Stoy, John Michael |1924-2015|

Obituary
East Liverpool Review
[East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio]
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Page 5A

John Michael Stoy, 90

CONCORD, N.C. – John Michael Stoy, age 90, passed away on Monday, March 30 , 2015 at The Brian Center, Concord, N.C.

John was born on Sept. 9, 1024 in Hancock County, W.Va., the son of the late Stanley and Pauline Stoy. John recently moved to Concord with his wife in 2009 to be close to his son’s family. From a young age through retirement, John was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, W.Va. He was a current member of Saint James the Greater Catholic Church in Concord. To all of John’s friends and family he was endearingly known as Grandpa Stoy or the gentle man with the pipe.

John was a World War II veteran, and employed at New Castle Refractories for nearly 50 years. During retirement, he served as a member of the Chester City Council for several terms.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Callahan Stoy of 65 years. Others include two sisters, Geneve Franczek and Rose Biela and three brothers, Stanley, Tommy and Carl. He, also, has two surviving siblings, Virginia Wehner and Andy Stoy.

Surviving extended family include his son, John (Judy) K. Stoy of Kannapolis, N.C.; daughter, Cyndi (Roger) Gruber of Peoria, Ill.; four grandchildren, Angel Stoy, Kelly (Joe) Stoy Guza, Michael Yokum and Melissa (Jonathon) Smith; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Barret Robert Smith.

Memorials may be made to CVAN(Cabarrus Victims assistance network), Men for Change, P.O. Box 1749, Concord NC 28026, or to St James the Greater Catholic Church, 139 Manor Avenue SW, Concord, NC 28025.

Memorial services for both John and Jean Stoy will be announced at a later date.

On-line condolences may be left a www.whitlesfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, NC, who is serving the family.

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*Contributed By: Jackson Edward Wilson*