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Calling Hours:
Friday, July 28, 2023, 10:00-11:30am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, July 28, 2023, 12:00pm
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Fr. Brandon Kleckner, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

John Cianci, business owner and lifelong resident of Greenville, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully in his home on July 24, 2023. John was born on May 21, 1929 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. John was the son of Gaetano and Mary (Giangiordano) Cianci.

John graduated from Penn High School in 1947. John married Bette Rice, a school nurse, in 1949. They had three children: William Fry, David Cianci, and Lawrence Cianci. Entrepreneurship was a strong trait between John and his family, as the family started numerous businesses in the Greenville community. John was the business owner and proprietor of Cianci’s Corner Dairy for 57 years. What began as a simple soda fountain, blossomed into a neighborhood marketplace that became a staple of the community. Patrons remember the penny candy, free pretzels, and John’s friendly smile that would always greet them there. He was also the owner of Happy Home Rentals, which offered affordable housing to residents throughout Mercer County for over 50 years.

John was a devout, lifelong member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Greenville. John enjoyed spending time with his family, watching a variety of sports, and square dancing. John would often travel to square dancing events, and enjoyed performing and entertaining the audience.

In addition to his parents, wife, and three sons, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Nicholas, Camillo, and Anthony Cianci; and a grandson, Vincent Cianci. He is survived by his sister, Rose Gerdy; a daughter-in-law, Rita Fry; a great-grandson, Maxwell Cianci; and many nieces and nephews.

John will be remembered for his kindness, warm smile, friendly nature, generosity, and lifelong love of the Greenville community.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Mercer County Community Foundation, 7 W. State St., Sharon, PA 16146.

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 26, 2023    

    I am so blessed to have gotten to know such a wonderful man. I will miss him tremendously. My love goes out to all of you.
    Deanna

  2. Kim & Tom Hyde Kim & Tom Hyde
    July 26, 2023    

    So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Kristie Kristie
    July 26, 2023    

    I am going to miss that wonderful man. He was so easy to work for all the years I was with him. Max he was so proud of you. May you all know how much he was cared about everyone. to all the Cianci’s who looked after him know he is at peace now. Love to all of you.

  4. Jeff & Colleen Hamilton Jeff & Colleen Hamilton
    July 26, 2023    

    God Bless you John Cianci. May you rest in peace.

  5. Mark and Linda Stewart Mark and Linda Stewart
    July 26, 2023    

    So sorry for the loss of John. I worked for Mr. Cianci
    and he was the best boss and person.

  6. Pam Greenfield Pam Greenfield
    July 26, 2023    

    What a wonderful man! We used to live on S Mercer Street and my boys and I walked to The Corner Dairy almost every day so the boys could talk to John. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. Donna Campbell’s Donna Campbell’s
    July 27, 2023    

    What can i say. He knew me all of my childhood and adult life. Betty and John was great neighbors. Always let us kids swim in their pool. He loved coming over for roasting hot dogs. John left me with good advice that i will remember. Thank you John for always being so kind. I will miss you. See Betty and you on the other side one day.

  8. betty k junk betty k junk
    July 28, 2023    

    Sending sympathy to the family of John. He was such a kind man, who, it seems, I have known most of my life. The Corner Dairy was a real convenience when I was young, and also when I married and had children. it was always a treat for our kids to ride their bike to the Corner Dairy. It was always nice to run into John in later years. He will be missed by all who knew him. Fred and Betty K Junk

  9. Lucia D'Alfonso Lucia D'Alfonso
    July 29, 2023    

    A Beautiful Mass for a Kind & Faithful Servant. Always a Smile and a Kind Word. He recalled a wonderful memory to me one morning about my Grandmother that I will Always Cherish.
    Hard Work, Dedication but Most Importantly a Strong Faith in God. A True Champion in Paradise!

  10. Sherry Clipse Sherry Clipse
    August 21, 2023    

    Mr. C was my landlord for over 25 years. He was a great guy. He will truly be missed. When my son died in an accident , Mr. C came down and we chatted about our families. Heart of gold and will be missed.. so very sorry for your loss.
    Sherry Clipse
    Sharon, Pa.

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