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John W. Addison

January 22, 1928 March 16, 2020
John W. Addison
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Obituary for John W. Addison

John Addison, Sr. 92 of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Monday, March 16th. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, he was the son of the late Fred Addison, Sr. and Lillian Addison. John (Jack) is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rebecca Addison. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Judy Welling of Glen Burnie, MD, Regina Aris of Towson, MD, Debbie Addison of Laurel, MD and a late son John Addison, Jr and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by 3 sisters and one brother.

John was a retired US Army officer reaching the rank of CW3 in his 22 years in the Army Security Agency (ASA) branch of the service. He was stationed in many locations during his service, including Virginia, Massachusetts, Hawaii as well as the Philippines, Germany, Korea and Ethiopia. Since John was very young when he retired, he held down many other jobs including delivering the mail in Bedford, PA while he and Becky maintained a home with 20 acres including beehives, chickens, pigs and a goat. He eventually retired in Gettysburg, PA.

John was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church of Hanover, PA, member (and former treasurer) of the Military Officers Association of America. John was an avid stamp collector since high school. He and Rebecca attended many of the retired military reunions held across the USA.

Memorial services will be at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg at a later date (TBD) due to COVID19 precautions. An interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Gilchrist Hospice. A special thank you to the people at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia, MD for their loving care and support during his final days.


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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Cemetery Details


Arlington National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Memorial Ave.
Arlington, VA 22211

Memorial Ave. Arlington 22211 VA
United States

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