John Joseph Klazon III

May 21, 1942 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 77)

John Joseph Klazon III, 77, of Vandergrift, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019,( due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident) at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  John was born Thursday, May 21, 1942, in Tinsmill, PA, the son of the late John Joseph (Jr) and Sarah Bozzarelli Klazon.  He was a 1960 graduate of Bell-Avon High School in Avonmore; he was a United States Army veteran and served as a truck driver in France and Germany.  Before his retirement he was a truck driver for Paris Industries in Harmarville, PA. He was a member of the VFW Post 566, Vandergrift, American Legion 114, Vandergrift, Slickville Sportsman’s Club, American Legion Riders Post 114 and Apollo FOE Riders Post #4205.  John loved motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, socializing and was an avid Steeler fan.  He is survived by three children, Carla J Geltz of Vandergrift and son-in-law, Larry Arellano, of Denver, John J. Klazon IV of Vandergrift, and Charles A. Klazon, Sr. and his wife, Denise, of Vandergrift 4 great grandchildren, Ashton C. Frain, Austin M. Woods, Aaliyah A. Russo and Anthony Russo, Jr, 5  grandchildren, Brittany M. Brown and her husband, Joe, of Denver, Tia C. Klazon of New Kensington, Alex M. Klazon of Vandergrift, Charles. Klazon, Jr. of Vandergrift, and Erica. Russo and her husband, Tony, of Vandergrift.  One brother his best friend, Ronald L. “Rio” Klazon, of Youngstown, Ohio.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Ann Beitel Klazon and a son, Richard “Ricky” A. Geltz.  Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home, LTD, 400 Indiana Avenue, Avonmore from 5:30 PM until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 PM with Pastor Robert Shallenberger officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date.  

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