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Obituary: Bartholomew DeJohn, Witness to Iwo Jima Flag Raising

Oct. 21, 1926 - Aug. 5, 2012

Bartholomew DeJohn, 85, of , died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1926 in Canonsburg, a son of the late Camillo and Theresa Bartoluzzi DeJohn. He served his country during WWII in the Navy, where he was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon with two stars, the American Theater Ribbon, the Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and was a witness to the flag being raised in Iwo Jima.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a maintenance supervisor for RCA.  He was a member of Parish in Canonsburg and the American Legion Post 902 in Houston.

His grandkids were his life, and he loved spending time with his family.

On Feb. 1, 1948 he married Clara DeFilippo DeJohn, who survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Camille Lipinski (Dave) of Canonsburg; daughter-in-law Roberta DeJohn or Washington; and three sisters in law—Agnes DeJohn, Isabelle Passante and Beverly Lytle. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lori Luba, Thomas Luba (Amy), Matthew and Nicole DeJohn, and Michael Lipinksi, as well as two great-grandchildren, Maci and Ellie Luba. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bartholomew DeJohn Jr., two brothers, John and Mario DeJohn; and two sisters, Victoria DeJohn and Vancie Orsino.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday—today—at the located at 30 E. College St., Canonsburg.

Departing prayers will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church.

Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Canonsburg. Full military rites will be accorded by the combined Honor Guards of VFW Post 191 and the American Legion Post 902.

Please visit the Sollon Funeral Home website for more information or to leave online condolences.

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