Johnny Morvatz, Jr.

August 13, 1922 - September 17, 2009
"Johnny" Morvatz Jr., 87, of Carrollton died September 17, 2009 at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton. Born August 13, 1922 in Petersberg, West Virginia, he was a son of the late John and Laura Belle (Ours) Morvatz. He was a graduate of the Perrysville High School and pursued a lifelong career as a general contractor and jack of all trades in the Carroll County area. Johnny as was affectionately known, painted barns, sprayed crops, combined crops, and did many other jobs for area farmers. He was also an accomplished carpenter and built many buildings in the northeastern Ohio area. Some of his other achievements in life included building and operating the Silver Skate Roller Rink in Carrollton during the 1960's. He was also known as the "Soundman" for the Carroll County Fair, a business he operated for over 45 years. During his lifetime he also was employed by the Carrollton Livestock Auction for more than 70 years. Johnny was always proud to exclaim that, "I have probably worked on nearly every property in Carroll County at sometime during my life." Johnny is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edith (Sell) Morvatz of Carrollton; four sons, Jim of Dade City, FL, David of Clover, SC, Michael of Crystal River, FL, Patrick of Carrollton; one daughter Linda Fiscus of Darnestown, MD; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Minnie of Akron. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melven, Matthew, and Elmer; and one sister, Anna. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Sweeney-Dodds Funereal Home of Carrollton with Rev. David Krankovich officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery in Carrollton. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation by made to the charity of your choice.

Sherri Francis-Bowyer

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Morvatz family. I knew Pat from several years ago and we were close for a time and I know he helped his dad many times setting up the sound system for the fair, and I even helped one year. I know he thought a great deal of his dad. My thoughts and Prayers are with the entire family.


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