John A. Laithwaite, age 60, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 13, 2020.
He was born on December 13, 1959 in Youngstown, Ohio to John Raymond and Maxine (Pyles) Laithwaite.
He graduated from Austintown Fitch H.S. in 1979. John lived in the Youngstown area until 2012. He was a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church.
John loved God and family. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians, CAVS and Browns. He was also an avid reader and kept the library busy reserving his books.
John is survived by his sister, Carol Sgambellone of Mount Vernon; niece, Kayla (Domenic) Wolpe of Mount Vernon; nephews, Mark (Rachael) Whitmyre of Mount Vernon, Keith (Amanda) Whitmyre of Lone Tree, Colorado; five great nieces and nephews; along with lifetime friends, Sandy (Bert) Forbush.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Gary Sgambellone; as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown. The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the services for the family.
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