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John Edgar Mixer, Jr., age 86 of Burton Township, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 with his family by his side at Hillcrest Hospital. He was born on June 24, 1933 in Butler, PA, to John and Ruth (Moore) Mixer. He grew up helping his family run Camp Athodanac in PA. John was a U.S. Air Force veteran and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer at Tri State in Indiana. John married Diane Newell in 1960 and they lived in Burton Twp. 59 years. He was an engineer for Black and Decker and later owned his own business “Ohio Engineering and Fixture”. He went on to design and build custom machinery. He loved to fly small planes, walking in the orchard, growing grapes, and enjoyed a fine lager and pizza. He also enjoyed hanging out at his vacation camp known as the “Outpost” in PA. John will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
John is survived by his beloved wife Diane of 59 years, two daughters, Kelly Costanzo of Akron, Kimberly Mixer (Theodore Yanish) of Burton, and his two grandchildren, Sierra and Carson Costanzo who called him “Happy”. He is also survived by his brother Bruce (Carol) Mixer of Mercer, PA and three cousins, Bobby, Pam, and Cheri. His is preceded in death by his son John “Skip” Mixer, his parents, and his brother Thomas Moore Mixer.
Per his wishes, there will be no services.