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John "Jack" Stitzer

March 3, 1924 March 7, 2018
John "Jack" Stitzer
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Obituary for John "Jack" Stitzer

John L. (Jack) Stitzer, 94, of Gordon passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his home.
Born in Gordon, March 3, 1924 he was the son of the late Norman H. and Ada (Sell) Stitzer. He graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1942. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II with the 159th Engineering Combat Battalion in the European Theater where he earned the following medals: Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Legion Ribbon, E.T.O. Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the French Medal of Honor.
After the war Jack attended Kutztown College for one and a half years. He later owned and operated Stitzer Lumber Co. for 20 years. He then worked for Ajax Building Supplies for 20 years from which he retired in 1986. He was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Rd, Ashland.
Jack was a Life Member of Gordon Gun Club, Life Member of Ashland Elks where he was Exalted Ruler in 1964 and 1980, Life Member of the Amvets, and a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans. He received his 50 year pin from the Masons, and was also a member of the American Legion.
Jack is survived by his wife of 70 years, Beryl Grace (Reese) Stitzer. Also surviving are three children: Jacqueline Babb and her husband Richard of Gordon; Michele Kirwan of Greenbelt, MD; and Norman and his wife Sandy of Gordon. Seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Dora Hills, and Helen Seltour; stepmother Margaret Richardson and stepbrother Robert Richardson.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Rd, Ashland, PA with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle, PA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ashland American Legion, 501 Center St.Ashland, PA or Christ's United Lutheran Church. Airport Road, Ashland, PA. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

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Citizens Cemetery Final Resting Place

Main Street
Lavelle, PA 17943

Main Street Lavelle 17943 PA
United States

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