John served in the U.S. Army and retired from United Parcel Service as a Delivery Driver. He also worked part time at Halleen Kia Detail Center. John enjoyed spending time with family, friends and camping.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rita C. (nee Brown); three sons, John M. of North Carolina, Robert A. of Elyria, and Mark W. (Kim) of Elyria; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild; three sisters, Janet Frank (Don) of North Ridgeville, Jean Shook (Mel) of Florida and June Norton (Tom) of Florida.
John was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita L. Mason; and his parents, Arzie and Lillian Clement.
Friends may call 4 until 7 P.M., Monday, February 18, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria (440)322-4626, where funeral services and full military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post 1079 at 7 P.M., immediately following visitation. Burial will be private.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com