John was a man of routine: Deluca’s for rolls followed by Dunkin Donuts for coffee followed by L&M for doughnuts; then it was off to Wells Fargo to do his banking. His mind stayed sharp throughout the years thanks in part to crosswords and word searches. Earlier years found him teaching himself to play the organ. He was the family historian recalling names and dates without hesitation. John’s later years found him keeping an eye on the comings and goings in his neighborhood and he enjoyed a little gossip. If his T.V was on he’d be checking out some game shows. John served during WWII in Burma, saving the free world and coming home with a tattoo. Before retirement he worked for Occidental Chemical.
Through a friend the Pottsville guy met a Riverside girl. He and the late Bernice would marry and be blessed by children, Jacqueline (Walt) Urban and Bill (Denise) Lees; grandchildren, Kenneth, Wendy and Jason; and great-grandchildren, Isabel and Sophia. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Nancy Weydig and numerous nieces and nephews.
Come celebrate 97 great years Saturday 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Peter’s Church, Riverside where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson. Donations in lieu of flowers to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ 08053 will be appreciated.