John B. Dear, 74

EAST LIVERPOOL – John B. Dear, 74, of East Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Born Feb. 19, 1940, in Wellsburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Ardella (Ritchie) Dear.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Robert Dear.

John was a former baker at Giant Eagle.

He leaves behind his son, John (Rachel) Dear of East Liverpool; two daughters, Joyce A. Dear-Leonard of Oregon and Rebecca M. Dear-Aeschbacher of Lisbon; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Melisa Kauffman of Ohio; and a stepson, Neal Kauffman of Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Burial will follow at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell.