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John Edward Bridgman

December 18, 1947 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 73)

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John Edward (Jack) Bridgman, age 73 formerly from Toronto residing in Pipe Creek Tx. passed away suddenly Tuesday Oct, 5th 2021 at Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.


He was born December 18, 1947 in Little Washington, Pa the son of the late Edward Guy and Martha Ann (Dakin) Bridgman.


John was an avid Steelers fan and loved talking with all his friends.

John was a Veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Boatswain's Mate during the Vietnam Conflict.


He was a Life Member of the V.F.W. where he was Past Commander of Post 6906 Toronto and marched many years in their Color Guard, former member of American Legion Post 86 Toronto, former member of T.E.M.S. ambulance service which was one of the charter members and volunteered many years as a driver. 

John worked many years Driving truck for Rogers Trucking and Matlack trucking, He also worked at Toronto Ford Motor Co.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by special and lifetime friend Robert (Yogi) Eddy in 2012.


John is survived by his wife Carol (Colvin) Bridgman whom he married Feb. 23, 1968 of Pipe Creek Texas,

Sons John (Kelly) Bridgman of Sun Prairie Wisconsin and Jason (Michelle) Bridgman of Fair Oaks Texas.

Eight Grandchildren and Two Great Grandchildren.


Visitation hours for John will be held 11AM to 3 PM Saturday Oct 16th at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto followed by a celebration of life Service at 3 PM with cousin Ron Holmes officiating.


There will be full military honors by the Toronto American Legion Post 86 Firing Squad at the funeral home for John following the service Saturday Oct. 16, 2021


In lieu of flowers Memorial Contribution can be made in honor of John to Wounded Warrior Foundation.


John’s burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family at Island Creek Cemetery.

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October 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Clarke Funeral Home
302 Main St
Toronto, OH 43964

Celebration of Life
October 16, 2021

3:00 PM
Clarke Funeral Home
302 Main St
Toronto, OH 43964

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