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Rodney D. John

August 26, 1941 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 76)

Rodney D. John, 76 of Bradys Bend died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Community Living Center at the Butler VA.

Born August 26, 1941 in Adrian, he was the son of Oscar and Mary (Claypoole) John.

On December 14, 1963, Rodney married the former Donna L. Foust, she survives.

A US Army Vietnam Veteran, Rodney was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Markman Expert (M-14 & 16) Badge and the Army Commendation Medal.  He was member of the American Legion Post #488 in Bradys Bend.

Rodney began his career as a truck driver for Volkswagen Capitol Car Distributor in Maryland.  After returning to Bradys Bend, he worked at Daman Industries for a number of years and then Indespec Chemical for 25 years. 

He was a member of the Brush Valley Brethren Church in Adrian.

Rodney enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed riding his 1950 Harley.  He could always be found Friday nights at the Lernerville Races and enjoyed watching Nascar, the Pirates, Steelers and listening to country music.  Rodney looked forward to Lancaster County trips to visit his grandchildren and enjoyed Atlantic City.   He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and being the life of the party. 

Surviving is his wife, Donna John of Bradys Bend, and 1 son; Rodney John of Bradys Bend.  1 granddaughter; Destiny John and 1 grandson, Dakota John, both of Ephrata. 

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Darrell John.

Friends of Rodney D. John will be received 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, April 2, 2018 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.

A Veterans Service will be held in the Funeral Home Monday at 6:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Buechele Funeral Home with Pastor Paul DeBacco officiating.

Committal, Military Honors and Burial will follow in Bradys Bend Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the John family asks that memorials be made in Rodney’s name to the East Brady Ambulance PO Box 325 East Brady, PA 16028 or the East Brady VFD 100 Graham St., East Brady, PA 16028

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Donations may be made to:

East Brady Ambulance
PO Box 325, East Brady PA 16028

East Brady Fire Department
PO Box 129, East Brady PA 16028

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