John C. Allerding

May 03, 1917 ‒ October 18, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John C. Allerding, 102, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday morning, October 18, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on May 3, 1917 in Mount Vernon to the late Leo G. and Mary (Corcoran) Allerding.

John graduated from Saint Vincent de Paul High School in Mount Vernon and attended Dayton University and Ohio State University. He honorably served his country for 4 ½ years in the Coast Guard during WWII. John joined First Federal Savings and Loan in 1948.  He worked 38 years at First Federal in Mount Vernon.  In 1949 he was elected Assistant Secretary, in 1954 Secretary, in 1955 appointed Appraiser and Director and in 1958 he became the Executive Vice President and Managing Officer.  John was named “Man of the hour” in 1973.

John served six years as a Trustee of the Columbus Chapter of the American Savings and Loan Institute, eight years on the Legislative Committee of the Ohio Savings and Loan League and as President of the 10th District of the Ohio Savings and Loan League.

John also served two terms as a Chamber Director and as Vice President, two years as President of the Knox County Unit of the American Cancer Society, three years as a State Trustee of the Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society, seven years as a Trustee of the Mount Vernon Public Library and as Co-Chairman, Chairman and President of the United Community Fund.  He was a Past member of the Knox County Civil Service and a Lifetime member of the Mount Vernon Elks.

After his retirement, he and wife, Helen lived in Florida for 18 years and in 2000 they moved back to Mount Vernon.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of over 71 years, Helen L. (Reagh) Allerding; daughter, Debra Allerding Hammond; and his two sisters, Betty Allerding and Louise Allerding Sutton.

John is survived by his sons, John R. (Sharon) of Dayton and Gary L. of Mount Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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  • I have known Mr. Allerding for many years. He helped us with our very first home loan back in the late ’50s. More recently, I saw him at the Eastern Star Home, and we spoke and I was honored that he recognized me after so many years. He was a wonderful man who served his community well, and people who knew Mr. Allerding always spoke highly of him.