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“John was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and a beautiful heart. God Bless you John and continue to watch over us all. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Polly Brownson

“I am an ICU nurse at Fawcett..My thoughts and prayers are with John , his family and Tom..I am so sorry for your loss..When I cared for John my...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Christina Trucios, RN

“I was very sad to read of John's passing. He was the assistant principal at Charlotte High school when I attended, and he worked with my father,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carrie Blackwell Hussey

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of loss. Sincerely, Ruth & Ron Gause ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ron & Ruth Gause

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Thomas, Gloria and all of Johns' family. John was a great man with wonderful zest for life! As CHS alumni...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn (Gause) Atkins & Ted Atkins

“A CHS grad Class of '82, Mr. Vargo was one of my favorite teachers. He had a unique way of looking at things and a wonderful sense of humor. He...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Angie (Burke) Portelli

“John, you were and always will be the best. I will never forget you! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ross Schultz

“The best of friends,a smile and joke for all. Made each work day an adventure at CHS; touched all in a special way. Gos bless. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: mike and judy bochenek

“Mr. Vargo was one of those teachers that you never forget. Thank you Mr. Vargo for many years of service to your students at CHS. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Evie Gardien Lucas


Mr. John C. Vargo, 64, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio, passed away Sunday November 15, 2009 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Born John Carroll Vargo October 13, 1945 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, John, a resident of his native Martins Ferry until 1970, began a career in education following graduation from Ohio State University. John served a two year tenure at Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia before moving to Port Charlotte in 1972. Working briefly for DeSoto County's Arcadia High School, John then began a 20 year tenure with Charlotte County Public School Board, first as a teacher at Charlotte High School and eventually Assistant Principal of both Charlotte High and Port Charlotte High Schools in his long association with Charlotte County Public Schools. John retired from Charlotte High School in 1992 and was honored with a Roast for his long tenure and many accomplishments. He was a member of the Masons and was Presbyterian.

He is survived by uncles Alex and Robert Vargo both of Ohio, Kenneth Vargo of Canada, and aunt, Helen Demchak of OH; several cousins, and his close friends Thomas C. Trauba and Gloria L. Shakeshaft. John was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Anna M. and John Vargo and aunts Jenny Formella and Rose Kadar.