John A. Baxter Jr., age 82 of Boothwyn, PA passed away on September 7, 2019. Born & raised in Chester to the late John & Martha Reist Baxter Sr., he graduated from Chester H.S., class of 1955. John has been an Upper Chichester resident since 1966. He retired from the Steamfitters Union, Local 420 after many years, previously he worked at Sun Ship in Chester. John was a motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed riding his Harley, especially on long runs. He belonged to ABATE. He also had a passion for model airplanes & helicopters. John received an award from the Dupont Air Show for his home built Gyrocopter. He served his country as an Air Force Veteran. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, David Baxter who died in 2019. John is survived by his former wife, Carol Baxter-Nathan, 4 children, John A. (Sandy) Baxter III, Stephen Baxter, David (Carrie) Baxter and Karen (Billy) Hierman, 3 grandchildren, Christopher (Ann) Baxter, Matthew Baxter & Chelsea Baxter and a sister, Judy Myers. A visitation will be held on Friday, 9:30-11:00AM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd. Garnet Valley, PA followed by funeral services at 11:00AM. Interment Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.