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John E. Roderick
November 21, 1943 ~ August 23, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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John E. Roderick, 78 of Smithfield died Tuesday, August 23, 2022 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Sunday, November 21, 1943 in Smithfield son of the late Edward “Buck” Roderick and Velda Ruth Justillio Roderick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Bonnie K. Hafner Roderick, his daughter, Sadie Wheeler, sister-in-laws, Ella Shipp, Marilyn “Firebug” Guthrie, and nephew Brian Roderick. John was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School Class of 1962, a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years. He was a life member and former Commander of VFW Post 747 and member of the American Legion Post 499 both of Point Marion. John loved to hunt, fish, play bingo and all night card games. He is survived by his daughter Kelley Wheeler and husband Tony of Smithfield, granddaughter, Aingel Wheeler, two brothers, Lyman Roderick and wife Norma of Point Marion, Albert Roderick and wife Gloria of Parma OH, sister-in-law, Linda Wills of Masontown, nieces, Dianna Adams of Export, Teddi Rae Klink & Brian Durst of Fairchance, Mary Yakubec and husband Joe of Masontown, nephews, Albert Roderick of Parma, OH, Lyman Roderick and wife April of Virginia, Tommy Roderick & Tara Gibson of Gans, Herbert Harrington of Greensburg, and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Thomas B. Rudolph, Funeral Director & Supervisor, of Point Marion on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 2 until 8 PM the hour of service with John’s niece, Dianna Adams giving the eulogy. The Point Marion VFW and American Legion will hold military services on Monday at the funeral home at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family in care of the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, 15 N. Main St. Point Marion, PA 15474. Condolences can be made to the family at www.louisrudolphfuneralhome.com