjoyed logic puzzles, golf, had a fondness for old-time serials, and was a fan of Notre Dame and OSU. However, his greatest joy and love was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Angeline and James, and his brother Frank. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years, Mary; daughter, Theresa (Tim) Myers; sons Jim and Tom; brother, Albert "Tootles" Silvestri; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cherished granddaughters, Josie and Jamie. John's family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m., on Friday, March 15, 2013 at THE JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, with a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road (at Karl). Burial St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio. Flowers are appreciated, or, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013