John Michael Book, 72, of 20 Ann St., Mifflinburg, passed away early Monday morning, June 19, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
A native of Juniata County, he was born April 6, 1945, in Mifflin, a son of the late Dale and Ruth (Louder) Book. He was married to the former Marleen Kline and they would have celebrated their 54th anniversary on June 29.
John was a 1963 graduate of Lewisburg High School.
He had been employed at the Lewisburg Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Lewisburg and with Apex Homes of Mifflinburg. He was a past Lewisburg Borough Council member.
He was a member of the Truth and Restoration Church of Montandon.
John loved sports, both team sports and outdoor sports. He was a member of the Lewisburg High School football team, a teener league baseball and men's softball coach. He loved sharing his knowledge of the Civil War.
In addition of his wife of 53 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Maureen "Dolly" and Marvin Young, of Lewisburg, Michaelle Book, of Selinsgrove, and April and George Dills, of Spring Mills; seven grandchildren, Michael and Brittany Young , Matthew Young, Tylor Parks, Carlie and Daniel Bratton, Tyra Young, Sarah Dills, and George Dills; two great-grandchildren, Valor Bratton and Emma Young; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Cathy Book and one sister, Cathy (Book) Hause, all of Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by three siblings, Donald Book, Beverly Book Kennedy, and Kay Book.
Friends and relatives will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Truth and Restoration Church, Milton, followed by the funeral at 2, with Pastor Marvin Young and Pastor James Kline Jr., officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will provide flowers and asks that donations in John's memory be made to the Truth and Restoration Church, 113 Sand Hill Road, Milton, PA 17847.
Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.
Published on June 20, 2017