John Bernard Naditch, 79, pressman for city papers

April 13, 2005

John Bernard Naditch, a retired News American and Sun pressman, died of lung cancer Thursday at his Carney home. He was 79.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he attended city public schools before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served with the Seabees in the Pacific.

After the war he became a pressman at the old News-Post and worked there until its successor paper, the News American, folded in 1986. He then joined The Sun and retired about 15 years ago.

A duckpin bowler, he competed in a league at the Patterson lanes on Eastern Avenue.

His wife of 48 years, the former Virginia Warder, died in 1996.

Services were held Monday.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Naditch of Crisfield and Troy Fraley of Carney; a daughter, Virginia Jachowski of Crisfield; Kim Biro of Carney, a caregiver he treated as a daughter; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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