Champion – John G. Ghindia, 89, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his residence.
John was born August 20, 1924 in Niles, Ohio the son of John G. and Maria Ghindia Sr.
He was a 1942 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. John retired in 1986 from GM Lordstown Fab Plant as a metal assembler after 18 ½ years. From 1989 to 2004 he was the Champion Township Zoning Inspector. He was a member of Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, one of the founding members of the American Romanian Orthodox Youth, and the Romanian Orthodox Brotherhood. John was very active in political and community affairs. He was also one of the founders of the Champion football and basketball boosters club, Champion Athletic club and Champion Band Boosters.
He is survived by his two sons, Dr. Dennis J. Ghindia of Providence, RI., and Eugene N. Ghindia of Champion, three grandchildren Rachael (Daniel) Derr of Cortland, Samantha (Ryan) Amato of Bristolville, and Elizabeth “Liz” (Christopher) Monteneri of Champion, three great grandchildren Gunner and Chloe Derr, and Addyson Amato.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene Ghindia whom he married May 17, 1947 and passed away May 29, 1989, brother George Ghindia and a sister Victoria Fleming.
Family and friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Saracusta service at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church.
Service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church with Fr. James Barkett officiating.
Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church 1936 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Ghindia family.