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Celebrating the life of
John Henry Werring, Jr.
Passed away on February 02, 2019
Legendary Storyteller, family patriarch, golfing buddy, and a dear friend.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, February 05, 2019
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church Chapel
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort and strengthen the Werring family for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Deepest condolences to the entire Werring family. Especially Jeff and John (and John III). John was one of my original golfing partners when I first picked up a golf club and I enjoyed EVERY minute of his company. When I first started out in business, John was a big help and inspiration. His son (John III) and grandkids (John and Jeff) don't "fall far from the tree". GREAT FAMILY who our entire family will be praying for. RIP John

Roger C. Nettune, Far Hills, NJ

Johnnie and Patty, Sorry to hear of your loss of Johnnie’s dad. He did seem larger than life. We’ve lost our last parent, my mom, in August from complications from a fall at 92 also. Hoping all your family can be comforted by the many wonderful memories. Thinking of you both at this sad time. love, Kathy and Chuck

Kathy and Chuck Entrekin, Vero Beach, FL

My best to the entire Werring family.

Janet McMillan, Randolph, NJ

Reast in peace great grandpa. I have so many great memories with you from the time we played golf together and visiting you at your house and driving around on your golf car.

Ryan Scalfani, Succasunna, NJ

John, so sorry to hear about your dad. He sounded like quite a guy, and I know he will be missed. All our best to you and your family going forward. God bless. Phil and Kathy PS I will need to Google “Calcutta”

Phil and Kathy Del Giudice, Morris Township, Morris Township J

Sorry for your loss. I'm glad to have known him and happy that he was with us this past Xmas. He was always so personal and you could tell how much he enjoyed being around family. Will be missed by all. Love, Karen

Karen Scalfani, Succasunna, N.J.

John Henry Werring, Jr., 92, passed to eternal rest on February 2, 2019, resulting from the injuries sustained during a fall at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, John Sr. and Claire; his sister, Florence; his wife, Dolores; and a great granddaughter, Elsa.

John is survived by his sister, Roberta Lee, of Lakeland, FL; his son, John III and his wife, Pat, of Mendham, NJ; his daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Todd Hannan, of Richmond, VA; six grandchildren, John, Kristin and Jeffrey, and Scott, Lindsay and Alissa. He also leaves behind eight great grandchildren, several nephews and a niece, and a beloved friend, Agi Sutton.

John was a legendary storyteller, a family patriarch, a golfing buddy, and a dear friend. His faith covered all the bases, being born an Episcopalian, raising his children as Roman Catholic, and by belonging to the Presbyterian and then United Methodist churches in Skidaway Island.

John served his country honorably in World War II as a flight instructor for Army pilots. He was an automobile man his entire career and ran Werring Chevrolet & Oldsmobile in Basking Ridge, NJ for over 25 years.

During his business life, he was actively involved in community service and charitable organizations in Somerset County, and is long remembered for bringing the Soap Box Derby to Bernardsville, NJ.

John was a past member of Spring Brook, Roxiticus, Panther Valley, Beaver Brook and the Landings golf clubs. He once held a course record by losing 59 ways in an afternoon Calcutta with the guys.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5th at the Chapel of the United Methodist Church on Skidaway Island, followed by a reception at his home at 4 Captain Dunbar Lane, Savannah, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends make a donation to the charity of their choice in John’s memory.

 

 

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May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort and strengthen the Werring family for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Deepest condolences to the entire Werring family. Especially Jeff and John (and John III). John was one of my original golfing partners when I first picked up a golf club and I enjoyed EVERY minute of his company. When I first started out in business, John was a big help and inspiration. His son (John III) and grandkids (John and Jeff) don't "fall far from the tree". GREAT FAMILY who our entire family will be praying for. RIP John

Roger C. Nettune, Far Hills, NJ

Johnnie and Patty, Sorry to hear of your loss of Johnnie’s dad. He did seem larger than life. We’ve lost our last parent, my mom, in August from complications from a fall at 92 also. Hoping all your family can be comforted by the many wonderful memories. Thinking of you both at this sad time. love, Kathy and Chuck

Kathy and Chuck Entrekin, Vero Beach, FL

My best to the entire Werring family.

Janet McMillan, Randolph, NJ

Reast in peace great grandpa. I have so many great memories with you from the time we played golf together and visiting you at your house and driving around on your golf car.

Ryan Scalfani, Succasunna, NJ

Candle tribute lit by Al & Francine Ritardi — New Jersey

John, so sorry to hear about your dad. He sounded like quite a guy, and I know he will be missed. All our best to you and your family going forward. God bless. Phil and Kathy PS I will need to Google “Calcutta”

Phil and Kathy Del Giudice, Morris Township, Morris Township J

Sorry for your loss. I'm glad to have known him and happy that he was with us this past Xmas. He was always so personal and you could tell how much he enjoyed being around family. Will be missed by all. Love, Karen

Karen Scalfani, Succasunna, N.J.


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