John Pascoe was born August 2, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward and Nettie Pascoe. He graduated from Ravenna High School and attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kent State University. He was married to Karen (Kester) Pascoe for 27 years before her passing due to breast cancer. Karen and John had three children during their marriage. On July 1, 2006 he married Nancy (O'Donahue) Peterson. John was predeceased by his mother and brother Eddie and is survived by his father Edward, wife Nancy, son David (Erin) Pascoe, son Jason (Alicia) Pascoe, daughter Elizabeth Pascoe, step-daughter Jennifer (Craig) Kurzynski; two grandchildren, Lucas and Alex, and three step-grandchildren, Victoria, Brandon and Sarah; siblings Larry (Tammie) Pascoe, Judi (Bob) Brown, Fred (Dyflorie) Pascoe, and Lucy Berry; plus many nieces and nephews. John retired on disability in 2012 from Automated Packaging Systems after over 20 years of service. A man of various talents and abilities, John has also been a pastor, hospital chaplain, teacher, prison minister, church elder, mentor, and small group leader. He enjoyed outdoor yard work, gardening, fishing, motorcycle riding, reading, collecting historical memorabilia, politics, TV/videos, tinkering with his guitar, various styles of music, singing, crossword puzzles, traveling and helping other people. John was a member of Maplewood Christian Church, the American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Auditor, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Rifle Association and had a Conceal and Carry permit. There will be a memorial celebration service on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio. Visitation will be from 10:00-Noon with a memorial service immediately following. Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home was entrusted with handling the arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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