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January 11, 2013
John H. Furman, 81, of 521 W. Howard St., Frackville, passed away Friday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street.
Born in Strausstown, April 5, 1931, he was a son of the late Milton Furman and Marguerite Stephens Furman Oakum.
He was a 1949 graduate of Frackville High School.
John served in the Navy in the Korean War.
He was an auto mechanic at the former Bob Miller Chevrolet, Pottsville, and was a parts delivery person for many years for Thomas Auto Parts, Frackville.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Frackville.
John was preceded in death by a brother, David Furman; and two sisters, Anna Mae Woodford and Harriet Beddow. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Surviving are his companion and caregiver, Elaine Oley, Frackville; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The Rev. Oliver Brown will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to
, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931. Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to www.nicehartfuneralhome.com.
Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2013