John Joseph “PaPa” Pillar, 83, Roseland

John Joseph “PaPa” Pillar, 83, died Dec. 25, 2010, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian.

He was born in Nanticoke Lu, Pa., and lived in Roseland for 21 years, coming from Torrington, Conn. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Roseland United Methodist Church, Roseland United Methodist Church Men’s Club and Sebastian Elks.

Survivors include his sons, John “Jay” Pillar and Alan Pillar, both of Torrington, and Marty Pillar of Winchester Center, Conn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Pillar.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roseland United Methodist Church, 8205 129th Court, Roseland, FL 32957.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Roseland United Methodist Church in Roseland with the Rev. Anne Godbold officiating.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian.

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