John J. Lolla Sr., 95, of Norwalk, died peacefully, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born July 2, 1917, in Huron, son of the late Simeon and Antonia (Macioce) Lollo. John was a 1936 graduate of Huron High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in W.W. II with the 66th Black Panther Division.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron and was also a member of Eagles Aerie 711, Norwalk, Firelands Post 2743 VFW, Norwalk, and AMVETS of Norwalk. John was a former member of Firelands Coin Club, Norwalk Elks Club, and Knights of Columbus Council 626, Norwalk.
He was the owner of John’s Barber Shop in Norwalk, for 40 years retiring in 2005.
John enjoyed friends and neighbors, golf, fishing, yard work, playing the violin, playing cards and spending time with his family. As a young man he excelled in running track and in the field events, both in high school and in his military service.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, John J. “Jack” and Julie Lolla Jr. of Pittsburgh, and D. Hoyt Lolla, of Columbus; his grandchildren, Meredith and John Hedeen and Carolyn and Joe Paletta; his great-granddaughters, Anna and Ivy Hedeen.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jane (Hoyt) Lolla in 2010; and his siblings, Louis Lolla, Catherine Lolla Pisano, Anthony Lolla, Annie Lolla Anderson, Edna Lolla Zeno, Joseph Lolla and Samuel Lolla.
There will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. The Rev. Jeffrey P. Sikorski will officiate. Interment will be in North Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.