John "Jack" Furniss

June 16, 1928 - August 27, 2018
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John W. “Jack” Furniss, 90, of Dover, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 in New Dawn Health Care Center at Dover following a brief illness.

Born in New Philadelphia on June 16, 1928, he was the son of the late Vernon and Josie Redding Furniss. Jack retired from the former IF Manufacturing in New Philadelphia an…

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John W. “Jack” Furniss, 90, of Dover, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 in New Dawn Health Care Center at Dover following a brief illness.

Born in New Philadelphia on June 16, 1928, he was the son of the late Vernon and Josie Redding Furniss. Jack retired from the former IF Manufacturing in New Philadelphia and was a United States Army veteran having served in Korea during the Korean Conflict and was also a member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445.

Surviving are a daughter, Kay (Dale) Switzer of Mansfield; a son, John “Jack” Furniss of New Philadelphia; and a granddaughter, Autumn L. Furniss of Akron. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Helen Polen. The family would also like to especially thank Sandi Wallace for all of her care and compassion.

In keeping with Jack’s wishes, his body is to be cremated through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory and no public services will be conducted.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Born: June 16, 1928
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rev. Dr. John McFarland posted on 9/3/18

Jack, just learned of the passing of your father. So sorry for your loss. Didn't have a phone number to contact you directly. Life is full of troubling times, like this. Jesus told us to be at peace, not to allow our hearts to be troubled, because He is bigger and stronger than all the problems, all the difficulties, all the uncertainties that confront us. And, He promised never to leave or forsake us. Be encouraged and strengthened during these difficult days. Wish I could have been there with you. May God show His love to you in many special ways and through a myriad of methods. Our love and prayers are with you.

 

Esther C posted on 9/1/18

I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

 

rob laughlin posted on 8/29/18

My condolences to Jacks family. I have known him for many years. His smile, and friendly attitude will be missed by us all.

 

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted on 8/28/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John W. “Jack” Furniss, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John W. “Jack” Furniss , is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

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