John A. Losch 1944-2017

LORDSTOWN — John A. Losch, 73, passed away unexpectedly at 5:49 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, while fishing at Harry Meshel Park at Lake Milton.

John was born April 5, 1944, in Warren, the only child of Adolph J. and Anna M. Casey Losch Jr. and lived in Trumbull County his entire life.

John was a 1962 graduate of Girard High School and received a Bachelors of Science degree in education from Youngstown College.

He retired from the Niles School System following 30 years of service. He was a junior high teacher at both Washington and Edison junior high schools. John coached high school and junior high football, and in 1973, the Washington Junior High football team was unscored upon and held a school 7-0 record.

John has maintained a close relationship with those former students, and they helped him celebrate his 70th and 73rd birthdays. He was of the Catholic faith.

In retirement, John enjoyed fishing at Lake Milton, was a Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers football fan, enjoyed using his Rand McNally atlas to map out many road trips to Canada and other parts of the country and enjoyed shopping at Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops.

John is survived by three daughters, Kimberly (Kristopher) King of Austintown, Colleen (Darrin) Mitchell of North Canton and Maureen Losch of Cuyahoga Falls; granddaughter, Kelsey King, and grandson, Kristopher King, both of Austintown; and his girlfriend, Pat Hacker, and her children, Linnette Tushar and Duane Perry.

Family and friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles, where a Christian burial service will be at noon, officiated by the Rev. Richard Murphy. A private burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

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