John Shontz

John M. Shontz

1956 - 2020

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John M. Shontz, 63, of Titusville, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. John was born on December 18, 1956 in Titusville, a son of Margaret Ann Hatcher Shontz and the late Lloyd W. Shontz, Sr. John was a graduate of Townville High School, class of 1974. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy. He was a mechanic most of his life having worked at the former S&S Auto in Titusville and also self-employed as such. John was a member of the Titusville Wesleyan Methodist Church; a member of both the American Legion and VFW in Titusville; and a member of the former PNA Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing in Canada, going to the family island at Oleopolis, spending time at “The Well”, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his mother of Hydetown; the following children, Michael Warner and companion Heidi Herman of Titusville, Jason Shontz of Titusville, Ryan Shontz and fiancée Jenika Beach of Franklin, Jeremy Shontz of Williamsburg, VA, Jacoby Shontz of Hampton, VA, Caty Konat and husband Peter of Orlando, FL, and Alex Scalise of Williamsburg, VA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; two brothers, Tommy Lee Shontz and wife Tina of Surprise, AZ and Paul Shontz and wife Rachael of Titusville; seven sisters, Grace Dingle and Vanessa Shontz of Meadville, Dolly Shontz of Hydetown, Doris Graham and husband Tim, and Betty Shontz of Titusville, Naomi Shontz of Oil City, and Pauline Young of New Castle; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Shontz and Lloyd W. “Bud” Shontz, Jr.; and a sister, Violet Ann Shontz. No public calling hours will be observed. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Church of the Nazarene 213 E. Bloss St. Titusville with full military rites. The family asks that memorials be made to the Cleo J. Ross Post 368 American Legion or to the family.