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In Memory of
John Anthony Define
March 3, 1937 - January 20, 2018

Visitation:
Sunday, January 28th from 3-6 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Service:
Monday, January 29th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church

Interment:
Northlawn Memory Gardens

John Anthony Define, age 80, of Westerville, passed away peacefully at home January 20, 2018 after a long fight with pulmonary fibrosis. Formerly employed by Panasonic, John had been retired for 15 years and was active in Knights of Columbus Lodge 5776 in Westerville. Born March 3, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio to Angelo and Agnes Define who preceded him in death. John was married in 1959 to his beloved wife Carol Ann with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Carol has been waiting in Heaven for him since 2009. John was thoughtful and caring and had a gentle nature as both father and friend. He took great pleasure in his family and adored his grandchildren -- who lovingly nicknamed him "Bup." John graduated from Ohio University in 1959 and served in the Army Reserves for five years. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, sports, and card club with his old neighborhood friends. His sweet disposition was noted by all who knew him and he never backed away from helping someone in need. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother-in-law and will be sadly missed by all. Survived by children, Jeffrey Michael (Tracey) Define, Lisa Marie (John) Bodell, and Gregory Arthur (Tonya) Define; grandchildren, Rachel and Corey Scott, Tyler and Katie Define and Olivia and Christian Define. Friends may call at THE MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday 3-6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville. Father Charles Klinger officiating. Interment Northlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Condolences

Rusty and Mary Ann Schell

Jan 24, 2018

 

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

Jan 25, 2018

John A. Define United States Army Reserve. Ohio University 1959 Alumni. Retired 2003 from Panasonic. Member K of C #5776. God Bless and Thank YOU, John for your service ...RIP... And Semper Fi.... Soldier.

 

Bernadette & Pat O'Reilly

Jan 25, 2018

Lisa, Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of your father. Bernadette & Pat O'Reilly

 

Julie and Ed Gallagher

Jan 28, 2018