John A. Serio Jr.

December 14, 1977 ‒ November 25, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John A. “Superman” Serio Jr., age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 25, 2019.  He was born on December 14, 1977 in Buffalo, New York the son of John A. Serio Sr. and Antoinette (Anderson) Ferris.

Although he was nicknamed Superman, John had a heart of gold for others.  He loved creating nicknames for his family and friends and usually got a great laugh from the practical jokes he would pull on others.  John loved art and especially enjoyed drawing.  He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

John is survived by his children; Ryder Serio, Patrick Serio, Joshua Serio and Ella Serio; his father, John (Vickie) A. Serio Sr. of Fredericktown; his mother, Antoinette (Michael) Ferris of Pahrump, Nevada; siblings, Melissa (Bryan Speakman) Serio of Pahrump, Nevada, twin sister, Beth (Richie Hearn) Serio of Pahrump, Nevada and Tony (Tina Cockrell) Serio of Fredericktown, Ohio; step siblings, Michael Ferris of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tanya Pitts of Las Vegas, Nevada and Colleen (D.J.) Watson of Las Vegas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will observe a private service.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John A. “Superman” Serio Jr.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Freedom Center.

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  • My thoughts are with you all in this terrible time. I’m so sorry for your loss! Heartbreaking! He was loved and will be missed

  • You was a wonderful person, a real person who made the world better, thanks for all the laughs an smiles you gave us all. Miss ya prayers to his family he was an amazing person that was taken to soon. RIP

  • Even tho I do not know this man, I send my deepest condolences to all who knew & loved him. May God give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time. Rest in paradise John

  • loved you brother I will really miss you. you was a true friend and had a heart of gold you will. be missed my heart goes out to the family I’m so sorry for your loss

  • My heart goes out to the family-so sorry for your loss.I would see him time to time and he would always put a smile on my face.

  • I have had the pleasure of knowing u for over 20 yrs u are my friend and my brother u are my girls uncle we will miss u terribly but we will never forget u my heart breaks knowing u won’t be here to hug me when I’m upset or make me smile when I’m having a bad day look over ur nieces we now have another guardian angel RIP SUPERMAN we love u always

  • RIP Superman. You was pretty awesome. My heart goes out to your family and friends. Fly high superman fly high

  • My heart ia with the family in thia very depessing time! John was seriously a heart of Gold and meant so much to so many! He helped everyone even when he had nothing. He helped me when I was at my lowest. Ipray for you all at thia time!

  • I don’t even know where to begin.. im sending many many thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends.. john was definitely a great person with a huge heart that would do anything to put a smile on your face and make sure you left the conversation laughing.. he had a way about him to show he was there for you to give a helping hand when needed and truly loved his family more than anything.. he shared his proudest moments with the public to help others who needed some inspiration and will always be remembered by everyone who was blessed to meet him.. i wish I could wrap my arms around the family and take the pain away.. but they have a guardian angel to do that now and to watch over them .. rip John!! And thank you so much for everything you have done for my dad.. he thought the whole world of you!!

  • Still can’t believe you are gone…I will miss you always coming by and wanting those cookies…Until we see you again r.i.p Serio!
    Keep my J.R. company and give him kisses we got your Luke!

  • My son. Where do I begin. You were my 1st born son. Your smile. Your sense of humor. Hearing you say Momma. How do I live without you. My heart is broken. I feel so empty inside. I called your phone. But you don’t answer. I can’t imagine the pain you went through. I always tried to fix everything and I can’t fix this You are my baby. Definitely a mommas boy. I love you so much son. Fly free my baby until we meet again. Rest In Peace

    • I cant imagine the pain your going through Aunt. John will be missed so much as he was lived by everyone who met him. Our prayers are with you and the whole family at this heartbreaking time

  • My twin, my hero, my Brohamburger,

    As I’m sitting here trying to say how I feel I’m at a loss for words.
    The day you were taken from us I felt it. I didn’t why I was feeling what I was feeling but I was sitting on my couch with candles lit and I suddenly had an excruciating pain in my chest and was having trouble breathing. So I was going to blow out the candles and lay down. As I was approaching the candle, missy called me. I answered the phone and as she spoke the most horrifying words “ John’s dead” I blew out a candle.
    I am heart broken, sick, and empty! I lost half of me and there are truly no words to explain exactly how I feel. I had no idea this kind of pain existed.
    I love you with every ounce of my being and miss you so much! Life will never be the same without you!
    I know you are safe and are the happiest you’ve ever been now and are looking down at us and telling us it’s ok! You were my angel on earth and now you are my angel in heaven!
    You will always be my Brohamburger and I will always be your sisthamandcheese sandwich!
    I will talk to you every moment I can and feel your embrace with every breeze.
    I love you so very much and I will be with you again one day and we will love and laugh together once again!

