John B. Sten, 88, of Washington, died Friday, April 25, 2014, in Kade Nursing Home, Canton Township, following a lengthy illness.He was born December 8, 1925, in Washington, a son of the late John E. and Anne Johannson Sten.Mr. Sten was a 1945 graduate of Trinity High School and a 1948 graduate of Triangle School of Drafting.He was employed by Tri-State Engineering for 33 years from 1948 until 1981.Mr. Sten was an active member of First Lutheran Church, Washington, where he also formerly served as financial secretary and assistant to the treasurer.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient.Mr. Sten was very active in Boy Scouts of America for almost 40 years and was also an avid bowler, active in church work and enjoyed camping.He was part owner of Holiday Bowling Lanes, a member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of American Legion and was a member and officer in Vasa Society of America, Balder Lodge 308.On January 8, 1954, he married Nancy Lee Cassady, who died September 5, 1996.On April 28, 2002, he married Gertrude Hildebrand Campagna, who survives.Also surviving are three sons, Bruce E. (Lisa) Sten of Prospect, Alan J. (Lucy) Sten of Washington and Paul A. (Deborah) Sten of Waynesburg; a sister, Edith Gillmor of King George, Va.; three grandchildren, Abigail R. Sten, Wyatt S. Sten and Edwin R. Sten; a stepson, Richard (Pegge Flaherty) Campagna of Chesterfield, Va.; a stepgrandson, Joshua Burris; and numerous nieces and nephews.Deceased are a sister, Dorothy Anne Sten, and a stepson, Dennis J. Campagna.Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in First Lutheran Church, Washington, with the Rev. Kenneth N. Schott officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of American Legion.Memorial contributions may be directed to First Lutheran Church, 92 Walnut Street, Washington, PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.familyremembers.com. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 27, 2014