John A. Folino

John A. Folino, 90, of Ellwood City, passed away in his residence on the morning of Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Born in Ellwood City on January 9, 1928 to the late Frederico and Angelina Rizzo Folino, John graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.  He worked as a Junior Commando at US Steel before leaving to join the 82nd Airborne during WWII.  While serving in the Army, John was both an MP and a paratrooper.  He graduated from Geneva College in 1953 and later attended Bucknell University.  He also worked as a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  John married the former Ann Marie Perazzoni on April 15, 1961 and they were blessed with with 57 years of marriage.  John retired in 1987 after 25 years as a loan officer at First Seneca Bank in Ellwood City.  He was a past president of the American Institute of Banking.  An active member of Holy Redeemer Parish, John was a former usher, past president of the Holy Name Society and part of the charter group of Eucharistic ministers who started in 1981.  John enjoyed gardening and golfing at his favorite course, Stonecrest, and in 2010, he added “hit a hole-in-one” to his resume.  He was a life member of the Ellwood City Moose Lodge and a member of the Ellwood S.O.I.  John enjoyed many things, but he absolutely loved spending time with his grandchildren, Tessa and Dominic.

John is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Folino, at home, a son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Jill Folino, two grandchildren, Tessa Grace Folino and Dominic John Folino and two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Folino and Dena Ottobre, all of Ellwood City.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by three brothers; Joseph, Fred and a brother in infancy, two sisters, Frances and a sister in infancy, a sister-in-law, Florence Folino, and brothers and sisters in law, Martha and Joe Mancini, Leda and Lawrence Cirelli and Warren Ottobre.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 8th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 11:30 AM at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Mark Thomas.  Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Mary Jane Folino and her daughter, Angela Gilkey for the excellent, devoted nursing care they provided to John.

Memorial contributions can be made in John’s name to any Holy Redeemer Parish charity.


Susan Zona

2018-06-08 11:59:06

Dear Ann Marie,. JJ & family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. May God Bless you. Sincerely, Susan Zona

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