Jon D. Householder, 54

Jon D. Householder, 54, of North Tower Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) died unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born November 12, 1959 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Ted and Sally Gillespie Householder of Fombell. He was married to Jody Dominelli Householder, who survives.

Jon graduated from Riverside High School in 1978. He was an active volunteer for the Franklin Twp. Fire Department where he was a 38 year member. He retired as the Assistant Chief and was the Fire Departments Relief Treasurer. Countless lives and properties were saved because of his dedication. Jon also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include two daughters, Ashleigh Householder and Stephanie Householder, both at home; three sisters, Carol DiFrischia, Sue (Jim) Reed, Julie (Dave) Nocera, all of Fombell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 until the time of the memorial service at 8 pm on Wednesday, February 19 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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11 thoughts on “Jon D. Householder, 54

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss! I will always remember at Thadeus’s birthdays, every time he went to open gift John would shout “Its underwear!”lol Still cracks me up!lol

  2. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Ev and I knew Jon from Clem’s. He was a good man and a good parts manager. May God give you the strength to come through your sorrow to His comfort.
    Nancy and Ev.

  3. Dear Jody and Girls,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you , May you find comfort in the strength of God during this difficult time.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Pam, Joe and Jared MacDonald

  4. My deepest sympathy,to his family and sisters. Jon always had a smile,and a nod,even after all these years. I know he was a great fireman. R.I.P Jon

  5. Please accept my condolences on your loss. My husband Art, used to see Jon at Browns restaurant and has noticed that he hasn’t been there for a good while. In fact, neither has Art. Art is terminally ill with cancer from asbestos exposure and is currently in UPMC Passavant North Hills. I have been running there for a few days now and will be unable to come to the funeral home. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

    Joanne Lowrie (your down the hill neighbor) 607 N tower Road

  6. To the family of Jon Householder, we were saddened to read about your loss. Years ago , when my husband and I were newlyweds, Jon was selling a 1979 Carmine brown Monte Carlo. My husband had taken me to see the car and this is when I met him. He was a very pleasant, sweet person. He gave us a deal on the car, knowing we didn’t have much money. I will never forget him. I loved that car. That was a great car. I had it for years and it never skipped a beat. In return, and remembering the kindness of Jon, we sold that car to a young man who was sick with cancer, also, at a good deal. He was so excited by the find of a Monte Carlo of that year in such good condition. He wanted to restore it to factory condition while he still had time. I saw the car here and there for a while, but then I stopped seeing it all together. I wondered if the young man had passed. If he had finished the project. I finally concluded he must have passed on. Hoping that he finished it , or that a family member or dear friend picked up where he left off. I hope when they see each other on the other side they make the connection and become good friends. And I’m grateful to have met them both. And I’m sure they’re both safe with no more pain. Family, keep your chins up. You’ll see him again, when it’s your time. He’ll be waiting for you.

  7. I’m sorry, I just read that Jon was a parts manager at Clem’ s. Such a small world. My uncle, Rchard “Dick” Simpson was the mechanic there until he passed away oh, a good 15 years ago. Had a myocardial infarction right there. He died doing the job he loved around the people he enjoyed being around. They were quite a bunch of characters there. I saw Clem a few years later. He had tears in his eyes when he realized I was Dick’ s niece. He told me about when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s , he let Dick work only a couple days a week and kept insurance on him and my grandmother so Dick didn’t have to worry about medical bills and being able to get grandma’s medication. You know, they just don’t make people like that anymore. That go the extra mile for friends and family no matter the cost ,simply ,because it’s the right thing to do- helping someone you see every day and have known for years when they are struggling with their family losing their minds and taking care of them so they don’t end up in a nursing home. Great group of people who worked at Clem’ s. Jon and Dick are probably having a great time up there teasing and joking.

  8. Sorry to hear of this loss. Jon was a friend in high school. I even remember his handwriting. Way too young. The community lost a good person.

  9. I’m sorry to see the passing of Jon. We grew up together in the Lillyville neighborhood. I often think about the summer the large group of us slept outside during the barn burnings and playing neighborhood baseball. May he rest in peace.

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