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John W. Lydic Jr.
John W. Lydic Jr.Union County EMAJohn W. Lydic Jr., 68, of near Somersville, died unexpectedly Tuesday December 31, 2019 at the Dublin Methodist Hospital.

He was born April 13, 1951 in Johnstown, Pa. to the late John W. “Jack” and Lorraine (Elkin) Lydic Sr., he was also preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Lydic.

John was an electrical engineer, having worked in the Tech field for many years. His latest job was working with Technologic Systems, based out of Arizona.

John was an avid amateur radio hobbyist, K8LVZ was his call. He also had been very active with the Union County E.M.A.. John was an N.R.A. member and counselor, he taught classes on firearm safety and hunters’ education. He also was trained to teach the instructors.

John was someone who was very inquisitive, he was always looking for his next challenge in life. Some of his enjoyments were computers, bee keeping, martial arts (he was a Brown Belt in Karate) and scuba diving.
A very knowledgeable man on many different fronts, one of his great pleasures was sharing this knowledge when asked.

Surviving is his wife Joyce L. (Hoffman) Lydic, they were married April 17, 1982 in Richwood, also surviving are his children: Emily Koreen Lydic of Boston, Ma., Peter Alan Benner of Powell and Michael Andrew (Doris) Benner of Parma
Sisters: Laurie (Cort) Bowers of Seward, Pa. and Maureen Lydic of Key West, Fl.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union County E.M.A. 233 W 6th St, Marysville, OH 43040 and the American Heart Assn. 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Lance Peterson
East Liberty
Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:43 PM

John was a kindred spirit for me. almost all of our interest overlap from amateur radio to preparedness to about everything else. I loved our conversations and the short time we got to associate. I will sincerely miss him. If I can ever be of service to you, Joyce, I would be honored to give back to you for his and your friendship. I'm glad I got to know both of you. Becky and I have you in our hearts and prayers.

#2 from: Catherine Hufnagle
Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Joyce so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful teacher, mentor and inspired us at EMA and the Marysville HAM club.  He was always positive never complained and loved to share his knowledge.  Joyce please reach out if you need someone

#3 from: Almost There
Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:08 PM

I am very sad to hear of John's (The Ohio Prepper to me) passing. We have been friends for a few years now.  He and I would talk for hours on the phone, and he was always the teacher and explainer, always available when I needed help for whatever project I was working on at the time. He prodded me to get my ham license, to which I am forever grateful. He will always have a special spot in my heart.  

Prayers for the family during this difficult time.  

#4 from: Bobbi Dailey
Marysville, Ohio
Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:57 PM

John was always so supportive & encouraging towards my son Grant (KE8JOU). We were deeply saddened to hear of John's passing and will always be grateful for the time he spent talking with Grant. He will be missed.

#5 from: Nancy Wiley
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, John.  I can feel your pain and sadness.  May God give you strength at this difficult time. Prayers to you and your family.  Nancy Wiley

#6 from: Tara L Dodrill
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:45 PM

I am sorry for the loss of John, I am sure it will deeply by his family, as well as his HAM radio, NRA, and online self-reliant friends. I enjoyed out sharing of knowledge and chats via email, greatly.

#7 from: Zulu 3-6
Orlando, FL
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Rest in Peace, John. I will miss your blog comments, questions, humor, and advice you've given me. I hope The Lord spreads his blessings upon John's family and helps them cope with the loss of a great man.  

#8 from: Edmund Liddle
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 3:33 PM

John was a great guy. I feel fortunate to have been able to get to know him. He was very knowledgeable in many different things. He was a good mentor and has touched the lives of a lot of people both young and old. He will be missed by many.
Thank you Joyce for being so supportive of John and the many activities he was involved in, between the EMA meetings, Amateur Radio Club meetings and breakfasts and other activities where you accompanied him. I am fortunate to also have gotten to know you through those activities. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.  

#9 from: Sue (Waugh) Wright
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Joyce, Margo let me know of your loss.  So very sorry.  Hope all memories help comfort you and your family.

#10 from: Billie Jordan
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:18 PM

So sorry Joyce sending prayers for you and the family 🙏

#11 from: John Kreuz
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:40 PM

To the Lydic family, very sad to hear of John’s passing. I taught Hunters education for a number of years at Richwood gun club. He was a smart man and we had many fun times.
I used to call him Mr Gadget! I truly believe if he was ever lost in the woods he would have been found with a full buffet of wild game and almost all the comforts of home in the great outdoors.
Thoughts and prayers to family.

#12 from: Ron Boylan
Richwood GUN Club
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:44 PM

The GUN Club has many great memories

#13 from: Sue Foos Harmon
Byhalia, Ohio
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your husband's passing  will keep your family on the Church prayers list Think of often when passing by your house

#14 from: Jerry and Peg Gray Weaver
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:50 PM

Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. Just wanted to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with His peace and comfort in the days ahead.

#15 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 8:34 PM

Joyce, Emily,  Pete and Mike I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.  Keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.  

#16 from: Judy Nickel
Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 9:22 PM

To each one who loved John so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you love, peace, comfort, and sunshine!  God Bless you and be with you during this difficult time!  God Bless!

#17 from: Connie Reese
Plain City
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Joyce and family, so sorry for your loss.  May all the good memories flood your hearts.  May God look over and protect your family at this time.  My heartfelt sympathy, holding you up in my prayers.

#18 from: Cheryl Cooley
Marysville, Ohio
Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Joyce and family -  I send my heartfelt thoughts in this painful time of suffering.  John's passing just doesn't seem possible as we so recently enjoyed a pleasant Christmas chat.  Prayers for God's extra portion of comfort and peace in these challenging days of such great loss.  

#19 from: Pam and Kevin Earp
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 3:27 AM

John was a good friend to me. We shared similar interests and I always enjoyed our conversations. I will miss his sense of humor, his encyclopedic knowledge of many subjects, and his friendship.

#20 from: Pat Coyle
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM

Joyce, so very sorry to hear about your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless. Pat Coyle

#21 from: Candy (Hester) Love
Savannah, GA
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 2:48 PM

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

#22 from: Margo Christian Furer
Mount victory
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Joyce and family i am so sorry for your loss.

#23 from: Lee (Grammyprepper) and Kelly
Johnstown OH
Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 7:58 PM

Joyce, we just learned of John's passing. My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. We truly enjoyed getting to know you and John over the past year. If you need anything at all, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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