AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for John L. Iandimarino, 72, who died yesterday. (Nov 14?)
“Big John” was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio a son of Mario and Esterina Monaco Iandimarino.
He graduated from The Rayen School in 1958 and attended Youngstown College.
His career began with the Erie Railroad and transferred to Republic Steel Open Hearth.
John was instrumental in the start-up of gas stations while he worked for the Humble Oil Company in Youngstown and Columbus, Ohio.
On Feb. 25, 1965, he opened The Dog House Restaurant and on May 15 of the same year, he married Joan LaBash.
From 1969 to 1979 he was the manager of the Red Barn Restaurant and was also the supervisor of the Casey Restaurant.
In 1980, he opened the Hermitage House Smorgasbord in Hermitage, Pa., and in 1983 he opened the one here in Liberty. John opened Monacos Restaurant in Boardman in 1990 and Monacos in Austintown in 1992.
From 2002 until present, he was the owner/operator of the Monacos concession trailer and his food was enjoyed at many local festivals.
He was a member of the St. Anthony Senior Citizens Group.
John leaves his wife; sons, John (Michelle) of Boardman, Ohio and Thomas (Linda) of Naples, Florida; his grandchildren, Anthony and Vincent Iandimarino and Adam (Amber) and Carleigh Kunce; a great-grandson, Liam Kunce; and sisters, Carmela Lemme and Ida (Charles) Phillips.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.
Please visit www.schiavonefh.com
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