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John F. Hesidence Jr.

Updated: Feb 26


John F. Hesidence Jr., 55, of Crisswell Rd., Karns City, Perry Twp., Armstrong Co., passed away Friday evening, February 23, 2024, at Butler Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

John was born in Butler on October 29, 1968. He was the son of the late John F. Hesidence Sr. and Connie Farone Hesidence Campbell.

He was a 1986 graduate of Butler Area High School. John was a 25-year member of Plumbers Union Local No. 27 and had been employed for 30 years at Enders Plumbing and Heating in Kittanning. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, farming, playing cards, especially Euchre, and cooking. John most especially enjoyed spending time with his family at his camp in East Brady.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dyan Dougherty Hesidence, whom he married at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Brady’s Bend on August 26, 1995. Also surviving are two daughters, Leah M. Hesidence Geibel and her husband, A.J., of Erie and Margaret D. Hesidence of Karns City; a sister, Robin Binkley and her husband, Dave, of Plum; his father-in-law, Robert Dougherty and his wife, Janet, of Rimersburg and his mother-in-law, Judy Smock of New Bethlehem; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dee Dee and Bruce Smail of New Bethlehem and Steve Dougherty of Rimersburg; his faithful friend, “Daisy”, his granddog, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Margaret Green Hesidence, and his maternal grandparents, Frank “Froggy” and Ada Edwards Farone.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, with the Rev. Matt McClain, pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, officiating. The interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Brady’s Bend, Armstrong Co.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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