John Bone | Army Air Corps
John R. Bone, 92, formerly of Allegheny Township, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Jefferson Township. Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Reynoldsville, he was a son of the late John and Lilly (Barraclough) Bone. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was employed as a scheduler by West Leechburg Works of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. with 43 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps.
He was a member of Holy Innocents Anglican Church, Leechburg, where he was a lay reader and Sunday school teacher. He was a life member and past exalted ruler of the Apollo Elks. Mr. Bone also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1938-1939. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet E. (Kline) Bone, on Nov. 4, 2005; three brothers, Howard Bone, Charles W. Bone and James Roland Bone, who died in infancy; and a sister, Ila Jean McCormick. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey R. Bone (Judy), of Bel Air, Md., and Roger A. Bone (Kimberly), of Paoli; two daughters, Debra E. Bone, of Blawnox, and Dyan L. Bone, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Jason, Leslie and Christopher Bone and Samantha Pinelli; and a sister, Carole Schantz (Edward), of Hyde Park.
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