John J. Fairbairn


John J. Fairbairn, 55, of Point Place, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on June 30, 1962 to Robert and Agnes (Kiefer) Fairbairn.


John earned an Associate's degree and worked as a mechanical engineer for Applied Technologies for 17 years. John "The Skipper" was one of the founding members of the Lunging Bear Lodge. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Erie, Michigan. He coached youth soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and football.  He enjoyed everything Point Place had to offer. He was very gifted artistically but favored drawing in pencil.


Those who remain to cherish John's memory are his wife of 26 years, Maureen (Kern) Fairbairn; daughter, Josie (Jarrod) Snoderly; son, Jacob (Emilee Brenneman) Fairbairn; grandchildren, Maximus, Drake, and Everlee; siblings, Sr. Katherine Ann Fairbairn L.S.P., Jeanne (Terry) Sherman, George (Marianne) Fairbairn, Rebecca Homer, and Constance (Chuck) Newell; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ed Fairbairn; brothers-in-law, Jeffery Kern and Kevin Homer; and nephew, Leif Kern.


Visitation will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017  from 2 until 8pm with a Rosary service at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10am o 12 pm at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday at  12pm at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Powell II officiating.


Memorial contributions may be considered to Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd, Oregon, OH 43616.


Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting


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Join us on August 8th, 2017 from 10am - 12pm

5300 N Summit St, Toledo, OH, 43611

  Funeral Service

Join us on August 8th, 2017 at 12pm

5300 N Summit St, Toledo, OH, 43611

Pastor Richard Powell II will officiate.

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Gerri Bernard

Maureen, so sorry to learn of John's passing. Sending prayers and thoughts of comfort to you and your children. This must be devastating for you and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

 Posted August 8, 2017 - 3:29pm
Valerie (Walborn) Burns

Maureen, haven't talked to you since we were kids! So sorry to learn of your husband John passing while reading another obituary. We are still too young for this. Sending prayers and may God comfort & uphold you through this time.

 Posted August 7, 2017 - 3:37pm
Mary and Ernie Bollinger

Maureen and Josie, we were devastated bu the news of John's passing. He was far too young and too special to lose him so soon. Please know that we are thinking of you.

 Posted August 7, 2017 - 2:37pm
Terri LaChapelle

Maureen and family, I was sorry to hear of Johns' passing. Please know you are in my thoughts, and I pray for you. Love you, and wish I could be, I could give you a big hug.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 7:32pm
Nancy Reynolds

Mauree, Josie & Jake ❤️ I am forever sorry for your loss. Praying that God provides you with the comfort & strength necessary to get you through this sorrowful time. Hugs & Love to you all. John was a wonderful person and all who knew him enjoyed his company. ❤️

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 1:17pm
Cheryl Bense Roby

Maureen and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 12:30pm
Mary Tursich

So sorry to hear of John's passing Maureen. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 11:47am
Amy Abbott


You truly are a GOOD person.
You will be missed by all.
My heart goes out to All of the family
and anyone who had the privilege to have known you.

Amy Abbott and Paul Wyszumiala

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 3:13am
Gary Ross

Sad to hear of John's passing. We shared some good times in our teenage years. Rest in heaven my friend.

 Posted August 5, 2017 - 10:12pm
Nikki and Brian Hayden

Fairbairn family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

 Posted August 5, 2017 - 8:23pm

Maureen, Josie, and Jacob..... He loved you all with his entire heart & soul. The outpouring of love and support from your family & friends testifies to the kind of man he was. He will remain forever in our hearts & memories. I will miss him to the end of my days. Godspeed my big brother.... until we meet again..
Your baby sister, Connie (a.k.a. Constinksalittlebit)

 Posted August 5, 2017 - 5:10am

Maureen, children, and family, may you find peace and serenity knowing John is in the arms of Jesus his guardian angels.

Jann Cook Waite

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 1:23pm

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