KINNELON — Services were held for John H. Bott, 89, of Tifton, Ga., who died on Monday, September 30, 2013. He was a former resident of this community.
Mr. Bott was born in Kinnelon. He worked in residential construction before retiring in 1970. Also, he was member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local No. 620, Madison, for 41 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the Silver Service Star, the French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star, the Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the Distinguished Service Medal. He was a member of the Kinnelon Fire Department at the Exempt Firemen's Association. Also, he was a charter and life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, the National World War II Museum, and the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Chapter No. 54, New Jersey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Tifton, as well.
Services were Saturday at the Richards Funeral Home, Riverdale. Donations may be sent to the Hospice of the Tift Area, P.O. Box 747, Tifton, GA 31793.
Mr. Bott is survived by his wife, the former Roselyn Bennett; his daughters, Patricia Bellanca of Edison, and Wendy Gausten of Hebron, Ind.; his stepson, Brian Porter, of Tifton; his stepdaughters, Arlene Bailey of Tifton, and Ethel Simmons of Ogdensburg; his sister, Ruth Bott of Ulster Park, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Elizabeth; six brothers; and five sisters.
Published in Suburban Trends on Oct. 4, 2013