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John "Hammy" Livingston, Sr.

February 15, 1940 — December 19, 2019

John E. “Hammy” Livingston, Sr. of Brookfield, Ohio, entered into the Celestial Lodge above on Thursday, December 19, 2019, while under Hospice care at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Youngstown, Ohio, following an extended illness. He was 79.

John was born February 15, 1940, in Portage, Pennsylvania, a son to Herbert I. & Jennie Lou (Hughes) Livingston.

He met a gal by the name of Suzanne R. Shook and a courtship ensued. They fell in love and exchanged vows on July 30, 1971.

He worked in the coil department at Ajax Tocco Magnathermic Corp., Warren, Ohio, until they closed in 1983.

John was a 46 year member of Jerusalem Lodge #19 F&AM, Hartford, Ohio and was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Order of Scottish Rite, Valley of Youngstown. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing with the Village League at Pine Lakes Golf Course, as well as with his buddies at Deer Creek Golf Course, both in Hubbard, Ohio. He was craftsman with woodworking and he was extremely passionate for Genealogy. He would spend countless hours researching his family tree and left no doubt as to the accuracy of his findings.

His survivors include: wife, Suzanne; children, John E. Livingston, Jr. (Kelly), of Cleveland, Ohio, Kimberly A. Massuri (Roger), and Jacquelyn L. Venzeio (Frank), all of Girard, Ohio; grandchildren, John Metzinger, Alex Livingston, Grant Livingston, Vincent Venzeio, Nicolas Venzeio, & Madison Massuri; great-grandson, Brady Metzinger; half-sister, Marjorie Peiffer, Middletown, Pennsylvania; and Linda Metzinger, whom John considered like family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brothers, David & Loyd Livingston; and his half-sisters, Nancy Holsopple, & Marian Virginia.

In accordance to John’s wishes, no services or calling hours will be scheduled.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at:

As suggested by his family, material contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512.

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Livingston was presented by Daniel Briceland of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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