John Fodor Jr.

May 29, 1946 - January 25, 2022

05/29/1946 - 01/25/2022

Past Services

Friday January 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday January 29, 2022
10:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

John Fodor Jr., 75, of Bellaire, OH died Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

He was born May 29, 1946 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late John Sr. and Rose (Bachie) Fodor.

John served his country in the US Army as a Sergeant. After returning from the Army, he was an active member of the Bellaire VFW Post 626, the American Legion Post 77 of Neffs, the Rod and Gun Club of Neffs, and the Founder of the Spirit of ’76 Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 54 years, Helen Fodor, their two (2) children; Andrea (Ed) Liberatore of Bridgeport, OH and Leroy (Katrina) Fodor of the Philippines, his grandchildren; CJ Anderson, Liam Liberatore, Jhazmyne Fodor, Leroy Fodor Jr., Zhoie Fodor and Austin Schwing, his siblings; Peggy (Bob) Haglock of St. Calirsville, OH, Rosemaire (Roy) Fatula of St. Clairsville, OH, Sue (John) Henthorne of Barton, OH, and Steve (Susan) Fodor of Missouri as well as, several nieces and nephews that he adored.

Family and friends will be received Friday January 28, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906  from 3 to 7pm with Military Honors at 6:45pm where services will be held Saturday at 10am with Kevin Roseberry as Celebrant. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spirit of ’76 Volunteer Fire Department by going to

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Jeff Shallcross
2 years ago

Doll, I am so very sorry for your loss, please know that I have nothing but fond memories of you and John. You made childhood memories fabulous. I love you and if there is anything you should need, stop on in.

Allan and Sherry Artman
2 years ago

Helen and family, So very sorry to read of John’s passing from our world, but know that he is in God’s world now! Condolences to you all!

Patricia Hoffman Hunt
2 years ago

So Sorry Doll Doll for your loss. My prayers are with You. Patsy

Dan Marling
2 years ago

John was a GREAT MAN, he was a mentor to me back in the early fire department days. John will be missed. Helen I am sorry for your loss.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Fodor, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John Fodor, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Mike Meintel
2 years ago

I’m so sorry for your lost. I remember the head cheese that John use to make for me to give to my grandmother, he was a good guy. God Bless.

Bob Anderson
2 years ago

John and I worked well together. We cut grass at the club lake for many years. When I called him, he would be there waiting on me. We cooked at the Rod and Gun Club events. We yelled at each other but we got it done. We also worked together at the Neffs American Legion events. I could always count on John. He will be missed.

Sandra Wilson
2 years ago

Dear friend, my heartfelt sympathy to you and family.

Terri Leek
2 years ago

Helen, you’re so much in my thoughts at this time. John was one of a kind. I’ll bet he’s shooting the breeze with Uncle Sonny and my Dad already! He will be missed. Hugs and prayers for comfort.

Aaron and Sarah Corrigan
2 years ago

Helen, Andrea & Leroy we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.