John Antoine

December 18, 1953 ‒ December 05, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

John Antoine, age 66, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  He was born on December 18, 1953, to Carlton G. “Bump” Antoine and Geraldine K. Antoine, both of whom preceded him in death.

Surviving John, and cherishing his memory, are his son, Lucas (Juan Flores) Antoine of Denver, Colorado; and his sister, Casey Moore of Vanceboro, North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his nephew, Josh Moore.

John was a very skilled carpenter and did this work for Columbus City Schools for over 15 years.  He really enjoyed building things and was quite good at it.  He made furniture for his family and loved woodworking, in general.  John did all kinds of side work for family members and friends.  In fact, he built his parents’ last house.  Above all, John was a good father and was always present and accounted for by his family.  He was a loving, attentive father and uncle and even taught his nephew carpentry and a variety of hands-on skills.

A visitation will be held for John at 10am on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center (101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, Ohio, 43015) where his memorial service will take place at 11am on Friday, December 11, with Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name are suggested to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank (3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, OH, 43123) or Lifeline of Ohio (770 Kinnear Rd. #200, Columbus, OH 43212).  Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Antoine family.  Any memories of John or condolences may be posted at

  • What an absolute shock this has been for us. Luke, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a good friend and a wonderful man. I’m going to miss his easy manner and his great cooking. No one can make mole like him! Casey, I can’t imagine what you’re going through to have lost your brother. Hugs and Prayers to you and the family.

  • Dearest Lucas,
    So sad to hear this news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Grosse Bise

  • We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Hadn’t seen him for a long time but he was a truly nice guy and will be missed.

  • The Brown Jug will never be the same without John and his delicious breakfast with, of course, Bloody Mary’s !!! My famiy misses him but have many happy memories to share.

  • Wow what a shock. John was a life long best friend of mine. We first met running track and cross country together at Gahanna Lincoln High School. John was two years older than me and taught me a lot about running and life.

    One of the first times we ran cross country together I was ready to give up and walk. John said run up to Mann Road and I will walk with you. So I made it to Mann Road. Then he said run to the next mailbox and I will walk with you. I did and he kept doing this for another mile. I learned when you are ready to give up, push yourself a little bit more and it is amazing how far you can go.

    John and I built my deck, finished my basement and had a great time doing it together. I will forever miss his wit and dry sense of humor.

  • I knew John as “Johnny”, Casey’s little brother. Casey, I’m so sorry that John has left this world. My sympathy for all the family.
    V’Ann Ryther