John Megles, age 89, of Painted Post, formerly of Corning Boulevard, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at Guthrie Corning Hospital.\n\n \n\nHe was born on December 19, 1926 in Washington, PA to John and Susan Megles, Sr. of Cokeburg, PA. He married Rose Marie Fratarcangelo on October 29, 1960 in Gibson and was predeceased by her on February 24, 2010. \n\n\nJohn received his education from Cokeburg Elementary and Ellsworth High School. He also attended Penn State University and obtained a B.S. Degree in Ceramic Science. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 -1955 during the Korean Conflict.\n\n\nJohn retired from Corning in 1987 after 38 years of service. John was appointed a Senior Development Associate in September 1976. He had 23 patents; the most important were Centura (glazed glass ceramic) dinnerware and a member of the team for Corelle tableware with regard to glass lamination, glass evaluation, and processing at the Pressware Plant. Corelle has been in production since 1970. \n\n\nJohn was also made a member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineer's and Emeritus member of the American Ceramic Society. He is a communicant of All Saints Parish and was a golf enthusiast and had memberships at Indian Hills and Willow Creek golf clubs.\n\n\nHe is survived by his brother, Joseph (Dorothy) Megles of North Port, FL; sisters-in-law, Helen Fratarcangelo of Corning and Margaret Megles of Fort Wayne, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Elmer "Mo" Megles.\n\n\nA calling hour will be held on Tuesday, December 13th from 10 -11 AM where A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.\n\n\nJohn's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.