John D. Hotlosz (Angels Johns)

May 21, 1953 - December 21, 2015

05/21/1953 - 12/21/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Monday December 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Monday December 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday December 29, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Service
Tuesday December 29, 2015
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

John D. Hotlosz (Angels Johns), 62 of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born on May 21, 1953 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Mildred and Thomas Peter Hotlosz.

Angels Johns went on to graduate from St. John’s Central High school in 1971, where he was a significant member on a OVAC champion wrestling team. He was then employed by the Picoma Industries and Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio.

A colorful character, who preferred the name Angels, John was well know in the city of Bellaire. No one ever had a bad word to say about John, and he was never one to judge. He lived his life helping those in need. If you spent any time with him, you would have learned much about what is important in life. If you were down, he could bring a smile to your face. He was funny and truly wise – simple, not complicated.

He had a love for reading. A past librarian at the Bellaire Public Library said that she thought he had read every book in the library. He would surprise you with information just at the time you needed it. He taught his family tolerance for those who were challenged in life. He was a gentleman and a gentle man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Hotlosz Krickenbarger and Mary Kay Hotlosz.

John is survived by his daughter, Heather Hotlosz, her husband, Chris Pieratt and grandson, Trent Langland; his brothers and their wives, Thomas and Sally of Powhatan Point, Ohio; Frank and Cindy of Wheeling, West Virginia; Peter and Laurie of San Jose, California; David and Veretta of Santa Clara, California; Bruce and Teresa of Bridgeport, ohio; Paul of Columbus, Ohio; Walter of Bellaire, Ohio his sister, Barbara and Tom Vais of Los Gatos, California; his niece Laurie and Michael Day of Bridgeport, ohio; his aunts, Donna, Kay, and Luella Ticarich and 22 nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Lacey and Jake Hotlosz for the kindness, compassion and companionship they showed to Angels with the same loving spirit as our much loved Grandma Mildred.

Goodbye father, grandfather, brother, uncle. Life will never be the same with you gone. Your passing did not take a piece of our world, because that piece will live forever as a part of us. John’s last words to each and every one of us were always a simple and sweet “Love you, bye”.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil services will be held on Monday at 7:45 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. of Cincinnati, 644 Linn Street #1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

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Share your thoughts and memories with Angels’ family at www. bauknechtaltmeyer.com.

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D. Gray
6 years ago

John you was a one of a kind person.Funny alot of the time and kind to all people that you came in contact with. One day I will have that cup of coffee with you I am sorry it wasn’t early like it should have been. Rest in peace my friend.

D White
6 years ago

What an amazing man, came from an amazing family. Rest my man.

Fr. Patrick Gaughan
6 years ago

I remember having John as a student when I taught at St. John Central High School in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He had a special quality about him and I can see from his obit that he used it to serve and help others. I have thought about him from time to time and am praying for him and his family. My sympathy to all of you family members and friends. (I remember teaching Peter too and hope he is doing well.)

Fr. Gaughan

Laurie Day
6 years ago

When you heard the beep outside you always knew Uncle John wanted some dinner on a plate to go or needed a little gas from the can as his journeys for the day left the tank a little low. I will miss that beep very much.

Donna Herzog
6 years ago

Bruce and Family, I’m very sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Donna Herzog

Dave Hotlosz
6 years ago

John was full of surprises you never know what he would do next. And he always did whatever he wanted to. I’m sure he is still doing whatever he wants to. RIP brother John have fun

Verretta Renee Porter
6 years ago

I remember when John came out to Santa Clara for a visit with Mildred. We live right near the El Camino Real which has lots of stores and restaurants. John had a blast visiting a particular Chinese restaurant called China Way. He would walk there and order fried rice every time he went. He has done something we haven’t done! He’s walked there and we still drive there! I miss you John! You would call out of the blue asking how we all were and you meant it! Gonna miss that!

Bruce Hotlosz
6 years ago

I rember when John brought home a homeless Vietnam Vet Tom. Tom stayed at our house for a few months until he got back on his feet. That’s the kind o f person John was