John W. Weston, 95, Stevens Point, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Creekside Chapel in Allegany, N.Y., with Pastor Adam Stein officiating. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, N.Y.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the service.
Mr. Weston was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Colesburg, Iowa, a son of the late John Albert Weston and Lillie Bell Hansel. He grew up in New York, attending Olean public schools.
He was married to Iris Evans on Aug. 1, 1948, in Collinsville, Okla.
He started work for Clark Brothers in 1940 as a skilled mechanic, assembling engines for Navy ships that patrolled the U.S. Atlantic coastline during World War II. He received a medal of distinction from the government for his work during the war. After the war, he served in the Army as a teletype mechanic, serving in the 76th Signal Service Battalion in Korea.
He returned to Clark Brothers/Dresser Industries after his time in the Army. As a skilled mechanic, he installed and repaired huge compressors, pumps and generators that supported natural gas and oil pipelines. He was often sent to far flung regions of the world such as Argentina and Australia. He retired after 39 years of service.
He was an active member of the American Legion and Moose Family Center. He and his wife were members of the Willow Avenue/Westminister Presbyterian Church in Joliet, Ill., for more than 40 years.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Margaret (Jim) Corcoran and Carol (Bill Hettler) Weston; one son, Steve; one sister, Rose Harrison, Allegany, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Lena.