He was born on March 13, 1928 in Lyndora, PA, to the late Harry Twerdok and Anna (Felix) Twerdok.
He was a dedicated member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Butler, PA where he served on the Property Committee for 26 years. Additionally, John was also a member of BUCO Camping club. He was also an avid Square-dancer and Round-dancer, having been in the Keystone Squares Club for 40 years with his wife, Jean. John always offered to lend a helping hand when needed . He was also an accomplished golfer, having played from his teenage years to the age of 92. He loved to roller skate with his wife, Jean, when young and also enjoyed traveling or spending time with his friends, family, and all his grandchildren.
John attended Butler Area High School in the class of 1947.
John was a Seaman First Class of the U.S Navy serving in World War II. He participated in ‘Operation Crossroads’ ‘Atomic Bomb Test- Bikini Atoll’ and was awarded the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and American Defense Medal. John was discharged in 1947. John was awarded the Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal from the President of the United States and Secretary of Defense in 2023.
John worked at Butler Armco Steel as an Electrician in the Processing Maintenance Department, retired in 1990 with 42 years of service.
John is survived by his son John W. (Maribeth) Twerdok of Upper St. Clair, PA, daughters Patty (David) Gallagher of Lyndora, PA, and Polly (Alan) Berginc of Butler, PA. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Jean L. Twerdok whom he married on September 27, 1950 and whom passed away on July 4th, 2012. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
Friends will be received Monday, September 18, 2023, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 West Jefferson Street, Butler, PA, with Reverend David M. Phillips officiating.
Burial will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 West Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001.
The family would like to thank the Staff at the the Community Living Center at Butler VA Medical Center for their excellent and compassionate care during his stay.
Officers and Member of the American Legion Post #117, American Legion Post #778, and VFW Post #249 will contact military service at 11:00 am at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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