Leonardo Giovanni “John” Cima

Leonardo Giovanni “John” Cima

June 2, 1958 - January 6, 2024

Leonardo Giovanni “John” Cima, 65, passed to eternal life January 6, 2024, at Christian Health Center with his family present.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armando O. Cima and Marie Johnson Cima; a brother, Mario F. Cima; an infant sister, Bernadette Cima; a nephew, Aaron “Hank” Cima; and a brother-in-law, Larry Jones.

John is survived by his brothers and sisters:  Julia Jones, Giulio J. (Tracy) Cima, sister-in-law, Janie Cima, Michael A. (Robbie) Cima, Maria A. (Ray) Disney, Gino G. (Laura) Cima, Gina M. (Dan) Valentine, Edmondo O. (Lisa) Cima, Carmen L. (Steve) Bohnlein, Armando O. (Karen) Cima II, and Jerome F. (Staci) Cima, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and others who will mourn his passing.

John was a lifelong and devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a very active member, committed to his faith and the work of the Church, especially through the Sacred Heart Fall Festival and fundraising activities.

John’s life was one of charitable work. He was a giving and loving person to the youth of Corbin, regularly attending their sporting events and activities. He supported the Corbin Sports and Backpack Programs by helping with their fundraisers for many years.

John loved his family beyond all earthly things, except, maybe, Sugar Daddy’s. His parents were constantly in his thoughts and prayers. After their passing, John organized a memorial golf scramble in his parents’ honor. He raised $10,000 for the children of St. Jude. John was very proud to honor his parents and family in this way.

The family would like to express our love and gratitude to the staff at Christian Health Center for their loving care of our brother. You are, and will remain, in our prayers.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Damian Anumba officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be John’s brothers and nephews.  Honorary pallbearers will be Pete and Rodger Booth, Ivan Siler, Chet Sherman, Mike Corey, Creston Waddle, Doris Moore, Johnny Woods, and Eric Hart.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home.  The Rosary will begin at 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

  • Remell F Hollin
    Posted at 10:07h, 07 January Reply

    So sorry for your family’s loss. My prayers are with you all.

  • Gayle and Evajane Green
    Posted at 10:55h, 08 January Reply

    Our deepest condolences to the family. We thought so much of John and he will truly be missed. Rest in Peace our friend.

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