John P. Thorwart | 79
John P. Thorwart, 79, of 1871 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a brief illness.
He was born July 23, 1941, in St. Marys, son of the late Adam and Marie Young Thorwart. John was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1959 and had been a lifelong resident of St. Marys. He was a former employee of Modern Dairy, St. Marys Box Company, Keystone Carbon, and retired from St. Marys Carbon.
On November 23, 1968, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, John married Jane F. Parson, who survives. He is also survived by three daughters: Jill Fox and her husband Rick of St. Marys; Julie Thorwart of St. Marys; and Jody McHail and her husband Brian of Pleasant Gap, PA; four grandchildren: Jordyn Fox, Tanner Fox, Jack McHail, and Ainsley McHail; three sisters: Mary Jane Pontious of St. Marys; Patricia Weichman and her husband Jim of St. Marys; and Linda Osborne and her husband Jim of Sharon, PA; three brothers: Daniel Thorwart and his wife Lois of St. Marys; Robert Thorwart and his wife Bernie of St. Marys; and Steve Thorwart and his wife Linda of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers: Lee Thorwart and in childhood, Richard Thorwart.
John was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren.
There will be no visitation.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.