John F. "Jack" Schoonover Jr., 61, of 6260 Limestone Run, Limestone, N.Y., passed away Tuesday (June 19, 2012) peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
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Born Sept. 15, 1950, in Cuba, N.Y., he was the son of John F. and Dorothy Clayson Schoonover Sr. of Allegany, N.Y. On Oct. 21, 1971, in Limestone, he married Edwardene J. "Eddie" Tingley Schoonover, who survives.
Mr. Schoonover was a 1968 graduate of Allegany High School. On Oct. 24, 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant on Oct. 20, 1972.
He had worked as a truck driver most of his life and then as a cement truck driver for Bisett Building Center. He had also worked for the Town of Carrollton Police Department for eight years and as a judge for the Village of Limestone for two years.
He was a member of and Chief 4 at the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department as well as a EMT and a member of the Limestone Sportsman Club.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, "Eddie," and his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Kari Schoonover and Keli (Jim) Rounsville, all of Limestone, and Kasi (Scott) Salerno of Bradford; two sisters, Patricia (Todd) Smith of Indiana and Denise (Don) Caulkins of Allegany; nine grandchildren, Quinton, Hannah, Lacey, Maddison, Collin, Rylee, Kyle, Ianna and MiaLynn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Diane Smathers and Cheryl Champagne.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, 616 Main St., Limestone, N.Y. 14753; or Kids and Cancer, P.O. Box 1299, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from June 21 to June 27, 2012