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Obituary of David Allen John
David Allen John, age 56, of Chester, NJ died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while riding his bicycle on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Dave was born to Margaret Gilchrist and Reynolds John in Shamokin, PA on September 22, 1962. He graduated from Line Mountain High School and Bloomsburg University. He proudly served in the United States Army before working for several pharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he was senior manager, quality systems-external manufacturing for Bausch Health in Bridgewater, NJ.
Dave is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Jo John; his daughter, Laura Berntsen and her husband Matthew Berntsen; his nephew, Stephen John; his step-daughters Caroline and Lauren Belenski; his step-son, Christopher Belenski and his wife Bethany Belenski. Dave also leaves his precious grandson John Liam Berntsen and his four sisters: Angela Wilkinson and her partner Keith Troutman; Cindy Erdman and her husband Ken Erdman; Dianne DiGiovanni; and Susan Pu and her husband Tony Pu. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Reynolds John and his wife Christine.
A Celebration of Dave’s Life will include a memorial gathering from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090. A funeral service will follow on Saturday at 1pm at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church in Long Valley, NJ. Interment will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dave’s name to the Long Valley Presbyterian Church, 39 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 or the Zerbe Township REC Committee, 425 Scott Street, Trevorton, PA, 17881 c/o Deb Hetzendorf.
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