John R. "Bugger" (Jr.) Gaddis

June 27, 1954 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 66)


John R. “Bugger” Gaddis Jr. age 66 of Hopwood, Pa passed away on December 27, 2020. He was born June 27, 1954 in Uniontown, Pa. He is the son of the late John R. Gaddis Sr. and Mary Alice (Cosgrove) Gaddis.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Loukota.


He is survived by his wife Nancy A. (Cassler) Gaddis, children Jeffrey Gaddis of Connellsville, Pa and Jackie Gaddis of Hopwood, Pa. Also surviving are his siblings Peggy Gursky (Ed) of Grindstone, Pa and Perry Gaddis (Rose) of Hopwood and Mary Alice Newcomer of Hopwood. Surviving nieces and nephews Tricia Rohlf (Michael) of Grindstone, Pa, Kathy Raymond (Dr. Dominick) of Morgantown, Wv, Kimberly Clay of Farmington, Pa, Freda Loukota of Masontown, Pa, Perry Gaddis (Shannon) of Birmingham, MI, Michelle Newcomer of Hopwood and Jerry Newcomer of Hopwood. Also surviving are many great nieces and nephews, special friends Lenard and Joy Kurek of Hopwood, Jason Kurek of Brownfield, Brian Kurek (Emily) of Uniontown, Courtney Schiffbauer (Matt) of Hopwood, Pa, and beloved dogs Wilson, Allison and Reggie.

John was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School class of 1972. He worked for GC Murphy Company and US Steel Homestead and also for Rt. 40 Beer Distributer and Quick Fill Services Station. He was a member of Hutchinson Sportsmans Club, Amvet Post 103, Hopwood Catholic War vets 1669. He was a dog lover and a sports fan and enjoyed coaching baseball at HARC, girls softball, girls and boys basketball and LH midget football.


Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA on Wednesday December 30, 2020 from 4 to 8pm and on Thursday December 31, 2020 until 11:00am the time of the service. Interment will follow in Mt. Macrina Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 SOCAIL DISTANCING WILL BE BEING PRACTICED AND MASK ARE MANDITORY IN ORDER TO ENTER THE BUILDING AND MUST BE WORN YOUR ENTIRE STAY IN THE BUILDING NO EXCEPTIONS.

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