Date of Birth: September 16, 1954
Date of Death: January 21, 2023
John A. Viola Jr., 68, of Goodyear, Arizona, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Saturday, January 21st. John relentlessly fought stage IV cancer bravely for over two years, remaining strong even during his final days. John was born on September 16, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in South Philadelphia, attending schools there in his youth. As he got older, he moved to Wildwood, NJ for some very important chapters in his life, and then to Magnolia, NJ for some time before taking on the next big adventure: moving to Arizona, where he lived in Goodyear and Wickenburg. Blessed and ambitious, John wore many hats throughout his life. Whether he was creating a masterpiece of furniture or cabinetry, building a house, “working down the market,” or running a successful business, you always had the pleasure of being around his loving and giving soul. In his 68 years of living, John culminated a massive number of friends and family that are mourning him, love him, and will miss him forever. John is the beloved husband of Dolores Viola (nee Addeo), loving father of Melissa Chandler, and amazing grandfather (Poppi) to Jaden, Niko, and Annika. John is also survived by siblings Anthony (Terry), Louie (late Susan), Joey (Nancy), and Cathy. Loving “sisters” and “brothers”, nieces, nephews, and many people that became family. He was preceded in death by: son Jason Chandler; parents John and Michelina; siblings: Amelia and Frank (Hank). The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Mary (Nurse), Angelina (NA), and Jeff (social worker) of Hospice of the Valley for their kindness, care, support, to John and his family during his final days.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service/Celebration of life with John’s Family Thursday, FEBRUARY 9, 2023, 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at Best Funeral Services 9380 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband John. Sending all our love ♥️♥️♥️and prayers🙏🙏🙏, from our family to yours, my dear friend.
Anthony, Diane, Angela, Dante, Sophia,
The Ciliberti Family
Dee I am so so sorry for the loss of johnny..sending my love and prayers always ❤️ Johnny rest easy never forgotten 🙏
Rest in peace Johnny. Always a pleasure seeing and talking with you. You’ll be missed Johnny. Rest in peace my friend.
So sorry Jon what you.went threw I know you suffered for a very long time you are in peace now and we in gods hands and with all the rest of our loved ones who passed and in our life time I got to know great person and a caring person you all ways will be remembered and never be forgotten rest in peace my friend until we all meet again
I miss you honey 💔 Give Jason a hug & Kiss for me 💔
Johnny, I Love and miss you so much already. I’m so happy that I was able to spend time with you, before you left us. I’m going to be here for Dolores and the kids. Until we meet again, Rest easy my brother 💔 God Rest Your Beautiful Soul 🌹✝️🌹
I’m so sorry for your loss, Sending healing prayers and comforting Hugs. Love aunt Cass
Praying for his family for he is gone but never forgotten
John you were a good man, bless your journey . RIP
John, we are so grateful you came into our lives through our son’s loving relationship with your beautiful niece April, eventually our daughter-in-law. Eric was blessed with gaining a new uncle and we are blessed to have had you as a continued extension of our family. You so enriched our time spent with you with memorable conversations and your big smile! We truly and sadly will miss you always. Rest in peace, dear John
I am extremely sorry for the loss of your Husband, Dad, Poppi,& Brother.
John was a Great Man , a Respected & Loving Man. He is no longer suffering. He is in the Arms of Our Father God .
Please watch over Dee & give Jason a hug for me.
Rest in Paradise 👼🙏🏻 my Friend,
Until we are all together again 💔🙏🏻