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John J. Roskos

February 13, 1951 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 70)

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Cortland – John J. Roskos Jr, 70, known to many as “Big John” passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Mercy Health -St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

John was born on February 13, 1951 in Warren, a son of John J. Roskos Sr. and Susan (Krupinsky) Roskos.

John graduated from Lakeview High School in 1969, and after graduation he proudly served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged for his service.

John worked and retired after 31 years as a Custodial Fireman Boiler Specialist for the Warren City School system. At times he was called MacGyver for his crafty repair skills and John also played Santa Claus for the children of Alden Elementary where he spent most of his years with Warren City Schools.

Besides his work, John enjoyed fishing, camping with his family and grandchildren, gardening, and loved his lovely dog Bella.  John was a devout Catholic attending St. Roberts Church in Cortland, a member of the Knights of Columbus and lifetime member of the Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club. John also volunteered at the local soup kitchen and volunteered his time to work the local community street festival.

Most of all, John was a family man and cherished time spent with those he loved, especially his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

John is survived by his wife Jacqueline (Maggio) Roskos; Son William (Amy) Roskos , Daughter Jennifer (Kevin) McKinney, Son Joshua (Windy) Stano, Son John (Tabbatha) Stano, Son Carlo Stano, and; grandchildren Shaaniqa Sims, William Sims, Madison Roskos, Nathan, Jacob, Talan, Claire, Mathew; great grandchildren Jay’Vion Clover, JioVanni Clover William Sims Jr, Zaea Gibson-Allen; siblings Deloris (Jim) Baksi, Linda (Richard) Stahl, Kathy (John) Bertleff, Judy Sutton, God Daughter Megan Baley (Jordan) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Besides his parents John Sr. and Susan Roskos, John was preceded in death by Andy Roskos (Stepfather), Stephanie Bertliff (Sister), Malory Sutton (Brother-in Law), Mark Baksi (Nephew), and Joseph Sims III (Grandbaby).

Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to John J. Roskos Jr. on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel of Warren, 1884 North Road NE.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Robert Catholic Church, 4659 OH-46, Cortland, OH 44410 with Father Carl Kish presiding.

Military Honors will follow outside of the Church at the conclusion of Mass.

Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in John's name to St. Roberts Catholic Church.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


November 19, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483

Mass of Christian Burial
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM
St Roberts Church (Cortland)

American Legion Service
November 19, 2021

12:00 PM
St Roberts Church (Cortland)

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