NEW FRANKLIN---John C. Vargo Jr., 78, passed away peacefully August 16, 2019 after a long journey with ALS which he handled with determination, courage and strength. He was a dedicated teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator for many school districts, retiring from the Northwest Local Schools in 2008.
Preceded in death by his parents John Sr. and Helen; and his brother Victor; He is survived by his loving wife Janel, to whom he was married to for 41 years; sons Christopher and John “Butchie” III; daughter Melissa (John Csaszar) Lance; grandchildren Cayley Vargo, Samantha Csaszar and Riley Lance. He is also survived by his brother Ronald (Jayne); sister Linda (Dave) Vincent; sister-in-law Connie Hartman; brothers-in-law Greg (Cathy) Smith and Jeffry Smith; special aunt Kathy Dana; along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling Hours Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. West, Barberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.silva-hostetler.com (330-825-8700)