John A. Schotsch, 95

John A. Schotsch, 95, of Wampum passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Shenango On The Green in New Wilmington.

Born November 5, 1925 in Wampum, he was the son of the late John A. and Mary Bender Schotsch. He was married to Frances Ferrante Schotsch for over 73 years, they married on May 3, 1947.

John graduated from Wampum High School in 1943. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the United States Navy from October 1943 until April 1946. John was a heavy equipment operator for 42 years, retiring in 1987 from Medusa Cement. He was a member of the former Wampum Pentecostal Church. John was a longtime active member of the American Legion 749 in Wampum. He also was an active member of the Chewton Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife Frances; two sons, Dennis Schotsch of New Wilmington, Darren (Danielle) Schotsch of East Palestine; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Schotsch; grandson, Michael Schotsch; brother, Martin Schotsch; and sister, Rosemary Widdowfield.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday February 11, 2021 from 4:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 6:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Legion 749.

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5 thoughts on “John A. Schotsch, 95

  1. Our deepest sympathies to the Schotsch family. John was a wonderful man who loved his family and loved serving his community. RIP John
    Chewton will miss you.

  2. My dad, Daniel Bender, and John’s mom were brother and sister, which makes me a long, lost first cousin. I don’t remember any interaction during our younger years, maybe due to the fact that I’m 30 years younger, but I did enjoy our visits when we ran into each other more recently at Giant Eagle. I pray that you have many good memories to hold onto. Love, Ruth Bender Johns

  3. Our sympathy and love to all of the family. Remembering Johnny when I was a child visiting at Grams house. Always loving and kind and fun too. He would always pick Lana and I up and sit us on a big tree branch in Grams yard. We often talk about that memory. We send our love and prayers. Tom and Linda Herb

  4. Aunt Frances, Dannis and Darren,
    So sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. I have many fond childhood memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Faith McAnlis

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