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John C. Pax

December 31, 1939 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 80)


John C. Pax, age 80 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Ohio Hospice of Dayton. He was born on Dec. 31, 1939 in Celina, Ohio to the late Oscar and Cordula (Post) Pax.

He is survived by his nine children; Karen (Chris) Emmerich of Dayton, Elaine (Tim) Lefeld of St. Henry, Bernice (Vic) Berlage of Indianapolis, IN, Dennis (Kris) Pax of Piqua, Roger Pax of Coldwater, Julia (Gary) Reichert of Van Wert, Connie Pax of Dayton, Eric (Jill) Pax of Jackson Center, Ellen (Ed) Gray of Lebanon, 28 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, three brothers and sisters-in-law; Francis (Joan) Pax of Coldwater, David (Marilyn) Pax of Celina, and Marvin (Joann) Pax of Jacksonville, Fl.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his five brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, 1 daughter and 1 great granddaughter; Fr. Ulric Pax, Tom (Thelma) Pax, Fr. Raymond Pax, Fr. Bart Pax, and Mark (Pat) Pax, Nancy Pax and Margaret Flanagan.

A Private Family Memorial Prayer service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Fr. Kenneth Schnipke C.PP.S. officiating. John’s remains will be buried in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or NAMI Southwest Ohio. Condolences may be shared on-line with the Pax family at

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 Service Program


Private Funeral Service
July 23, 2020

Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home
901 Myers Rd.
Celina, OH 45822


Hospice of Dayton
Dayton OH 45451

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