Jonathan McCandless


Jonathan Lee McCandless, 44, of 336 Main Street, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born June 20, 1973, in Ridgway, son of the late James W. McCandless and Debra Stahli McCandless, who survives of Dagus Mines. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  Prior to his illness, he worked for Advanced Disposal at the Green Tree Landfill.

On October 21, 1995, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Irene Courson, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Ashley N. McCandless of Ridgway and Katlyn M. McCandless of Kersey; three grandchildren, Alexis  McCandless, Julianne Samick, and Blake Samick; a sister, Jolene McCandless of Kersey; three brothers, James McCandless and his wife Judy of Auburn, NY, Jason McCandless of Kersey and Jesse McCandless of St Marys; and by aunts and uncles.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph D. McCandless; his paternal grandparents, William and Nora Baum McCandless; his maternal grandparents, Harold & Mary Stalhi; his sister-in-law, Michelle Beimel; and his brother-in-law, David Beimel.

Jonathan enjoyed hunting and fishing and going to the casino. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and he loved his grandchildren, spending time with them and his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Boniface Church on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 335 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.

Jamie Wilson July 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I am deeply saddened by John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Irene and his family.

Fran Long July 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Irene sorry to hear about the passing of John. May he rest in peace and no more suffering.

Kevin Fox July 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. John was a very strong man and he fought a good long fight. He was a good friend and I was proud to have known him. Rest in peace and take care my friend.

Mae Wolfe July 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. It’s hard believe me. God will help you through it. He is at peace now. Rest In Peace.

Annie Jo Wolfe July 27, 2017 at 6:19 am

Deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He and his family lived in Rasselas when we were in elementary school, and I have many fond memories of him and his brothers coming to our house for trick or treat, goofing off on the school bus, and tussling in the playground. Prayers and good wishes going out to John’s family.

Vince and Tracie Redmond July 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

To Debbie and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Vince and Tracie
Rock Hill, SC

Ron Northrop July 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm

I knew John as “Johnny” many many years ago when we were kids and neighbors. We spent a lot of time together working on our bicycles and peddling them around Rasselas. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and friends. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Ron N.

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