JOHN J. "JACK" BOHANNON
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JOHN J. "JACK", on August 24,
2009, of Springfield PA. Beloved husband of Margaret M. (nee McNeila) Bohannon; devoted father of John P. (Michele) Bohannon, Mary Ann Gillette, Michael T. (Helen) Bohannon, Suzanne B. (Christopher) McCabe and Megan N. (David) McConlogue; loving grandfather of Moira, Bridget, Courtney, Nicholas, Michael, Lauren, Emily, Clare, Conor, Patrick, Kevin and Catherine Rose; great grand-father of Henry; brother of William, Mary Lou McCardle, David, Robert, Eleanor Pace, Gloria Wilson and Gerald; many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Friday Eve, after 6 P.M., O'LEARY FUNERAL HOME, 640 E. Springfield Rd., Springfield PA. Funeral Mass Saturday, 10:30 A.M., Holy Cross Church, Springfield PA. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Contributions to Friends for Friends, 105 Cardinal Ave., Conshohocken PA 19428.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Aug. 26, 2009.
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August 30, 2009
Mary Ann,
I saw in the paper that your Dad had passed away. Although I did not know him I wanted to let you know a dear old O'Hara buddy sends her love & sympathies your way.
Hope you are well in spite of this sad time.
Fondly,
Denise Coleman Viola
August 30, 2009
Moira, your grandfather was such a great guy and loved by so many people. I have lots of childhood memories of him at your family events and always remember him laughing and smiling. I hope you are doing okay, I'm always here if you need to talk. Love to your whole family from my family.
Saima Khan
August 27, 2009
To the Bohannon's..
I regret that I writing this from Iceland and not able to get back for the celebration of Mr. B's wonderfully full life. I can hear his booming Irish voice whenever he responded to the question of "how ya doing"...he would shake his head,smile that mischevious snile and say to whomever asked as if it was the first time he answered it ..."I have never had a bad day...some better then others but none bad" ....

Mr B. mentored me in the early part of my career in the food business and to this day when I am stumped and need inspiration I ask myself..What would Mr. B do...?

Many other memories to share about Jack which I will do in a letter to the clan.

Jill will attend in my stead...God Bless you all Bohannon's!

Danny Murphy Reykajvik, Iceland
August 27, 2009
To Jack's Family,
I have known Jack for 20 or more years and I never saw him without a smile for everyone. No matter what kind of a day you were having Jack always made it better. He was a man of integrity, a true gentleman and one of the best people I know. He will be missed.
Barbara Molettiere
August 27, 2009
I loved working with Jack he always put a smile on your face. God bless his family.
David Lacaraz
August 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
David Alcaraz
August 27, 2009
To the Bohannon Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Scott, Chris and Sean Pedrick
August 27, 2009
Thanks to all who expressed your kind feelings for Jack in this format. The sameness of the messages is a true indicator of the way he treated people in every area of his life. Family, friends, business,entertainment....he
gave everyone RESPECT and in turn received it from all. He was a "Good Guy" , and that's the best accolade a man can earn.
Bob Bohannon
August 27, 2009
Jack was truly a great man. His love of his family was really inspiring. He truly will be missed by all the people he has touched with his special smile and his wonderful stories. My sincere condolences to the entire Bohannon Family.
Donna Sobel
August 27, 2009
Megan and Family~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now. Your dad was such a wonderful man. He had a personality that could light up a room. He will be missed.
Greg & MaryBeth Davis & Family
August 27, 2009
To the Bohannon Family
I will always remember meeting Jack after my son,Jay, became engaged to Moira. He welcomed us so warmly into the family. Our paths didn't cross often, but I will remember him playing in the band at "Bubba's" and jitterbugging with him at Jay and Moira's wedding. I can only imagine how much he will be missed by his family and friends.
Eileen Biro
August 27, 2009
Jack was a true gentleman and always put a smile on your face. God Bless his family.
Steve Cameron
August 27, 2009
Megan, My heart goes out to you and your family. So very sorry. Most Sincerely, Meg K
August 26, 2009
My condolences to the Bohannon clan. Stories of Pappy were always entertaining, warm and filled with love so I imagine the man was even better. I hope to live my life like he did; surrounded by family and friends, music and joy. Bridget, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thomas Taylor
August 26, 2009
To Jack Bo's Family,
I feel for your loss. He was positive and funny. One of the brightest guys I have ever had the pleasure to know. He found good in all people. He made chilren smile, just ask my bodhran player. He was a dear friend. He will be missed.
Andrew Cohen
August 26, 2009
Our condolences to all of the Bohannons. What a gift that he could be with his family during his final months. We think he's already in heaven making new friends and catching up with old ones. Thanks for sharing him with us.
Diane & John Yannick
August 26, 2009
To the Bohannon Family,

Jack was a great person, and friend.
One of my fist memories of Jack was in May 1989 during our first sales meeting. We were discussing what our plans were for the upcoming weekend and I had mentioned that I was going to Sea Isle City. Jack told me that is daughter Meghan was also going to be in Sea Isle and maybe I would run into her. To make a long story short, while my friend Rich and I were out later that night we ended up getting in a small car accident... Rich accidentaly backed up into Meghans car. And not knowing it was Jack's daughter Meghan. I remember her saying "My dad's going to Kill me!" We started to exchange information and she told me who her father was and i couldnt believe I had literally "ran" into his daughter.
Four dollars later at the pay phone we got a hold of Jack.

