WELLSVILLE - John E. Nydegger, 100, of Hill Street, passed away on Thursday (July 3, 2014) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
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He was born in Wellsville on Feb. 15, 1914, to Ernest and Susie Deschler Nydegger. On June 24, 1940, in Wellsville, he married Virginia A. Ennis, who predeceased him on Feb. 16, 2002.
John was a lifelong resident of Wellsville, who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1932. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942, served throughout World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. After the war, John went to work for the former Scoville Brown Whole Sale Grocery Company in Wellsville. He was the store's treasurer and worked for them for 22 years. He then went to work for the former First Trust Union Bank in Wellsville, where he retired from in 1979 after 12 years of service.
John was a lifelong member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. He was a very active member of his church serving on the finance board, a member of the Men's Club, Senior Citizens and sang in the men's chorus and choir. John was a member and past treasurer of the Wellsville Rod and Gun Club and also sang in the Apollo Club.
Survivors include two sons, John E. Nydegger of Estes Park, Colo., and Richard (Darlene) Nydegger of Wellsville; two daughters, Suzanne Nydegger of Wellsville and Mary Kay (Tom) Schrider of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and a sister, Doris Lehman.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday (July 5, 2014) in the First Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville, with Pastor Robert Morris presiding.
Memorials in John's name may be given to the First Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsville. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
J W Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc
34 W State St Wellsville, NY 14895
Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 5, 2014