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John C. Bein

April 2, 1945 - September 14, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Date of Service September 17, 2022

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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John C. Bein, 77, of Simpson died Wednesday at Aventura at Terrace View Nursing Center, Peckville surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 42 years, is the former Grace M. Leonard.

Born in Carbondale and raised in Simpson, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Kopec Bein. John was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. He served for 6 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

John had been employed by Lockheed Martin Manufacturing for 42 years as a supervisor of the RPI room in Archbald prior to retirement. He taught his children the importance of a strong work ethic and  punctuality.

By some he was considered a Bear but to those he loved he was considered a big Teddy Bear with a huge capacity for love and support.  He was extremely  proud of his yard and loved working outside.  He enjoyed hunting , fishing , spending time with his family, and supporting his wife with her crafts. He was a member of the Bushwackers Hunting Club and was an avid Penn State fan.  We are….

He is survived by four children, John Bein Jr., Lancaster, S.C., Carmella Bandru and husband Brian, Clifford Township, Grace Bortree and husband Buddy, Honesdale and Michael Kennedy, Olyphant, four grandchildren, Cayson Bein, Bryce Bandru, Derek Bortree and Andrea Flannery and a great granddaughter, Amelia Flannery and Faithful friends Ivar Iversen and Debbie Marcavage, Simpson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Romaine Kielar and daughter-in- law, Paula Yatsko Kennedy.

A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 4:30 P.M. in the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson.  Friends may call Saturday from 2: 00 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association,   57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes- Barre, PA 18701.

For directions or condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

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