John Hardy, 86, passed away on Monday, July 16

John Hardy, 86, of St. Joseph, formerly of Chicago, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Military honors will be given at 3 p.m. by the North Berrien Military Rights Team. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

John was born on November 24, 1931, to Geroge and Esther Hardy in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago. John was a United States Air Force veteran. He married Angie Catledge who survives in St. Joseph. John was a dedicated Chicago Police officer from 1956 to 1996 when he retired. He is survived by his wife Angie, of over 50 years; daughters, Valencia (Gary) Royston-Street and Angie (Maurice) Owens and granddaughter, Tamika Royston.

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