John Robert Bouchard, 72, of Harrison City, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born on May 30, 1947, in McKeesport, PA, to the late John "Elmer" and Jean (Laughlin) Bouchard. Loving father of Jonathan (Heather) Bouchard; beloved grandfather of Jonathan Jr (Ashley), Marisa, Brianna, Jakob, Katy, and Karaline; great-grandfather of Triston, Arionna, Jonathan III and Averie; brother of Elmer (Susan) Bouchard and Bernard Bouchard and uncle to many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Bouchard and Edward Bouchard, and his niece, Samantha Bouchard. John graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School, and in 1967 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the 117th AHC. John is well known for owning and operating car washes in the Bethel Park & New Kensington area for the past 40 years. It is here that he gained many great friends over the years. John was truly loved and will be missed by all. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service, with full Military Honors, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road Bridgeville, PA 15017. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 1:15 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to RJ Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1000 Freeport Rd., New Kensington, PA, 724-335-0100 Online condolences can be made at www.rjslater.com.
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