John Wayne Schlemmer

November 20, 1951 ~ January 30, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


John Wayne Schlemmer, 71, a resident of Indiana, Pennsylvania, passed away at home on Monday, January 30, 2023. John was born on November 20, 1951, to Lenore Irene (Reams) Schlemmer and Edwin James Schlemmer. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Tatios) Schlemmer, and two sons: Mathew Schlemmer (fiance Chana Tepe); and Bryan Schlemmer (wife Marie Schlemmer). John was also the grandfather to three beloved grandchildren; Mila Schlemmer, Etta Schlemmer, and Aidan Treat. A long-time Pennsylvania resident, John graduated from Homer Center High School in 1969, later graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and was the owner of Leininger Hall Associates and the former owner of S&S Screenprinting during his professional career. John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. This love of the outdoors also translated into another hobby; cultivating a large vegetable garden. He was also a history buff with an interest in genealogy and an impressive knowledge of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. One of his favorite ways to spend an evening was playing cribbage with family and friends. A former athlete himself, John passed on his love of sports as a youth hockey coach for many years. He also coached for S.W. Jack Drillers Junior Legion Baseball, and had the pleasure and privilege of going to the state championship with each of his sons. A viewing will be held between 11 am and 1 pm at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. in Homer City, PA, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. A service will immediately follow the viewing, and the family will provide information on John's Celebration Of Life at that time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh Prostate Cancer Research. Contributions can be mailed to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or made online at

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February 8, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Funeral Service
February 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Chapel
4606 Old US Hwy 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Interment following funeral service
February 8, 2023

Greenwood Cemetery
Indiana, PA 15701


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