John Clarence Bleakley III

SALEM – John Clarence Bleakley III, 59, of Salem, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday in the emergency room of the Salem Community Hospital.

Born April 28, 1954, in Salem, he was the son of Violet (Skinner) Bleakley and the late John C. Bleakley Jr.

Mr. Bleakley was employed at Lincoln Machine for the past 15 years. He had previously worked at National Rubber and the former Warren Molded Custom Plastics (Ventra).

His wife, Jean (Talbert) Bleakley, whom he married Aug. 5, 1995, survives him along with his mother, Violet Bleakley of Salem; a daughter, Julie Beth (Clifford) Mullins of Salem; a stepdaughter, Clarissa Proya of Negley; a stepson, Michael Cantrell of Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Gail (Art) Bowen of Salem; a brother, Randy (Diane) Bleakley of Salem; and three granddaughters.

No services will be held per his request.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

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