John Joseph, 72, of Keswick, VA, passed away peacefully at his home on June 27, 2013. He was born February 21, 1941 in New York, NY.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years Jeanette; daughter, Debbie Daub and husband, Dominic from New Milford, NJ; two sons, Daniel Daub from New Milford, NJ and John Daub and wife, Mary Jane from Mt. Laurel, NJ; sister, Florence Steimle and husband, Kenny from Maywood, NJ; 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; and five nieces and four nephews.
At the age of 17, John entered the U.S. 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 ten 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, NJ. Retiring in 2004, he moved to Keswick, VA 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- 9 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on 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 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