Obituary for John Leroy Chain | Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.
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John Leroy Chain

September 11, 1944 ~ May 5, 2019 (age 74)


John Leroy Chain, 74 of, Scottdale, died unexpectedly, Sunday evening, May 5, 2019 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, in the presence of his family

He was born September 11, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Edna Chain.

He attended Scottdale High School and was employed for 40 ½ years by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as a heavy equipment operator and maintenance.

He was a life member of Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept and was also a member of Bullskin Twp. Volunteer  Fire Dept for 3 years. He was on the Board of Directors for the Scottdale Firemen’s Club, Fire Police Chief, and held many offices in the Department. He also served as the final First Aid Captain of the Fire Dept. Ambulance Service,  prior to the Mutual Aid Ambulance Corporation take over. He received the lifetime Achievement Award, the Annual Service Award numerous times. He also worked bingos for many years for Scottdale Fire Dept.

Prior to the Turnpike Commission, he was employed as a Pin Setter for the former bowling alley in Scottdale, Rollinson Beer Distributor and was a ride assembler for Ken Penn Amusements.

In his spare time, John enjoyed talking and making new friends on his CB Radio as “Car #54” to many people and watching his TV shows.

John is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

His loving and devoted Sons:

John Michael Chain and fiancé Susan of Scottdale

Gregory Alan Chain and Laura Scanio of Scottdale

His Granchildren:

Megan C. Chain Drivinghawk and her husband Ben of Gilbert, AZ.

Michael A. Chain and fiancé Krista Yarnal of Scottdale

His Great Grandson:

Michael Alan Chain, Jr. of Scottdale

In addition to his mother, He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years,

Virginia L. Graft Chain (Sept. 24, 2012)

His Sister: Donna Boyer

Family and friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, Wednesday evening, from 6 – 8 PM and Thursday from 1 – 4 PM & 6 -8 PM.

His Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home, with the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept. Chaplin, Pastor David Mishler, Officiating.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.

In lieu of Customary remembrances, it was John’s wish that Memorial contributions be directed to the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept. in his memory.

The Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold a Memorial Service, Wednesday at 7 PM in the Funeral Home.

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Memorial Service
May 8, 2019

7:00 PM
Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept. 78676C Committal Services (Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville)

Funeral Service
May 10, 2019

10:30 AM
Scottdale Volunteer Fire Dept. 78676C Committal Services (Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville)

May 10, 2019

4:51 PM
Committal Services and Interment (Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville)

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