John W. Pagani

May 13, 1942 ‒ April 11, 2019

Galion, Ohio

John W. Pagani, 76, of Galion, passed away April 11, 2019 after a year-long illness.

Born May 13, 1942, he was the son of the late John B. and Tresa (Jerger) Pagani.  He married Sheila (Burns) Pagani on July 21, 1979 and she survives.

John was a graduate of Union Local High School in 1961.  He worked as a CNC Machinist at Covert Manufacturing in Galion for 26 years, retiring in 2006. John was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Galion and enjoyed fishing, going to Lake Erie, was past President of Washington Station Street Rods, processing and smoking meats with friends, loved to grill and cook and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Tia (Cindy) Pagani of Galion, Michelle (Kevin) Maley of Galion and Lisa (Marty Kohls) Zeisler of Galion; sons, Paul Pagani of South Carolina and Scott (Sherri) Pagani of Galion; grandchildren, Tyler (Molly) Maley, Spenser (Courtney) Hartline, Lindzy (Johnny) Kobyluck, Ashlyn (Brandon) Ruby, Austin Pagani, Ryan Marvin, Niki Angus and Kelly and Josh Kohls; 9 great grandchildren, Preston and Bruce Maley, Sophia and Carter Hartline, Ariyannah and Kyan Kobyluck, Raelyn Ruby and Haiden and Blake Kohls.  Two additional great grandchildren are expected yet, Kaylum Ruby and one other.  A sister also survives, Cindy Kremple of Mansfield.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the VFW Post 4329, 229 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio  44833.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of John Pagani, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I’m so saddened to hear of his passing. Much love, hugs and prayers to Sheila and the entire family. Love you. -Tonya Burke

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Sheila and your entire family at this difficult time. Ericka

  • Sorry to see John’s passing..I was a classmate at Union, class of 48 boys and girls..seen John at many school reunions..will inform our friends of childhood ..knew John in a innocent, carefree time of our lives!

  • Sheila,our family was so sorry to hear about John. You’re in our prayers. Aunt Martha

  • So sorry to hear this. He was such a sweet and funny man! Always had a good story to tell and could make me laugh. Thinking of you all during this difficult time!

  • To the family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Prayers for strength in this hard time & always. Xoxx

  • To the children of John I am so sorry for your loss. I know John many years back. God be with you kids. God Bless all of you.