John 'Jack' Raynor ' Shine', 90, of Greensburg, formerly of Manor, which he called home, passed away peacefully at his residence Saturday, November 23, 2019.
John was born December 28, 1928 in Swissvale, a son of the late Anna (Elchick) and William Raynor. John was the last remaining children of eight and was preceded in death by his siblings; Lila, Isabelle, Shirley, Dick, Bill, Whitey, and Bert.
John is survived by loving daughter, Denise Engler and husband, Dan; daughter Pam Shirey and Joel Maline. John cherished his grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, Josh, Chrissy, Nic, Katie, Jacie, and Ryan and grand-dog, Pouncey. John touched the hearts of and adored his seven great-grandchildren; Jordan, Riley, Leighton, Mila, Elijah, Emmalyn, and 'Baby Girl' Engler. He is also survived by his brother-in-laws, Marion Couvillion and Jim Shields; and sister-in-laws, Renee Raynor and Pat Raynor.
He was a sergeant in the United States Army and served during the Korean War as a culinary specialist. After returning home from the war, John started a career as a mechanic and retired as a machinist at Hanlon Wilson, ASG and Jeannette Sheet Glass.
John was an avid golfer and enjoyed volunteering at Mount Odin Golf Course and attempted to teach his son-in-law Dan to golf every Sunday. Golf was a passion of John's and he had a soft spot for children, enjoying every moment spent with his grandchildren.
"Uncle Jack" was a favorite of his many nieces and nephews, known for his 'trick box' and his many stories. John was a jack of all trades and was known as Mr. Fix It.
John had many friends and was loved by all. He was a kind and generous man and will be truly missed by many! The family would like to thank the staff of Weatherwood Manor and his companion, Michael Weaver, for the excellent care given to their loved one.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-8pm at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg.
Services will be held at 11am on Wednesday in the funeral home with long-time friend, Reverend Judy Franks officiating.
Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.
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