John R. Rhone Jr.
Jan. 22, 1940 – May 13, 2021
John R. Rhone Jr., 81, of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully Thursday. He was born in Cedar Crest, son of the late John Robert and Blanche Irene
(Wilson) Rhone Sr.
John married Carol Mae Roarabaugh on Aug. 29, 1964, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1980. He was also preceded by his long-time companion, Ruth Ann Blake on April 26, 1998.
John is survived by three sons, John R. Rhone III (Lisa) of McVeytown, Michael R. Rhone (Terri) of Altoona and Phillip Rhone (Bill) of Hollidaysburg; a brother, Charles Rhone of Altoona; sisters, Shirley Walters of Duncansville, Gloria Jay of Adamstown and Sarah Yohn of Altoona; five grandchildren: Brooke, Morgan, Cheyenne, Shane and Zackary; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Rhone.
John joined the U.S. Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was later honorably discharged and became the owner/operator of Rhone Construction of Altoona for over 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but John especially loved spending time with his family and friends playing cards, camping and listening to country music. John was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021; and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2021, at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, where a funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. in The Stevens Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Julia Piper. Interment will be held at Blair Memorial Park.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make contributions in John’s memory to: Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online: www.cancer.org/givehope.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.