John Bout

John "Jack" Bout, 89, of Washington, formerly of Cecil, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washignton.He was born February 5, 1925, in Cecil, a son of the late Victor Bout and Anna Belle Stewart Bout.Mr. Bout was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received American Theater, Asiatic Pacific Theater with two bronze stars, Philippine Liberation with two bronze stars, Good Conduct and Victory Medals and a Bronze Arrowhead.He was a supervisor at Tri-State Engineering Inc., for more than 30 years.Mr. Bout was a member of Grove United Presbyterian Church in West Middletown.He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved spending time with family.On June 28, 1957, he married Betty Jean Miller, who died April 1, 2010.Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Rich) Celani of Washington and Jacqueline Dillon of Maryland; a sister, Carmel Molinar of Bethel Park; 10 grandchildren, Trisha Celani, Leah Celani, Alec Celani, David Bout Jr., John Bout, Shnesha Bout, Alethia Bout, Jaimie Stackhouse, Jeremy Dillon and Jessica Dillon; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Deceased are a son, David Bout; two brothers, Raymond Jacobs and Victor Bout; a sister, May Rubis; a great-granddaughter; and a niece, Linda Miller.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, with the Rev. Jack Emerick officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.Memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian Senior Care, 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.Additional information and guest book are available at

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Published in Observer-Reporter on Apr. 29, 2014