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    North Royalton, OH 44133

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“We will miss you more than you can imagine. You have been an important part of our lives,and the Lord has called an amazing priest home. You have...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“In paradisum deducant te Angeli. ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Jerome (Jerry) Ruffing - Houston, TX

“I remember Father Viall from when I attended Mass at Saint Albert's mostly because my parish's {OLOG} Mass schedule in Hinckley conflicted with my...Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Joe Bialek - Cleveland, OH

“Father Viall married my husband and I at Sts. Phillip and James Church in 1969. What a wonderful priest. He will always be special to us. Our sincere...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Sandy & Virg Zanick - Vermilion, OH

“Fr. John, our SS Philip & James may not have survived today, however, your devotion and contributions, along with your devoted brother Fr James, will...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Rudy Horbol - Cleveland, OH

“Father viall thanks for all you did for this church. Rest in peace. ”
6 of 51 | Posted by: paige travalik - seven hills, OH

“Our family will miss a lot. All of us love you.I was blessed to be with you 3 weeks before God called you in Heaven and receiving a special blessing...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Humberto Lopes - North Royalton, OH

“Such a wonderful priest and pastor. He will be missed by many. Rest in peaceThe Leone family ”
8 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“This past Sunday, a man of God and a man of the people went to the house of his Father. We will all miss him very much and will mourn his absence...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Joe & Miriam Mosinski - OH

“Prayers are with his family and St. Albert's parish. ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Harry and Mary Ann buly - PA

“My best showed me how to live life and love God. I will miss you... ”
11 of 51 | Posted by: Joe OBrien - Upland, CA

“You will be missed by so many. You have touched the lives of so many. It is an honor to have had the opportunity to know such a blessed person....Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Kimberly Sabo - North Royalton, OH

“Rest in peace Father Viall. The Repko Family ”
13 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Father ViallA legacy And most perfect example of ChristGod bless you sir ”
14 of 51 | Posted by: rick smolinski - north royalton, OH

“November 17, 2013 will never be the same, it will a day of remembrance of someone very special who received his "wings". Fr. Viall you will never be...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace Fr. Viall. Thank you for the impact you had on my life and that of so many others.. You will be dearly missed.. John Paul, Nicholas,...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: John Paul Manila - North Royalton, OH

“Thank you, Father Viall, for all of the love and spiritual guidance that you have given to us throughout the years. May our dear Lord rest you in...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Janet, Max and Evan Schlessel - OH

“God now has another angel to do his work for him. God care for him as he did for us. Love and blessings to his and family members. Norm and Lina...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Norm and Lina Colonna - OH

“Father Viall was like Grandfather to our family. He always made time for our children when they attended Saint Albert School by popping in the class...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: The Cepelnik Family - OH

“Thank you Father , for your true fatherly love, especially across the screen of the confessional, where you seemed as a loving father, shepherding...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Jane C Popik - STRONGSVILLE, OH

“thank you father for giving us such great memories.WHEN WE LIVED IN North Royalton ST.ALBERT WAS OUR PARISH,and my daughter made her first Holy...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: rose marie demark - OH - friend

“I remember Father Vial's penetrating wit, and loving yet level-headed demeanor especially visible during the sermons that he gave. To me, he remains...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Kevin E. Lapp. - North Royaltion, OH

“Rest In Peace Father Viall ”
23 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Father Viall was love personified. A true holy man serving in the likeness and image of Jesus - an exemplary witness to faith, humble, gentle, rich...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: All Friends

“You will be deeply missed, Father. Thank you for all you have done. May you rest in God's Peace. ”
25 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy Gerbic

“Rest in Peace Fr. Viall, you were a true testament to living your Faith daily. You will be missed.The Baranek Family ”
26 of 51 | Posted by: Lynne Baranek - North Royalton, OH

“We are very emotional right now. The thought of not seeing you again is overwhelming. You will forever live in our hearts. We love you. ”
27 of 51 | Posted by: Dear Friends - North Royalton, OH

“My thoughts and prayers our for you and your family. May the Lord shine his blessings on you all! ”
28 of 51 | Posted by: Loretta Marvett - Clearwater, FL

“We will always remember you! ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: Mila Red - No. Royalton, OH

“In St. Paul's Cathedral in London, this inscription is written underneath the dome, "If you should seek his monument, look about you." That phrase...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Ferris & Jane Anthony - Brunswick, OH

