John Anthony Piehowicz

May 24, 1935 - January 19, 2019
John Anthony Piehowicz

John Anthony Piehowicz, 83, of St Clairsville, passed away on January 19, 2019.

The son of the late Anthony (Andy) and Julia Lengyel Piehowicz, he was born in Bellaire, Ohio on May 24, 1935.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Martha Ruthers Piehowicz, son-in-law, Dennis Zaccagnini, and Great-Grandson, Everett Flor.

John is survived by his children: Jody (Wood) Lovell, Gigi (late Dennis) Zaccagnini , Jan (Trent) Arnold, and Dr. John II (Caroline) Piehowicz. In addition, John is survived by his grandchildren: Andy (Amy) Flor, Alyson (Dr. Justin) Scheidler: Lucki (Drew Brown) Malloy; Michael Malloy; McKyle Malloy; John Piehowicz III; Joseph Piehowicz; Wood (Sara) Lovell; Will (Suzannah) Lovell; as well as 11 Great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joann (David) Boiarski, his brother,Tony (Judy) Piehowicz, many nieces, nephews, and his best friend Booger, a Golden Retriever, who was always at his side.

John graduated in 1953 from Bellaire High School where he excelled on the football team. He starred as Co-captain of Intell’s 1952 All-Ohio valley Class A All Star Football Team. John was President of the Holy Name Society at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bellaire. He was a founding member of the Bellaire Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police, where he served as an officer. He was deputy Treasurer of Belmont County for several terms, owner of the Golden Goose Tavern in Bellaire, and retired as Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

John was proud of and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved traveling,fishing, and sharing stories of when Bellaire was The All American Town.

There will be a Memorial Mass for John at a later date.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the non-profit: Shaw Equine & Therapeutic Center, 47002 Watson Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 or The Bellaire High School Athletic Boosters Club, 340 34th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Arrangements by Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at carechapel.com


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  • January 27, 2019
    Carol Finsley Baniak says:
    You are so dearly loved Uncle John. I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with you and Aunt Martha while growing up. You will be missed and treasured forever. I'm so proud and blessed to be part of your family.

  • January 27, 2019
    Delores and John White says:
    Our love and prayers are sent for all family members during this difficult time.

  • January 27, 2019
    Todd Ruthers says:
    Uncle John was one person that when he seen you he always ask how are you doing with a smile and a handshake. A Real Man Uncle John was.

  • January 27, 2019
    Caitin Lancione Marquardt says:
    Memories of visiting the Piehowicz household are dear to me. I met Jan Piehowicz in third grade and we have been friends ever since! John was a fine, upstanding member of the Bellaire community and his loss is profound.

  • January 27, 2019
    Brent Stobbs says:
    Joann, Dave, Tony, and Judy, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. He will certainly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Brent & Judy