John Cinelli

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John E. Cinelli, longtime high school teacher and coach, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (Sept. 28, 2022) with family by his side. He died after a long battel with cancer at the age of 82.

Mr. Cinelli was born on January 20, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1959, he married the love of his life Janet Cinelli. He attended Collingdale High School, class of 1957, and West Chester University class of 1963. He later went on to achieve his master’s in education from West Chester University.

He was a teacher and a coach at Nether Providence and later, Strathmere High School. He was a successful History teacher and spent many years coaching Football, Basketball, Girls Basketball and Girls Tennis. Mr. Cinelli taught for 35 years until his retirement from teaching in 1998. He is survived by his son Dennis and daughter-in-law Karen of Lansdale, PA, daughter, Clare Boyer of Eddy Stone, PA, and his brother, Louis Cinelli of Delaware and Ocean City, NJ

He was a great inspiration and touched the lives of so many over many years.

Family and friends welcome to his visitation on Saturday October 29th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Raffeo-DiCecco Memorial Home 19 East Germantown Pike Norristown, PA 19401  

Arrangements are by the Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City. Condolences at




1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Raffeo-DiCecco Memorial Home
19 East Germantown Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
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