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ReardonJFORESTVILLE:  John J. Reardon, 97, of Rt. 39, Forestville, died Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in Dunkirk, on October 26, 1917, the son of the late John J. and Edith (Mosher) Reardon.

Mr. Reardon served in the U.S. Army during WW II.  He worked as a Store Manager for Smith’s True Value, Irving and also previously worked for the former Alcoa Products, Dunkirk.  Mr. Reardon was a member of St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville, at one time was an Assessor for the Town of Sheridan, belonged to many local organizations and volunteered with the Food Bank of WNY.  He enjoyed fishing & hunting.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Reardon, of Forestville, a brother William (Helen) Reardon of Dunkirk, a granddaughter Julia (Michael) Christian of Forestville, 3 great grandchildren Skyler, Gavin & Madison Christian and companion Barb Tower of Forestville.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Rita (Gautcher) Reardon, whom he married June 15, 1945 in Dunkirk and who died April 27, 1986 and 2 brothers Donald & Robert Reardon.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Prayer Services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock followed by A Mass of Christian Burial from St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Center Street, Forestville, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dunkirk.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, 165 Central Avenue Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Forestville Food Pantry, PO Box 309, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to


1 Comment on Obituary Notice- John J. Reardon

  1. William Law says:

    John was the store manager at Smith’s True Value when I worked there 17 years ago. I remember that he was a really nice man. He always had a smile on his face and was very humorous. You could tell that he cared about everyone just by the way he looked at you. My condolences to his family.

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