John J. Fodge

John J. Fodge, 60, of 462 West Mill Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 30, 2018, at his mother’s home.

He was born June 21, 1958, in St. Marys, son of the late Jerome L. Fodge and Bernice R. Detsch Fodge, who survives of St. Marys. John was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1976, and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1980.  He was a retired employee of Allegheny Coatings, retiring in 2016.

In addition to his mother, John is survived by two sisters, Karen Jovenitti and her husband Anthony of Rochester, NY, and Mary Pat Haberberger and her husband Thomas of St. Marys; a brother, Frank C. Fodge and his wife Jeri of St. Marys; his niece, Kerby Carlson and her husband Anthony; nephews, Shawn Fodge and his wife Bradi, Jay Rusalem, and Eric Jovenitti; and by a great niece and great nephew, Chloe and Mason Carlson.

John was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed being around his family and friends, especially Mason and Chloe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Laura Antonelli December 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm

I am saddened to hear about John’s passing. John used to sit upstairs at Sacred Heart and used to joke with me. He was part of what I love about my job at Sacred Heart. The warm people in the parish. I will miss his “PSST!!!” at the sign of peace. I could have cried when he wasn’t there tonight. But I will never, ever, forget him.

Todd Bille December 3, 2018 at 1:20 pm

I worked with John for many years on third shift at Alpha Sintered. He was kind hearted and a friend to everyone that knew him.

My deepest sympathies are extended to all of John’s family and friends in this time of loss.

Jean Prechtl Dragovich December 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

Dear Bernice & family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your children on the loss of John.

I have thought of you often over the years fondly and wish you
peace and good health.

Sincerely,
Your cousin,
Jean Dragovich

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