John J. Aloi
February 19, 1947 ‒ July 24, 2015
John J. Aloi, 68, of Delaware and formerly of southwest Pennsylvania, passed away Friday morning, July 24, 2015 at the Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born on February 19, 1947, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania the son of the late Samuel H. Aloi Sr. and Catherine Aloi of Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
On August 16, 1969, he married Judith A. Lakits at the St. Malachy Church in Kennedy Twp., PA. John was a fantastic husband and their marriage was a testament to the vows they shared nearly 46 years ago.
John had a gift as an educator. He studied special education at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. For over 20 years he took great pride in teaching the gifted and talented students at David E. Williams Middle School in the Montour School District. What helped John and his strive to continually become a better teacher was his willingness to learn from his students. Of course, it didn’t hurt that John would read anything he got his hands on and his ability to retain information amazed even his gifted and talented students.
His teaching did not stop in the classroom. John was a lifelong Boy Scout and as an adult became a Scoutmaster; teaching numerous boys and young men, including his own sons, the necessary skills to move through the ranks. While he wasn’t a hunter or fisherman, he did love camping, the outdoors, and the challenges of mastering new wilderness skills.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Catherine; his wife Judy of Delaware and their three children, David J. Aloi and his wife Lisa of Sylvania, Ohio, Emily D’Amore and her husband Kenneth of Delaware, Ohio, and Daniel J. Aloi and his wife Michelle of Galena, Ohio; five grandchildren, Nathan and Morgan, Mason, and Payton and Paige; five siblings, Christine Aquino of Hopewell, PA, Marie Panutsos and her husband Tom of Economy Twp., PA, Nancy Aloi of Bridgeville,PA, Samuel H. Aloi, Jr. and his wife Jan, and Cathy Bires and her husband Bob of Baden, PA.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial with Father David Sizemore officiating will take place at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 State Route 37 East, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Burial of cremains will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229-1728 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to handle the arrangements for Mr Aloi. Condolences may be expressed to the family at snyderfuneralhomes.com.