John G. Bean, 90, of Clifford Twp., died Monday afternoon at home. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Marian A. Button.
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Born in Union Dale, he was the son of the late Jesse and Muriel Stevens Bean. He operated a dairy farm in Union Dale for many years and also had a milk route, delivering fresh milk to homes in the Clifford area. Before retirement, he was employed as a truck driver. He was a member of Clifford United Methodist Church and was a social member of Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488 in Kingsley.
He enjoyed music, dancing and shooting pool. He took great pride in his lawn and loved cutting grass on his John Deere lawn tractor. He was also an avid hunter. On Oct. 31, he celebrated his 90th birthday with a large party given by his family.
He is survived by four sons, David Bean and wife, Laurie, Clifford Twp.; Bobby Bean and wife, Karin, Harford; Larry Bean and wife, Mary Ann; and Kenny Bean and wife, Patty, all of Forest City; three daughters, Mary Lou Whitmore and husband, Steve, Starlight; Patti Megivern and husband, John, Clifford Twp.; and Darlene Hartwick, Greenfield Twp.; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Tommy and Duane Bean; and three sisters, Betty Snell, Louise Wood and Fern Kaminski.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from Clifford United Methodist Church, 34 Main St., Clifford, with Pastor Peg Knapich officiating. Spring interment, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, and Saturday from 10 to 11 at the church.
For directions, to send online condolences or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuner alhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 13, 2013