John Raymond Volpe (1926 - 2015)

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John Raymond Volpe, 89, a 15-year resident of Arnold and previously of Lanham, Md., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC).
Born April 12, 1926, in Brockway, he was the son of the late Alexander and Julia Volpe.
John graduated from Brockway-Snyder High School.
He served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
After initially working for the B&O Railroad in Pennsylvania, John changed career paths and became a plumber. He went to work for Magnolia Plumbing and later for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from which he retired.
John was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where he served as an usher.
He enjoyed reading and watching all sports events on television. His greatest passion though was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
John was preceded in death in 1988 by his beloved wife, Yolanda Volpe; and a sister, Joanne "Dolly" Symonds.
He is survived by two sons, Stephen Volpe of DuBois and David Volpe of Arnold, Md.; two daughters, Renee VanWie of Stevensville, Md., and Kim Abdelaziz of Homer Glen, Ill.; one sister, Catherine Gilkerson of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Md. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the AAMC Foundation, 2001 Medical Parkway, Sajak #550, Annapolis, MD 21401.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 25 to June 26, 2015
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