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John J. "Jack" Appod Sr., 68, of Mercer passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in the emergency room of Grove City Medical Center.
Mr. Appod was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Farrell, a son of John J. and Dolores "Deb" (Planchak) Appod. Following his graduation from Sharon High School in 1966, Jack attended trade school in Bloomsburg, Pa., specializing in auto-body repair.
As a young man he worked as an auto-body technician at his father's car dealership, and later worked in the same capacity at Ben Bissett Chevrolet, Mercer. Jack retired in 2005 from GE Transportation, Grove City, where he worked as an oil tank maintenance technician for 16 years.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Jack was a lifelong active member of the National Rifle Association.
He loved to be outdoors - fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.
Surviving are: three sons, John (Tionie) Appod Jr., Baltimore; Alex Appod and his fiance Tabatha Roberts, Atlantic; and Evan Appod, Pawling, N.Y.; two sisters, Janet Brinkley, Las Vegas; and Laura (Ed) Donaldson, North Canton, Ohio; a brother, Jeff (Patricia) Appod, McDonald, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Jasmine, Kaylee, Connor, Kylie, Caelyn, Carter, Kara and Chance.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.

John "Jack" J., 68, of Mercer.
Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (10-2-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Interment: With private graveside service in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Farrell.
Published on September 29, 2017
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