HAYSTRAND, John A. Jr. 44, of New Port Richey, died March 7, 2014 at Gulfside Hospice in New Port Richey. Survived by wife, Denise (Brown) Haystrand; 2 children, Amanda Haystrand and Justin Haystrand; granddaughter, Breanna; father, John Haystrand Sr.; mother, Delores (Cullam) Flaherty; and 3 sisters, Karen Calano, Darlene Lamm and Stacey Fell. John was born in Smithtown, NY and lived in Brentwood, NY until 1977, when the family relocated to New Port Richey. John attended Gulf High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989. He served during the Gulf War and was honorably discharged in 1992. He then began his career as a Marble Mason for the Bricklayers International Union BAC Local #3 at Steward Mellon Company. He worked there for several years, then HSA Engineering and Scientists, and A-Plus Fireplaces, continuing his trade. With his father he opened his own business, J&J Granite and Marble, Inc. and in 2012, he retired and worked with his wife at A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, Inc. as the Transportation Coordinator, as well as being a member of the board, where he worked tirelessly to help the program grow and succeed. For many years, he coached youth football and baseball with the PPAL New Port Richey Buccaneers, Salvation Army Lions and the West Pasco Little League. John was an avid member of the River Ridge Royal Knights Athletic Booster Club and a Booster Member of the Peru State College Bobcat Booster Club, Peru, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be held at Dobies Funeral Home, 6616 Congress Street, New Port Richey. Gathering at 2 pm, Service at 3 pm, Military Honors at 3:30 pm with refreshments following at A.F.I.R.E. Interment at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, Inc. P.O. Box 933, Elfers, FL 34680.
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Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home & Crematory
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New Port Richey, FL 34653
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 11, 2014