Condolence From: Rob Byers, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Wow - Just finding out about Johnny - I will miss him dearly.I met Johnny when we moved in nearby on Summit St Got to Know Harold and Him walking my kids to school in the 90s -Went to a few games at South with him -Everyone seemed to say hi as we walked past - Just a Good Kid -My favorite was sneaking him into a Cavs exibition game at the value city center through the back door - Doug stop by some time
Condolence From: Courtney McCreery, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I met John as a mail carrier, he was always so sweet. I will miss his smile and waves!
Condolence From: Fred Turney, Westerville, OH
Condolence: So sorry to hear about the passing of John. I remember him bowling on my team at the Columbus Square bowling palace.
I remember him watching my kids. I remember going to westerville south football games. I remember going to the westerville senior centers and he loved playing cards. I remember him at basketball games. I remember his family.
He will not be forgotten. Enjoy with family members and keep watching people down on earth.
SORRY FROM THE TURNEY FAMILY.
Condolence From: Cindy Garris, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I just found out today about John and I'm deeply saddened. I'm the lady who drove by his home frequently to honk & waive. I first saw John during the pandemic. He was sitting on a chair waiving. He touched my heart during a tough time. His smiling face I'll never forget. I was worried the last couple of weeks when I didn't see him. I regret not meeting him but am glad to know him through all the heartfelt messages. He was amazing to all and a blessing to his community. God bless you all especially to his mother and family and thank you to all who let me get to know John through your messages.
Condolence From: Thomas Hyatt, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Doug and Lee, So sorry to hear of Johns passing. For having lived in Westerville so long I sadly met him but a few times.I enjoyed his comedic attitude and could feel the good spirit inside of him.I am glad that he met so many good people.Tom
Condolence From: Denise Beres, Gahanna, Ohio
Condolence: I was so sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. He was such a kindhearted soul and good friend to Steve, the girls and myself. My condolences to the Antle family
Condolence From: Paul Green, Huntington Beach, CA
Condolence: I met John when I was 6 y/o. I knew he was different and at that time I didn’t really understand. But as I grew older, I knew that his difference was a gift, a gift to everyone who knew him. My sincere condolences.
Condolence From: Glenna Downey, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Condolence: John was my cousin. He truly was special. He loved life!!! He enjoyed being around people, and striking up a conversation. He was caring, and always interested in what was going on in your world. Always in a good mood. John always had a great memory, that always surprised me. I know he touched alot of hearts, that grew to love him. My prayers and thoughts go out to my aunt Ginney , Doug, Laura and Lee. He’s in good hands now, as the angels take him to meet Jesus. You will never be forgotten ,John. You left a wonderful mark on earth. Rip my cousin, Glenna
Condolence From: Bob Jacoby, Westerville, OH
Condolence: This is a huge loss. Speaking for my entire family and the DeSales community we morn the loss of John. A truly gentle soul.
Also, my wife Kathy and I are part of the Westerville community that John so deeply loved! His unbelievable memory and detail of everyone he knew was a gift from God.
At DeSales John adopted this same loyalty when his brother Doug coached at DeSales. John became a huge DeSales fan! However, legend had it that he never failed to wear his Westerville South shirt under his DeSales gear! I believe this to be true.
We joked because John claimed direct responsibility in specific events of some of our most treasured accomplishments as a team at DeSales. Truly I must say that the reality is that John (Captain) actually did make a real and genuine difference in our DeSales' successes because of what he added to the program in the form of togetherness and fellowship. The players loved the Captain dearly! With many of the Captains limitations he never once failed to be there for us! His constant presence was amazing. His unconditional love set an example for all!
None of this would have been possible without his amazing brother Doug who made it his life's mission to always keep John under his wing and have his back! John was amazing because of you Doug! What a gift you were to each other!
We all would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Doug and his beautiful Mother! We are all just so blessed to have known the Captain and call him our friend! Our prayers are with your whole family and friends as we remember the life of John as one that really shines in God's light! God's blessings to John as he enters God's Holy Kingdom. He has set an example for all of us on what is true and important in life!
Condolence From: Bill Vasil, Bay Village, OH
Condolence: To Doug and the rest of the Antle family, so very sorry to hear The Captain has passed. What great times we shared at DeSales practices and games with The Captain over the years!!! In life The Captain brought countless smiles and laughs to us all…those memories will forever live on in all who knew him.
Rest In Peace El Capitan,
Condolence From: Laurie Champoux, Westerville, OH
Condolence: I'll miss you, John. So glad to have recently seen and spoken to you when shopping at Marcs.
Condolence From: Edward Cassady, Cardinton, Ohio
Condolence: On behalf of the Cassady family you will be sorely missed
Condolence From: Kathleen Stark, Eugene, Oregon
Condolence: My heart goes out to Aunt Ginny, Doug, Laura and Lee. May your lifetime of fond memories of John bring peace and comfort to you during this difficult time. John was given a rare gift of loving unconditionally and seeing only the beauty in life itself. My fond memories of him are filled with joy as he always loved for us cousins to come around so we could talk about DeSales!!! There is no doubt that he will be missed greatly by his family, friends and all of those lives he has touched. May he be among the angels and the saints. Love, cousin Kathy Antle Stark
Condolence From: Tom Ullom, Westerville, OH
Condolence: So sorry to learn of Johnny's passing. My condolences to all his family and friends. Always loved talking with him, the "Captain!" From Westerville football and basketball to class reunions, always a staple at the Westerville Recreation Unlimited Golf Outing where this year he was awarded the Grand Volunteer recognition! Johnny was always excited to have a conversation. Loved seeing him sitting outside his home on Otterbein Avenue and honking to him, waving to everyone. I will miss Johnny....
God speed my friend!