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John A. Baglier

September 19, 1923 ~ January 14, 2019 (age 95)
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Canfield – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. officiating for John A. Baglier, age 95, of Canfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2019 and is safe at home with the lord.

John will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his smile, outgoing personality and generosity. 

He was born September 19, 1923 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Mastopietro) Baglier and was a lifelong area resident.

John served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II in combat in the European Operations, France, Germany and England. He earned the rank of Private First Class and received the following decorations for his service to our country; the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the EAME Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. 

John was a Ford Dealer in Girard and Warren, Ohio and a Buick – Cadillac - GMC dealer in Sharon, PA, retiring from the automobile business in 1997. He was the President and Founder of the Northeastern Ohio Auto Dealer’s Association. Post retirement he started a new a career in commercial real estate retiring once again at the age of 93 from Northwood Realty.

John was a true patriarch to his family and always was supportive in all their endeavors.  John loved the game of golf. He competed in national, state and local tournaments winning the Ohio State Seniors Championship at the age of 60.  He was Club Champion at Tippecanoe Country Club, Sharon Country Club, Trumbull Country Club and Oak Tree Country Club. He loved to garden, he loved his flowers and he loved to cook. He also loved his church, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Finance Council and was a member of the Vestibule Club. He was past President of the Liberty School Board, was an Exhaulted Ruler of the Elks Club, was past board member of the Italian Scholarship League and was a past President of the Youngstown University Booster’s Association in the 1960’s.  

John is survived by his wife Mimi Baglier, whom he married September 29, 1974, his sons Jim (Vicky), Dennis (Ann), Doug (Adrienne) Baglier and Gary, Tom (Phyllis), Bill (Denise) and Jim (Elsa) Winterburn, his grandchildren Rachael, Mike and Maria Baglier, Jimmy (Jacquelyn), Christina, Carly, Mia, Michael, Alex (Brenda), Anna and Tony Winterburn, Michaela Salas and Mike King, six great grandchildren, two sisters Edith Paz and Josephine Berezo and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth VanSuch Baglier, his grandsons Johnny Baglier and Joey Winterburn, his brothers Sam and Lou Baglier, three sisters Jenny Leo, Liz Centofanti and Eleanor Fanto as well as his parents.

Family and friends may pay their respects Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home 4221 Market St. Youngstown and again on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown.

Burial will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery, Youngstown.   

Special thanks to the Inn at Walker Mill, his caregiver Sandy Greco and the Hospice of the Valley.

The family request no flowers. Please consider a memorial contribution to the John Baglier Memorial Scholarship at the Pittsburgh Foundation 5 PPG Pl, Suite #250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106 in memory of Joey Winterburn or the Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to John’s family.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of The Valley
5190 Market St., Boardman OH 44512

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106

John Baglier Scholarship
5 PPG Place Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222


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