John Anthony Wingard, 56 of Carmichaels, PA passed away Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020 in the Washington Hospital, Washington, PA after a courageous battle with heart, lung and kidney disease. John was born February 15, 1964, a son of Garrett R. and Inez Watson Wingard.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers: Roscoe Valentine and Garrett R. Wingard, Jr.; sisters: Hazel Lowther, Bobbie Kay Malcolm and Brenda Land.
John was a graduate of Brownsville High School. He was a certified scuba diver and E.M.S. technician and volunteer fireman for the Brownsville Northside V. F. C. John was a man of many skills, working in many local nursing homes and home care companies as a CNA and certified Rehab aide. He worked at Nemacolin Woodlands for many years. John’s last job was a Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, WV until his decline in health. He attended the First United Methodist Church, Carmichaels, PA when able, he loved going to church dinners. John loved to write poetry, drawing and cooking for his family and friends. He was a social member of the Carmichaels V. F. W.
John is survived by brother: Bobby Valentine and his wife Bev; sisters: Ruby Zazado, Christine Brown, Frances Brooks and her husband Edward Golden; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, other relatives and friends.
John had care givers from Don Services especially Angela Arford, whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind his beloved animals: Momma Cat, T. T., Baby Jane, his dog Savanna and many fish which he had a name for each.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the First United Methodist Church, Carmichaels, PA with Rev. Dayton Mix, officiating.
John’s professional funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., Republic, PA.
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