SALEM - John S. Glista, 73, died Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Akron City Hospital in Akron. He was born December 26, 1947, in Salem, son of the late John F. and Margaret (Jankowski) Glista.
John was a 1965 graduate of West Branch High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John worked in various positions at Gordon Brothers for 55 years. He is Catholic by faith. John was a member of the Salem VFW Post #892, AMVETS Post #45, and Salem Italian-American Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Jen Batchelder of Denton, TX and Tara Glista of Salem; two sisters, Anne Marie Glista and Terri (Rick) Odey, both of Salem; four brothers, Stanley (Debbie) Glista of Beloit, Tony Glista of Salem, Mike (Gale) Glista of Salem and Daniel (Barb) Glista of Berlin Center; and a granddaughter, Trinity.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Stark Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating.
Friends and family will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem.
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