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Juan "John" R. Tanon

December 22, 1961 May 15, 2018
Juan "John" R. Tanon
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Obituary for Juan "John" R. Tanon

Juan R. "John Tanon passed away in Gettysburg, Pa. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the age of 56. John was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on December 22, 1961 to Lourdes (Diaz) Tanon and the late Roberto Tanon. A graduate of Gettysburg High School, he went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. During this time, John volunteered with Adams County television as a camera operator covering local sports. He began his long career with the government at Letterkenny Army Depot upon graduation and moved on to the united States Environmental Protection Agency before retiring in 2017 after decades of service. John is lovingly remembered by wife Sue (Smale) Tanon; son Blake Tanon and daughter-in-law Emily Stewart of Princeton, NJ; son Shea Tanon, his partner Alayne Holland and granddaughter Savannah Marie of Gettysburg, Pa; mother Lourdes (Diaz) Tanon of Tallahassee, FL; mother-in-law Bernice Smale of Gettysburg, PA; brother Roberto Tanon and sister-in-law Casey Tanon of Stockton, CA; sister Lydia Miller and brother-in-law Michael Becker of Berlin, MD; sister Maria Lourdes Revercomb and brother-in-law Robert Revercomb of Shade Gap,PA; sister Lizette Hess and brother-in-law Jeffrey Hess of Bedford,PA; half-brothers Juan and Roberto Tanon of Orlando, FL. and a number of cousins, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

John was an energetic soul and never without a smile, he will be remembered for his unique ability to create a lively atmosphere everywhere he went. He was known for his humor, loving character and compassion for everyone in his life. John was close to his grandmother Felicita Redondo, providing care and support in her later years. He enjoyed above all, living a healthy and happy lifestyle. John had a passion for animals and adored his pets, nature and the outdoors.

A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA from 5:00-7:00 PM. A private celebration of life will be held following the service for family. In lieu of flowers, we gratefully request memorial donations made to the Adams County SPCA in John's name. For more information please contact Blake Tanon at (717) 357-5990. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.

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5:00 PM 5/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/23/2018 7:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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