John Richard Shiamone, 66, entered eternal life on Monday June 28 th, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born on September 17, 1954 in Warren, Ohio, to Mike and Marie (Kopscik) Shiamone. John graduated from Warren G. Harding High School, Class of 1972. He played on the Warren G. Harding, State Champion-Football team, of 1971. He was very proud of his State Championship, as a Panther. After graduating high school, he worked for the Open Road RV company doing motorhome repair work which eventually led him to opportunities in Maryland and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there, he did similar work for the Whittington Brothers Racing Team. He also worked for the U-Haul Company for 21 years as an Area Field Manager in Northeast Ohio and later started the John Shiamone Transportation Co. LLC.
John married Vada Davis on April 17th, 1982. Together they raised their daughter Jessica and were married for 9 years. Vada predeceased John in 1991. In 2004, John married Catherine Vanderburg and was a father figure to her 3 children, Jennifer, Daniel and Melissa. John will be remembered by many cousins and other close family members. They will miss his sense of humor, his comedic timing, and jokes. He was a Master Storyteller and loved to tell you about his Florida adventures and racing days. He rooted for all Cleveland teams including the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians; and enjoyed all types of car races. The wilder the WWF or WWE throwdown, the more entertaining John found professional wrestling.
He is survived by his daughter Jessica Shiamone of Youngstown, his wife Catherine Shiamone and her children, Jennifer Drennen of Newport News, VA, Daniel (Stephanie) Vanderburg of Niles, Melissa Vanderburg of Brownwood, TX and their 5 grandsons, Andrew Vanderburg, Aldrick, Derrick and Jacob Drennen, and Zachary Vanderburg, siblings Michael Shiamone of Clearwater, Florida, Susan Shiamone, Mary Shiamone, and Joseph (Michelle) Shiamone all of Warren. A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins will cherish the memory of stories entertainingly told by John.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren. Family and friends may call beginning at 5pm to 7pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, July 7th at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 232 Seneca Ave. NE Warren, Ohio 44481.
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