John J. Witterschein
AGE: 71 • The Villages, FL
John J. Witterschein, 71, of The Villages, Florida, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages. John was born and grew up in Jersey City, NJ. He moved to Ocean County in 1963 and lived primarily in Jackson Twp., where he was active as a coach for many years with Little League and Pop Warner football. He was a founding member of St. Veronica's Catholic Community in Howell. He was a member of the Barnegat Bay Sail Club. In addition, he lived in Toms River, Pt. Pleasant and Bayville until retiring to Florida 8 years ago. Before his retirement, he was employed by Linden Motor Freight as an Operations Manager. John is predeceased by his parents, George and Veronica Witterschein. Surviving are his wife, Eleanore; sons, John Witterschein Jr. and his wife Stacey of Friendswood, TX, and Joseph Witterschein and his wife Leslie of Chanhassen, MN; his daughter, Lori Heath and her husband George of Indianapolis IN, along with 9 grandchildren, brothers, George and William; sisters, Mary Richards and Ellen Thompson and sister-in-law, Gerri Reilly, as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at Saint Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, 5323 E CR 462, Wildwood, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in John's name be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com
. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake/The Villages, FL in charge of arrangements.