John A French, Jr, 71, of New Castle passed away at his residence on September 9, 2021, surrounded by his family. John was born in Meadville on December 7, 1949, the son of the late Jack French and Rose Marie Grippe French.  He was a graduate of Cambridge Springs High School and served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970. On August 20, 1983, he married Donna Surenda. John had worked in sales, carpentry, and manufacturing, most recently at Reznor of Mercer. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed all genres of music.

     Survivors include his wife, Donna French of New Castle; sister, Stephanie Right and her husband, Philip of Cambridge Springs; brother, Scott French of Cambridge Springs; brother, Randy French and his wife, Cheryl of Cambridge Springs; sister, Mari Jo French of Cambridge Springs; brother, Kevin French of Anchorage, AK; sister, Tina Scullen and her husband, David of Edinboro; sixteen nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.     

Friends are invited to call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 1 to 5 pm. Memorials may be made to Hillman Cancer Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Three Rivers Hospice.