John Joe Wohner Jr.

Cecil Whig - - & -

John Joe Wohner, Jr., age 98, long­time res­i­dent of Elk­ton, MD, passed away peace­fully on Thurs­day, July 28, 2016.

Born in Beth­le­hem, PA on De­cem­ber 2, 1917, John was the son of the late John and Agnes M. (Mar­ics) Wohner, who im­mi­grated to the United States from Aus­tri­aHun­gary in 1913. The fam­ily moved to West Vir­ginia when he was a young boy and he was proud of the deep roots his fam­ily es­tab­lished there. John bravely served his coun­try as a mem­ber of the US Army dur­ing WWII and was a re­cip­i­ent of the Pur­ple Heart. He spent most of his ca­reer work­ing as a coal miner and would later ac­cept a po­si­tion with NVF af­ter mov­ing to Mary­land.

An avid out­doors­man, John spent many happy hours hunt­ing and fish­ing. He had a keen in­ter­est in both farm­ing and gar­den­ing, ex­celling at both. A de­voted and lov­ing hus­band,


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