John L. Bland Jr. 78, of West Alexander, PA died at home on April 8, 2021, surrounded by his wife, two daughters, grandson, and his 2 dogs, Mikey and Dukie. John was born December 2, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Son of the late John L. Bland, Sr. "Chuck" and Theresa Chvastsk Bland. John served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division and later was a coal miner for 26 years and a retiree from Universal Stainless and Alloy. He was a member of West Alexander United Methodist Church and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting with his best friend, Bill Fluharty, his brother Tom Bland, and other family members, John also loved golfing with his buddy Bill and brother Tom.
He is survived by his loving wife Linda A. Bland, two daughters Donna (David) Smith of New Port Richey, FL, and Debra Bland of Carnegie PA, two granddaughters Jessica (Joe) Oxendine and Brittany Smith, one grandson John L. Bland, two great-granddaughters Mackenzie and Chelsea, a sister Mary Ann (the late Bill) Hill and a half-sister Barbara (George) Tzankis, along with several nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly (Johnny) Logosz and infant sister Linda Sue Bland, a brother Tom (living Donna) Bland, and a half-sister Pat Bland.
Visitation for John will be held at the West Alexander United Methodist Church located at 58 North Liberty Street, West Alexander, PA 15376, from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, April 11, 2021. On Monday, April 12, 2021 friends and family will be received from 11 am to 12 pm time of service. There will be no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pasco Young Marines, 7201 Congress Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main Street Claysville PA, 15323. (724) 663-7373
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John L. Bland, please visit our floral store.