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In Memory of
John R. Vines
October 17, 1959 - April 4, 2019

Friday April 12th at Moreland Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday April 12th at Moreland Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m.

Blendon Central Cemetery

John R. Vines passed away suddenly on April 4, 2019 at the age of 59. John was born on Oct. 17, 1959 in Kettering, Ohio and lived most of his life in the Dayton area. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1982. He was employed as a Senior Software Consultant for Infor. John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janice; his children: Juliana (Vines) and John Crist, Jami Vines and Johnny Vines; 5 grandchildren: Samuel, Joseph, Gracie, Evelyn and Eleanor, all of whom he adored; 4 siblings: Beth (Vines) and David Zainey, Wes and Marianne Vines, Robert Vines and Jane Vines; plus numerous nieces and nephews. John was a lifelong Ohio State fan and spent many Saturdays yelling at his Buckeyes on T.V. He valued living in Columbus near those he loved most and treasured time with his family above all else. His family is grateful for the many special memories they created together. John hoped to retire on the East Coast. However, God decided to give John early retirement in Heaven. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville Friday 11 a.m.- 1p.m. where service will follow at 1:00 p.m.. Interment Blendon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Heart Association. Condolences may be left at


Elizabeth Hilgeman Lowry

Apr 8, 2019

I will never forget John as a great childhood friend. Growing up in the same neighborhood and going to school together from elementary to High school. So very sorry to hear of his sudden passing. Sending love and prayers to all of you. Fond memories always, Elizabeth


Troy Kaper

Apr 8, 2019

My heart breaks for you Jan and your family. I will always remember our time together at Christ Church and our couples bible study group. We are sending our prayers for all of you. Troy & Tammye Kaper


Sally and Jake Doran

Apr 8, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you, Jan, to your kids and grandkids. You are a special family and John was a wonderful guy. We felt so connected to you when our boys were growing up together in Centerville. May your faith see you through this difficult time. Sally & Jake


Janice Oppenheim Sloan

Apr 8, 2019

So many fond memories of John growing up as kids in the Zengal neighborhood and at school together. Both Andy and I send our deepest condolences. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


Luanne McConnell

Apr 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a huge part of my families life when we were in high school. Will always remember many wonderful times. My condolences to your family. A life taken way too soon. You could see the love he had for all of you.


Jennifer Menzietti

Apr 9, 2019

My sincerest condolences on the sudden loss of John. He was a great man and colleague. He was willing to guide and support the the team wherever he could. He will be truly missed.


Eric Swingler

Apr 9, 2019

Arlene and I are deeply saddened to hear this news. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. John was a friend and a mentor to me for many years. I will cherish my memories of my time working with him.


Bart and Cheryl Fisher

Apr 9, 2019

We are so sorry for John's departure. He was a always there to help others. We are so thankful for having John in our lives and hope he is enjoying some beautiful sunshine without computers. He was a mentor to me 20 years ago and I always reflect on his words of wisdom. God bless you John.


Matthew and Mikayla Julien

Apr 9, 2019

We will miss John's humor and enthusiasm. I worked with John at Infor and he did have a passion for the work and his family. He would talk at length and lovingly about his family all the time. My wife also had the opportunity to meet John while I was working with him and enjoyed all of his kindness and interesting conversation. John will be missed but we know he is enjoying time with his Creator and probably talking about his family and cracking jokes.


Denise Meyer

Apr 9, 2019

Words can't express how so sorry I am for your loss. Denise Meyer, Infor


Srikanth Somuri

Apr 9, 2019

Very sorry to hear... your family will be in my prayers


Craig Newshutz

Apr 9, 2019

Please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss. I worked with John at Cleveland Clinic and am so grateful to have known him. May God give you peace and comfort in this hour of sorrow. So good to know he is with Him in heaven!


Jonathan Bradford

Apr 9, 2019

It is sad to hear of his passing .. a total loss of words. I am sorry for your family. Your family is my prayers.


Lynnette Bradley

Apr 9, 2019

I am deeply sadden to hear about John's passing. I meet John through his work with Infor as our consultant and he became a friend. He spoke of his family often and I was able to see the joy on his face when his youngest granddaughter was born. His sense of humor and love for classic rock music will not be forgotten. I hope you can find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the loving memories you carry in your mind and heart. His friends in Wyoming will not forget him.


Kim Brashear

Apr 9, 2019


Beverly Midolo

Apr 9, 2019

To all of the Vines Family, Bruce and I are without words for the sudden loss of John. We will always remember those great family trips to Hilton Head together. And who could forget our ski trip to NY, what a tough crowd...or the one to Maine?! All the great times had at each of John & Jan's homes over the many years, they are some of our fondest memories that will forever be cherished. We send you all our love and condolences. John is home with mom & dad Vines now, as-well-as sweet Elizabeth. ❤


Connie Streifling

Apr 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with John on several projects and watched him mentor new consultants who will miss his wisdom. I know he will be greatly missed by your family.


Cindy Nappi

Apr 10, 2019


Elyse A Coffey

Apr 11, 2019

Dear Jan and family- We are so shocked and saddened by your loss! We remember John and the rest of the family fondly from your time in Beechwood Springs! I know I speak for Sarah, as well, as we wish you all comfort and peace in this terribly sad time. With love, The Coffeys