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John C. Stalder

January 16, 1921 July 22, 2019
John C. Stalder
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JOHN CARRELL STALDER, World War II veteran, retired automotive mechanic and U.S. Postal worker passed away July 22, 2019 at the age of 98, surrounded by family.
Born and raised on the family farm in Hartsville, Pa, John was the last survivor of the nine children of the late John and Anna (nee Bahler) Stalder. He graduated from Hatboro High School in 1939; he then attended and graduated from the Peirce School of Business Administration. In 1942 John joined the war effort. By 1944, he was a Sgt. stationed on the US Army Air Corps 4th Aircraft Repair Unit, Floating, serving in the South Pacific. Their mission was to provide mobile depot support for aircraft based on Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa which was part of a secret project (Operation Ivory Soap) classified for more than a half century. After the war, John attended and graduated from automotive mechanic school and was employed by Hewitt Buick, Hatboro. He later joined the US Postal Service (Willow Grove) where he worked for 27 years until his retirement.
Survivors include seven nieces Betty Ann, Nancy, Patricia, Judy, Joan, Marie and Annette and two nephews Joseph and Bruce. Also surviving: nine grandnieces/nephews and ten great-grandnieces/nephews. Over the past year, Betty Ann, Pat and Annette visited John each day in his home, bringing cheer and groceries too. Family members from all across the U.S. were able to visit often.
Family was very important to John. He enjoyed family celebrations, many of which were held at the family farmhouse over the years. Other interests included bowling (he belonged to two bowling leagues until he was 90) animals, travel, gardening and pinochle. Family members recall many lively pinochle games with John, his brothers and brothers-in-law going on loudly at the large kitchen table while celebration and holiday meals were being prepared. Year after year he cheered on the Philadelphia sports teams – never giving up on those beloved Phillies.
Services for John will be held Tuesday, July 30 at Baskwill Funeral Home, 20 W. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors there from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Following the service, interment will be in the Hatboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery County (PA) SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, P.O. Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428, or to the charitable organization of donor’s choice.

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10:00 AM 7/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
James R. Baskwill Funeral Home, Inc

20 West Montgomery Ave.
(half block West of York Rd)
Hatboro, PA 19040

Visitation from 10 to 10:45 am; funeral service at 11 am

James R. Baskwill Funeral Home, Inc
20 West Montgomery Ave. Hatboro 19040 PA
United States

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Hatboro Cemetery Final Resting Place

36 Fulmore Ave
Hatboro, PA 19040

36 Fulmore Ave Hatboro 19040 PA
United States

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