CDR John B. Byron

CDR John B. Byron died unexpectedly on Aug. 26, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif.

He was born in Scranton, Pa., on April 15, 1928, son of the late James J. Sr. and Augusta Weller Byron. He is survived by his wife, the former Bobbie Parke, of Narberth. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 18, 2013.

Also surviving are sons, Steve of San Antonio, Texas; Parke and wife, Karen, of Ringwood, N.J.; Sean and wife, Janeal, of San Marcos, Calif.; and Brendan and companion, Jerri, of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Meredith of Mission Viejo, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald and wife, Helen Marie Byron, of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Kennedy and husband, Stanley, of Archbald; sister-in-law, Violet Byron of Phoenix, Ariz.; an aunt, Ann Weller of Roaring Brook Twp.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James J. Jr., William and Richard; and sister-in-law, Delores Byron.

John graduated from Central High School in 1946 and entered the United States Navy Aviation College Program on June 3, 1946. After a distinguished and illustrious career in the United States Navy, he retired as Captain Elect in 1971 and settled in Fullerton. He then put his skills and talents to work in a second career at Hughes Aircraft, Ground Systems Division, Fullerton, for the next 18 years.

Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Juliana Church in Fullerton. Interment with military honors at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, Calif.

Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 13, 2013