John M. Illes

Jul 11 1950
Oct 4 2017
67 Years
Kinzers, Pennsylvania

John M. Illes, 67, of Kinzers, originally of Coatesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family.  He was the beloved husband of Jill (Jones) Illes, with whom he shared 22 years of love and happiness. 

Born in Coatesville, John was the son of the late Ann (Ferdik) and Michael Illes.  He was a 1968 graduate of Coatesville High School.  John was a lifetime member of West End Fire Co., a member of St. Anthony's Italian Social Club, and The Masonic Lodge.  

He was a member of the Brian Hoskins Ford sales team for nine years.  He carried on his family's business, Illes Brothers Construction of Coatesville.  He established and owned both West Side Tavern, and J's Place in Sarasota, FL.  

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his son Joshua Mast, and wife Katie, two grandchildren Beckett and Olivia Mast, of California, and Nicole Mast of Downingtown and beloved grandson Cameron Jay Owen Mast; as well his sister, Debbie Pry, of Delaware, and daughters Charity Smith and Tiffany Ramirez, and their families.

He was greeted by his son Jason Mast when he went to be with the Lord.  

The doors will open for a celebration of John's life at 4 PM, Wednesday, October 11th at Gateway Church, 160 Cowan Rd, Parkesburg, PA 19365.  

Contributions in John's memory may be offered to his family to provide donations towards Penn Medicine cancer treatment facility in Exton, PA.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Oct 11 2017 - 4:00pm
Service Location: 
Gateway Church


To John's Family:  John was a family friend of ours for as long as I can remember.  His sister and I were very good friends growing up.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I know his mom and dad had opened arms for him at the time of his passing.  God will give you the strength to carry on.  God Bless!

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​Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother father grandfather. So very saddened to hear this. John was always such a warm kind, gentleman. We always enjoyed his conversations when we visited. Always keep all those memories close to your heart. Love you guys. 

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John was a gentle soul and loving husband and person.  He will be missed very much by everyone.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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John was a great guy.  We grew up together on Gap Road in west end.  During the time we were neighbors we were best friends.  After his family moved we sort of lost touch.  I have many fond memories of those years while we lived next door to one another.  To all his family and friends I offer my deepest sympathies!   




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