Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WOOSTER – John Joseph Philippi, 86. of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Avenue at Wooster.
John was born February 8, 1934 in Alliance the son of Mark and Lucille Crestani) Philippi. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Snellgrove on January 30, 1953. Together they had four children, Jeffrey, Larry, Penny and Mark. His grandchildren, Jordan and Sarah, were the joy of his life. A special time was celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family in Disney World.
He graduated from Alliance High School (1951) and Mount Union University. He worked at American Steel Foundries and Morgan Engineering in Alliance while going to college. After graduation, he joined the Goodyear Squadron in Akron. In 1963, he joined Rubbermaid working in the Purchasing Dept. as Materials Manager and Purchasing Manager for 25 years.
John enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golf and watching Cleveland sport teams. He played golf at golf clubs all over the US.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1964, a member of 20/30 Club and the Purchasing Association, Swim team and Music parents groups and was a People to People Ministries Board member and Treasurer.
Surviving is his wife Jean; children Larry of San Diego, CA, Penny of Phoenix, AZ, Mark (Jo Lyn) of Maumee, OH and grandchildren Jordan and Sarah.
He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey, his parents and an infant brother.
There will be a private family ceremony at the Memory Garden at First Presbyterian Church.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
The family wishes to thank The Avenue at Wooster and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their extraordinary support both to John and his family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
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