John C. Belland, 1938-2009

John C. Belland  was born Saturday, November 12, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois .

he died Thursday, November 26, 2009. his recorded age was 71.

his remains can be found at Flint Cemetery in plot 4  - lot 36  - space #3 north (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Schoedinger Funeral Service (Worthington Chapel). The burial took place on Friday, December 4, 2009.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.

BELLAND John Clarke Belland, 71, of Columbus, OH, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at The Ohio State University Medical Center after a long struggle with several health conditions. He was born in Chicago, IL on November 12, 1938. He retired in 1995 as Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. John maintained a positive attitude in the face of many health challenges and boldly continued to enjoy his many artistic endeavors. Even while on a portable oxygen machine, John enjoyed the camaraderie of playing the clarinet in the Worthington Civic Band. An accomplished pianist, John cherished the process of making music and the education of young musicians. Always the educationally focused socialite, John enjoyed his bi-weekly lunches with the O.S.U. R.O.M.E.O.s (Retired Old Men Eating Out). John expanded his knowledge of woodworking when he joined The Central Ohio Woodturners Association. His favorite woodturning activity was making pens for the members of The United States Armed Forces. Always interested in the newest gadget, if it was high-tech, it was of high interest. He was never too busy with all his activities to stop and help a friend or share a story. Survived by daughter, Charlotte Belland, Columbus, OH; son, Brian Belland, Logan, UT; sister, Mary (Charles) Seidenfuss, Elmhurst, IL; brother-in-law, Glenn Miller, Powder Springs, GA; niece, Deborah (Paul) Mason, Elmhurst, IL; and nephew, Charles (Dena) Seidenfuss, Elmhurst, IL. Preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Ann Belland (2003). Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 at UPPER ARLINGTON LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2300 Lytham Rd. Interment to follow at Flint Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 5-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of 270) and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of the donors' choice. Visit to share memories with the family.