John Joseph Daub KESWICK John Joseph Daub, 72, of Keswick, Virginia, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born on February 21, 1941, in New York, New York. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Jeanette; daughter, Debbie Daub and husband, Dominic, from New Milford, New Jersey; two sons, Daniel Daub from New Milford, New Jersey, and John Daub and wife, Mary Jane, from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; sister, Florence Steimle and husband, Kenny, from Maywood, New Jersey; also blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren, Darren Goodall, Daniel John Daub, Claudia Daub, John Daub, Rachel Daub, Rebecca Daub, and Thomas Daub. He is also survived by his father-in-law; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; five nieces; and four nephews. At the age of 17, John entered the United States Navy and served bravely for four years. After being honorably discharged, he went on to learn the trade of a Butcher opening a successful business over a 10 year period. This would cement John's passion for food and his desire to feed you at all times. Always looking for a new challenge and using his love for people, John went on to become a Real Estate Agent then Broker, owning and operating a successful Century 21 franchise, Four Star Real Estate in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Retiring in 2004, he moved to Keswick, Virginia, and built his "Dream" home in the mountains he loved. During his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping, painting, cooking, talking and fellowship with his family and friends. John had found his home and peace in his faith in Christ and his church family at Springdale Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends from 5 until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street, Waynesboro. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Road, Waynesboro, with Pastor Richard Showalter and Pastor Dick Alderfer officiating. Military rites will be observed directly following the service. Active pallbearers will be Darren Goodall, Daniel John Daub, Claudia Daub, John Daub, Rachel Daub, Rebecca Daub, and Thomas Daub. It was John's wishes, in lieu of flowers, those desiring to make donations to Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Rd., Waynesboro, VA 22980. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.