John D. Wright

SALEM – John D. Wright, 61, of Salem, died at 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in the Emergency Room of the Salem Community Hospital.

He was born Dec. 3, 1952 in Salem, son of Jean (Beighley) Wright and the late Ray A. Wright.

John had been employed at the former Sekely Tool & Die as a die maker and was a life member of the Salem AMVETS Post #45. He was a member of the AMVETS Drill Team and was also an AMVETS trustee and volunteer. He served in the U.S. Army.

John loved his dogs, Spike and Nika, and enjoyed drawing and playing his guitar.

Preceding him in death was his father, Ray; a sister, Gail Wright; and a brother, Jim Wright.

Survivors include his mother, Jean Wright of Salem; companion, Tina Ketchum of Salem; two sisters, Mary Jo Kelley of Salem and Debra Wright of Youngstown; grandchildren, Logan Ketchum, Gracie Ketchum and Lillian McKinney; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Phil McIntosh officiating. Following the service, military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard will be held at the funeral home. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

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John D. Wright

SALEM – John D. Wright, 61, was deceased on arrival at 9:13 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room of Salem Community Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial.