John Mottes
August 3, 1955 - January 30, 2013
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1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
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Simpson Funeral Home
1119 Washington Avenue
Monaca , PA 15061
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St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
1270 Chapel Road
MONACA, PA 15061

John J. Mottes, 57, of Monaca, entered the gates of heaven on Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013. Born August 3, 1955, in Rochester, he was the son of the late John and Helen Mottes. John was a faithful and dedicated member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Monaca, and was a retired member of …
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Linda (Stauffer) Wharton left a message on February 9, 2013:
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a wonderful person, and I know he will be very missed by so many people. As we struggle to go on, as our loved ones have went before us, May we always remember that all the love an care they gave, was meant to last all of our lives. They go on through us as we share that love an care with others along our way. We know that they are now in the presence of the Everlasting Eternal Love of God. As we find the strength through God’s love to carry us through, our loved ones will be by our sides, always close, holding the love in our hearts ever stronger. Our prayers are with you and the girls and all of John’s family and friends. If you ever need anything please know that we are here anytime. God Bless and Care for you all. For-Always! Linda (Stauffer)Wharton, David and Heather Wharton, Dean, Karla T.J and Alea Stauffer. Edith, James Jr. and Gary Stauffer and their families.
Buff Brunton Hunter left a message on February 6, 2013:
Debi - My Mother called me in Atlanta to tell me of your loss. I always felt like the members of the fire department were like my family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your girls.
Julia (Kemerer) Reed left a message on February 4, 2013:
John was such a kind-hearted person and mentor. There is no doubt he will be greatly missed. I'm sure he's smiling and laughing in heaven now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Deb, Amber, Courtney, and Devon while you bear his loss
Art & Patti Columbe left a message on February 3, 2013:
Condolences from Florida for Debi and Nancy. Our prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Art and Patti Columbe
Liz and Tom DiPietro left a message on February 3, 2013:
Debi, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of John, your husband of many years. You, and your girls, will be in our daily prayers. May the Lord give you strength, grace and peace for the days ahead. God bless you and your family.
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Jeff Basalyga left a message on February 3, 2013:
My heart is broken. I am in China right now, about as far away as I can be when I heard the news, but I will never forget John Mottes. He and I were really good (I say best, I hope he considered that, too) friends for several years in grade school, Junior and Senior High. I will never forget John. Football player, drummer, Eagle Scout, son of the Police Chief, paperboy, fireman, the guy who turned on the Christmas lights downtown, an animal on the basketball memories of John go on and on. I left Monaca in 1978 and rarely return, but when I go down Washington Avenue in my mind, I will always think of John. You could hear the drums three blocks away! My condolences to his wife, daughters, and family. John was a great guy and I will always remember him.
Johnny Jay Robertson Jr. left a message on February 2, 2013:
My father died when I was four years old, and though I fondly remember all of my many uncles stepping up to help fill my void,John was the one that impacted me the most. Whether it was taking me to the basketball courts by the swimming pool, teaching me how to play the drums, letting me hang out with him and his friends, or just practicing football basics, it seems as if John was always there. But now looking back I realize that John took on the challenges of making sure that I had plenty of positive male influences growing up when he himself was just 11 years old. As Fred mentioned, John had a big heart and it's no wonder that although I had several uncles who I all loved dearly, when I simply referenced "Uncle" or "Unk", everybody knew that i was talking about John.
Allen Fredericks left a message on February 2, 2013:
Condolences from Tennessee from a friend from the old neighborhood. My thoughts are with your family. So sorry for your loss,Allen Fredericks
Jim and Nancy Woods left a message on February 2, 2013:
Our heart felt condolences for the passing of a great husband, father and brother. Deb, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. John is resting in the arms of our Lord. May the Peace of the Lord be with you always.
Christine (Gantz) Port left a message on February 2, 2013:
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. - Anonymous Courtney and family, my deepest sympathy. I think of Courtney as a niece because of her friendship with Katie, she's a part of our family. I will keep you in my prayers. "Aunt" Chrissi (Gantz)Port
Lona (Morris) Garrison left a message on February 1, 2013:
Dear Debi, I am so sorry about your husband. My cousin, Susie(Propst)Crawford, sent me an email to let me know. I rememeber you so well from high school as such a fun loving, warm friendly girl always ready to share a laugh or lend a hand. My heart goes out to you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Lona
Howard Herman left a message on February 1, 2013:
To the Mottes Family: My deepest sympathy for your loss. I knew John briefly from Pastor Keith's bible classes.
jeanene krupa & family left a message on February 1, 2013:
Our deepest sympathy to Debbie and the entire family.
John DeChellis left a message on February 1, 2013:
Betty and Nancy, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of your brother. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.
Regina Jack left a message on February 1, 2013:
Courtney, I was so sad to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Regina Jack (Clarion University Testing office)
Irene Vest left a message on February 1, 2013:
My deepest sympathies to you, Debbie and your girls - so sorry for your loss. I was your math teacher at Hopewell High and remember you fondly.
Lou Ann Nudi left a message on February 1, 2013:
So saddened to read about John's passing... too young.. too soon..... my sympathy to his family......He is at peace with his Lord and Savior but I know he will be missed here. God watch over you all and give you the strength you need to keep strong.
Joanne Deltino left a message on February 1, 2013:
I am so sorry to hear about John. I worked with him in Ellwood City @ ESB Bank for a short time. He was a very nice man and a real pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dianne Wheeler left a message on January 31, 2013:
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband and father, Debi and daughters. John was a wonderful Christian man and loved his family dearly. My family will miss him and keep you all in prayer for God's peace and grace. John is rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus and may that comfort your hearts.
Fred Limberg left a message on January 31, 2013:
John and I have been friends since sixth grade. I was new in town and a scared little kid. John was the biggest boy in class physically and to me a little scary. The great thing was, it turned out, Johnny's heart was much bigger. He took me under his wing and befriended me. I never have and never will forget his compassionate heart. Friends for 47 years and his heart just grew bigger. We loved each other as brothers and he will always remain in my heart. My Bro
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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