John S. Thirkell

Visitation

2-4 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Location:
Simple Alternatives

Funeral Service

4 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Location:
Simple Alternatives

John S. Thirkell

May 31, 1921 - April 4, 2018

Thirkell, John S., 96, Windber, entered eternal rest on April 4, 2018. Born May 31, 1921 to the late Samuel and Beryl (Kocher) Thirkell. Preceded in death by wife, Janet and brother, Ralph. Survived by children, Gary and wife Carol (Swick), New Bern, NC; Janis and husband Jack Daily, Windber; Gail and husband Jim Plank, Hanover, PA; grandchildren, John Thirkell (Kellie); John Daily (Paula); Jill McEntee (John); Marc Thirkell (Tiffany); Bo Rich (Brittani); Katie Clever (George); Brandon Rich; and 10 great grandchildren. John was a member of Tall Cedars past Grand Tall Cedar and Cambria Lodge of free and accepted masons. He was an employee of U.S. Steel as superintendent of the machining section of the lower shop for 41 years. A special thank you to the staffs of Pettikoffer and Church of the Brethren Home for their loving care of their father. Friends will be received Friday April 6 from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. at Simple Alternatives, Inc., 717 Main St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Windber Woods, formerly Church of the Brethren Home. Arrangements in care of Simple Alternatives, Inc., Affordable Cremation & Sensible Funeral Care, 717 Main St., Windber. Condolences may be made at SimpleAlternativeCares.com