John Weiss

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7/3/2011 15:00:00

7/9/2011 10:00:00

John Weiss Sr., age 68, resident of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. He was born on December 28, 1942 in Queens, New York to the late Willaim and Eleanor (Hylka) Weiss.
He is survived by his wife Rachele Weiss; four children, Sherri Roberts, Denise Maguire, John Weiss Jr. all of New York and Michele Hughes of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Malia, Gianna, Bailey, Johnny, Lucas, Sean, Brendan, Thomas, Emma, Wynn and Kerrigan and one loving aunt, Josephine Walkowiak.
He is preceded by in death by his parents and one brother, William G. Weiss.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth, Ohio at 10:00 AM with father Nick Cunningham officiating and a memorial service will be held at the St. Stanislaus Church, 57-15 61st St., Maspeth, New York on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society/ASPCA or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Dominick Sweeney - Jul 9, 2011

I was floored when John Jr. told me the news.
Unfortunately I never met John Sr. but have always heard the utmost of great things about him.
My condolences to the entire Weiss family on this great man. I have no doubt he will be sorely and lovingly missed.

Eric Stalzer - Jul 8, 2011

My family and I are saddened of the loss of a good friend.
We will always have that wonderful smile of John’s in our memories. His generosity and kindness were to be admired and he inspired us all to do the same. He always had time to help you with whatever problem you may have had no mater the time.
Growing up John new just how to keep us out of trouble. He new that keeping us as busy as possible would keep us out of trouble. He would take John Jr. and I to upstate New York to go dirt bike riding. He put us on the pit crew to race cars every weekend. Many of my fondest memories included John and I am thankful to God that I will always have them.
I will miss you John and thank you for being a part of who I am today.

Lisa Ackerman-Sorrells & Family - Jul 8, 2011

John you will always be in our hearts. The kindness you and Rachele showed to Amber and I goes beyond words. Even though you are no longer here on Earth, I know for a fact that Heaven has gained another angel to watch over us. Love you always!

Martina Bacarella - Jul 8, 2011

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John, Sr. I’ve been so sorry to hear of all the suffering and debilitating diseases he has had to endure over the past few years, and I take solace in the knowledge that he is now probably in a better place.
He truly was incomparable in the construction business. He was one of the most patient, kind and knowledgeable people that I have ever met in the industry. He was one of the first restoration contractors I knew and respected when I started out as an architect 20 years ago and he is the standard that I’ve come to measure all restoration contractors by.
I am very sorry for your loss, and even though I only knew him on a professional level I hope you can find comfort in the fact that he really was a gentleman in the true meaning of the word and has made the world a better place for all those around him.
With deepest sympathy,
Martina Bacarella

Kim Collins - Jul 8, 2011

God looked around His garden And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you The day God called you home.
Peace be with you always John. -Kim

John Jr - Jul 6, 2011

: My Father was a great man who loved his family and friends. He went above and beyond at all costs to try and make our lives better. I will miss talking to him and getting his advice from time to time and without him in my life I would not be the person I am today. I will miss him with all of my heart but I know he is in a better place and no longer suffering in pain.

Daniel Castellano - Jul 6, 2011

To our very dear friend John, Sr.
Thank you for giving us the pleasure of being your friend throughout the years. Your honesty and integrity were alsways valued by our firm.
Daniel Castellano
Castellano, Korenberg & Co., CPA’s

bill and lynn stecklow - Jul 6, 2011

I haven’t seen John in 15 years but we have kept in touch corresponded by holiday cards for these past 15 years or so.
John and I had a mutual special respect for each other from our work years.
John always knew the correct way to approach a restoration project. He did it from his knowledge of hands on experience.
Every time I look at the TV and see The US Custom House in Boston, I just close my eyes and can see John climbing and reaching the Cupola with me following him. When we left the scaffold on the 34th floor- I looked down – John just kept going- so I just said ” John, if anyone can fix it, you can” and I quickly went back into the building.
John left his mark on many restorations throughout the country. He was a craftsman. he was the KING OF RESTORATION.
I will miss my yearly card from a dear friend.
Bill Stecklow

Denise Maguire - Jul 5, 2011

Dad your where an amazing man with many talets and loves. From car racing to business and back to your children. You loved us so well when you where with us that we have all gone on to share that love with your grandchildren. You will live on in them and us. Daddy I miss you so much. x-o

David Lax - Jul 5, 2011

I am saddened to hear the news. John was a wonderful and caring man. My sincere condolences go out to the family and all that loved and respected him.

debbie Chiapperino - Jul 5, 2011

It was a sad evening when I heard the news of John’s passing from his wife. He will be missed in so many ways from his pranks and joking to his sincere way he loved you. I know when he was at the gates of heaven he told god the gates needed to be restored. Something only he would say and meant. I will miss our times at the auctions buying junk just for fun and annoying some people. You had to be there to know this one. Your smile is in my heart just as your spirit will always be. He is probably having a ball with his pup, Surprise, and all the other animals he took an interest in and saved. He asked me to be his sister since he didn’t have one and he was my brother since I had lost mine and even before that. All my love to his family and those he touched in life. He will always be JW or Mr. Weiss to me.

Michele Hughes - Jul 5, 2011

No one could ask for a better father. He always knew how to make you smile, even if he was being a pain in the butt. It was to soon for this to happen, but I know he is in a better place and no longer in pain. I am glad to have been a part of his life. He is reunited with his Mom, Dad, Brother, and his pup, Sa-Prize. I’m glad you will not have to suffer anymore, but the pain lives on for my Mom and I now. Malia was making a sand castle and said out of the blue, don’t knock it down Grandpa. He was always the jokester. We Love you, Mick and Shel!

John,Lauren,Bailey,John III & Lukas - Jul 5, 2011

We will all miss him dearly. He was an an amazing father, father in law & grandfather.We will all miss his kindness & the way he put others first without thinking about himself
Rest in Peace Dad

John Jr - Jul 5, 2011

: My Father was a great man who loved his family and friends. He went above and beyond at all costs to try and make our lives better. I will miss talking to him and getting his advice from time to time and without him in my life I would not be the person I am today. I will miss him with all of my heart but I know he is in a better place and no longer suffering in pain.

Kaaaathy From Ohio - Jul 5, 2011

John, I love you and miss you dearly. You will remain in my heart forever. You were more than just a brother-in-law to me. If it wasn’t for you, I would never have experienced street-stock racing. Who would have thought “Pledge” (yes, furniture polish) would work so well on keeping the clay from the track from sticking to the racecar. What a novel idea. You were a genius. The weekend trips to New York were the best. I will always cherish my “Taster’s Choice” moments with you. It is definitely an acquired taste. I will miss sharing those moments with you. As a matter of fact, I was making a cup the other night at your’s and Shel’s house and went to offer you a cup. Oooops! But that’s how it goes. I will always think of you when sipping on a cup of Taster’s Choice. Although you are highly missed, I am sooo happy you are home with the Lord and all your pain and suffering is no more. I know you were with me while praying the Lord’s Prayer in the hospital that night. I felt you squeeze my hand. Rest in piece brother-in-law. You will never be forgotten for all your love and kindness and just being you. For you are a man who would have given the shirt off of his back to anyone. Thank you, honey! Love Kathy

Anita & Victor Blanco - Jul 4, 2011

Michele & Mom, our sincere condolences to everyone. You are in our prayers.Jonh will always be in our hearts he was a great man to us. May he rest in peace he will never be forgotten….love you mom….we are here for you…

Ken Follett - Jul 3, 2011

A sad day, I will sincerely miss my dear friend. My condolence to everyone.