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John Edward Nolan

March 9, 1935November 20, 2020
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John E. Nolan, 85, of Chester Township, passed away on November 20th, 2020. He was a 1952 graduate of West Geauga Schools and long-time resident of Chester Township. He founded Nolan Maintenance Co. in 1959 and retired in 2003. John was a fire fighter with the Chesterland Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years and also was a Commodore of the Fairport Harbor Yacht Club. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and stock car racing (watching and driving in his younger years). John was preceded in death by his parents John Edward Nolan Sr. and Syvilla Nolan. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Janet (nee LaMoreaux); sister Gail (Paul deceased) Gilson; sons James (Katherine), John (Terri), and Mike (Kathryn); grandchildren Ryan (Brittany), Ali (Dan), Kelsey (deceased), Clayton (Leah), and Caitlin (Terry); great grandchildren Peyton, Avery, Emmalin, Skylar, and Everett; and his cat Aslan. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 Chillicothe Rd. (Route 306 N. of Mayfield Rd.) Chesterland, from 3-7pm on Friday November 27th, 2020. Interment Chester Cemetery, Chester Township. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve www.hospicewr.org or the Chesterland Fire Department Sunshine Fund 8552 Parkside Drive, Chesterland, OH 44026. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. You may experience a short wait time to enter the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • John Edward Nolan, Sr., Father
  • Syvilla (nee Beckloff) Nolan, Mother
  • Janet (nee LaMoreaux) Nolan, Wife
  • James (Katherine) Nolan, Son
  • John (Terri) Nolan, Son
  • Mike (Kathryn) Nolan, Son
  • Ryan (Brittany) Nolan, Grandson
  • Ali (Dan), Granddaughter
  • Kelsey (deceased), Grandchild
  • Clayton (Leah) Nolan, Grandson
  • Caitlin (Terry), Granddaughter
  • Peyton, Great Grandchild
  • Avery, Great Grandchild
  • Emmalin, Great Grandchild
  • Skyler, Great Grandchild
  • Everett, Great Grandchild
  • Gail (Paul deceased) Gilson, Sister
  • Aslan - his Cat

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Chesterland Historical Foundation

November 28, 2020

It is with the deepest sympathy that the Chesterland Historical
Foundation offers it's condolences to John's extended family.
Many good memories remain about John's time on our Board of Trustees and his hours of volunteering. Please know that we share in your loss because John was a very special person who we will never forget.

Sharon Muhle caine

November 28, 2020

Dear Nolan family,
My condolences to you and your family. God bless you at this time
You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. May good memories and god's love sustain you.
Mr. Nolan took excellent care around our house. My parents, all and jan muhle, still live on cedar acres drive!,
I also attended west geauga high school and remember Nolan children..!
Love,
Sharon muhle Caine, west g 1979
Mentor, oh

Marilyn Nolan Walsh

November 24, 2020

Dear Janet and Gail and to all the boys and the whole family~

Tim has shared the news of Cousin John's passing. I was so sorry to hear this and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos of him smiling and so happy fishing and having fun with family at special events. It has been a very long time since i left Cleveland and moved to Hawaii - so I missed out on seeing you all for many years and I always thought of him as a young man the way I remembered. My memories of John always include lots of beautiful words of praise from the elders how "John was always such a great helper!" He took very good care of our Aunt Dolores who he was always helping her fix something at her place and she adored him for it, and would brag on about him to us. May John rest in peace and I send all of my love and Aloha ~ and prayers to you all!
Sincerely, Marilyn Nolan Walsh

Wes & Sally Orloff

November 24, 2020

Janet and Family, we were truly sorry to hear of Johns passing and wish to express our condolences to the whole family. You were all a big part of the Fairport Harbor Yacht Club family and will be missed. We hope the good memories will help to get you through these difficult times.

Patty Cooper

November 24, 2020

Dear Nolan Family: Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of a very special soul.
Patty Cooper

Cole and Dorothy sili

November 22, 2020

Our life-long friend and "best man" (1957). We will miss you but never forget you. God speed.

Anita & Bob Eberl/Wozniak

November 22, 2020

So saddened to hear of John’s passing. We will always think of him just this way- fishing with buds. Much love, Bob & Anita

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