2008-08-14 / Obituaries

John D. Work, 74

John D. Work, 74, of Jamestown, died June 9, 2008 with his family beside him.

Born in Parkersburg, W.V. in 1933, he was the son of Howard C. Work and Nancy Keenan Work. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover in 1951 and Yale University in 1955.

He married his wife Carole Marchand in 1957 and then traveled to Yokosuka, Japan where he served in the U.S. Navy until 1960. He returned and graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1962.

John was executive vice president, head of corporate finance at the investment firm Shearson Hammill in New York until 1976. He then founded Johnson Steel and Wire Corporation and served as Chairman until retiring in 2006. He served on numerous boards throughout his life.

He is survived by his four children, Christi, Jeanne, Suzanne and Dave, and his three grandchildren Liam, Annabel and Amelia. Memorial Services are private.

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