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“My condolences to your family. My Dad worked with John at Magnavox and they were both Navy men. I believe they car-pooled sometimes. This world is...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“I remember great times with John and Jay on the golf course and on the shooting range. John loved his family and was as humble as they come. I will...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Phil Gallup - Fort Wayne, IN

“FW&FS Shipmate RM2 John Bissontz. I am proud of your service to our country in the US Navy. RIP William Bigham CTRC(SW) USN RET 1965-1991 ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bill Bigham - Markle, IN

“Sorry to hear of John's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts...Read More »
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John M. Bissontz, 86, entered into Heaven December 30, 2018. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from East Palestine High School then dutifully served as a Radioman, Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy on the USS Bushnell AS-15 during the Korean War. He studied Electrical Engineering at Valparaiso University. He worked at Farnsworth Electronics (later ITT), then Magnavox as an Electrical Engineer until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, golf, woodworking, historic naval ships, aviation, and competitive shooting sports. He took pleasure in watching old movies and listening to WBCL. His greatest investment was spending time with and mentoring his grandkids. He faithfully served Christ at Faith United Methodist Church as a trustee and head usher and started the Dare to Car Ministry there. He is survived by wife of 60-years, Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz, his daughter, Mary Lyons, his son, Jay (Kristen) Bissontz, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 4-7pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Pine Valley Park, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:30pm will calling 1-hour prior at D.O McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to the Dare to Care Ministry c/o Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E Dewald St, Fort Wayne, IN 46803. To sign the online guest book, visit www.domccombandsons.com.