John "Jack" Peffer

Born: Sat., Oct. 16, 1926
Died: Mon., Jul. 22, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jul. 25, 2019
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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John E. “Jack” Peffer, 92, of Clarendon, formerly of Harmony, Jackson Twp, PA, passed peacefully in his home, on Monday, July 22, 2019. Jack was born on October 16, 1926, in Harmony, PA, son of the late, Dwight E. and Mary Aileen (Biery) Peffer. Jack was a World War II Veteran, 3rd Class Water Tender and Gunner on the USS Petrof Bay from 1944- 1946. He was a self-employed contractor in the Harmony area and worked in the oil fields upon moving to Warren County. He enjoyed working with wood and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jack was also an active member of the Sheffield VFW and American Legion. Jack is survived by his three children, Terry (Bonnie) Peffer, of NH, Ronald (Louise) Peffer, of Evans City, and Carol Ann (William) Selepec, of Industry, PA; his three stepchildren, Tom (Dottie) Lobdell, Susie (Sarah ) Lobdell and Amy (Kraig) Bonder; his grandchildren, Randy, Ryan, Rodd, Amber, Mathew, Jeremy, Jessica, Justin, Emily, Drew, Jimmy, Ellie, Chase, Cole; 14 great- grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Preuhs, Woodstock, GA; his brother, Robert D. Peffer; and his wife Ruth of Canon, Colorado; and his friend, Donna Frazier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Peffer, whom he married on May 23, 1985; one sister; and one grandchild. Friends will be received from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna. Ave. E. Warren, PA 16365 and for one-hour prior on Thursday, July 25, 2019. A funeral service will follow at 1 pm on Thursday. Internment will be at Sheffield Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions be given to the American Legion, 412 Pennsylvania Ave W, Warren, PA 16365.

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Joanne Culbertson
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
I thought for sure Jack would live forever. He was so young at heart and made everyone laugh. I'm sure that everyone who knew him, loved him. He will be missed by all. I am sorry for the loss of a great guy, but I am sure he is in good hands and resting in peace.

Jane Howell
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
Dear Terry, Bonnie, Ronnie, Louise, Carol Ann and Family, so many wonderful memories everyone has of Jack. The hayrides, the times he cooked for us at different Camps, his humor and wonderful wit, and of course his famous song , On The Dummy Line, loved him. Always a smile, happy, and kind. Job well done Jack, rest dear Friend, you’ve earned it, loved you

Linda Wise- Russell
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
Carol Ann, Terry And Ron and your families. Jack will certainly be missed. He was always a source of fun and laughter. I remember the many church activities he helped out with. The cooking he did for the Mother’s and Daughter banquets, and church camps. On the hay rides he was source of our singing and songs. He was truly a great guy.

Jan Garrett
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019
Jack is one of the nicest guys I ever met at the American Legion. He always had a smile on his face as Vicki and I approached him. Shaking his hand was always a pleasure as you could feel the warmth in his heart. He was one of the strongest men for his age that I ever met. He will be sadly missed by all of the people's lives that he touched.RIP Jack and God Bless you!

Nancy Close
   Posted Wed July 24, 2019

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Kaye Perry
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was my dad's best friend in the Navy, they served on the USS Petrof Bay together. They had many good times together in the Navy and after for many years at the Petrof Bay reunion every year all over the US. I had the pleasure of getting to know Jack and Diane at the very last reunion in Rapid City, SD in 2010. They were both a joy and such fun to be with. I was fascinated with Dad and Jack's stories of their adventures together. My Dad, Jim Perry, passed away almost exactly a year before Jack, in June of 2018. Jack was a wonderful man, and always seemed so young for his age. I will always remember him. RIP, Jack. A life well lived.

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