TROY - Jon Carpenter, 71, of Troy, died at 3:04 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home.
He was born March 6, 1941, in Pennsylvania to Leo C. and Zoe Carpenter. On Dec. 20, 2002, in Troy, he married Diana Heffelfinger. She survives.
Jon also is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Chris Gardner, Dayton; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kelly Heffelfinger, Piqua; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, John Carpenter.
Jon graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Jon worked for Hobart in Troy for more than 25 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur G. James Cancer Center Hospital, 300 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 or St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com