John T. McCahan Sr.

March 29, 1933 – Nov. 17, 2019

John T. McCahan Sr., 86, Tipton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday morning, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Grazierville, son of the late William R. and Laura (Moon) McCahan. On Sept. 8, 1956, he married Nancy J. Collier at Trinity United Methodist Church, Bellwood.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 63 years; a son, John T. Jr. of Antis Township; two daughters: Joanne G. Latchford of Three Springs and Laurie M. (Michael) Flanagan of Lock Haven; six grandchildren: Mindy, Allison, Kevin, Trevor, Summer and Joshua; eight great-grandchildren: Brayden, Brycen, Trinity, Haleigh, Laken, Nathanael, Theodore and Olivia; and two sisters: Lasca Jackson of Altoona and Ruth Durbin of Tyrone.

He was preceded in death by a son, Chester G.; two infant siblings; two brothers: Grant and William; and two sisters: Genevieve and Gene.

John was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Veeder-Root Co., Duncansville, after 30 years of service. In 1975, he expanded his love of painting and became a professional artist, sharing his talents with many for the past 44 years. He gave of his time giving art lessons at Northern Blair Senior Center, Tyrone.

He was a member of Tipton United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. An avid hunter, he loved the great outdoors and was a member of the NRA. John loved his family and his greatest joy was spending time with them.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, Pastor Gloria Montgomery officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

The family suggests that contributions in John’s memory be made to Tipton United Methodist Church.