He thought there was no more comforting sight than the ground rushing up at you at 150 miles per hour. John jumped from everywhere imaginable from a jet plane with an oxygen mask to base jumping into a gorge in West Virginia. Even his vacations across the country were planned around drop zones. He was always in search for the next adventure. In his early years when he was a roofer he would take the jobs the other guys were too afraid to attempt: the higher the better. Later in life he worked in floor installation. Quieter times found him out in the woods with his buddies hunting or working in his garden.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie of 35 years and his children Johnny (Stacie), Doug (Julia), Justin (Meghann), Adelene (Erich) and Vincent (Tammi); his grandchildren, Nikki, Lars, Ferris, Sarah, Jack and Jimmy; his mother, Nancy Ciccone; sisters, Carol McNeil and Mary Groemm and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father, John and sister, Adelene Ciccone.
Come celebrate 64 great years on Wednesday, December 23rd at 10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside followed by a service at 11 a.m. Donations can be made to Caring Hospice (caringhospice.com) in lieu of flowers.