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John P. Hallock 1947-2021

NILES — John Philip Hallock, 73, passed away peacefully at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Hospice House in Poland.

John was born in Warren, on May 4, 1947, the son of John and Margaret M. “Peg” Walker Hallock and resided in this community his entire life.

He was a 1965 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a 1969 graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.

He retired in 2000 from Howland Middle School, where he taught science for 31 years. He was also the Howland Middle School wrestling coach for 31 years and a member of the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association and the Trumbull County Wrestling Coaches Association.

In his retirement, John was an avid golfer and weekend billiard player. He was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles.

John is survived by his sister-in-law, Karen Hallock of Niles; brother-in-law, Ronald Metzger of Mansfield; niece, Stephanie (Andrew) Carroll of Columbus; and nephew, Robert (Jessica) Metzger of Ashland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Metzger in 2017; brother, Michael Hallock in 2012; and nephew, Nathan Metzger.

Calling hours will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Stephen Church, preceded by a 12:45 p.m. prayer service, at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Murphy will be the celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Material contributions may be made to Hospice House or Saint Stephen Church Memorial Fund, in his memory.

Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to view this tribute and share condolences with the family.

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