John F. Steinbach

John SteinbachJohn F. Steinbach, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Vine Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk.

He was born June 17, 1923 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Catherine Meklar Steinbach.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1941.  He was a retired carpenter at Suburban Building Center.

On April 1, 1949 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Ruth Cashmer, who preceded him in death in 1987.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen McQuone and her husband Eugene of Erie and Kim Bosnik and her husband David of St. Marys; a son, Frank Steinbach and his wife Connie of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Erica Grazioli, Brian McQuone, Tricia Stauffer, Brittney Timm, Jesse Bosnik, Missy Steinbach, Loren Steinbach, and Brad Steinbach; and eight great grandchildren, Samuel Grazioli, Ruth Grazioli, Jackson Seeders, Avery Stauffer, Brayden Steinbach, Brielle Steinbach, Blake Stauffer, and Cael Stauffer.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie “Honey” Emmert, Catherine “Katie” Fortier, Theresa Cherry, and Rose Nelson; and four brothers, Joseph Steinbach, Tony Steinbach, Albert Steinbach, and Raymond Steinbach.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Steinbach was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Beagle Club, c/o Jim Wehler, 137 Neubert Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Heidi Garner March 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Karen, Kim, Frank and Connie: May he rest in peace now. Keep the memories of all the joy he brought to each and everyone. It’s been a long journey and with God’s help you will remember all the years with your Dad as you knew him and not the suffering he had to go through. I am sure he was as proud of his children as a father could be. I say this as I know what a wonderful person Karen is. I know Frank and Connie and Dave and Kim and the way they were raised shows that their parents must have been a great influence. God bless you and I’ll keep you in my prayers.

Steve Marconi March 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Frank, Karen, Kim and all your family,

I wish you blessing and peace. I know how your father struggled but think of him as the wonderful father he was. He is free of his earthly body and can now send his fatherly love stronger in his heavenly body. God Bless.

Rocco/Beth Petrilli March 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Karen, Frank, Kim and families,

Our prayers are with you at the passing of your father. Take comfort that he will be remembered as one of the nice guys.

Kathy March 30, 2015 at 8:57 am

There wasn’t a kinder nor a man more eager to help than John – God bless you all!

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