John E. Lon, 74

John E. Lon, 74, of Chewton passed away to joyfully rejoin his mother and wife onTuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.

Born May 5, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Josephine Kellner Lon. He was married for 42 years to Patricia J. Scheidemantle Lon who passed away December 24, 2004.

John graduated in 1960 from Lincoln High School. He retired from Hall Industries in Ellwood City where he was a machinist. He was prominent at the Portersville Steam Show where he exhibited large engines. He enjoyed motorcycles and hot rods.

Survivors include a son, Mike (Cheri) Lon of New Galilee; a daughter, Nancy (Jay) Kaplan of Silver Springs, Maryland; grandson, Timothy Lon; two lifelong special friends, Bill Kwolek and Larry Walls; and a special niece, Linda McQuiston.

John was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary P. Sobczak and Rita Brommer.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.  Online condolences may be sent to

6 thoughts on “John E. Lon, 74

  1. I’ve known John since first grade in Chewton school. We were also altar boys at St Monica church. Sorry to see him pass. Also knew his Mom and Dad well.

  2. My condolences to cousin John’s children & grandchildren. Just talked to him about 10 days ago & he seemed full of life.

  3. RIP John, good neighbor, will miss seeing him hanging out in Wampum, sitting on the back of his truck bed BS-ing with his buddies.. Plus seeing him flying past my house on his motorcycle…

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