John Dorion

May 02, 1934 ‒ April 10, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD- John Dorion, 80, of Mansfield passed away at home Friday morning, April 10, 2015 surrounded by his loving and devoted family who remained at his side day and night and are thankful for the beautiful experience he created for them.

John was born May 2, 1934 in Cleveland to Leo Dorion and Florence Hawk (both deceased).  John went to the 8th grade level in school and then did a variety of jobs until he achieved his GED.  He then graduated from North Central Technical College.

He worked as an insurance adjuster for Western Reserve Lightening Rod and Lumberman’s/Prudential.  Later he worked for various departments for Richland County and the City of Mansfield.

November 6, 1970 he married the love of his life Janet “Jan” (Reed) Dorion.  Fighting a courageous battle with dementia for 6-8 years, John was a very strong willed and loving man that would do anything for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Jan Dorion of Mansfield; daughter Annette (Troy) Hurrell of Perrysville; son Brian (Randi) Dorion of Butler, and daughter Karen Sigler of Mansfield; nine grandchildren Levi Sigler, Sonya Dorion, Jason Sigler, Jonathan Hurrell, Andrew Sigler, Sharee Ferguson, Tiffany Hurrell, Savannah Dorion, and Devin Dorion; eleven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters Luana (LeRoy) King of Chelsea, Michigan, Marie (Dwayne) Washer of Ontario, Martha (Larry) Lehman of Howard, Janet (Barb) Hawk of Fruita, Colorado, and Carol (Paul) Hinzman of Fredericktown; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, several cousins and family members that were very special to him over the years.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather Russell Hawk; father-in-law and mother-in-law Chester and Goldie Reed.

The family will receive friends, Monday April 13, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Pastor Doug Pretorius will officiate and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Dear Janet and family, We were so sorry to read of the passing of Dorion. I worked with his mother Florence for many years and I remember how graciously she always spoke of you Janet. I don’t believe I ever meant your husband but knew Carol his sister and Travis her son. It is indeed a small world. Carol, we are also so sorry for the loss of your brother. It is very difficult to loose our family members. Both of you please know that we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to share your grief. Good Bless all of you at this time.

    Sincerely, Sam and Carleen Snell

  • Jan,

    I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy and a real gentleman. He will be missed. I will see you Monday.

    Much love,

    Danni and David

  • Dear Jan and family, Thinking of all of you during this sorrowful time. Cherish the memories and know that we have all of you in our prayers.
    Kathy & Bill Southard

  • JOHN DORION was my step brother, but in my eyes he was not a step brother,
    But, he was my , MY BROTHER; he could be a hard person at times. But he was
    a very straight talking man and over the years he gave me some of the best advise
    of my life.
    I LOVED JOHN very much, and he was A great man.
    So to you JOHN, May GOD watch over you and give you the PEACE & LOVE that you Have always Deserved.
    I will MISS YOU so MUCH, your sister Janet.

  • Jan and family. So sorry to hear about John. You were a great team. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jan, Annette and Brian,

    John was so proud of you all and would have been even more so, for the love and caring you all exhibited in his last two weeks on this earth. We know he knows and watches down on us all as we carry on without him.

    We will not forget him or the man he was….. to each of us in a different way. When we were kids he took care of and protected me beyond some things I wasn’t even aware of at the time. He was my only brother and I aways knew there was someone that loved me and I could count on.

    Jan you are a sister to me and will always be in my heart and prayers. We will carry on together.

    Luana King

  • Janet I was so sorry to hear of Your loss. We know of the wonderful hope we have in Jesus. He will give you strength to get through this and you will feel the wonderful peace your John is experiencing being with Him.

  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John at Prudential….May the peace of God be with you during this hard time…our thoughts and prayers are with you.