John Patton

John C. Patton, 81, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at Carriage Inn of Cadiz in Ohio.

He was born December 24, 1936, a son of the late Thomas C. and Mary D. Patton.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 49 years, Margaret Ann Shernit Patton; and his sister, Nancy Patton.

John worked for Weirton and National Steel at the General Offices and retired after 32 years of service. He then installed Life Lines throughout the Tri-State area for many years, but his deepest passion was for the New Cumberland Lions Club. He was Past President of the Lions Club and District Governor of West Virginia Lions Club. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where he served as president and deacon. Both he and his wife volunteered at Weirton Medical Center, working in the gift shop for many years.

He is survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna J. and John M. Jackson; and his nephew, Thomas J. (Michelle) Shernisky.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 133 Lovers Lane, Wintersville, OH 43953.

Reverend David McCloskey will officiate.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, OH.

Special thanks to all of the staff at Carriage Inn of Cadiz and Valley Hospice for taking such good care of John.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

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