John Loper

Obituary of John Milton Loper

     John Milton Loper, beloved husband of Lutgarda Cristeta Vega Loper, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter Mary on Wednesday evening, June 30, 2021 following an extended illness.

     John was born in Meadville, PA on January 28, 1941 a son of the late Walter L. & Abbigaile Still Loper. Mr. Loper was a graduate of Meadville High School and Electrical Trade School. He was the owner and operator of Loper Electrical Services until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Mr. Loper was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and the North American Hunting Club.

     Mr. Loper was a proud United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. While in the army Mr. Loper received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, The Vietnam Campaign Medal with Devise 1960, 2 o/s Bars, the Good Conduct Medal  (2nd Award) as well the Expert (M-14). In addition he was a Sharpshooter (Rifle M-1) and a Marksman (Carbine). He service to this nation is remembered and as nation, we are forever grateful.  

     Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Theresa Anne (William) Hines McAvoy of Smyrna, Deleware, Ava Maria Sawin of Salley, SC and Mary Magdalene James of McCormick; grandchildren, Monica, Cassi, Ashley, Celestina, Cristeta & Leross and great-grandchildren, Asia, Logan, Winton, Perseus, Matthew and Madelynn.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Loper was pre-deceased by a sister, Mary Loper.

     A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 138 Fairfield Street, SE, Aiken, SC 29801 with the Very Rev. Father Gregory Wilson as celebrant.

     Interment with military honors will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10:00am, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229.

     The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, July 7, 2021 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803)649.6234. A Rosary service will take place at 5:30pm in the chapel.

      Memorials may be made to the National League of POW/MIA Families, 5673 Columbia Pike, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA, 22041.

     Online Expressions of sympathy for the family may be made by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com

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Wednesday
7
July

Family Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
George Funeral Home Historic Downtown Chapel
211 Park Ave., SW
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
803-649-6234
Wednesday
7
July

Rosary

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
George Funeral Home Historic Downtown Chapel
211 Park Ave., SW
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
803-649-6234
Thursday
8
July

Requiem Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, July 8, 2021
New St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
138 Fairfield St SE
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Interment with Military Honors

Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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