After that Jack and I were close ever since, and every now and then we laugh at our first meeting together.
Michael Carroll
August 26, 2009
To Mary Ann and Family.

After reading these beautiful tributes, and remembering how much you loved your father, I feel that God is now holding Jack Bohannon in the palm of His hand.

With love,
Ann Buki <3
Ann Buki
August 26, 2009
mike carroll
August 26, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Bohannon family. I will miss Jack's visits to CDC on St. Patrick's day and the song he would always sing to all of us in the office. He was truly a gracious gentleman.
Nora Zollo
August 26, 2009
Having known Jack for almost 20 years, he will be remembered for always being in a terrific mood, having that winning smile and always ready with another story. A true gentleman and a man of great character and integrity. He was “one of a kind” and I am a better person for having known him. For those of us in the food industry, every time we gather at a future event there will be Jack Bo stories told over and over. I will certainly miss him and our annual outings at the Phillies games.
Kevin Riddle
August 26, 2009
Moira, I know that you will cherish the precious memories and moments you have had with your grandfather. Those who have shown us love, brought us joy, and made us laugh have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life —and blessed our memories forever. I send you and yours love today.
Leola Williams
August 26, 2009
Jack was one of those rare salespeople that people were naturally drawn to: Entertain with stories and jokes, Had a great sales presence with all his customers, and had a heart big enough to spend time with both veterans and new sales people who wanted to learn something new from a master! Sorry I can't be there this week, praying for comfort to his large family! Tim Dean, Sun Rich Fresh Foods.
August 26, 2009
Our prayers go out to the entire Bohannon family. We lost one of the "Good Guys" , he was everyones mentor and everyones friend. I listened to him play at Bubba's and worked with him at CDC for many years. You could always count on Jack to make you smile, he would always come down to my booth at a food show and it would be near the end with maybe one or two hours left to go in the show and he would say " Mike you know what the monkey said when they cut his tail off? It won't be long now". I heard it a hundred times and it was always funny when Jack said it. He will be sorely missed. The Barry Family
Mike Barry
August 26, 2009
Moira, Jay & Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Julie Gaskins
August 26, 2009
To Jack's family: In our memory Jack will be remembered two ways. One of us sees him as a great athletic, team mate and pal. The other sees him as a great dancer and one time boy friend. When we met at reunions or elsewhere we always came away feeing happy and rewarded for the moment. The last time we met was in the Ocean Drive in Sea Isle. We will dearly miss him. Ed and Jo Milligan
Ed Milligan
August 26, 2009
Jack always loved telling and hearing jokes. I remember telling him a great one at the Christmas Party last year. When he stopped coming to food shows, it was just not as much fun. I will think of him always.
Fred Schultz
August 26, 2009
It was my privilege to know and work with Jack, whose personality was bigger than life. When I think of Jack, the words "kind" and "gentleman" come to mind - Jack was both. My sincere sympathies go out to his family.
Jeff Herbst
August 26, 2009
Mike and Family,
Please accept our sympathies on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sean and Carol Kelly
August 26, 2009
Sing a long with me had a special meaning when Uncle Jack started to sing - You can bet he is singing in Heaven and not by himself - Davey Bo
Davey Bo
August 26, 2009
I knew Jack for many years as a principal with CDC Brokers.
It was a joy to work with him, and he was very proud of his talented kids.
My prayers go out to him,
Jamie Burgess
Cain's Foods
August 26, 2009
To Jack's Family
I worked with Jack at CDC for many years and will miss him dearly. He was such a character and always brought a smile to your face whenever he was around. On Saint Patrick's Day he always came into the office and gave all the ladies of the office green carnations !
We have all lost a wonderful person and he will be missed.
Tina Krause
Tina Krause
August 26, 2009
Uncle Jack was the kindest man and will be greatly missed. His songs will forever keep his memory alive for generations to come. The Bohannon family was truely blessed to have him.
Desiree McKenzie
August 26, 2009
I had the honor of knowing Jack for 19 years. He always had a smile for everyone, and his integrity both in and out of work was incredible. We have lost a great freind, and mentor. He was a man of faith, and lived that way. He always closed our conversations with, "give your family a hug for me, and God bless!" We will all miss him deeply.
Paul Dombroski
August 26, 2009
Uncle Jack will truly be missed! I will never forget looking forward to Bohannon Reunions and get-togethers because of the great traditions of this family. Uncle Jack's singing and leadership will always be part of those amazing memories!
We have lost a legend, and will have to wait until we meet him again at the "Family Reunion" he has now joined in Heaven. Thank you for the memories...I promise they will live on forever!!
Kerrie McKenzie-Remolde
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