OBITUARY

John Pecoraro

November 10, 1950January 30, 2021

John Francis Pecoraro, age 70, a native of Baton Rouge, LA and resident of Findlay, OH passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 30, 2021.

He was born to the late Sam and Helena Pecoraro on November 10, 1950.

A retiree of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., he loved automobiles, traveling, gardening, and visiting family and friends, especially his granddaughter, Frankie. He was well known for his inquisitive nature, kind charisma and unforgettable "Johnnyisms." He was a loving man who never hesitated to help his family and friends. He was immensely proud of his children and let the world know it.

Those left to cherish his precious memory are his wife of 41 years, Deanna, his two children, Jill Pecoraro and Kevin (Alexandra) Pecoraro, and his granddaughter, Francis Faye. He is also survived by two brothers, William (Alice) Pecoraro, Richard (Monica) Pecoraro; three sisters, Carolyn (Burton) Dupuis, Kay (Don) Summers, Kathy (Henry) Schexnayder and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Elizabeth (Walt) Reinhardt.

The family would like to thank the compassionate staffs at Ochsner St. Mary and Ochsner Medical Center Jefferson especially Dr. William ( Bill) Cefalu and Dr. Shaun Yockelson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or your local COVID relief fund.

Visitation for John will be held on Wednesday February 10,2021, from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM at Hargrave Funeral Home. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on February 10 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Father Toto presiding. Following Mass John will be cremated as per his wishes and his cremains will be buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

Due to the current COVID situation masks are required at the Funeral Home and the Church. Please remember to Social Distance

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Micheale-lynn Jackson

February 16, 2021

To Jill, Dee, Kevin and Pecoraro family,
Our sincere & heart felt sympathies.
John will be missed. He leaves us with the gift of fond memories of a person with a quick wit, genuine smile and warm demeanor.
We will never forget the welcome greeting we received more than 20 years ago having relocated to Findlay. Our daughters share a fast and treasured friendship that continues to this day. Clearly Jill inherited many of her parent’s best attributes.
The last conversation is now a cherished memory. John removing Christmas decorations as we were going for a walk. Friendly banter included the Cleveland Browns, world events and taking care of family.
John’s passing is a constant reminder that personal relationships are a gift to savor in the moment.
Condolences and Peace be with the entire Pecoraro family.
The Jackson Family

Joel Davis

February 11, 2021

John was always friendly and never saw him without a welcoming smile and offering a hand shake. John truly never met a stranger. Our sympathies and prayers go out to Dee and John's family.

Mark Thomas

February 10, 2021

J.P. was one of the few very special people I worked with at C.T.R. He had the unique gift of making each one he met feel that they were special and a good friend even if he had just met you for the first time. I believe that he was one of the BEST marketing people that ever worked at Cooper. And, his humor... - that was a special gift too!
I knew Dee as well and always thought, "J.P. has become who he is as a result of being married to Dee."
Will miss J.P. and pray that you, Dee, and the family will experience God's presence and comfort at this time and long into the future.

Jerry and Linda Kidd

February 10, 2021

Dee, Jill, Kevin... We are heartbroken. We adored Johnny. His personality just shined. We will miss the good times of getting together for dinner, vacations together, and all of the neighborly chats and backyard beer and wine get togethers. He embraced life, and we are forever grateful that he was in our lives. We are richer for knowing him. We will miss him terribly.

Love, Jerry and Linda

Christie Heater

February 10, 2021

Dee, my heart aches for you over your loss. John was always such a ray of sunshine and good for a laugh or smile! He had such a charisma about him. He will truly be missed by so many. You are in my prayers, and I pray for God's peace, strength and healing on your family.

George Rustemeyer

February 10, 2021

Dear Dee,

I am deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. He was such a positive influence on me and so many others at Cooper Tire. I was very fortunate to have many conversations with him over the years and appreciated his knowledge, honesty and wit. Please accept my most sincere condolences during this difficult transition. I will leave a flower in honor of him outside his old corner office.

Sincerely,

George Rustemeyer

Mary Pauken

February 10, 2021

Dee, Jill and Kevin -

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a good man and always had a twinkle in his eye, especially when he talked about each of you. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with him for many years and he taught me everything I know about a tire. He set the example for so many with his hard work, dedication and loyalty. I was lucky to know him and he will be missed! I hope that your memories bring you comfort and peace.

My deepest condolences...Mary Pauken

Mike Linhart

February 10, 2021

Dee, Kevin and Jill,
It still hurts my heart to think of Johnny’s passing.
John was always there with a kind word and a smile. I am so thankful that I could call John a friend, his wit and his personality were truly one of a kind, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Love Robyn and Mike Linhart

Jennifer Jaketic

February 9, 2021

To the Pecoraro family,

I'll never forget the free driving tour of Pierre Part that John gave me! He was great to have a conversation with in the few times I spoke with him and I could genuinely feel his kindness. Jill always spoke (and continues to speak) so highly of him. What wonderful memories you will always have. My deepest condolences and love to you all.

Marcia Armes

February 9, 2021

Dee,

Roy and I where sad to here of John’s unexpected passing. John was always fun to be around and could bring a smile to anyone with his conversations and gracious ways. He was a true Cooper guy and knew his business well. I always looked forward to seeing him at Cooper Service Center when ever I needed help which he readily offered, along with nice conversations about our families. He was a very kind man and will be missed by all.
We hope you find peace during this difficult time and cherish all the wonderful memories you have as his wife and family. Prayers and strength to you.
Kindly,
Marcia Armes

FROM THE FAMILY