John E. Ewonce
May 09, 1963 - February 03, 2022
Visitation: Sunday, February 6, 2022, 1-5 pm & Monday, February 7, 2022, 9-10:15 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Monday, February 7, 2022, 11 am; St. Kilian Church
John E. Ewonce
Age 58, of Adams Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 3, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. Born May 9, 1963, son of the late Edward Charles and Diane (Houlihan) Ewonce. Beloved husband of Tara Lee (Wanchock) Ewonce, whom he married on November 28, 1998; loving father of Caitlin Marie, and Edward Ewonce; brother of Cheryl (Tom) Diehl, Kathleen Ewonce, and Tara (Scott) Moore; son-in-law of Fred and Gloria Wanchock; and brother in law of Kristan (Mike) Alam. John is also survived by many loving relatives, nieces, a nephew, and friends who will all miss him dearly.
He had fought a courageous battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, but in the end, it proved too much to battle. John had many lovely care-givers and appreciated their support.
Born May 9, 1963, John grew up in outside of Pittsburgh as the only brother of the four siblings. He played football, the trombone and baseball at Montour High School. He went to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in business and finance. Not surprisingly John started out in the beer business working for Coors and as a DJ for the beer promotional parties.
John spent much of his professional career in medical sales. He was most recently the Vice President of Product and Business Development at Xodus Medical. Prior to Xodus, John was the Regional Vice President at Medline Industries. John’s career was blessed with incredible peers and mentors. John was also admired a great deal and was a tremendous mentor to many.
John’s wife, best friend and soul mate, Tara, wed at Our Lady of Peace on November 28, 1998. John and Tara enjoyed travelling, hosting get togethers and actively participating in all things family. The Ewonce house – from Adare Court, to Majestic Drive to Torrey Pine Drive – has always been a friend and family sanctuary. John was always ready to greet you with a beer or sit and watch Family Feud. John’s heart never knew a stranger, he was a dear friend to so many. His love for Tara was unwavering. John was so thankful for the care-giving Tara provided during his ALS fight.
John was a devoted father to Caitlin (aka Munch), Edward and Baxter (Rat Dog). He spent years as a Dance Dad (aka Prop Daddy), cheering for years as a Cheerleader Dad and lovingly dedicated Girl Dad to Caitlin. John could also be seen on the sidelines of Ironman Football games, Saint Kilian Parish School and North Catholic Soccer games celebrating his dear Edward. John was incredibly proud of Caitlin’s dedication to become a nursing professional. And, Edward’s commitment to West Virginia University recently was a source of great pride for John. He could also be seen at North Catholic Trojan football home games as the spotter in the press booth.
All that knew John will not be surprised to learn that February 3 is known as the day the music died because of Buddy Holly’s death. John’s love of music and his country were always visible for the annual Ewonce Fourth of July party (and every other day of the year really).
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday from 1-5 p.m., and again Monday from 9-10:15 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Kilian Church, officiated by Reverend Charles Bober.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s name to the Cranberry CUP. John was an avid supporter of local business and was very proud to be associated with Saint Kilian Parish School and North Catholic High School and donations can be made to these institutions as well.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary