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John A. Alspach

January 31, 1949 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 72)

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John Allen Alspach, 72, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday January 22, 2022 peacefully in his home.

John was born on January 31, 1949 in Tiffin, to Richard L. Alspach and Doris G. (Heyman) Alspach. He married Jessie S. (Byrum) Gurney in Tiffin on April 23, 1980.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie S. Alspach, his two sons, Matthew Gurney of Maumee and Ryan (Erica) Gurney of Findlay, three grandchildren Tyler Gurney, Megan Gurney, and Ethan Gurney, his sister Diane (Jeff) Weaver of Clyde, and nephew Richard “Rich” (Denyce) Weaver. John is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

John is preceded in death by his parents Richard L. Alspach Sr. and Doris G. (Heyman) Alspach, as well as his two brothers, Richard L. (Dickie) Alspach Jr. and William (Bill) C. Alspach.

John was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran who served as an infantryman and as a mechanized infantryman. John was the owner and operator of Dick and John’s Car Dealership in 1971 which later turned into Cartown Motors and eventually Cartown Marine, where he was also operator and owner and where he later retired from.

John had many hobbies and interests, some of which he was known best for were his love of the game horse shoes and bowling, and his love of guns. He was a member of the NRA, the Issak Walton League, and a life time member of the DAV. He spent his time boating on Lake Erie, the Sand Bar, Johnson’s Island, and the Sandusky Bay. When he wasn’t spending his time working or boating, John was enjoying time with his family and friends at home.

John will be most remembered for his outgoing personality, his big heart, and being a mentor to many.

A memorial service for John will be held at Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with a visitation for family and friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Military Honors will be conducted by the United Veterans Counsel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 28, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Memorial Service
Friday
January 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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