“I was fortunate enough to go to Sts. Phillip and James Chruch when both Frs John and Jim were there. We had a real church family there then. God...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Cyntha Bjaloncik-Hocevar - OH

“Rest in peace good and faithful servant.You will be missed more than you will ever know.Good bye my friend and thank you for all the memories.Until...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Karey Lehane Gilmour - Mentor, OH

“Words and feelings can not express the sadness we all hold in our hearts. A great priest, a great friend, a spiritual part of our family for 37 years...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Bill & Darlene Meade - OH

“How blessed we were to know Father Viall and to learn so much from him. We are a parishoner at St. Alberts and Father was also our customer at...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear this Father Viall married us 48 years ago at St Phillip and James Church .He spoke of this brother at this time, I was a convert and...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: santo *Margaret Grillo - VA

“My deepest sympathy to Fr. James Viall and the Viall family in the loss of a wonderful person. Fr. Viall loved and accepted all no matter how poor...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Gleba - Valley City, OH

“May you RIP Fr. John Viall. Thank you for the fantastic memories of a favorite parish priest while growing up in Sts. Philip & James parish. Your...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Jeanne Kehoe Moser - Avon, OH

“God bless you, Fr. Viall. Well done, good and faithful servant. ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: Gia Turella - Cleveland, OH

“May you rest in peace. ”
40 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“With enormous sadness, we mourn the passing of our friend and Spiritual leader, Father John Viall. Such a kind and gentle soul. His spirit shall...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“We will miss you more than you can imagine. You have been an important part of our lives since 1977 and the Lord has called an amazing priest home. ...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“With my deepest sympathy to you,Fr. Viall. Sean emailed me about your brother.. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Jane Smith - Westlake, OH

“This past Sunday, a man of God and a man of the people went to the house of his Father. We will all miss him very much and will mourn his absence...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Father Viall and his family. Father Viall was wonderful Priest, Pastor, and friend to my family and countless...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Sabo Family - North Royalton, OH

“Rest in peace, Fr. Viall. Thank you for everything you did for our family, and for our parish. Celebrant for my two brothers, and my sister's...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Nancy DellaValle~Kashi - OH

“May God grant him eternal rest, and may He continue to bless all those whose lives he touched. ”
47 of 51 | Posted by: Rodrigo Bollat

“Fr. Viall was my pastor and friend. I worked with him as an organist at St. Albert the Great from the age of 15 until he retired in 2009. He was...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Lori Geyer - N. Royalton, TN

“May God carry your soul where all the best belong! Thank you for all your support and love here on earth. It meant a lot not only to have our...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Jennifer Wolan Simonis - OH

“For more than 30 years, our dear friend and priest shared our family's joyous occasions, and was with us, too, in our times of sorrow. We thank Fr....Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Tony and Maria Magnelli - OH

“Father Viall will be remembered for his loving service and great humility demonstrated through his years of prayerful service. With much love and...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: Janet Garfield - North Royalton, OH

REV. FATHER JOHN L. VIALL, age 81. Pastor emeritus of St. Albert the Great Church (North Royalton). Father Viall graduated from Akron-St. Vincent High School in 1950. He attended St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati, Borromeo Seminary and St. Mary Seminary. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 23, 1959. His first assignment was to St. Augustine Church in Barberton, Ohio. After 5 years Fr. Viall was transferred to Sts. Philip & James Church on Cleveland's Westside then in 1972 he was assigned to St. William's Church in Euclid, Ohio. Four years later on June 24, 1976 he was appointed to St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton, Ohio to serve diligently in the growth of a parish that went from 1100 families to 5,000 families and a school that grew to over 800 children. He retired after 33 years at St. Albert the Great Parish on June 15, 2009 and 50 years as a priest. Loving son of the late Arthur and Agnes (nee Dittler). Devoted brother of Rev. Fr. James A Viall. Dear cousin of Jane and Bruce Meadows. Also survived by many friends who loved him dearly. In lieu of flowers the family requests all donations to the St. Albert the Great Fr. John L. Viall Tuition Assistance Fund. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday November 21, 2013 St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Rd, North Royalton, Ohio at 11:00AM. The main celebrant will be Archbishop Timothy Broglio JCD. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Vespers will be held Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM with visitation to follow until 8 PM at St. Albert the Great Church. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, (West of I-71), 440-260-8800. "I thank God for calling me to the priesthood; and thank Him for giving me such a wonderful brother, parishioners and friends."