Obituaries

Maurice Wilfred "Moe" Joyal
B: 1930-06-08
D: 2018-08-11
View Details
Joyal, Maurice Wilfred "Moe"
Stephen Joseph "Bumpy" Paterson
B: 1945-08-08
D: 2018-08-04
View Details
Paterson, Stephen Joseph "Bumpy"
Sheila A. (Dowen) Campbell
B: 1962-04-16
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Campbell, Sheila A. (Dowen)
Domenick Joseph Nania, Sr.
B: 1931-11-13
D: 2018-07-26
View Details
Nania, Sr., Domenick Joseph
Richard J. Cunningham
B: 1990-01-24
D: 2018-07-24
View Details
Cunningham, Richard J.
Rose Grace (Mini) Trioli
B: 1919-09-08
D: 2018-07-19
View Details
Trioli, Rose Grace (Mini)
Gerald Francis (Jerry) Browne
B: 1934-09-27
D: 2018-07-16
View Details
Browne, Gerald Francis (Jerry)
Rosemary C. Brown
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2018-07-16
View Details
Brown, Rosemary C.
Janet Ellen Green
B: 1938-08-02
D: 2018-07-13
View Details
Green, Janet Ellen
Elizabeth "Betty" (Stone) Mainolfi
B: 1933-12-18
D: 2018-07-11
View Details
Mainolfi, Elizabeth "Betty" (Stone)
Mark Leonard
B: 1985-01-07
D: 2018-07-07
View Details
Leonard, Mark
Edward T. Gallagher, Jr.
B: 1936-01-16
D: 2018-07-06
View Details
Gallagher, Jr., Edward T.
George Lewis Boyden, Jr.
B: 1930-03-25
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Boyden, Jr., George Lewis
James J. Murphy, Jr.
B: 1938-12-22
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Murphy, Jr., James J.
James P. "Jim" Flaherty
B: 1958-06-24
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Flaherty, James P. "Jim"
Neal James Meakin
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Meakin, Neal James
Dr. Polly Geraldine Pathikulangara (a.k.a Paul G. Joseph) Joseph
B: 1960-12-10
D: 2018-06-23
View Details
Joseph, Dr. Polly Geraldine Pathikulangara (a.k.a Paul G. Joseph)
Gertrude E. (Knowles) Lamie
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2018-06-22
View Details
Lamie, Gertrude E. (Knowles)
Mark L. Gionet, Jr.
B: 1973-06-15
D: 2018-06-20
View Details
Gionet, Jr., Mark L.
Richard Connelly, Sr. Captain Boston F.D. Ret.
B: 1946-11-29
D: 2018-06-19
View Details
Connelly, Sr. Captain Boston F.D. Ret., Richard
Ruth (Furbush) Tyler Cyr
B: 1919-04-27
D: 2018-06-18
View Details
Cyr, Ruth (Furbush) Tyler

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of John von Jess. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for John von Jess Sr.

John  von Jess Sr.
John Goodloe von Jess, Sr., 86, a resident of Acton, MA for many years died peacefully on February 9, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born on November 11, 1931 in New York City and was raised in Milford, New Jersey by the late Friedrich Franz (Fritz) von Jess and Jane (White) Goodloe von Jess.

John graduated from Bernardsville High School in 1953 and was known as “Doc” around the school halls. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of the Fame for his contributions to football and track; and was an All-State and Tri-County athlete and Captain of both teams. John went on to Union College in New York then transferred and graduated from Rutger’s University in 1953. While there, he was the ROTC Commandant of Cadets and upon graduation was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force where he became a pilot in command of the KC-97 refueling aircraft from 1953 to 1961. John later worked at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett Packard, as well as Software International, a company he helped found.

He loved his family, his work, and his military service. John is survived by his former wives Wilma Clair von Jess Ph.D. of Acton, MA and Edith von Jess of Chambersburg, PA; his children, Cecilia Ann (von Jess) White, Judith (von Jess) Croitoru, John von Jess Jr., Mary Catherine von Jess, David von Jess, Peter von Jess, Gretchen (von Jess) Casey, Jennifer Marie (von Jess) Dufresne, Laura Lee von Jess, Thomas von Jess and Timothy von Jess; his 36 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. His funeral mass and burial services will be private. Memorial page www.actonfuneralhome.com
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos