John A. Nardis

July 14, 1951September 22, 2020

John A. Nardis, 69 of Mather died Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born July 14, 1951 in Waynesburg, a son of the late John P. and Helen B. Yurick Nardis. John was a 1970 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John was a retired coal miner, having worked for 20 years at Gateway Coal Company and he then had worked for 20 years at Joy Mining Equipment Company. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #954, Jefferson, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. On May 27, 1977 he married Sylvia Biscan, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Donald “Two Punch” Nardis of Jefferson and Ronald (Kay) Nardis of Washington; and a cousin, Ben (Shawna) Catalano. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, with Fr. J. Francis Frazer officiating. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Sylyia Biscan Nardis, Spouse
  • Donald "Two Punch" Nardis, Brother
  • Ronald (Kay) Nardis, Brother


  • Gathering of family and friends

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


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Jack and Denise Lawrence

October 3, 2020

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the Nardis family. Our good memories of John, go way back to our high school days. May God in His infinite mercy and forgiveness receive John into eternal peace. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy God rest in peace. Amen.

timothy cottle

October 2, 2020

i have been holding off on this as i was worried may be inappropiate but i assure you its meant with fondness. as many may know his go to line was "i gotta go" which is why i called his brother Punch "i shoulda went". and as many times as he said it, a glance around would prove that he was still there. will be greatly missed. our condolences.