  • I am so saddened by the news, you were a wounderful soul whom will Never be forgotten ,I remember taking you home from Ruby’s and my tire going flat like it was only yesterday ,and we had to get my spare on to get you home ,the pain in our butts that was to figure out,thanks for always bringing a smile to everyone’s face miss you forever ! Fly high😥

  • Im at a loss for words John. Im so sorry this happened. I love you and miss you! I remember being a kid and how much fun you were! I love you Aunt Toni, Mike, Beth, Missy and Little Toni! ❤❤

  • John..I don’t know where to begin..You will be missed tremendously, I am sitting here thinking about all the great times we had together with our family…and I am laughing in pure joy..knowing how you made everbody laugh all the time…You did truly give everybody in our family nicknames ( Breezer, Presto) I close my eyes and I see you holding Preston when he was only 3 months old…That is getting me thru this horrible situation. You will be missed so much , so much…you are at piece ,with Grandma and granpa Anderson.Aunt Alice , and Grandpa Serio..I love you always and Forever. You will forever in our hearts.

  • Aunt Toni, Sending my deepest condolences To you and your family. I know your heart is heavy with grief . Rest in peace John Serio

  • My heart is truly broken. I had just spoken to you Saturday as we laughed and joked at some of your more recent shenanigans…At 8:51pm I got the most hearth wrenching call I’ve ever received..And as I didn’t think my heart could possibly break any further, I received a call from the jail and I KNEW I’d have to be the one to break Jozn’s heart, and be the one to let him know you was gone. All I could manage to speak was, “Jozn I love you! I’m so sorry, I love you” . When I was finally able to breathe and tell him this horrible news I could hear his heart break! You two was thick as thieves… His attention quickly turned to me calling and informing RayRay and the rest of the family that didn’t know at that point, and the moment RayRay answered the phone I knew I was breaking another heart and telling someone that loved you as much as myself that you was taken UNFAIRLY away from us. Maybe to be our guardian angel, but as I’m writing this in tears I can’t help but wonder what I’m going to do without the one that would relentlessly argue with me just because you liked to get me all worked up, what I’m going to do without the “brother” of someone that could make me just as made but you’d be there for me to vent to, without the person who’d always no matter time of day make sure I never had to walk anywhere, the person that who’s truck broke down and laughed at me being in dress clothes and nails done but under his hood cleaning the air intake and air filter, and laughed at the amount of grease I accumulated on myself but was quick to pour water on me saying I looked hot ….. Superman I will FOREVER love you and will never say goodbye….. Until we meet again.
    Love Susan & Jozn

  • I felt a pain in my chest the day you were taken from us. My heart ripped apart when I read a message from your sister Melissa telling me that you had been murdered. I yelled to my mother to come to our sons room where I fell to the floor crying trying to get the words out that you were dead. Millions of thoughts racing through my head but the hardest thing, the number one thing I had to think about was how do I look at OUR two beautiful boys and tell them that their father was dead. Our boy’s lit candles for you tonight and will do so every holiday and every special occasion.

    I will always love you JAS ❤me

    We love you DAD ❤Ryder and Patrick

  • I want to give John’s family my deepest condolences! I have known John and his brother Tony for a very long time!! John was always the one to make me smile!! I called him a brother! He loved his children family and friends and was a well liked person! I love u bro just know u are in so many hearts and will be very missed!!!
    Love ya bro- Shay

  • I’m at a loss for words. Just found out your gone. You was always there for me just like a brother. Last time I talked to you I was in jail and I told u I was going to rehab and your exact words was good I’m happy for you sis make me proud I love you. Well bub that’s what I intend to do I got 8 months and counting fly high. My deepest condolences to your family and to Tony if your reading this bro I love u and am so sorry for all of your loss