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John James "J.J." Sandor, 71, of Avilla died September 9, 2020 embraced in the love of his family. John was born June 17, 1949 in Youngstown, OH. He graduated from the United Electronics Institute in Akron, OH. He then served in the US Army where he was stationed in Taegu, South Korea at the Strategic Communication center. After his military service he returned to Youngstown, OH where he worked at The Record Shop. While working there he met the love of his life, Jane. They were married September 6, 1975 at St Charles Catholic Church in Youngstown, OH. John was employed by Bendix Field Engineering Corp. at Goddard Space Flight Center. While there he was on the communication team for the Apollo Soyuz Mission. The next move was to Erie, Pennsylvania where he worked at GTE Data Services. in 1989, the family moved to Fort Wayne. His love of animals carried him into his retirement years. John is survived by his wife, Jane,of 45 years, daughter Stacy (Sean) Martin; Kim Sandor and Lindsay (Aaron) Stoner; grandchildren Isaiah, Emma, Luke, Felicity, Hannah, Lucy, Jackson and Reagan; sister Kathleen Sandor and extended family. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine Sandor and sister in law Barb. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Ride with Faith or the building fund of the Oratory of St. Mary Magdalene. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com