John William Pirinen
John W. Pirinen
John W. Pirinen, 88, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2019. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Jean, of 40 years.
He was born in Willoughby on July 22, 1931. He lived most of his life on his family farm in Dorset.
John was an avid Ohio sports fan supporting the Tribe, the Browns and the Cavs. He was a graduate of Dorset High School Class of 1949 and he proudly served his country in the US Navy.
After retiring from the Ashtabula Engineers Highway Department, he enjoyed traveling and winters in Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nina and Gust Pirinen, and his stepson, Arthur Reinke.
He is survived by his wife Jean, his daughters Lori and Tina Pirinen of Florida; his stepchildren: Larry (Sue) Reinke, Robert (Carol) Reinke, Brad (Tara) Reinke, Mike Reinke, Chris Reinke, Dan (Kelly) Reinke and Donna (John) Davies. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral services on Sunday (11/17) from 1:00-3:00 at Czup Funeral Home, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve or to Bulah Calgary United Methodist Church in his name.
Published on November 15, 2019


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Sue McCracken
Nov 16, 2019
So sorry to all of you on the lose of Pops. Prayers for comfort and peace. Love to all and especially Jean.
Kimberly Marlin
Nov 16, 2019
Fall Fantasia was purchased for the family of John William Pirinen by Kimberly Marlin.  Send flowers