John Joseph Vincent Kolenich, III

March 3, 1940 - April 1, 2020

03/03/1940 - 04/01/2020

John Joseph Vincent Kolenich, III longtime resident of Neffs and Bellaire, Ohio died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in the Wheeling Hospital.

He was born March 3, 1940 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late John J. and Margaret T. Dovayak Kolenich, Sr.

John was a retired employee of the Internation Harvester Corporation and the Lesco Corporation. He was a lifemember of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Neffs, Holy Name Society and Parish Council, Past President of the Neffs Fire Department, lifemember of the Neffs Rod and Gun Club, Neffs Community Association, Ohio Valley Promenaders, Assistant Scout Master and committee person of Troop 116. John loved square dancing, camping and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Mark Kolenich.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Kleyman Kolenich, who he married February 24, 1962 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, son, Dr. Vincent J. (Lynne) Kolenich of Bellaire, Ohio and daughter, Jennifer M. (Ernest) Blazek of Pickerington, Ohio, sisters, Elizabeth Martinski of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jo Anne Karp of LaGrange, Ohio, Karen (George) Titonis of West Wheeling, Ohio, Mary Pauline Jasinski of Shadyside, Ohio and Kathy (Michael) Busack of Bellaire, Ohio and brother, Michael (Diane) Kolenich of Shadyside, Ohio. Also six grandchildren, Vincent J. Kolenich, II, Zachary Michael Kolenich, Andrew Steven Kolenich, Megan Elizabeth (Chase) Beaumont, Cullen Michael (Kari) Blazek and Mackenzie Marie Blazek, great granddaughter, Emerson Lauren Beaumont and several nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Mass with Liturgy will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Neffs, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

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Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio.

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Melissa McCorkle-Oakley
3 years ago

Kolenich Family- I’m so sorry to hear of your great loss. Hold on tight to one another and your sweet memories.

Larry Gautschi
3 years ago

Beverly, Vince and Jennifer. You have my sincerest condolence. Through my many years of association with your entire family you all became part of my family also. It was always a pleasure to talk with you and John. I am blessed to have known and have been able to work with him.

Tracy Maxwell Ghoris
3 years ago

Beverly, Vince, and Jennifer,
We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband and dad. John was a good guy. May the peace of the Lord be with you.
The Maxwell Family

Todd Driscoll
3 years ago

We had great times at neffs fire department

John and Patti Kniesner
3 years ago

Dr. Vince, we are sorry to hear of your father passing away. You took good care of him.

Erica Wellman
3 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. John was a very sweet man. Erica RN, GSNH

Susie Rataiczak
3 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this challenging time. So sorry for your loss.

Joe Hodorowski
3 years ago

Dr. Vince the passing of your father brought back memories from the back yard of my mind of the pleasant times of our youth surrounding your grandparents, your dad and my classmate Betty. Those were the days that were central to Sacred Heart Church, School, and all the dedicated other folks of Neffs. My condolences to all of the family. God Bless!

Leslie Jo Allen
3 years ago

Dr. Kolenich so sorry for your loss.

3 years ago