The Times West Virginian


December 3, 2010

John Retton

FAIRMONT — John Retton, 51, of Palm Desert, Calif., formerly of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2010) due to natural causes.

John was born in Fairmont April 14, 1959, the son of Joseph and Nancy Tucker Retton of Fairmont.

John was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and attended Fairmont State College for four years.

In addition to his parents, Joe and Nancy Retton, John is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, David and Angie Retton; a niece, Maggie Retton; and two nephews, Lucas and Trent Retton, all of Fairmont. He is also survived by two aunts, Mary Egress and Theresa Kuretza, both of Fairmont; two uncles, Sam Retton of Fairmont and Dick Retton and his wife Shirley of Mansfield, Ohio; a companion of 19 years, Hilaria Thornewill of Palm Desert, Calif.; and many cousins.

John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Von B. and Mary Ellen Tucker, and his paternal grandparents, Joe and Rose Retton.

Private graveside service will be held by the immediate family.

Online condolence may be made to the family at

Domico Funeral Home Inc. in Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

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