John Patrick Dempsey Jr.
Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary
23287 North Sierra Hwy
Newhall, CA
1942 - 2014

John Patrick Dempsey, Jr., 71, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley. He was born on October 19, 1942 in Medford, MA to John Patrick Dempsey and Agnes Dempsey.

Jack grew up in Arlington, MA and lived most of his adult life in Valencia, CA. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was proud of his Boston roots. Jack worked as a Pharmacist for over 40 years and was most recently the Pharmacy Manager at Albertsons Sav-On in Valencia. Jack was passionate about helping his customers and he enjoyed his close relationships with them.

Jack was a very generous man and enjoyed giving to others. He was a strong Catholic and enjoyed reading and talking about Catholicism. He was a military veteran who proudly served in Vietnam. Jack enjoyed watching sports, especially the L.A. Kings and New England Patriots.

Jack was extremely loving and proud of his three children: Marissa Kirby of North Hollywood, Colleen Dahlgren of Arroyo Grande, and John M. Dempsey of Santa Clarita. His four grandchildren: Diana Dempsey, Brielle Dahlgren, Jace Dahlgren, and Parker Kirby were the loves of his life. Jack spent every moment he could with his children and grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ann Marie Dempsey and Mary Dempsey.

A funeral service and graveside committal will be held at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy., Newhall, CA 91321 at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jack's life at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia, immediately following the service.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (

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To put it best and Simply. Jack was a Kind Hearted Man with 3 great kids.
Adam Ficht
December 15, 2017
Dear friend, your smile, laugh (well, more of a giggle...) and generous nature will remain in our hearts forever.
Cory and Shawn Tennant
October 31, 2017
My deepest condolences.
Patricia Acosta
June 16, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to his children & grandchildren. I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Dempsey. One of the nicest men anyone could ever have known. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Mayra Sahagun
June 30, 2014
May 2, 2014
Our prayers for you and your family. Jack was the quintessential pharmacy professional, he was a caring, service oriented man who really did care about how his patient's were doing. Our community is diminished by his loss.
Donald Mac Neil
May 2, 2014
To all of you, we are so sorry for your loss and may God be with you in your healing process
Bob and Liz Carrasco
May 1, 2014
Can we all say a prayer for my friend John Patrick Dempsey.
How grateful I am for all the great opportunities you provided to me when I came to California.
I appreciate the start you gave to me and how you made many positive things happen for me.
Jack`s actions made it clear for me to know how much he cared for me.

To the Dempsey Family,my sincere condolences .
May Jack Rest in Peace.
I will always remember you.
Kenneth Amodeo
April 30, 2014
To Jack's children and his family, your dad was a wonderful man and I will miss him very much. I had the pleasure of working with him for 12 1/2 yrs at savon pharmacy in canyon country. I hadn't seen him in a while but i will always cherish the time we spent in the pharmacy. God called him home and some day we will see him again.
Jennifer Martin
April 30, 2014
Jack was a great influence in my life as a young kid and I loved him dearly. Many of life's lessons growing up were taught to Jack Jr. and myself by Jack. Incredible man, he will be missed.
Sean Jolley
April 30, 2014
To Marissa, Coleen,Jackie, and families. We are sorry about your father's passing. We had some memorable times with him in Boston before and after you were all born as well as other great times in Valencia. Please accept our sympathy.

Fondly, Jerry and Mike Trahan, Lake Zurich, Illinois
April 29, 2014
Uncle Jacky, you will be missed, your phone calls to Boston were very appreciated, the connection we had to keep the West Coast and East Coast together ment something to me. Boston was truely hoping you could have made that one final trip back Home. R.I.P

Brian S Kearney
April 29, 2014
Uncle Jacky, you will be missed, your phone calls to Boston were very appreciated, the connection we had to keep the West Coast and East Coast together ment something to me. Boston was truely hoping you could have made that one final trip back Home. R.I.P

Brian S Kearney
Brian Kearney
April 29, 2014
Knowing Jack, was to know the real meaning of friendship. We shared many great times together and had a long lasting friendship. Jack was a man of character and was a very caring person. He always wanted to help others. RIP. I love you
Barry Meizel
April 28, 2014
my heartfelt sympathy goes out to yo and your family marissa may the Lord bring you pece and comfort in this time.
Chris Denogean
April 28, 2014
Jack had a heart of gold. When my husband couldn't afford his medication, Jack actually paid out of his own money for it. He was our pharmacist at Sav-On/Albertsons. We all loved him hear on Earth and forever he shares our hearts in spirit...
Susan Schofield
April 28, 2014
I was very fortunate to have met Jack, he was so kind and such a gentleman, He was a very positive person and had so much love for his family and friends, I enjoyed every interesting conversation I had with him, I will always remember his nice smile. Now his loved ones have a Angel who will be looking over them.
Emma Rau
April 27, 2014
My sympathies to all of Jack's family. I always enjoyed our conversations and advise that he imparted on occasion. I am blessed that our paths crossed, although too briefly. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
Lori DeCristo
April 27, 2014
To my dear boss who changed my life, I will cherish fond memories of our Thrifty Drugs days. To his family, my deepest sympathy. Your dad was a great man, I still remember how he endearingly talked about you guys.
Bernadette Gonzales
April 26, 2014
Our favorite pharmacist ever. A truly kind and loving man. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends. Jack will truly be missed.
Ken & Rosie Knox
April 26, 2014
Thank you for sharing. Many delightful memories!!
All who knew him will miss him.
Jack Dapra
April 26, 2014
First,my condolences to all his family and so many friends. I have missed him these past many months and always looked forward to seeing him at Sav-On. What a character! Loved his Boston accent and we would talk about many things. His service in 'Nam and some politics. He was good for a good joke long with some good advice. He truly was one of the good guys. RIP Jack
James Degnan
April 26, 2014
A dear friend and boss you will be missed. Gene Grobman & Pat Moore
Gene Grobman
April 26, 2014
Jack, Will miss our evening talks. Love Ya, Ann
April 26, 2014
Heaven has a new angel.
Gods speed. Rest in peace.
Victoria Sreden
April 26, 2014
To my dearest friend Jack. My deepest sympathy to your family and may you rest in peace.
Eduardo Navas
April 26, 2014
Beautiful video ! Thanks for sharing the memories. Even more, thanks for sharing him with all of us. Peace & prayers to family and love to my friend Jack until we meet again. Ev
Ev & Claire Penney
April 26, 2014
I love and miss you, Dad!
Marissa Kirby
April 26, 2014
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