John Lindway

Burial Date:

September 16, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

December 24, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Funeral Home:

Dovin Reber-Jones Funeral Center (Directions)


St. Peter's Catholic Church of Lorain (Directions)

John Lindway, 90, our beloved father and friend died peacefully in his sleep during the morning of September 8, 2017.
John was the youngest of 7 children of Czechoslovakia immigrants Stephan and Mary Brada, baptized at St. Agnes in Elyria, where he grew up supporting his parent's grocery store, Lindway's Market. John joined the Navy and served his country in Hawaii and Japan. After WWII, John married Maryellen and settled in Lorain raising his children in the faith as a member of Saint Peter Catholic Church and working for PolyOne (BF Goodrich) as a chemist. "Big John" loved sharing his time helping others, listening and telling stories, especially of his adventures on the Navy Ship in WWII with his extended family and many friends. As well, he enjoyed watching sports and playing golf. We will remember him as a humble, faithful father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, who brought a comforting love and smiling laughter to all of those in his presence.
John is survived by his daughter, Nancy Lindway, of Lorain; son, Martin (Deb) Lindway, of Westlake; grandchildren, John Lynch of CA, Molly, Kellyn and Aidan Lindway of Westlake. John was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Maryellen O'Keefe Lindway; twin children, Michael David and Nancy Ellen; parents, Stephan and Mary Brada; brothers, Vince, Steve, and Jimmy Lindway; sisters, Betty Koltas, Mary Radachy, and Helen Jaykel.
A celebration of John's life will be held at the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, Friday, September 15th., starting at 4:00 p.m. and concluding with a prayer service from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 16th, final respects and closing prayers will be at the funeral center from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Rev. Father Craig Hovanec, will celebrate John's Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Peter's, 3655 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain at 9:30 a.m. followed by closing prayers at his burial site Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 N. Ridge Road, Amherst Township. A funeral luncheon will be at Freedom House Church, 1240 Park Avenue, Amherst at 11:30 a.m.
A Memorial Movie of his life and legacy "The Greatest Generation Passes the Torch to the Next Generation" can be viewed online at 

Burial Location

Section: - R - Lot Number: 16C Space: 1


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