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John Henry Belzer

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John Henry Belzer Born Burkburnett Texas March 2nd 1927 John was the youngest of 3 boys. He was Valedictorian of his class from Bryson H.S. He joined the Navy in 1944 -- and left the service as an electricians Mate Second Class. His father got ill and he got a bereavement pass, left the Navy in Nov 1946, and his father died shortly after just as WWII was ending. He received a GI loan to go to the University of Texas, and graduated with a bachelor electrical engineering degree, He was a salesman for Johns Manville from 1949 - 1981. After getting transferred to San Antonio he met Vanetta Tully and they married in February 1954. They enjoyed years of golf, fishing and family. Widowed in 2001. They have two children - Jonetta Barnett, and Kermit Belzer. 4 Granddaughters, Elizabeth, Jenifer, Allison, Parker - and 2 Great grandchildren Cameron, and Roula Dad retired from Johns Manville as a regional sales manager in 1981. He had an early retirement, then moved to Wimberley, built a home, and stayed there until his illness in 2013. Dad passed away peacefully. He was at his daughter's home in Magnolia when he went home to meet his Lord and Saviour on Aug 14, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday August 18, 2013 at the Wimberley Community Center from 5-7.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 17, 2013
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