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John R. St. John, Jr.

AGE: 90 • New London

John R. St. John, Jr., of New London, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at home, just shy of his 90th birthday.

He was the husband of the late Joan Elizabeth Lester St. John with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Bristol, TN he was the son of the late John R. Sr., and Ola Hendrickson St. John.

John was a member and Deacon for many years at the New London Presbyterian Church.

He was a dairy farmer all his life. John was a pioneer in the local truck farming industry. He grew strawberries, cantaloupes, tomatoes, turnips, sweet corn, watermelon, apples, peaches and pumpkins.

He was a member of the Avon Grove Lions Club, New London Civic Assoc., and the Forest Lawn Hunting Camp in Mifflinburg. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

John was a basketball enthusiast and accomplished equestrian. He enjoyed fox hunting, blue grass and country music, and his cat, Blue. He loved telling his stories.

He is survived by two sons, James St. John and wife, Kathy and John David St. John and wife, Kathy all of New London; three daughters, Carol St. John of New London, Jill St. John Bair and husband, Timothy of Williamsport, and Kelly St. John Cairns and husband, Donald of Parkesburg; 13 grandchildren, Nadine St. John Turner, JR (John Reuben) St. John, III, Craig St. John, Ryan St. John, Krystal St. John, Kasey Kreider, Sarah Kudlack, Melissa Alleman, Troy St. John, Travis St. John, Nicole Bair, Lauren Cairns and Jacob Cairns; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his four sisters; Beatrice Parrot, Jeanette Stone, Lillian Lester and Mary Nell Keily; and a brother, Marvin St. John.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Sat., March 4, at the New London Presbyterian Church, 1986 Newark Rd., New London, where friends may visit from 10-11 am.

Friends may also visit Friday from 6-8:00 pm at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford.

Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Avon Grove Lions Club, 600 N. Baker Station Rd., West Grove, PA 19390.
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 1, 2017
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