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John J. passed on January 17, 2019
Devoted husband of Sharon.
Loving son-in-law of Marie Coates.
Beloved brother of Janis (Anthony) Meliti and Sharon Karlton.
Survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:00am at Stella Maris Church, 2901 S. 10th St, Phila. PA 19148.
Funeral Mass 10:00am.
Int. SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donation to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 would be appreciated.


  • Joseph Piccirilli January 22, 2019 9:23 pm

    I will miss you dearly my good friend.

  • Michele Crean January 23, 2019 2:10 am

    Sharon – I am stunned to learn of John’s passing and am so very sorry for your profound loss. I will cherish the memories of countless moments we all shared with our dear friend while at the Sands with your funny & wonderful husband. He was trulyone of a kind ❤️ Sending my love and sympathy…

  • Diane (Meliti) Petrucci January 23, 2019 11:53 pm

    I will always remember you Uncle Johnny as the most fun, hardworking, loving, sharp dressed, class act that you were! Will love you and miss you forever. Your niece, Diane

  • Patrizia and Guido January 24, 2019 2:28 pm

    We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and neighbor. So many memories of happy times together will always be present in our hearts. John and Sharon, the first friends, we made in Brigantine, remain the dearest. We love you always

  • Maria and Robert Polillo January 24, 2019 6:21 pm

    So saddened by this news. I’m so very sorry Sharon. John was a great guy and will be missed

  • Fran and Bill Paullin January 24, 2019 8:07 pm

    Sharon, we are so sad to hear of John’s passing. His vibrant personality and interesting stories made him a memorable part of Patrizia’s Italian class. Keeping you in our prayers.

  • Amanda Zarfino January 24, 2019 8:29 pm

    What an amazing man gone too soon still can’t believe it. I love you John brigantine will never be the same without you.

  • Giulia Guidotti January 24, 2019 8:35 pm

    Ciao John, we will always remember you,miss you , your kind, gentle, hard working, loving attitude..Grnerous and ready to help.. Giulia & Sandro

  • Catherine Groves January 24, 2019 11:51 pm

    Rest in peace, John. Deepest sympathies to Sharon, family and friends. John was a very interesting guy who was great to listen to.

  • Marge McCarthy January 25, 2019 12:57 pm

    Sharon and family,
    A sad loss for you and our Island. He is already missed.

  • Artie & Carol DiMambro January 27, 2019 4:45 pm

    Years of friendship & laughter with John. We will miss him. Sharon, he is at peace. Our sympathy to you & your family.

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