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Obituary for John Matthew Staley

John Matthew Staley, 60, of New Martinsville, WV passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 3, 1963 to the late Bernard and Nancy (Moellendick) Staley in New Martinsville, WV.

After graduating from Valley High School (1981), John served his country with honor as a member of the United States Navy. Following his military service, he was employed at Dalzell-Viking Glass, J.C. Mensore Distributing, The UPS Store, Consol Marshall County Coal Mine and Westlake.

Family was at the center of John’s world. He was a loving father, son, brother, husband, uncle and dear friend. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Mark Staley.

John is survived by his partner and best friend, Judy (Wade) Staley; sons, Sean (Ashley) Staley of Portland, OR and Derek (Ryanne) Staley of Dover, DE; his sister Joyce (Sergio) Salazar of San Diego, CA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a proud West Virginian who loved his state, his family, his dog, Dexter, and his two cats, Pudgie and Pig Pen.

Friends received 4-7 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2023, Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2023. Burial to follow in the Fluharty Cemetery on Fluharty Run near New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 600 River Ave. Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.