John H. Rector

  • Born: November 14, 1937
  • Died: July 5, 2019
  • Location:

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family

John H. Rector was born on November 14, 1937 to the late Oscar and Katherine Rector. At the age of 81, he departed this life on July 5, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital in Langhorne, PA.

John graduated from Pennsbury High School. After graduation he worked for local farms before being drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam era. After his return from the military he married his soulmate, Carolyn Wilson on February 4, 1967, and had two children from that union. John was a resident of Morrisville, PA at the time of his death.

As a husband, father and man overall he was faithful, reliable and loyal. He was steadfast in every job that he undertook. He was employed by American Can Company in Morrisville, PA. After the plant closed, he was employed by Metal Litho Corporation in Lawrenceville, NJ, until he retired after a career that spanned 31 years. After retirement he worked at St. Mary's Hospital, Newtown, PA, in the Environmental Department. He also provided lawn care for Macedonia Baptist Church until recently. It was not his profession, but he could have called himself a certified landscape professional, as the lawn was always beautifully manicured. He loved to tinker, and repair broken down lawn mowers, car engines, etc., along with his brothers.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Rector, three brothers, Paul Rector, Charles Rector and George Rector. He leaves to mourn his wife Carolyn Rector and daughter Tara L. Rector. He will be sadly missed by his brother, James Rector (Lois), sisters, Margaret Trotman, Elizabeth Turner, Gladys Beatty, Helyn Rector, Jean Cooper, Phyllis Teat (Victor) and Norma Teat (Henry), sisters-in-law, Doris Randolph (Robert), Joan Jackson (John), Lois Rector, Terry Wilson and Edna Rector. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church, 218 N. State St. Newtown. Calling hours are 9:00-11:00 am.

Memorial contributions in John's name may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 218 N. State Street Newtown, PA 18940.


Condolence & Memory Journal

From one Vet to another, thank you for your service to our country. You are a true American hero. I salute you with military respects.....Slow Hand Salute.
To the friends & family of this patriot, my sincere condolences.
Dan "Meatball" Rutz
Warriors Watch Riders/A Hero's Welcome
Mont/Bucks Co, Pa.

Posted by Daniel Rutz - Hatboro, PA - Friend   July 11, 2019

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