John C. Kruesi Jr.
1968 - 2021
Lasting Tributes Cremation and Funeral Care
814 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD
John Casper Kruesi, Jr, 53, of Annapolis, MD passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, October 11, 2021 after a fierce battle with brain cancer. Born in Staten Island, NY to John and Karen Kruesi on October 5, 1968, John grew up in a loving, lively, and faith-filled home with his three siblings. Spending early years living close to his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins instilled in John his desire to spend every free moment with those he loves. A graduate of Villanova University and George Mason University School of Law, John was Senior Counsel for 27 years at Counsel Press. John will be remembered for his selflessness, humility, intelligence, strength, kindness, dry sense of humor, and above all else, love of family. John's greatest joy in life was his wife Kari and their two smart, strong, and beautiful daughters, Katie and Julia. A devoted father, John could often be seen attending his girls' sporting events, their back-to-school nights, father/daughter dances, boating on the Severn, or at simply playing games. Cruising, attending shows in NYC, and vacationing at the beach were among John's favorite pastimes. John is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Kari Kruesi, their daughters, Katie and Julia of Annapolis; his parents, John and Karen of Middletown, DE; his siblings, Kate Kruesi of Middletown, DE; Michael Kruesi of Middletown, DE; and Thomas (Diane) Kruesi of Chesapeake, VA and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, dear friends, and his loyal canine companion, Max. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Lasting Tributes, 814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis MD 21401 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis MD at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology at
Published by The Capital Gazette on Oct. 13, 2021.
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Lasting Tributes Cremation and Funeral Care
814 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD
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St. John Neumann Catholic Church
620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD
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John was the best. I hired John back in the 90s (Lutz). The first 15 minutes of the interview I knew all remaining interviews should be canceled. Rest my friend.
Fred Wright
December 2, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Kari, Katie and Julia on the passing of your husband and father. May the Lord hold you in His hands during this difficult time.
The Canan Family
October 17, 2021
With all my heart, I will be missing you. You always could fix anything I broke or something that was just old and needed help. You married my one and only daughter and the two of you blessed me with two fabulous granddaughters. You ALWAYS knew how to fix things and you also took the time to give everyone in your family clear answers to all of our crazy questions. You married my one and only daughter, and you provided for her and your family.... whatever made sense! I will miss your intelligence, your courtesy, and the love you had for my girls. God bless you, John. I will miss you so very much. XOXOXO
Rosemary West
October 14, 2021
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