John Tacca
(1951 - 2010)

John Tacca

June 1, 1951

October 5, 2010

John Angelo Tacca, 59, of Monroe, Ohio, passed away on October 5th after a courageous battle with colon cancer. John was born on June 1, 1951, in Peekskill, New York. John was a graduate of the University of Dayton. At the time of his death, John was employed by AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife Sue Tacca; stepdaughter Bethani Simonovich, son-in-law Mark Simonovich and grandson Eli of West Chester, Ohio; stepdaughter Jillian Brown of Nashville, Tennessee; and brother Al Tacca and his wife Jane and their family of New Milford, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his father, John Tacca, and his mother, Clara.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate John’s life on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Vineyard Community Church, 4900 St. Rt.123, Franklin, OH, 45005. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. At John’s request, no visitation will be held.

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John, we shared some special times and I will truly miss you. I miss cracking up over the stupid jokes and comments we both shared and that great smile and belly laugh of yours. You will be forever in my heart and prayers.
Dominick Mosco (Good Friend)
October 14th, 2010
... we could not have been any closer. We lived about 3 blocks away and shared three parents after my dad died. My Uncle John (John's dad) took being my Godfather very seriously and he and Aunt Clara used to refer to me as their 3rd son. It could not have turned out any better for me! Johnny, Al, and I spent many good times together and a few sad ones. I had thought that we knid of grew apart over the years but then he would sometimes surprise me with a call to remind me that we were still connected. The last call came approximately 10 years ago at my office in the early hours of the morning. We chatted for a few moments and then he got serious and said that he wanted to ask me an important question. I said, "Shoot"! He said, "I want your blessing to remarry". I said, "John, your a big boy, you don't need mine or anyone elses". He proceeded to tell me about Sue, her family, and finally just said that he knew he was doing the right thing, if I would give my blessing. I asked him, does she/they make you happy? He responded with an emphatic "yes" so I gave him my blessing. I would like to thank Sue and the rest of her family for making the last 10 years of his life truly happy! And to Al, it was the Ossing Bakery on Rt 9 where your dad used to pick up those loaves of Italian bread that you both tunneled through.
Dominick Mosco (Non-Blood Brother)
October 14th, 2010
In the little time I spent with John, I could sense that he was a caring, affable, circumspect man who dearly loved his wife, and who found with Sue, Bethani, Jillian and Eli a wonderful family that filled him with joy and the kind of sense of family we all want. White his death is so painful for his loved ones, I hope that they find comfort knowing what wonderfuo joy and belonging they brought to his life. I am sure he is smiling down on you, and with you always.
Stefani Olsen (Sister in Law)
October 7th, 2010
So sorry to hear of John's sudden passing - we had hoped his battle with cancer would continue for more time to come. But God sometimes has other plans and we hope he is in comfort and peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and his family.
Bonnie Pray (Wellness Group)
October 7th, 2010
John was a wonderful guy, and a terrific husband to my friend, Sue. He will be sorely missed. Hugs to you, Sue, my heart is always with you...
Vera Long (friend)
October 7th, 2010
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"Sue - My thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Let your loving memories bring you comfort with each new day. Take peace in knowing you will be reunited again for all eternity."
Lisa Flood Turner
October 21st, 2010
"Jillian, My thoughts are with you. I lost my dad earlier this year and it's difficult to verbalize the loss and what it's meant. I hope you find comfort in your family."
Rachel Beanland
October 10th, 2010
"A candle is burning in my window for you, dearest John. Rest in peace, dearest friend."
Mera Olsen
October 7th, 2010
"My prayers are with you and your family. My candle is burning bright and it will never go out. Love you, Always, Donnie"
Donnie Moyd
October 6th, 2010


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