John D. Ware
MOUNT VERNON — John D. Ware of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Ware was born May 16, 1939, in Mount Vernon to Lawrence J. and Bertha (Beeman) Ware. He retired after 30 years with the city of Mount Vernon. After retirement John worked for United Precast for 8 years, and Jeld-Wen for 5 years. John served with the U.S. Navy from 1956-1958.
Surviving are his wife, Connie (Riel) Ware of Mount Vernon; sons, Ryan Ware of the home, Terry (Melissa) Ware, James Ware, all of Mount Vernon; daughter, Ashley (Dustin Vernon) Ware of Mount Vernon, Christopher Riel of Mount Vernon; a special grandson, Colton Riel Ware; 3 step-grandchildren, Kody, Kaleb, Kyle. John also has 3 estranged children and 4 estranged grandchildren from a previous marriage; a brother, Richard (Frankie) Ware of Wooster; sister, Mary Ellen (RC) Golemon of Shepherd, TX; brother-in-law.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne, Charlie and Robert Ware.
There will be no calling hours; family will observe a private memorial service at a later date.