John J. Staud, 99, a 64 year resident of Kent died Monday, August 25, 2014.
He was born on March 13, 1915 to John and Regina (Rahl) Staud of Elkins, WV. He graduated from Elkins High School. John married his wife Virginia in 1936.
John worked at Wallace Bakery and Westinghouse before joining Gougler Machine, from which he retired in 1979, after 30 years of employment. John was an active member of St. Patrick Church and the Knights of Columbus. Prior to his death he was the oldest living member of the church.
John was preceded in death by wife, Virginia; son, John; brothers, Al, Sylvester, Fritz, Frank and Joe; sisters, Regina, Agnes, Cecilia and Mary.
John is survived by his sons, Jim (Judy) and Joseph (Marty); daughter, Maryanne Conner; eleven grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sister, Genevieve Coontz; daughter-in-law, Jenny Staud; and brother-in-law, Bob (Neva) Georgeson.
Many thanks to all his good friends who visited him and sent cards. A special thanks to Dick Harrick for all the support and comfort he provided John. A sincere thanks to his granddaughter, Heather, her husband Chris, and son Nathan, who took him into their home during his time of greatest need.
Calling hours will be held 3-5 PM Wednesday, August 27th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, August 28 at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Memorial Fund, 313 N. DePeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240.