John Paul Monroe, 91, formerly of Falconer passed away Saturday (June 27, 2020) in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
A lifelong area resident he was born July 3, 1928 in Jamestown, the son of the late Harley W. and Daisy M. Cullen Monroe.
John attended Jamestown High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement he was a self-employed truck driver for 50 years.
He was a member of Levant Wesleyan Church and enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed golfing and playing bingo.
Surviving are two daughters: Tammy Jo (Todd) West of Lakewood, Melissa (T.C.) Thompson of Jamestown; a son Steven (Debbie) Monroe of Jamestown; 18 grandchildren: Chelsea, Kalee, Tre, Brandon, Elijah, Natalie, Hannah, Travis, Jeniffer, Tricia, Aaron, Timothy, Christina, Ashley, Laura, Sara, Amber, Tyler; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two half-brothers: Daryl Monroe of Jamestown and Douglas Monroe of Newark, NY.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary “Peggy” Swanson Monroe whom he married December 24, 1967 in Seattle, WA, who died May 24, 1992; three daughters: Deborah Monroe, Sue Ann Mendrick, Dianna Truver; a son Jack Monroe; five brothers: Charles, Freddy, Lowell, Donald and Richard Monroe and two half-brothers: Grant Monroe and Dan Eckman.
The Monroe family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Park for the care John received while residing at the facility.
A private graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in Levant Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.
Memorial contributions may be donated to the LGS Foundation, 80 Oriville Dr., Suite 100, Bohemia, NY 11716 or www.lgsfoundation.org.
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