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John A. Kangas, Age 87, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township,

Born January 6, 1925 in Painesville to Amelia (Kalio) & Augusta Kangas; married Ellen Burtt on June 7, 1945 in Painesville, Ohio

Occupation; John retired from the Ohio Rubber Company after 40 years of service.

John was proud to have served in the US Army during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He loved fishing as well as traveling with his wife and friends to the casinos and the horse races. A strong, loving, gentle man of faith he was passionate about God and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ellen Kangas of Painesville
Daughter Linda Peterson of Painesville
Sons John (Betty) Kangas of Beavercreek
Ken (Cindy) Kangas of Leroy
8 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents ; Augusta and Amelia Kangas; 4 Brothers, Art, Oni, Ed and Ben; Sister : Helen Shahan, Brother-in-law's; Don Burtt and Don Kegel.

Memorial Service will be 12:00 Noon, Monday, November 5, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church 205 Bowhall Rd, Painesville.

In lieu of flowers, family suggest contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Bowhall Rd, Painesville