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Col. Jon Edward Staley, B.S., D.D.S., 77, USAF (retired) passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the son of the late Joseph D. and Rosemary J. Staley. He was a 1958 graduate of Linden McKinley High School, The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biological Science, The Ohio State University School of Dentistry, and held a certificate in Forensic Dentistry. Upon graduation he joined the USAF with the rank of first lieutenant. He was a thirty-year veteran retiring with the rank of Colonel. He served tours of duty in Hawaii, Panama Canal, Saudi Arabia, Guam, Texas and California to name a few. Upon retirement he moved to Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph E. Staley, Powell, Ohio. Left to cherish his memory are his children of whom he was very proud, Sean (Julia) of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Shannon Staley of Santa Barbara, California; his beloved grandchildren, Ashley, Sean Jr., and Emma Staley, Taylor McDaniel, step-grandson, Baileigh Rohde; great-granddaughter, Aurora McDaniel, all of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by his sister, Judy (Mike) Cassady of Howard, Ohio, and his sister-in-law, Joan Staley of Powell, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Col. Staley was a fiercely loyal fan of OSU football and his family would like to think he had the best seats, high up in the stadium, to watch OSU beat the team up north. He will be remembered as a generous, loving father and grandfather, a true gentleman, and having an exemplary military career. He will be missed by his family and his many friends he met while on active duty. There will be a funeral service with full military honors held in Omaha, Nebraska, with internment, at a later date, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Ohio.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 4, 2017
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