John M. Pelly

June 27, 1940 - February 8, 2020
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Karen Steinke
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John M. Pelly age 79, of Cridersville, passed away 6:08 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2019 at Mercy/St. Rita’s. He was born June 27, 1940 in Buffalo, New York to Julius and Rose (Major) Pelly. More than 60 years ago he married Barbara L. Glanding who survives in Cridersville.
John was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and a life member of the Cridersville Volunteer Fire Department. He had taught fire schools for the North West Volunteer Fireman’s Association. John had been a councilman for the village in years past and enjoyed woodworking. He was secretary for Eagles Aerie 691, Wapak and was a member of their Hall of Fame.
Additional survivors include 3 daughters: Wendy (Paul) George of Mendon, Robin (Dave) McNamara of Lima and Susan (John) Jolly of Wapakoneta; 4 grandchildren: Jasmine, Sean, Evin and Erin; 4 great grandchildren: Xavier, Gabreil, Conner and Evelyn and 2 brothers: Richard (Elsie) Pelly of Newark, Delaware and Francis Joseph (Pat) of Fredricksburg, PA.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with an Eagles memorial services following at 7:30. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Hollinger officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cridersville Volunteer Fire Department.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: June 27, 1940
Died: February 8, 2020

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Karen Steinke posted on 2/13/20

Barb, sorry to hear about John. He was one of a kind, he will be missed, RIP John. Prayers for you and your family.


Chrisa McGhee posted on 2/13/20

My sincere sympathies to all. Prayers are being lift up for God to comfort you in this very stressful time!


Jim Verbryke posted on 2/12/20

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Jim Verbryke posted on 2/12/20

To Barb and Family, you have my deepest Condolences. I've known John for many years and he will be sadly missed.


Casey Allison family posted on 2/11/20

Barb an family sorry to hear about john may God hold you an comfort you all . I can remember the time john was on fire department. Rest in peace john


Nadine Cieniewicz (Joe's wife) posted on 2/11/20

Barbara. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. May you know that John is at peace. Nadine


Fred Miller Jr posted on 2/10/20

Barb, I'm so sorry to hear the news of John's passing. Whenever I had to stopped by to work on computers or John's kindle you both treated like family and I appreciate that so much. You and the extended family have my blessings and prayers during this difficult time. Prayers headed your way, Fred Miller Jr.


Debra A Metz posted on 2/10/20

So sorry for your loss Barb I am sure gonna miss him at the Eagle's. Prayers to you and your family.


Carol Renner posted on 2/10/20

Barb & Family, So sorry for your loss. Carol & Kenny Renner


Nancy Ricker posted on 2/10/20

Dear Barb and family, So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Praying for all of you and wishing you peace and comfort. Barb, hold your girls close and may your happy memories make you smile during difficult days ahead. With love and sympathy, Nancy Ricker


Lea & David posted on 2/10/20

So sad to hear of your loss. We'd prefer to be there, but will not be back in ohio before the service time. Will be praying for your peace of mind.


Greg and Lisa Lowry posted on 2/9/20

Our deepest condolences on John’s passing. One of the good guys. Holding his family in our prayers.


Deborah Stroh posted on 2/9/20

so sorry for you loss


Stacy & Brooke Lowe posted on 2/9/20

Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay. We were saddened to hear of Uncle John’s passing. With heartfelt sympathy we hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.