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John Sesonsky 1952-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs


POLAND – John Sesonsky, 69, died at his home on Monday, May 31, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

John was born January 30, 1952 in Youngstown to John and Elva Becella Sesonsky.

John graduated from Chaney High School in 1970 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University in 1974.

After graduating, John began teaching at Newton Falls Junior High, where he taught for 32 passionate years. During this time, John spent many years coaching football and basketball for the Newton Falls Junior High and High School teams. He also spent a year coaching first grade basketball at Poland Seminary High School.

John not only had a passion for cooking, but also for creating his own recipes. He combined his passion for cooking and teaching, as students from schools in Newton Falls lined up in front of his class for a coveted pepperoni roll.

After retiring from the Newton Falls school system, John began working at Youngstown State University in the catering department. He spent 15 years at Youngstown State, where he continued to see many of his former students, and brought great joy to various sports teams as he often served their pre-game meals.

John married the love of his life, Christine Hildack, on June 22, 1991. He found great joy in being a wonderful father and husband. Their two greatest joys came into their lives when the first Zachary was born on May 18, 1993, and their second greatest joy, Nicholas was born on April 27, 1995. He has always enjoyed attending school programs and especially events. sports in which his children participated. .

He will always be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help anyone. He will be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife, Christine; his two sons, Zachary Sesonsky of Cincinnati and Nicholas Sesonsky of Poland; and his brother, Robert Sesonsky of Youngstown.

His parents died before him.

Family and friends can call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021 and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Polish Chapel. Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Christian funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5191 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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