J. RICHARD CAIN
74 years old, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Friday, October 30, 1998.
He Is survived by his daughter, Kim Chewnlng of West Palm Beach; four step-children, Ralph Laschell, Tim Laschell and Steve Laschell, all of West Palm Beach, and Diane Carlson of Jupiter, FL.; and six grandchildren, Kandace, Kevin, Keith, Jamie, Jimmy, and Misty. Also surviving is his sister, Coleen Janney of Charles Town, W.VA.; his former wife, Barbaralee Portnoff of West Palm Beach; and his
lifelong friend, William Perry, Jr. of Charles Town, W.VA. He was preceded In death by his brother, Harry James Cain, Jr. (Diddle).
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 3, 1998, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Lake Worth, FL. Friends may
call at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL, between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday.
[The Palm Beach Post, 01 Nov 1998, Sun, Page 35]
with the draft board as John Richard Cain, his name morphed over the
years and appeared variously as Richard John, John Richard and J.
John Richard Cain enlisted in the
Army at Baltimore, MD on 21 November 1942.
Pvt Cain was transferred from the 11th Replacement
Depot to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 10 August 1944.
He was listed in position #9 of 15 men in Chalk 65
for the Market Garden jump on 17 September 1944.
Pvt Cain also participated in the Bulge campaign
until 15 February 1945 when he was evacuated as a non-battle
On 10 May 1945, he was transferred to the
Detachment of Patients of an unknown hospital. He did not
return to the regiment.
His military decorations include the Bronze
Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne