John E. Whipple (1935 - 2014)

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John E. Whipple, 79, 762 Sprague Road, Reynoldsville, died Friday night, Dec. 5, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born July 12, 1935, a son of the late John R. and Lilly Mae Gearhart Whipple.
On Aug. 31, 1963, he married Margart E. Sprague Whipple. She survives in Reynoldsville.
John was a 1953 graduate of Sandy High School. He retired as a well tender for Dominion Gas Co. after 36 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
John was Methodist by faith.
He is also survived by a son, Mark J. (Norma) Whipple of DuBois; a daughter, Candace E. (Ronald) Rucinski of Reynoldsville; five grandchildren: Jonathan Rucinski of Olympia, Wash., Noelle and Kari Rucinski of Reynoldsville and Alyssa Whipple and Ashley Leonard of DuBois; three great-grandchildren, Rasedin and Emme Leonard of DuBois and Harley Dixon of Reynoldsville; a brother, David (Pat) Griffith of DuBois; and a sister, Sara Rudolph Bayer of Rockton.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers: Teddy Whipple and Albert, Grant, William and Paul Rudolph and three sisters, Bonnie Kirk, Elise Gilnett and Hazel McDonald.
At John's request, there will be no public visitation and a private memorial service officiated by the Rev. Ned Burkett.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home of Reynoldsville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Reynoldsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 3, Reynoldsville, PA 15851 or to the Reynoldsville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 247, Reynoldsville, PA 15851.
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Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
206 Main St
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
(814) 653-8256
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2014
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