John J. Cretella, Girard, Ohio

Becker Funeral Homes

March 22, 2020

John J. Cretella, Girard, Ohio-obit
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GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – John J. Cretella, 68 of Girard, passed away Sunday morning, March 22, 2020 at St.Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.  

John was born October 20, 1951 in Youngstown, the son of  the late Louis and Ellouise (Lonardo) Cretella.

He graduated from Girard High School in 1969 and was a lifelong area resident.

John was a engineer for Conrail  for over 20 years before retiring. 

He is survived by his wife of  49 years, the former Paulette A. Catheline, whom he married on October 5, 1970; a son, Mark J. (Kate) Cretella of Girard; two grandchildren, Nora Cretella and Louie Cretella; .

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Rosemary Cretella.

Per John’s requests, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  

Arrangements are being handle by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers.  

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