John Scalf

June 11, 1926 - November 30, 2016

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John W. Scalf, 90, of Maineville, OH passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. John worked as an engineer, beginning at Schenely Distilleries and retiring from the Drackett Company. He was a past Boy Scout Troop Master, a member of the Latonia Lodge #746 F.&A.M., a member of the Syrian Temple of Cincinnati, OH and a 45 year member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland, OH. John was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard & Lillian Scalf; sister: Vola Scalf and brother: Paul Scalf. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years: Jean Lamb Scalf; daughter: Julie (Jim) Ziruolo; son: Jeff Scalf; brothers: Gene (Beverly) Scalf and Joe (Shirley) Scalf; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 3227 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018 from 10:30 AM until the funeral service at 12:00 PM. Entombment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati-Blue Ash, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Jay River - Dec 12, 2016

We write to express our sincere condolences with you and your family during this your time of grief. We pray you may have strength in the days ahead. May this scripture bring you hope and comfort during this time as it did our family. Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” That’s our loving God’s promise.

Jay River - Dec 3, 2016

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a loved one isn’t easy. Our loving God invites us at 1 Peter 5:7 ” to throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” May God give you courage and strength to sustain you in the days ahead. At John 5:28,29 Jesus spoke about a resurrection for our loved ones. These verses helped me to cope with the death of my brother and father may it do the same for you and your family.

Glenn L Rose - Dec 3, 2016

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of John. I knew him from Country side Y and always had a good time with him. He was always a lot of fun to be with and I have really missed him since he became ill.
Good thoughts go out to his family.
Glenn and Jan Rose

Janice and Gary Stringer - Dec 1, 2016

I’m so sorry to hear about John. He is a fine man and we certainly enjoyed being his neighbor for the last 30 years.
You certainly have our sympathy and we will miss his smile and gentle spirit.
Janice and Gary

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