John T. Mawn

John T. Mawn, 82, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Vermont Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor.

He was born December 2, 1935, in St. Marys, son of the late Dr. Thomas R. and Frances Burden Mawn. He was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1953, and also a graduate of Villanova University, Class of 1957.  John retired after many years as a Human Resource Manager.

On October 2, 1965, in the St. Boniface Church, John married Jean R. Holtzhauser, who preceded him in death August 5, 1995.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Cook and her husband Christopher of Saline, MI, and Christine Wise and her husband Curtis of Brockway; a son, Douglas A. Mawn and his wife Heather of St. Marys; and by seven grandchildren, Allison Bailey, Nathaniel Cook, Noah Cook, Molly Wise, Andrew Mawn, Martina Mawn, and Tyler Mawn.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann O’Brien and Gloria Weisner. He was the last member of his immediate family.

John was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a 15 year member of the Crystal Fire Department and he enjoyed model railroading.  John was a proud Villanova University fan and alumnus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Crystal Fire Department, 319 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Dick Dahlkemper March 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm

To my cousins and your families: I’m so sorry to hear of John’s death. He was a great guy. I remember lots of fun times with him and your Mom. May he rest in peace.

Jim Baumgratz March 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

To the family of John, So sorry for your loss.. My Dad certainly enjoyed his company. They are now roomies once again.

Franny Curtis March 20, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Chrissy,
My deepest sympathy for the family on the passing of your Dad.
He was such a wonderful man. It is hardest on those left behind to carry on. I’m glad he is with your Mom, and his Sisters and Grammy. He used to call me Ralph, from Green Acre’s, it was our running joke for many years. Comfort comes with knowing we will all be together again in Heaven, someday. May he Rest In Peace. Amen.

Much love, Franny

Tracey Thompson March 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Chrissy,
You’ve been in my thoughts. I will keep you in my prayers.

Denny, Chrissy, Kelsey and Nathan Hansen March 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm

So very sorry to learn of John’s passing. He was such a kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michael Schaberl March 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm

So sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I grew up in St. Marys and he was my 8th grade teacher at St. Marys Parochial. Great man, great teacher! I am now 65 and every time I am visiting there & pass the house on Erie Ave., I remember him telling the story of after a fire, he woke up in the hospital and looked up and saw an angel… and that angel was Jean. I was invited and attended their wedding and occasionally used to stop by and say hello. RIP Mr. Mawn… so happy you are now once again with your Angel.

Gerri Ireland April 4, 2018 at 3:18 am

Chrissy, I love the photo you chose for your dad. I always remember him smiling. I am so very sorry about the pain you feel in your heart from his absence. He was such a kind man and he passed that trait onto you. He will forever be a part of you and your memories of him will make you smile and cry at the same time. Love has no expiration date and it doesn’t get easier, just different. Thoughts and Prayers from me to you and your family.

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