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John D. Carpenter “beloved father, grandfather and friend”
SHINGLEHOUSE---John D. Carpenter, 70, of Shinglehouse, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a short illness.
Born on December 1, 1947 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Earl D. and Dorotha Oles Carpenter.
John was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1965, in Shinglehouse. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. John was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart for injuries received in action.
John was employed at Cooper Power Systems in Olean. Through his hard work, he was able to retire at the age of 49.
He was a member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and a member of the Potter County Honor Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to his camp, and having his daily coffee with his friends. His greatest love was his family, especially his children and grandchildren, his companion, Midge, and his beloved dog, Max.
Surviving besides his beloved companion, Royee K. “Midge” Niles of Shinglehouse, are three children, Tricia J. (Bill) Anastasia of Olean, Cari L. (Charlie) Even of Watertown, South Dakota, and Cory D. (Carrie) Carpenter of Shinglehouse; twelve grandchildren, Makenna, Cole, Cade, Cydney, Jaycee, Reagan, Samuel, Weslee, Keagen, Kahlie, Karley, and Khloe; two sisters, Nancy (Harold) Nolan and Patti Harder; four brothers, DeBernie (Marie) Carpenter, Donald (Sandy) Carpenter, Hugh (Chere) Carpenter, Bradley (Jaynee) Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends may call from noon to 3pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 3pm with the Rev. Bruce Taylor, pastor of Abundant Life Ministries, Westons Mills, N.Y., officiating.
Burial with military honors accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard will be held at 12:30pm on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in John’s name may be made to the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 SR 244E, Oswayo, PA 16915.
John’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of John, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com