John J. Monaco – September 19, 2017

John J. Monaco, 85, of Dover passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center.

Born October 29, 1931 in Dover, he was a son of the late Joseph and Consetta Odi Monaco. John was also preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Monaco on May 7, 2013, and five brothers and sisters.

He retired from Union Camp in Dover after 44 years of service; he was a life member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active member of St. Joe Seniors. John loved spending time with his family and working many hours in his garden; he was well known for his homemade pizza sauce and Purple Basil Vinegar. He enjoyed his many trips to Las Vegas and his daily visits to the New Philadelphia VFW.

A devoted father and grandfather, John will be sadly missed by his children, John (Janna) of Vancouver, Wash., Tony of Newport Beach, Calif., Joe (Gwen) of Oxford, Ga., Connie (Bret) Moore of Canton, Ohio, Michael Monaco of Temecula, Calif. and Therese (Al) Baker of Atwood Lake; grandchildren, Jason Monaco of New Philadelphia, Jessica (Scott) Cervinak of Canton, Joseph Monaco of Georgia, Justin Crues of Canton, Joel and Jesse Baker of Atwood, Vincent Monaco of California; great-grandchildren, Keely, Jordan, Tori, and Dominic Monaco, Matthew, Ryan, and Nathan Cervinak of Canton; stepchildren, Zachary Meyers, Casey Carr and Emily Charleston of Washington, Brandon and Blake Moore of Canton.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Jimmy Hatfield officiating. Friends may call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover on Friday from 6-8 pm with Christian Wake Services starting at 7:45. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of John may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral homes website.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Hospice at The Aultman Foundation, Attn: Charitable Gifts, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44710-1799.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Aultman Hospice for their exceptional and compassionate care shown towards our father.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 North Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622
330-343-6132
www.tolandherzig.com