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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH

OBITUARY

John L. Desmone

May 23, 1940October 18, 2019
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John L. Desmone age 79. Devoted husband of Carolyn (nee Adamski) (Deceased). Dearly beloved father of John (Carolina) and Wendy (Bill Conn). Loving grandfather of Jordan, Logan, Tyler, and Raegan. Dear brother of Jeanette (Louis) Brent. Dearest uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Special friend to Anna Artman.

John was a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army, 6th grade teacher in the Rocky River School District, and a long time fan/employee of the Cleveland Indians. In his retirement, he enjoyed classic cars and taking his grandsons to car shows & baseball games. John shared his wealth of knowledge of our Cleveland Indians history with friends and family and loved giving tours at Progressive Field. He raised his children to appreciate Cleveland and all it has to offer, especially Chief Wahoo.

Visitation Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home 20820 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 11am at St Ignatius of Antioch Church 10205 Lorain Ave, Cleveland. Internment later at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Memories

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Scotty Knight

October 22, 2019

John was my close friend for over 42 years, beginning with serving together in the military. He was a caring and compassionate man, a real "people person" who everyone liked. He was the ideal citizen soldier, a patriot exemplifying the best of both worlds. It was a privilege to serve with him and enjoy his friendship for so many years. Along with his family and other friends, I shall indeed miss him.

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