MOUNT VERNON — John E. Hudepohl Jr., 81, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his residence.
John was born May 3, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to John Hudepohl Sr. and Catherine (Heasley) Hudepohl. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the U.S. Naval Reserves for 30 years. He had also been employed at the former Chattanooga Glass Co. in Mount Vernon. John was a life member of AMVETS Post 95 in Mount Vernon, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mount Vernon, Mount Zion Lodge 9 Free and Accepted Masons in Mount Vernon, and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving are his wife and devoted caregiver, Ruth (Vance) Treen; sons, Frederick (Debbie) Hudepohl of Mansfield, Dean Hudepohl of Fredericktown; stepsons, Bryan Treen of Mount Vernon and Dale (Rhonda) Treen of Middleburg, Fla.; stepdaughter, Saunja Smith of Mount Vernon; grandsons, Clay Hudepohl and Nathan Hudepohl; great-grandson, Ben Hudepohl; sisters, Betty (Bob) Damron of Castillan Springs, Tenn., and Shirley Hudepohl of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother, James (Valerie) Hudepohl of Summit, Pa.; and a half brother, John (Betty) Jones of Florida.
Besides his parents John was preceded in death by his first wife, June (Taylor) Hudepohl; a son, John M. Hudepohl; and a sister, Arlene Ramirez.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank those who served as caregivers for John: stepgrandchildren, Shane and Jill Littleton; stepdaughter, Saunja Smith; stepson, Bryan Treen; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Conner.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services with full military honors will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. A local service, honoring the life of John E. Hudepohl Jr., will be held at a later date and announced in the Mount Vernon News.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, OH 44906; or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To send a private online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John E. Hudepohl Jr.