John “Jack” R. McJilton, a four-year resident of Juniper Village, 1330 Kimberly Road, and formerly of McCleery Street, both Sharon, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2014, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after an extended illness. He was 65.
Mr. McJilton was born May 25, 1948, in Sharon, a son of Robert Daniel and Elaine McCutcheon McJilton.
He was a 1966 graduate of Sharon High School and earned an associate’s degree in hotel and food management from Penn State University, Reading, Pa.
Jack retired in 2003 from Warren (Pa.) State Hospital where he was the food service supervisor.
He was previously employed as the bar manager at American Legion Post 299, Sharon.
He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon.
Jack served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 299 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Shenango Valley Post 1338, both Sharon. He was also a member of the Khe Sanh Veterans and the La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Cheyauk, which is a Marine Corps aviation unit.
As a Free and Accepted Mason, he was a member of Kedron Lodge 389, West Middlesex.
Jack is survived by his mother, Elaine McJilton, Hermitage; and a brother, Robert C. McJilton, Lykens, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post 299, 1395 E. State St., Sharon, PA 16146.
John “Jack” R., 65, formerly of McCleery Street, Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday (5-5-14) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Requiem Eucharist at 11 a.m. Tuesday (5-6-14) in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Richard C. Rowe officiating. Immediately following the service, military rites will be rendered by Sharon Honor Guard.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.