Dr. John J. Fassinger

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Dr. John J. Fassinger

August 29, 1932 - October 07, 2018

Dr. John J. Fassinger, 86, of Neshannock Township passed away the morning of Oct. 7, 2018, at his residence.
Born in New Castle on Aug. 29, 1932, Dr. Fassinger was the son of the late Walter and Dorothea Berkmiller Fassinger.
Preceding him in death on Dec. 8, 2012, was his beloved wife, the former Lenore H. Hodder, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1964. He attended Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Fassinger served his country and was a veteran of the Army.
Dr. Fassinger, a Maxillofacial Surgeon, had local offices in both New Castle and Ellwood City for many years until his retirement. He was a graduate of Geneva College and earned his M.S. and D.D.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fassinger was a member of the International Organization of Oral Surgeons and upon retirement he had taken missionary trips to Bolivia to perform oral surgery on the less fortunate.
Dr. Fassinger was known as a Renaissance man with his thirst for knowledge and the outdoors. As a nature lover, he enjoyed canoeing and kayaking and had even kayaked through the Florida Everglades. Dr. Fassinger loved spending time at his cabin which he built in Volant and walking trails. He also enjoyed his time at Cook Forest and backpacking the hiking trails. His love of reading became his passion as well as photography. He was a member of the New Castle Photography Club, New Castle Lions Club, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts and the New Castle Country Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Holly Poniewaz and her husband Michael of Las Vegas, Nev.; his two grandchildren, Gracen Layne Poniewaz and Logan James Poniewaz; and will be sadly missed by his dog, Khaleesi.
In addition to his parents and wife, Dr. Fassinger is preceded in death by his son, John J. Fassinger II.
Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road, followed by a service at 1 p.m., conducted by Pastor Aaron Christy of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Burial will take place at Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be mailed to the New Castle Area Public Library, 270 E. North St., New Castle, Pa. 16101 or by visiting www.ncdlc.org. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on October 8, 2018
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The Poniewaz Family
Oct 12, 2018
Holly we love you and you will always have a family in us. We will continue to pray for you that you will be comforted by your happy memories and at peace knowing your loved ones are together. Love Jim, Carrie, Mina, Jane, Van, and Jovie
Lynn Rubenson
Oct 12, 2018
Our parents had such fun together! I’ll always picture your dad in his Fourth of July shirt! When my son David was little, Jack invited my brother in law to come to Volant to fish and we all tagged along. He had just finished making his Mickey Mouse statue- which impressed the heck out of all of us!
Peter Rosenberger
Oct 10, 2018
Jack was one of my closest friends in high school in the late 1940's. We have stayed in touch and visited frequently over the years, last speaking by telephone several weeks ago. He will be missed.
Joan M. Schaaf
Oct 09, 2018
My most sincere sympathy and with so many fond memories of times spent with Jack and Lenore at Seaquay in Vero Beach. May he Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