John Boor Jr.

John Boor Jr., 97, of Reed Road, Tolland, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Rockville General Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Margaret Boor for 60 years prior to her passing in 2004. John was born in Mahanoy City, Pa., on July 7, 1916, son of the late John and Anna (Spitko) Boor. John retired from Southern New England Telephone after many years of faithful service. He was a Mason with the Fayette Lodge 69 of Ellington. John served in World War II as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp 1st Marine Division Guadalcanal Peleliu, Okinawa. As they say once a Marine always a Marine and that he was. He was a wonderful husband and loving father who loved nature, the outdoors, walking, fishing, and hunting. He had a beautiful smile that would light up any room. He never complained, was very optimistic and had a genuine zest for life.

He is survived by his two daughters, Danielle Matthews of Manchester and Deborah Boor, and her husband, Bill Frederick, of Meriden; four grandchildren, James, Graham, David, and Melissa; great-grandsons, James, Evan, David, Ryan, Jacob, and Nathan, Brett, Kyle, and Ezra. He also leaves a brother, David, and his wife, Barbara, of South Weber, Utah, as well as a special daughter-in-law, Suzanne Boor; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, David; his four sisters, Anna-Lee, Mildred, Lillian, Anna-Mae; and his brothers, Martin, Milan, Raymond, and Paul. He will always be in our hearts. You did your job well. Semper Fi, our Dad.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Roman, Tony, and Terry, as well as Dr. Schiffendecker and the staff at Rockville General Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice for all their kind and special care.

Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral home service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be held at Willington Hill Cemetery, Willington.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Ellington.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 2013