REA, JOHN P - Franklin County, Ohio | JOHN P REA - Ohio Gravestone Photos

John P REA

Greenlawn Cemetery
Franklin County,

John was born Nov 19, 1951 probably in Ohio, and died May 15, 2009 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. S/O Jack Rea and Winifred Summers. H/O Nancy Rea.

Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Sunday, May 17, 2009

Deceased Name: REA John P. Rea

REA John P. Rea, age 57, of Columbus (Clintonville), Oh. passed away on May 15, 2009. His family is comforted by knowing John is now happy, healthy, and in the arms of his loving Lord. Born November 19, 1951 to the late Winifred Summers and Jack Rea. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Nancy; son, John "Charlie" Rea; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Rea; brother, David Rea of N.Y.; sister, JoEllen Rea; mother-in-law, Marie Croy; sister-in-law, Janie Hawkins (Bill); endearing friends, Edd Mieczkowski and Shawn Hageman; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. His passing this week leaves a great void in all their lives. John was a graduate of The Ohio State University. He was employed by BUNZL of Columbus. Starting in the warehouse, he worked his way through the ranks to become general manager. He was also employed by Sledd and Clark Products. John valued family, friends and community. He was a man that wanted his community to prosper and thrive. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, on the board of Clintonville July 4th Celebration Inc., and coached NCIL Baseball/Softball and Dominion Baseball/Softball league for ten years. John will be remembered for his feistiness, he never had a problem standing up for what he believed in. Throughout life, John wrote beautifully and prolifically. He enjoyed painting with water colors, writing songs and playing his guitar while serenading family and friends, and researching his family roots. His bright spirit, warm hospitality, and deep love and care for family and friends were gifts to all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43229. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME, 4221 N. High St., (3 blocks south of Henderson Rd.), where service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Tim Muller officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.

Booster, The (Columbus, OH) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Deceased Name: John Rea - Clintonville loses one of its strong, supportive voices

One of Clintonville's strongest voices was silenced Friday when John Rea died at the age of 57.
Rea was active in the community's Fourth of July celebrations, Whetstone High School boosters and helped start the Dominion Middle School Baseball-Softball League which remains strong today.
If something made him mad, he was never shy about letting you know -- though he was just as quick to put his arm around you and say "Good job" if he was pleased about something.
His commitment to local youth, shared by his wife Nancy who teaches at Dominion, has created ripples of influence that can't be quantified.
Calling hours are Tuesday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Weir-Arend Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the funeral home, 4221 N. High St.
His family, including son John "Charlie" Rea and daughter Beth, ask that memorial donations be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road.

Contributed on 8/28/12 by jchamler51
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Record #: 149693

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Submitted: 8/28/12 • Approved: 8/29/12 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R149693-G0-S3

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