Ashland Daily News Monday August 11, 1952
John C Whyne, 43, died yesterday at 4 pm at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schenk, 2030 Centre Street. His death was due to miner’s asthma from which he had been ill since last September. He had been seriously ill for a month.
Mr. Whyne was widely known throughout the region as a sportsman.
A son of Mrs. Kathryn Schenk, nee Strunk, and the late Charles Whyne, he was born in Locust Gap May 8, 1909. The family moved to Ashland when he was a child and he made his residence here until 1946.
At that time, he was forced to give up mining as an occupation, because of failing health and went to Renova where he was employed as Chef at the Renovo Elks Country Club.
He was a member of St. John Episcopal Church of Ashland, the Ashland Eagles Lodge, and the Renova Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose.
On June 28, 1928, he was married to the former Catherine Fisher of Fountain Springs. She survives as does a daughter, Shirley Ann, of Fountain Springs, his mother and step father, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Frank Waldner, Ashland; Mrs. Albert Moser and Mrs. Harry Blakely, Tucson AZ; Thomas and William Whyne, Ashland; and Mrs. Edward Wegener of Ames Iowa.
Also surviving is a stepsister, Mrs. Harry Glessner of Ashland and these stepbrothers: Gilbert Schenk, Gordon; Robert Schenk, Ashland; Clyde Schenk, Mahanoy City; and Harry Schenk, Lewisburg.
Mr. Whyne will be buried from the Raymond Madden Funeral Home at 2101 Walnut Street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.
Pottsville Republican Wednesday August 13, 1952
John C Whyne, 48, Renova, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schenk, Ashland, after a long illness.
Born in Locust Gap, he lived in Ashland since childhood, and worked at the mines until locating in Renova in recent years, where he was chef at the Ellis Country Club at that place. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine; a daughter; his mother and stepfather, and several brothers and sisters, including Clyde Schenk, West Centre Street, Mahanoy City.