John M. Chick

BOARDMAN – John M. Chick Jr., 64, of Boardman passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014.

John will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his outgoing personality and ability to make friends with all he came in touch with.

He was born May 18, 1950, in Youngstown, the son of John M. Sr. and Clara “Cicchi” Chick, and lived in the Youngstown area for majority of his life.

John was a 1968 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and continued his education by attending Penn Ohio Junior College and the Hospitality Institute, where he later became an instructor. John truly had a passion for tending bar and worked in numerous clubs and restaurants throughout the Mahoning Valley and Florida, including the Cave, the Moonraker, Palazzo’s and the Breakers in West Palm Beach.

He was an avid sports fan and loyally followed his favorite teams, the Cleveland Browns, the New York Yankees and the Oakland Raiders. John enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading and was a music aficionado. He was a member of St. Charles Church.

John leaves behind to hold on to his memory a sister, Gina (James) Khoury of Los Angeles; his aunts, Barbara (Mike) DeLucia and Sandra Rodkey, both of Youngstown, Phyllis (Bob) Tennant of North Carolina and Tina (Harry) Chick of Oregon; along with a host of cousins and friends.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Chick.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive in Boardman. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, and from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Chick family.

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