John W. Hess of Bradenton, FL formerly of Whitaker, PA died October 14, 2021, at the age of 95.
Son of the late John and Mary Hess; beloved husband of 19 years to Becky (Byrd) Hess; father of John (Sandy) Hess of Geneva, IL and Stephanie (Jerry) Cox of Greenville, SC; grandfather to Scott (Jennifer) Hess and Michael (Jena) Hess and great grandfather to Quinn and Ethan Hess; loving brother to Robert (Millie) Hess of South Park, Pa. He is survived as well by Becky's 4 children Amber (Ryan) Duncan of Bradenton, FL, Christy (Matt) Shaefer, St. Petersburg FL, Dale (Danielle) Lively of Parrish, FL, Daniel (Ashley) Lively of Valrico, FL and 10 grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by Beatrice M. Hess (wife), brother Ronald F. (Dorothy) Hess and Thomas R. (Olga) Hess.
John graduated from Munhall HS in 1944 and was a Veteran of the Navy serving during WWII. He retired from the Union Railroad after 34 years and shortly after moved to Florida where he enjoyed teaching tennis for 25 years. John loved bowling and listening to music. John was a faithful member of Colony Baptist Church for the last 10 years where his service will be held on October 21, 2021, at 10:00 am and streamed live on colonybaptistellenton.org.
Burial will be held on October 27th at 12:30 at Sarasota National Cemetery with military honors and taps.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Philanthropy Dept, Tidewell Hospice at 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 34238