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Former Aftermarket Publisher Jack Hone Passes Away

By SEMA Editors

Jack Hone
Jack Hone

Former aftermarket industry publisher Jack Hone, 81, passed away peacefully on October 29, surrounded by his loved ones following a long illness.

His career in publishing began in 1969 and included 12 years as publisher of Tire Review magazine. In addition to his work in publishing, Hone was the co-founder of Hone Media Group, representing titles including SEMA News magazine.

After serving as a musician in the U.S. Navy playing trumpet and flugelhorn, Hone enjoyed a nearly lifelong career as a professional musician during which he had the opportunity to perform with many of the jazz greats, including Miles Davis.

Following his retirement, Hone taught private music lessons and served in the role of music director for The Church of the Covenant in Canton, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, sister Dr. Charlene Nunley (husband Fred), son Michael Hone (wife Patrice), daughter Lorraine Nokes (husband Jeffrey), daughter Tracy Teuscher, first wife Marilyn Hone, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be observed Saturday, December 7, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at Denbow Gasche Funeral Home located at 313 Center St., Ashland, OH 44805. Immediately following the memorial service, family and friends are welcome to enjoy food, live music and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family respectfully requests that gifts be made in the name of Jack Hone to the Jackson School for the Arts Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Dr. NW, Massillon, OH, 44646, ATTN: Susan Gardner, JSA Director.

Personal notes of sympathy may be sent to the family via email in care of Tracy Teuscher at