John “Jack” Monesmith

April 29, 1930 ‒ March 12, 2013

Delaware, Ohio

John “Jack” Monesmith, age 82 of Delaware passed away Tuesday morning, March 12, 2013 at Grant Hospital in Columbus.

Born on April 29, 1930 in Columbus, he was the son of the late John A. and Janet (Griffin) Monesmith. A graduate of Willis High School in 1948, he went on to serve in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Army Corp of Engineers, where he worked as a civil engineer.

A member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Xenia Masonic Lodge No. 49, he was also active with the Silver Fox Golf League. An avid golfer, he enjoyed traveling and reading, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Simple and mischievous, he was a good man who always did right. Well respected, he accepted what he was dealt, an attitude which would serve him well through his illnesses since 1994. A fighter until the very end, he was at his best with his family or on the golf course. Jack’s deep blue eyes will long be remembered, as with their twinkle and his never give up attitude.

He is survived by his beloved children: Harry (Marilyn) Monesmith of Hanes City, FL, Jan Monesmith of Delaware, Mark (Drena) Monesmith of Germantown, Amy Dillon of Dayton, 6 Grandchildren, 6 Great-grandchildren, and dear friend Betty Scheeder.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years: Adele (High) in 1987 and his second wife Rose (Evans) in 2006, and his sister Janice.

Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware with Rev. Jennell Rue officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve the Monesmith family and condolences can be expressed at