John Frederick Lord, 75, entered into his heavenly rest on March 18, 2021 in the Reading Hospital. John was born on August 26, 1945 to Mary S. (Leininger) and Albert E. Lord. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Karen E. (Overturf) and his son Jens C. Lord at home. Also surviving is his brother David J. Lord, husband of Naomi Lord of Round Rock, Texas and several nieces and nephews and their families. John graduated from Reading High School in 1963. He later graduated from Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. He also studied at the Barnes Foundation which was then located in Lower Merion, PA. John was a family man, devoted husband and loving father. In 1971 he opened a stained glass studio, Studio 8 in Reading. There he designed and restored glass windows for many of Reading’s Churches. His work also can be found in Churches in Pottsville, Pottstown and many rural areas. He also did many private commissions.
Services for John will be private at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will take place at Charles Evans Cemetery Mausoleum. Please omit flowers and any memorial contributions may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice. Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 129 East Lancaster Ave. Shillington is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com
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