John W. Black

October 13, 1924 ‒ May 05, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: John W. Black, 90, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday morning May 5, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness.

The son of Allen and Kathryn (Laughman) Black, John was born October 13, 1924 in Middlebourne, Ohio.  He was graduated from Old Washington High School.  John served in the Navy.

On July 12, 1947 he married Vivian Redd.  John was a long time employee of the Tappan Company.  John enjoyed sports especially the Cleveland Indians.  John was an avid reader and loved history.  He enjoyed the outdoors and working in his garden.  Above all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Vivian Black, daughter Karen Edmiston, sons Kevin and Brian Black; grandsons Jason and Jeffrey Edmiston, granddaughters Jennifer Edmiston, Ashley Black, and Lisa Wilcox; great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Joel Porada and Gabriel Wilcox; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Bernard Black.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2 p.m. – in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 3 p.m.  Pastor Quillie Dasher will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s memory to MedCentral Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by

  • I love you all. I can not believe he is gone. My thoughts an prayers are with everyone.

  • I am thinking of all of you. Having known John for so many years, I hope you take comfort in the fact that he led an unfailingly good and honest life, and that there is no doubt he loved you all. I hope the fond memories that you have of John help to sustain you and give you comfort.

    My prayers are with you.

    Norm Edmiston

  • Karen,

    I was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It just doesn’t feel right when a parent is no longer around. I’ll pray that you and your family feel God’s comfort and peace at this sad time. God Bless, Julie Edmiston

  • Our prayers for the family, and our deepest sympathies for losing a wonderful person. It will feel very different without John at our Redd reunion this year.