He oft reminded his kids that preparation is the key to success. Of course he may have taken it an extreme when it came to Christmas. He started his shopping in July, leisurely picking out just the right gift for everyone, avoiding the Black Friday frenzy crowd. Grocery shopping ran a similar course; he usually needed several stores to find the right foods. When the weather broke he could be found at the grill getting the steak done to perfection and never missed one of his kids’ games. But he was always known as the ultimate dad: he even picked out clothes for his daughters. He gave the same attention as a financial manager at RPM in Maple Shade.
John went to high school with his wife, Marilee and in his usual fashion he didn’t rush. He waited till the Senior Prom to ask her out. Their dance lasted 33 years and was blessed by three children: Kristin, JP, and Melissa. He is survived by his parents, John and Theresa, his brother, Paul and sister, Mary Ann.
Come celebrate 56 selfless years Sunday from 4 to 6 pm and from 8:30 to 9:30 am on Monday at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. –