John Anthony Mack, 69, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Robert and Sarah (Holland) Mack, John was born August 31, 1949 at Ashland, Ohio.

On August 8, 1979, John married the former Beverly Robb and the couple raised two daughters, Mandy and Angie.

John was well known and highly respected throughout the community and formed many special relationships during his lifetime. He was the co-founder and longtime coordinator of the Robert Lamb Memorial Fantasy Football League, which is still in existence to this day. John also volunteered his time as a softball coach where he built numerous lasting friendships with his players and their families. He also served as the longtime Building Inspector for the East Central Ohio Building Authority. He had a passion for traveling and traveled to all parts of the world. John was also an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Mack; his daughters and sons-in-law, Mandy and Dennis “Spank” Cross of New Philadelphia and Angie and Alex Osborne of Stoney Beach, Maryland; his treasured grandchildren, Jaide, Savannah, Addison, Bailey, John, Abigal, Olivia, Amelia and a grandson expected in the near future; a brother, Bob (Kathy) Mack of Lexington, Ohio; and two sisters, Patti (Rick) Boyd of Caledonia, Ohio and Kathy Yoha of Mansfield, Ohio.

John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sharon Stanley.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation will follow the visitation.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622