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John Michael Thornton


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John Michael Thornton Obituary
John Michael Thornton

Newark - A Mass of Christian Burial for John Michael Thornton, age 62, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 15, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 394 East Main St., Newark with Father Jonathon F. Wilson as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9 - 10 a.m. at The Newark Chapel of Henderson- Van Atta- Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 N. Fifth Street, Newark, on Friday, June 15, 2018, prior to the service.

John passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 with his sister Amy and friend Holly at his side.

He was born on March 25, 1956 to the late James V. and Jean (Healy) Thornton.

John graduated from Newark Catholic High School and attended Dayton University and Central Ohio Technical College.

John was passionate about travel, music, photography, and most importantly, taking care of anyone in need. John was a compassionate caregiver and enjoyed sharing and teaching.

John is survived by his sister, Amy Thornton (Jim); niece, Sarah (James) Seymour; nephew, Stephen Zaborski; great-nephews, R.J. and Stephen; uncle, Tim Healy of Girard, Pennsylvania; aunt, Judy Healy of Newark, Ohio; sister-in-law, Kelly Thornton, two nephews, Ryan (Alli) Thornton and Andrew Thornton; many close friends and neighbors, and most importantly his dog, Corky, whom he loved more than anything (pictured above).

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Thornton; sister, Kathleen Thornton; uncle, Mike Healy; and his aunt, Betty Healy.

Memorial contributions can be made in John's name to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive SW, Heath, OH 43056.

Please visit hendersonvanatta.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.
Published in the Advocate on June 13, 2018
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