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John J. Wild

July 9, 1922 April 13, 2018
John J. Wild
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Wild, John Joseph “Jack” – 95 of Portage. Went to heaven to join his wife, Ruth, and live in the glory of God on April 13, 2018. He was born in Portage on July 9, 1922. The son of John and Pearl (Over) Wild. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Inman) Wild, to whom he was married 67 years, his parents, infant son Gerald, sister Genevieve Feathers, brother Robert Wild, brother-in-law Earl Feathers and daughter-in-law Cathy (Davis) Wild.

Jack is survived by his children: Robert and wife Sally of Canonsburg, PA; Karen wife of Jim Hurtack of Ebensburg and Thomas and wife Becky of Washington, PA; and a sister-in-law Vaughn Wild (Thomas). Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and 8 nieces and nephews.

Jack was dedicated to his children and grandchildren and he was the love of their lives. He was a loving and gentle man who always put family first. His favorite pastime was gardening. He was formerly employed by the Portage Cleaners. Jack was a lifetime resident of Portage and he was a devoted member of Bethany United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer and also worked as a janitor after his retirement from the Portage Cleaners. He enjoyed his years coaching Portage Little League. He served his Country proudly in the United States Marine Corp.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. of Portage. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10 AM at Bethany United Methodist Church in Portage, Pastor Arthur Black, officiant. Committal in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Cresson. Graveside Military Rites by the Portage Ritual Team.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Jack’s name to the Blind Association of Johnstown, Bethany United Methodist Church in Portage, Crichton McCormick Park, John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Washington, PA or Trinity United Methodist Church in McMurray, PA. On-line condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com

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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Apr

2:00 PM 4/17/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/17/2018 4:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Apr

6:00 PM 4/17/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/17/2018 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

18

Apr

10:00 AM 4/18/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethany United Methodist Church

700 Farren Street
Portage, PA 15946

Bethany United Methodist Church
700 Farren Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cresson
Cresson, PA 16630

Cresson Cresson 16630 PA
United States
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