He is survived by his son, David W. (Alison) Ryan of Liberty Boro, and sister, Barbara (Paul) DiFabio of Boston. He is also survived by step-daughter, Denise Mascaro, Step-son, Robert Jones and his beloved granddaughter, Kaitlyn Jones of McKinney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Schaffer and Joanne Tellman. In keeping with John's wishes, there is no visitation. Funeral service with Military Honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concordia of Monroeville at 412-373-3900 or Good Samaritan Hospice at 724-352-6018. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.
Originally published June 10, 2019.