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John Mario Bruno

January 22, 1929

Lorain - John M. Bruno, 87, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

John was born in Lorain, OH on January 22, 1929 to his loving parents, Thomas and Christina (née: Coia) Bruno. He attended Lorain High School. In 1950, John enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952. Upon returning home, John married Darlene (née: DeChiaro) Bruno on May 16, 1953 and they started their lives together raising four children. John was a Line Supervisor for Ohio Edison Company for 43 years, retiring in 1991. He was an active member of St. Peter Parish in Lorain, St. Peter's Holy Name Society, St. Peter's Senior Group, Ohio Edison's Men's Club, and was a lifetime member of the Italian American Veterans (IAV) Post #1, Lorain. John enthusiastically supported the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene; sons, Thomas (Annette) Bruno of Lorain and John (Elizabeth) Bruno of Gross Pointe Park, MI; daughters, Barbara Underwood of New Albany, OH and Christine (Daniel) Cleary of Shorewood, MN; and 7 grandchildren, John Bruno, Philip DeLong, DJ Bruno, Thomas (Kristyn) Bruno, Nicholas Bruno, Siobhan Cleary and Natalie Underwood; brother, Louis (Martha) Bruno of Amherst.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jacob and Dominic Bruno; and sisters, Anna Solak and Elvira Marlow.

John was a happy, kind-hearted man, who made everyone feel special. He was an inspiration to everyone he touched. His family will forever miss him.

The family will receive family and friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM, Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. Peter Parish, 3655 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, Fr. James Becherer, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, where the IAV Post #1 will conduct military honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Parish, Capital Campaign Fund, 3655 Oberlin Ave, Lorain OH 44052. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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