John Sandru III

February 11, 1954 - January 8, 2020
John Sandru III

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On January 8th, 2020, John J. Sandru III, “Jay”, passed away at Wheeling Hospital at the age of 65.

Jay was born in Martins Ferry, OH on October 11th, 1954 to John Jr and Eleanor Sandru.

For many years he worked as the National Sales Manager at Shamrock Conduit Products in Barnesville, OH.

An avid fisherman, Jay enjoyed time on the lake as well as cheering on his favorite team, the Cleveland Indians. Jay was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, OH. In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Menedis.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa, three daughters, Amanda (Richard) Persiani of Granville, OH, Marina (Matthew) Parker of Fort Worth, TX and Jessica (Ryan) George of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren Gabriella and Alyssa Persiani, Kalkidan, Shanbu and Gamaliel Parker, and Reagan George; sister Carolyn Gale of San Jacinto, CA,  brother Jeff Sandru of Gilbert, AZ, and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Jay’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

His friends and family will gather for a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church, at “”,or by mail at 100 S Marietta St., St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 W Main St. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • January 13, 2020
    John Tirpak says:
    Very sorry to hear of this. Last time I ran into Jay he was working for Mull Machine in the 1980's. That was a long time back, but he was always a good man.

  • January 13, 2020
    Matt Otto says:
    So sorry to hear about Jay's passing and wanted express my sympathy to Melissa and family. I have many great memories of the times we spent together. We had a lot of fun together and got into a little trouble here and there. We were young and got arrested for swimming in the water tanks that supplied Wheeling's drinking water. We made the front page of the local newspaper for that one. When they took us to the police station Jay walked in with one tennis shoe. Mr. Sandru said son "where's your other shoe" and Jay replied "I lost it". Of course we all busted out laughing including Jay. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • January 14, 2020
    Linda (Probst) Pockl says:
    Dear Melissa, I'm so sorry to learn of Jay's passing. I remember that you were together for a long time and it won't be easy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Linda (Probst) Pockl

  • January 15, 2020 says:
    Dear Carolyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. He is gone too young, too soon. My prayers and blessings to you, your family and his friends. Margie Bowen 4