John P. Ecenbarger

April 21, 1941 - September 22, 2021
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John P. Ecenbarger, 80, of Strasburg, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in his residence, after a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Clarence and Betty (Allenbaugh) Ecenbarger. John had formerly taught welding at Buckeye Joint Vocational School at New Philadelphia and had …

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John P. Ecenbarger, 80, of Strasburg, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in his residence, after a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Clarence and Betty (Allenbaugh) Ecenbarger. John had formerly taught welding at Buckeye Joint Vocational School at New Philadelphia and had also assisted a number of individuals in becoming certified welders. John was an honorably veteran having served in the United States Navy and a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ at Strasburg. In his spare time, John had formerly competed as a driver in both NHRA and IHRA sanctioned drag races.

On October 29, 1971, John married Connie (Peters) Ecenbarger and next month would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Also surviving are his daughter, Michelle Ecenbarger of Strasburg; his son, John (Nancy) Ecenbarger of Massillon and his brother, James Ecenbarger of Atwood Lake.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Susan Ecenbarger also precedes him in death.

In keeping with his wishes, a private family graveside service will be held in Grandview Union Cemetery at Strasburg with Pastor Jason Rissler officiating. To honor John’s service to his country, Military Honors will also be conducted by the Strasburg American Legion. The Geib Funeral Center at Dover has been entrusted with John’s service arrangements.

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Grandview Union Cemetery

Address:

4288 Dundee Strasburg Rd Nw, STRASBURG, OH, 44680

A Private Family Graveside Service will be conducted.


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Born: April 21, 1941
Died: September 22, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jill Herman posted on 10/15/21

Connie and family, I am so sorry to see that John passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jill Kaltenbaugh Herman

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 10/2/21

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Brenda Steigerwald posted on 10/1/21

May John rest in peace , he has been through a lot in his life. God Bless his family. He may be gone but he will live on in all that knew and loved him. ??????

 

Peter and Nancy Bobick posted on 9/28/21

Our deepest sympathy in your loss. We will keep the Ecenbarger family in our hearts as we know how difficult times like these can be. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Becky & Warren Welz posted on 9/27/21

We wanted to express our deepest sympathy to Connie, Michelle & Jon on the loss of your husband and Dad. A loss like this is never easy, but he has no more pain and that is the best we can hope for a loved one. I hope you are doing well Michelle, take care. Becky & Warren Welz Spring, Texas

 

Bob Carrothers posted on 9/27/21

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will always remember when John returned from his tour of duty and the good times we had cruising the boulevard in our Fords. His skill as a welder, love of racing, and sense of humor were boundless. This checkered flag is for you my friend....RIP.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 9/27/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John P. Ecenbarger, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, John P. Ecenbarger, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Diane Aydt posted on 9/26/21

Michelle & family, I am very sorry for the loss of your Father. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Diane Aydt (Drug Mart)

 

Chris Carlisle posted on 9/26/21

On behalf of Joe Carlisle Sr, please accept our deepest condolences.

 

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