John L. Generous – December 29, 2017

John L. Generous, 74, of Dover, passed away December 29, 2017 in New Dawn Retirement Community.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 2, 1943, he was the son of Sophie Generous and the late Joseph Generous. After graduating from high school, John joined the United States Air Force where he honorably served his country.  He ultimately retired from Lauren Manufacturing as a machine operator. John married his wife, the former Cora B. Davis, on October 24, 1987. Together they enjoyed fishing and John also loved to hunt.

In addition to Cora of Dover, John is survived by his children, Donna (Greg) Schaser of Canton, Charlene (Bill) McMinn of Savannah, Georgia, Debby Generous of Borgoltz, Ohio, and Chuck and Doug Andrews, both of Cleveland; his brother, Paul Generous of Atwoodville, Connecticut. John was preceded by his father, Joseph, and his grandson, Jody Burnworth in 2015.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM. A service celebrating John’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 5, 2018, beginning at 11 AM. Entombment will follow in Dover Burial Park. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be directed to Folds of Honor Foundation, 8551 N. 125th E. Ave., Suite 100, Owasso, OK 74055. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of John by visiting the funeral home website at

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

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

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5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622