John Joseph Traverso
Passed away July 11, 2013. He was born in San Francisco on May 12, 1922 to Marcello Katrina Traverso. He attended Commerce High School and graduated in 1940. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and served his country during World War II in the South Pacific.
He was stationed at Ohio State University for chemical warfare training and met his future wife Jean. They were married for 65 years.
He worked at Eli Lilly for 35 years, first as a chemist, and then in the patent department.
He was a loyal volunteer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the Conservation Department for over 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Jean, son, John T.; daughter-in- law, Debra; granddaughter, Miranda, and great-grandson, Braylen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Joseph.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15 in Flanner and Buchanan - Oaklawn Memorial Gardens , 9700 Allisonville Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the