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John Albert Bland

February 4, 1945 ~ June 29, 2018 (age 73)

John Albert Bland, 73 of Harrisville, WV passed away at June 29, 2018 at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center with family by his side.  He was born February 4, 1945 in Harrison County, son of the late Clarence David and Joann Cora Toothman Bland.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.  He retired as a boilmaker.  He enjoyed playing softball and watching all sports.  He is survived by one son, John DeWayne Bland and wife Lisa, Mullica Hill, NJ; one daughter, Mary Gallagher and husband Pat, Glassboro, NJ; five grandchildren, Patrick Gallagher, Jr and wife Anna, Marlyn Gallagher, John Bland, Cora Romaine and husband Tom, and Andrew Bland; two great grandchildren, Patrick and Olivia; three brothers, James Bland and wife Sharon, Avon, OH, David Wayne Bland, Salem, Roger Bland and wife Kathryn, Salem; one sister, Elaine Diltz, Loraine, OH; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sinnamon Laird Bland in 2009, one brother, Buck Bland.  Family will receive friends at Greathouse Funeral Home, 1999 W. Main Street, Salem, on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 11:00am  until time of funeral service at 1:00pm with Pastor Chad Ash officiating. A graveside service will be held at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Williamstown, NJ at a later date.  Online condolences may be sent to Greathouse Funeral Home is honored to assist the Bland family.

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