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John W. Rood

April 28, 1950 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 72)


BARBERTON- I lost the love of my life unexpectedly on May 13, 2022. John W. Rood, 72 years old, retired from B&W as well as the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. John was a seasoned golfer and occasional hunter and fisherman. He loved his family, buddies from golf, and his brothers at the department.

John is survived by his wife Kathy Rood; daughters Richelle Gonzalez and Sara (Aaron) Hochstetler), son Curt (Jaimee) Rood), step-daughters Kerri (Dan) Orzech and Kelly Ehmer, as well as 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father George, mother Delpha, brother Dean (Sue), and granddaughter Jaycie.

To know John was to love him. He loved his family and friends with a passion. We will all miss him dearly. Please raise a glass of wine in his honor and keep your memories close at heart.

Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, May 18th from 5-8 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Road West, Barberton. Private Family Funeral Service on Thursday. 


Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that

God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone;

For part of us went with you

The day God called you Home.


You left us peaceful memories,

Your love is still our guide;

And though we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.


Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.


-Ron Tranmer

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


May 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home
1199 Wooster Rd W.
Barberton, OH 44203

Private Services

Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home
1199 Wooster Rd W.
Barberton, OH 44203

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