John Edward Rote, Jr.

November 9, 1925 ~ March 1, 2014





John Edward Rote, Jr. was born in Lisbon , Ohio on November 9, 1925 to John Edward Rote, Sr. and Elmira F. Moyer Rote passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

He was their only child. In 1933 they moved to Chicora, Pennsylvania in Butler County.

He attended school in Butler County schools. He lived in Harrisburg, PA for a year working as a messenger at the Middletown Air Depot. He then spent 30 months in the US Army Air Force, 21 months of which he spent at Assam, India CBI Theatre. After his honorable discharge in 1946 he graduated from Butler High School. He attended Grove City College from 1947 to 1951 where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He began work on June 11th, 1951 at the Ellwood City Works of the US Steel Corp. On August 9, 1952 he married Nancy Patricia Shepard at the Church of the Covenant in Erie, PA. They resided in New Castle, PA for five years where their two children (Katherine 10/24/55 and John 2/15/57) were born. In 1966 for a year he worked as an engineer for Republic Steel Corporation in Warren, Ohio. He was a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, the secretary of the Ellwood chapter of the National Management Association, and was a member of the Grove City Alumni Association and served as secretary for one two - year term.

In 1968 he joined Arthur G. McKee & Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a senior engineer. He later held the positions of Section Supervisor, Assistant Section Manager- Reports and Specifications. He retired in 1982. After retiring, they remodeled their century family farmhouse and put the farm back in operation raising sheep. In 2000 he retired completely.
He was a member of Highland United Presbyterian Church in New Castle, PA, Christ Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City, PA and First Presbyterian Church, in Willoughby, Ohio where he served as a deacon.
He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing, a member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Buckeye Big Buck Club of Ohio, and was a skilled gunsmith building muzzle loading rifles.

His parents and wife preceded him in death. His survivors include, his children Katherine Elizabeth Rote Turner of Chicora, PA, and John Edward Rote, III of Sheffield Village, OH; grandchildren Tabitha Charissa Turner Myers of New Concord, KY, Tiffany Nicole Turner of Pewee Valley, KY, Erica Faith Turner Mikolaczyk of Butler, PA; and great grandchildren Kristopher Blake Myers, Halo Aurora Criss, Gabriel Clay Criss, Taylor Callista Myers, Kameron Luke Myers, Alexandria Marie Mikolaczyk and Kyler Isaiah Myers.

Friends will be received Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

Services will be held Friday March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m.. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA with Dr. James Swanson, Pastor of Covent Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Officers and members of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora and the VFW Post #249 will conduct graveside military honors.

Interment will follow in North Side Cemetery in Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 64, P.O. 1728, Butler, PA 16003.





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