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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Jon Thomas Medved
December 19, 1943 - March 4, 2022

Public Events and Locations

Graveside Service - Friday, May 20, 2022, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
Military Honors - Friday, May 20, 2022, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Cemetery - Washington Crossing National Cemetery - 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940 - 800-535-1117 - Map
Donation - Tunnels to Towers Foundation - 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 - 718-987-1931 - Map

Jon Thomas Medved of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania peacefully passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 comforted by his family. He was 78 years old. Jon was born December 19, 1943 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, son of the late Joseph Medved and the late Dora Medved (née Shuler). He is the beloved husband of Barbara Louise Medved (née Sheppard); father of Michael Medved and his wife Patricia, Brian Medved, Carrie Costa and her husband Steve, Jennifer Standen and her husband Joshua, Mary “Polly” Off and her husband Greg, and Kristen Berman and her husband Matthew; grandfather of Amelia, James, Emma, Matthew, Parker, and Hadley. He is also survived by his former wife, Colise Medved, father-in-law Edgar Sheppard, brother Joe Medved, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph “Butch” Medved and James Medved.

Jon was born, raised, and educated in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA. He enlisted in the United States Navy in June of 1961 and served honorably until his discharge in September of 1964. After completing his service, he continued his patriotic duty in the private sector.  He worked for General Electric in the Aerospace Division, later acquired by Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is there he met Barbara. They married in October of 1979. They raised their family, Jennifer, Polly, and Kristen, in Erdenheim, PA.

Capable of fixing nearly anything, “Big Jon” loved his little Yorkiepoo, Harley, spending time in the mountains, watching auto racing, and shooting pool. An old school spirit, Jon was sometimes a man of few words. His boisterous laugh and keen sense of humor will be missed, but never forgotten. He will be remembered by close friends, relatives, and former service members.

Relatives and friends were invited to his graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Navy on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:30 P.M. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

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