John J. Discepoli

November 26, 1963 - November 20, 2019

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DISCEPOLI, John J. beloved husband of Elaine (nee Mazurek), loving father of Nicolaus and Gabriela Discepoli, brother of Daniel Discepoli, also survived by loving pets Brady and Corby. John was a graduate of Notre Dame, owner of Discepoli Financial Planning, avid poker player and Brew Master. John passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 55. Memorial Visitation will be held at St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240 on Saturday, November, 23 from 9 AM until Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Memorials may be directed to The V Foundation at


Darlene Verrett Thurber - Nov 25, 2019
I am so saddened by the news of John’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May the good Lord keep him in the palm of his hands and provide you with strength as you grieve. Sincerely, Darlene BG class of 1981
James Weber - Nov 24, 2019
I just heard of John's passing. My heart aches for your whole family. I truly enjoyed John whether coaching or just talking. He was and is at class act and a great man. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Chief - Nov 24, 2019
Laine & Family - please except my heartfelt condolences on the loss of a truly unique & authentic personality, your husband & father, John. I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know John while living amongst the Dalby Street crew during my senior year at Northeastern. John was a class act who could brighten up any room with his booming voice and infectious laugh. He was a true original and I’m so grateful that our paths crossed. John was a force of nature, who could bring you into his orbit and not let you go. We laughed, we cried, we shared some special times. We will meet again, my friend.
Greg Ogle - Nov 23, 2019
I was lucky enough to have met John many years ago through our poker group. His smile and laughter were contagious and always uplifting! John always brought so much positive energy and fun to the group, the games will not be the same without him. He will be talked about and missed for many, many years to come! John loved the game of poker but it was obvious to me that he loved interacting and socializing with the players more than taking their money. The way John handled his battle with cancer was nothing short of amazing, he was such an inspiration to us all!! I for one, feel like knowing John, made me a better person and I have no doubt that he had a similar affect on hundreds of other people that he met in his day to day life. John was one in a million and he will always be remembered as the best of the best, a fantastic husband, father and friend to us all. Cheers to you John and thanks for everything! I miss you and love you my friend. My sincerest condolences to Laine, Nic and Gabby. "I can only imagine."
Jimmy - Nov 23, 2019
While the loss is great it is far eclipsed by your love as a family and by the joy John and all of you have for life. Those of us that John has touched over his life have truly had the privilege to be called wife, brother, son, father, godfather or friend and I am grateful that I and my family found our way to that honor. You are all in our prayers and we are all celebrating John’s life by leading with the left and yelling Go Irsh without ask why the other “i” is missing as John taught us all to just live in and own the moment no matter what.
Julie Whitney - Nov 22, 2019
Dear Laine, Gabby and Nic, Dan and I want to express our deepest sympathies on John's passing. I know you have all been preparing, but that doesn't ease your pain and grief. I know that John made the most of every day checking off his "bucket list" and spending time on the west coast with Gabby and traveling with the family to Notre Dame games, and that brings a smile to my face. And speaking of smile, John's smile was infectious always grinning from ear-to-ear and talking to anyone as if they were his lifelong friend. The man who was battling cancer was the one who was positive and uplifting to everyone around him. We are praying so very hard for all of you and the Discepoli's are the "tightest" family of anyone we know. So lean on one another hard and keep the faith. Sending you much love and sympathy. Julie and Dan Whitney
Nick Snow - Nov 21, 2019
I met John through the local poker group, and we had many good times not only playing poker but also bonding over college sports. He will be missed.
Jim - Nov 21, 2019
John was quite a guy. Met him thru Jeff O’Connor during the Dalby Street Frat House days. Always smiling and a very positive person. My condolences to Laine and the family. John was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Especially on Saturdays for ND football games. Go Irish. Go John.
Gail Bren - Nov 21, 2019
May the Lord continue to surround you with his love as go through this loss of a wonderful man so .precious to you! Love, Gail
Gina & Geoff Doepker - Nov 21, 2019
John was like an extra brother in our family. He will be greatly missed. May the peace of Jesus Christ be with him and his family always.
Jim Quilty - Nov 21, 2019
John lived large. He made us laugh. I had the privilege of big moments with John during our high school days, visits to South Bend, and life on Dalby Street in Boston. God Bless you and your family, John.
Jerry Galluzzo - Nov 21, 2019
John was a classmate and teammate on the Bishop Grimes Football team. We had great times back then. John was super smart and always smiling. He will be missed tremendously. Condolences and prayers go out to his lovely family. God bless you and John’s soul.
David Joerger - Nov 21, 2019
Sorry to hear of John passing I have always remembered my times coaching with him. He was a great friend and one of the best men I have had the pleasure to call that.
Greg & Jackie Plamondon - Nov 21, 2019
We are sad to hear of John's passing. We enjoyed our time with John during our sons' Lacrosse years. God's comfot and peace to the family during this difficult time.
Dawn - Nov 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. John was one of the good ones. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Emily Gear - Nov 20, 2019
Laine, Nick, Gabby, Brody and Corby, we are all so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you all. Much love to you all from the Louie's Legacy crew.
Linda Rouse - Nov 20, 2019
Laine, Nick, Gabby, Brady and Corby sending you all one giant hug. It was an honor knowing John for the short time that I did. Hugs!
Maureen Lewis - Nov 20, 2019
Dear Laine, Nick and Gabby, So sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful man and friend. I can’t be there Saturday but I will be honoring him at Notre Dame. 🙏🏻🍀
The Weisenburger Family - Nov 20, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry for your loss.