Thank you Grandpa for all the stories you would tell. I appreciate you teaching all of us about personal responsibility and speaking our minds. You made family gatherings fun with the jokes you would tell. You could always been counted on to make everyone laugh. You were always there for your family. Thank you for all the memories. You will be missed greatly. I am thankful to have been able to call you my grandpa. Love you!!!
The most vivid memories, and lessons of my childhood always involved you. Your morals and advice on how to live a good, honest, hard working, and healthy life will stand the test of time (many of which I pass on to my kids today). Your lessons on LIFE will live forever!
Though you are no longer with us, I will never forget you. Say hello to Grandma, Aunt Judy, and Jan for me.
I love you!
Dear Bonnie and Dick
We want to send you both our deepest Sympathy to you and your family for your lose of a very special man. It was such a blessing that he was able to come live with you and have you care for him. I'm sure he is looking down on you right now and thanking you for all the love and care you gave him. He will always be remembered for the special person he was.
Love, Karl and Linda Cantor
We only knew John briefly, but knew instantly he was a great guy! Thanks for your service to this country, dedication to your family, and the great memories you left with so many friends along your life journey. The world is a better place to have had you in it!
RIP JOHN,YOU WILL BE MISSED, DEARLY
Grampa we love you and miss you very much. Until we meet again you will forever remain in my heart.
My sincere condolences. Losing a loved one in death is difficult to deal with. May the God of Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time. Rom. 16:20.
I only met him once and he seemed like a nice and a fun man. I'm sorry for your loss.
Dear Dad, I feel very blessed to be your daughter. You were a teacher of many things as we were growing up; even more as we grew into adults. You taught us to put forth an honest day's work; the difference between right & wrong; to treat people you cared about with respect; to contribute to society. You worked very hard to support your family, many times taking on two jobs so we would have a nice Xmas. We were a modest family but you made me feel rich. I was your "tomboy" as a child, by your side working on projects around the house.
Our house was always the gathering place for entertainment with friends & family for laughter, music & dance. You enjoyed your many years of playing the drums with the band or just a "jam session" in the backyard. You especially enjoyed the big band era, jitterbug, swing & Dixieland Jazz. I have fond memories of you & mom "jitterbugging" to the music playing on the stereo; to this day it still makes me smile.
You were a proud Italian & even more proud of being a WWII vet. You had an abundance of stories to tell; your knowledge was wide spread & you were always happy to share your 89 years of experience. You had such a wonderful sense of humor.
I will cherish this last year together & hold those memories very dear to my heart. I had the pleasure of taking care of you dad, as you did for me when I was young. Your stroke may have slowed your body down a bit, but certainly not your mind, "you were as sharp as a tack". One night, as I was preparing you for bed, with tears in your eyes, you told me about mom working as a waitress on swing shift and how you would bathe us when I was a baby & Judy was a child preparing us for bed and now, I was bathing you & preparing you for bed. I said, "that's the cycle of life & it's what family does for family". We both cried together and then laughed.
Now, you are reunited with mom & Judy and all the many brothers & sisters on both sides of the family and I know for sure that you're all, "playing music & dancing in the heavenly clouds above". GOD Bless, I love you dad...
I met John at his birthday party last year, hosted by his daughter, Bonnie and son-in-law,Dick. It was such a fun evening because of his great personality and great stories!
My condolences to the family....you know he went straight to heaven!!
I have been blessed to have John in our home this past year. John had a great sense of humor and had me laughing frequently. I enjoyed the many stories he told me about his life. A great man that I wish I had known well in his earlier life. I will miss my "football buddy" tremendously.
I have been blessed to have John in our home this past year. He had a great sense of humor and had me frequently laughing. I enjoyed his stories about his past life. Wish I had come to know him as well years ago. I'm going to miss my "football buddy" tremendously.
I did not know him well. But I do know his daughter Bonnie and she loved him so much. My heart goes out to her and his family. May peace fill your hearts. Love ya
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
John touched my heart and will be greatly missed....
We feel honored to have had the opportunity to meet John, even if briefly. We are sure he thrived in all the love you bestowed upon him. Again, our sincere condolences.
Great man with a great ear for music will always remember you and miss you. Fly with the angels with your family. RIP Cindi Gray
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I'll always remember what you taught me and everything you've done for me, Grampa. Love always, your granddaughter, Kim
Thanks for the life experiences, Grandpa.
Uncle John was always so upbeat and so enjoyed family get togethers, where he would play his drums and everyone would dance. He always made us and all feel welcome to his home. Les loved talking shop with you. We will miss you and your twinkle. Love, your niece and nephew, Les and Vicki