Welcome to the memorial page for

John Symcheck

July 7, 1935 ~ March 9, 2017 (age 81)

John Symcheck, 81, of Niles, passed away peacefully at 12:44 am on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hospice House with his son Mark and daughter in law Kathy by his side.

John was born on July 7, 1935 in Vestaburg, PA, the son of the late Dmytro and Margaret (Olex) Symcheck and was a longtime resident of Niles.

He was a 1953 graduate of Centerville High School moving to Niles in 1967 and was employed at General Motors Lordstown Plant for 28 years.

On October 3, 1953, John was united in marriage to his lifelong love Nancy (Booze) Symcheck and shared 59 years together before her passing on May 3, 2012. John and Nancy knew each other their entire life, growing up living across the street from each other.

At the time of his death, John made his home with his daughter Amanda where she was his full-time caregiver since June 2016. He was of Christian faith and was brought closer to the Lord with his visits from Pastor Don, Chaplin with Hospice of the Valley.

John was a member of the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 627. He loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories son Daniel (Sharlene) Symcheck of Fredericktown, PA, daughter Amanda (Mark) Smith of Niles, son Mark (Kathryn) Symcheck of Niles, ; a brother Anthony (Lolly) Symcheck of Niles; 9 grandchildren, Johnny (Rachelle) Symcheck, Daniel Symcheck, Alisha Symcheck, Jennifer Symcheck, Christopher (Kristina) Tominey, Melissa (Brian) Terry, Michael Tominey, Tia (Trevor) Robinson, Mark (Gina) Symcheck II; 12 great-grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, Noah, Zoe, Alex, Chase, Jacob, Seanna, Aidden, Callie, Riley, and Arianna; and 1 great-great grandson Cash.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by a grandson, Peter M. Tominey IV and great-grandson, Blake C. Tominey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St. Suite 19 Warren, OH 44484.

Amanda would like to express her heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful Hospice of the Valley Team that her dad had during his home care. Danielle, Liz, Lori, Arron, Tanya and Beth, your love, support and caring direction is what made it possible for me to take care of my dad at home.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home and Cremation Services LLC, 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplin of Hospice of the Valley.

Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Valley
5000 E. Market St. Ste. 19, Warren OH 44484
Tel: 1-330-399-2008

 Service Information

March 18, 2017

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC
614 Warren Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

Funeral Service
March 18, 2017

3:00 PM
Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC
614 Warren Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

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