He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emily Kavanaugh; his four daughters, Diane (Edward) Vetort, Dawn (James) Daly, Debby (Craig) LaMotte, Elizabeth (Steve) Schelling; 6 grandchildren that were his pride and joy; brother William (Kay) Jordan of Bay City, MI and Gerianne (Roger) Schmidt of Auburn, MI; and a niece and two nephews.
John (Jack) was a kind, caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. A great storyteller with an infectious charismatic soul. His passion for life was demonstrated by his lasting enduring friendships. A lifetime bowler, he loved socializing with former coworkers and his circle of friends. Retired after 40 years from Steelcase, he was actively involved in the bowling community. Bowling was in his blood and he racked up impressive scores on the lanes for decades and even into his later years he continued bowling.
A poem that both John and his mother lived by:
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