John Francis Lardner, age 93 of Sunny Hills, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Lardner was born Sept.12, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York to the late John Francis Lardner and Clara McCauley. He had retired as a supervisor of new operations for A. T. & T. and for New York Telephone. Mr. Lardner had been a resident of Sunny Hills for the past 36 years, coming from Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a WWII veteran having served with the U. S. Navy, a member of the Telephone Pioneer Club, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
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In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Margaret Lardner.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eleanor (Neunzig) Lardner of Sunny Hills; two sons, Jack Lardner and wife Stephanie of Sunny Hills and Joe Lardner and wife Lisa of Ithaca, New York; five grandchildren, Jody Pepe, Kerry Meyerson, Jesse Lardner, Rachael Lardner and Ruby Ristuccia; five great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Cremation will be followed by memorial services at a later date in New York State. Those wishing to do so may make contributions in his memory to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E. Marianna, Florida 32446. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main St. Chipley, FL 32428
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Oct. 16, 2013