NILES — Niles’ John B. Scanecchia Jr., 92, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, surrounded by family at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.
He was born on July 3, 1930, in Niles, the son of John B. Sr. and Angelica (Mary) Decristofaro Scanecchia.
John graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1948 and excelled in sports. He is a U.S. Army veteran who continued his love of the sport by running trucks while serving his country. John enjoyed gardening and watching sports, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending events.
John worked for many years as a master electrician at the IBEW Electrical Hall. John was a member of Our Lady of Carmel Church and volunteered at the church’s annual festival.
John is survived by two daughters, Joan (Ronald) Kennehan of Berlin Center and Lori (Michael) Proper of Niles. Four grandchildren, Heather (Kaled) Kennehan, Eric (Heather) Kennehan, Colleen (Amanda) Kennehan, and Joseph Proper (girlfriend, Gabby). As well as several nieces and nephews who were dear to his heart.
He was widowed by his wife of 65 years, Norma R. Creorino Scanecchia, whom he married on June 7, 1952. She passed away on August 30, 2017. and two sisters, Gloria Gray and Phyllis Lehany.
Out of respect for John’s wishes, there is no call time or service.
Arrangements have been referred to Holloway Williams Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 611 Robbins Avenue, Niles, 330-652-2422.