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John J. Bindas

March 8, 1931 — January 20, 2021

John J. Bindas, beloved husband of Nancy M. Bindas (nee Mancino),
loving father of John D., James R., Roxann M., Rosann S. and Bruce A. (wife Keely) Bindas,
devoted grandfather of Brenna Bindas, Bill, Alexandra, Matthew and Nick Conti,
great grandfather of Jalen Tagarelli, loving brother of Suzanne Bindas (deceased).
US Air Force Veteran, Korean Conflict.
Entombment Lake View Cemetery.
Family and Friends are invited to gather for Mass of Christian Burial 1 pm Monday
at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6850 Mayfield Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory suggested to the Nancy M. and John J. Bindas Endowment for Community Health
at Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-4923.

John was born in Lakewood Ohio. His mother died when he was a young boy and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Marian and Joe Presti.
He was a 1949 graduate of Brush High School, and entered the US Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict where he was a tail gunner.
In 1957, John married Nancy Mancino (Longhitano) at St. Williams Catholic Church in Euclid Ohio. On their 40th Wedding Anniversary, John, Nancy, and one of their children went on a pilgrimage throughout Italy and Fatima, Portugal. This was a very special trip, one that he never forgot.

John worked in the insurance and pension planning industry for many years until his retirement. Throughout his married life, John often worked two jobs to ensure that the family's basic needs were always met. He was a very vocal person, especially with his children. When the children did something to displease him, he had a talent to get his point across to them. He was a persistent man and instilled in his children that if you have a goal you must find a way to achieve it. His children recalled specific memories from their youth especially when he would cut the grass with a rope around his waist pulling them around the yard in a wagon; he built a fence around the entire yard, by hand, while they 'helped'; his creativity in the kitchen making his famous sausage bread, gnocchi and cheese cake.

John had an outgoing personality. He was very active in the church and in recent years, Veterans' activities, especially those involving Korean Conflict Veterans. Every Memorial Day he was among the volunteers who made certain that the deceased veterans had flags on their graves. He also walked in the annual Memorial Day parades, giving honor to the men and women who gave their lives for our country.

John also had a fondness for nature and all of God's creatures. He was an avid gardener; and although the 8-foot fence kept the deer out, people were always welcome. He shared his knowledge on how to tend it to all generations and one of his granddaughters now loves to grow her own veggies 'just like grandpa'.
John was a faithful man. He prayed the rosary daily and was a daily communicant at St Francis of Assisi Church.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Francis of Assisi Church

6850 Mayfield Rd, Gates Mills, OH 44040

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