John W. Van Oss
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53, passed away Dec. 14, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Akron, the son of John J. and Mary Ann Van Oss. He resided in the Akron and Canton area for over 40 years. For the last several years he resided in Daytona Beach, Fla. John was a technician at Diebold and manager of information systems at Akron Canton Airport and Florida Door Control. At the time of his death, he was a manager of Holiday Retirement Corp. working with seniors and was attending Daytona State College. John loved the outdoors. He was an avid water skier and boater. He loved camping, traveling across the country visiting state parks and being on his motorcycle. He was a fun, caring person and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. He is survived by the love of his life, Patricia Amburgey, his father, John J. Van Oss; daughters Heather (Nicholas) Navarino and Rebecca Van Oss; Patricia's children, Cassie Elliott and Adam Amburgey; sister, Diane Johnson; nephews Michael and Richard Johnson; and very close friends Carla Herbst and Nick Rice.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 999 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron, OH 44319. Donations may be made to the
Published in The Repository on Dec. 29, 2013