John Edward Omaits

September 14, 1947 - July 19, 2017

09/14/1947 - 07/19/2017

OMAITS, John Edward, 69, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Trinity Medical Center West.

He was born September 14, 1947, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, son of the late John and Sophia (Mamula) Omaits. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction and was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. John enjoyed gardening, football, and baseball, and loved his wife, 3 daughters, and 2 grandsons dearly.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marcelyn “Marcie” (Simon) Omaits; three daughters, Christina (John) Vecchione of Mingo Junction, Holly Omaits of Steubenville, Ohio, and Jonetta (Chris) Wiersbicki of Weirton, W.Va.; and two grandsons, Ryan and Zachary.

At John’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Kelley (Thomas) Beam
6 years ago

Holly, so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Read it in the Herald Star. Thoughts and prayers to you and Zachary.

Bill Owens
6 years ago

John, Tom Pierce, Keith Pierce and I were best friends in high school and actually all started in the first grade at the old Hills school building and later went to Mingo High school. We all hug around together and had a lot laughs. John was a good friend. I ran into him at a Big Red football game and he told me he learned something from my dad. We were always in my basement playing pool so my dad always knew where we were. John said he did the same think with his daughters. All of us went our separate ways after and very seldom saw each other. But we had fun when we did see one another. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Good friend, father and Grandfather. RIP

Brian Brown
6 years ago

I worked with John in the Mill. He was fun to work with, a lot of laughs. Nothing bothered John, he will be missed.