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Celebrating the life of
John Stuart Menzies
December 09, 1950 - March 25, 2017
Owner Creative Catering
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Dear Amy, Larry and I just learned of John's passing and cannot express how very sorry we are. John was such a special person and he made a huge impact on the lives of so many. I would always laugh because on any event we worked together on I was a nervous ball of energy and he was always so laid back. Larry and I considered John a friend and know that the world has lost a great friend to many. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sally Silbermann, Savannah, GA

Hi Amy, We were so disappointed to see that John had passed away. He was always a gentle, generous sole and will be missed by many. Please know we are thinking of you. We have always enjoyed your sweet smile and bubbly personality. Hugs to you, Lynnetta and Verne

Lynnetta and Verne Hartson, Savannah, GA

Amy please know our thoughts and condolences are with you. Enjoyed our time together working with you on Daufuski. He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.

Doug Dorkins, Savannah, GA

Amy, so saddened to hear about John. I remember when you were starting out on the Islands, John and I had many good discussions. I always knew when I saw you two at an event that the food was going to be excellent and I was never disappointed. I loved his obituary.

Marianne Heimes, Savannah, GA

So sorry Amy. You both were a great team.

Marcel, Savannah, Ga.

Dear Amy. Your obituary/tribute was both sad and uplifting of a life truly worthy of celebrating. I met John once at a restaurant you two opened and regret not knowing him.You probably do not remember me from your days of gracious service at the Plantation Club those many years ago, But your personality and spunk has stuck in my memory. My condolences to you and your family

Pete Petersson, Savannah, GA

John did a great job providing catering for Navy League and other activities supporting our Sea Services. Well Done! Tom Wright

Thomas W. Wright, Savannah, GA

John you will be missed. You gave my three daughters the best wedding receptions every girl dreams of for their special day. Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Anne Byerly

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

John you will be missed. You gave my three daughters the best wedding receptions every girl dreams of for their special day. Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Anne Byerly

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

Amy - I'm so sorry to hear that we lost John. I have great memories of us working on so many events together over the years. He always had a smile and we managed to find time to talk about our escapades and travels and still got our work done! I send you and the family prayers of peace and healing.

Paul Mazo, Savannah, GA

I only knew John for a few years. He was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.

Ed Cobia, Savannah, GA

Dearest Amy - Being part of your life made me part of John's life. I will take this time to reflect on his wonderful attitude towards living life to the fullest - i cherish our memories together - altho I won't put them into print!!!! He was your perfect mate - beautiful, well written obituary. Hang in there and we will be seeing each other soon - Cyng.

Cyn and Chuck, West Milford, NJ

Dear Amy, John was a kind and generous soul. Please know that others share in your loss. Marcia and Sandy Berens

Marcia Berens, Savannah, Ga

Amy, so sorry for your loss, I have many fond memories of times shared with you and John at your home when I made deliveries, and at functions I attended. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Rudy Barton, Guyton, Ga

Friends with john and Amy in fla. At times we had way too much fun. My thoughts and prayers to Amy, Lisa and Bob. And all those who knew and loved him. He will be missed

Joan Gerhardt, Saginaw , Mi

To the family of Mr. John Menzies please accept my sincere condolence. Although death of a loved one can cause bouts of sadness please allow yourselves to be uplifted by the promise of endless life with perfect health surrounded by the people who cherished the life of John. The scripture at 2 Cor. 1:2,3 calls our Father the God of all comfort. May his love surround you at this time. I look forward to the fulfillment of John 5:28, 29 which tells us that a time is coming when those we have lost will hear Jesus' voice and come back to life! Also, Rev. 21:3, 4 when death will be no more. It is my wish that these scriptures provide you with comfort. For more encouraging words please visit jw.org which will also provide ways to cope with grief. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Jackie D., , GA

Happy sailing John, you were one of a kind. To know you was to love you Snarly. You will be missed but never forgotten. Sail on my friend..sail on!!

Dan & Tina Nihiser, Savannah,, Ga

Amy, our heart goes out to you and your family. We cherish the moments we all had on Daufuskie!!! So very special to us. John was a great man, fabulous always to our family. He will be greatly missed. I pray for your heart to heal a little more each day. I will be here for you. Prayers to your family from ours. Cathy, Drew, Ashley, Walter, and Uncle Fred.

Catherine Lamas, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with the Menzie family. John was a great person. May he RIP.

Laureen Coyle, Pooler, Ga

Amy and Family, We will miss John greatly as a friend and business mentor to me. Me personally and my Company are here to assist in any way we can through this difficult transition. Sincerely, Paul and Dana Kennedy

Paul and Dana Kennedy, Savannah, GA

I will never forget John's words of wisdom to me. "He who has the most toys, wins." I always read between the line of this as, work hard and the rewards will follow. Those "rewards" could be in the form of material objects, travel around the globe or most importantly family and friends that love you. John defiantly had the most toys! May Old Grand Dad flow like a river where ever you are John.

Jason Tessmer, St. Louis, MO

Amy, you are in our thoughts and prayers during these tough days ahead. I will always remember John's awesome bear hugs and will miss him dearly. Luv ya Girl, Pam

PAM AND RICKY JOHNSON, SAVANNAH, GA

To John's family, I knew John when we were kids and best friends in Dayton,Ohio. I could tell many stories as we grew up together and I can tell you that his loyalty began back then. Though we haven't seen each other very often as adults, I will always remember our friendship.

Sandy Jacobson, Delray Beach, Fl.

Amy, we are deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jim Hayes & Staff at Wilmington Island Automotive, Savannah, GA

Amy sorry to hear about John, he was a good man and I will miss him as a friend

Chris Russell , Savannah , Ga

John's heart was amazingly limitless. Savannah will never be the same now that he has departed. Amy, we love you and are here if you need anything.

Melanie & David Smith, Savannah, GA

Amy, Sorry for your loss. I am sorry I never made it to Savannah to visit you guys. I remember the good times with him at the fishcamp in Canada , and at the restaurant in Bradenton

John Hodson, St Petersburg , FL

Amy, I'm so Very sorry for your loss. John was such a great man. I was with Theresa working at Savannah Station when she told me. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless and RIP JOHN.You will be missed.

Julie Tyler, Pooler, Ga

Amy, Lisa and Jack: Your obituary is a wonderful tribute and lasting legacy to John. I know he would be happy with both the content and tone. I think of it as an extension of his style and the way he lived his life - laid back but effective. Amy, you and John have touched so many lives in our community at their most memorable moments. Robin and I are thinking of you and are here to help in any way you may need us.

Tom Hussey, Savannah, ga

My condolences to the Menzies Family on John's passing. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to bring our loved ones back to life. At John 5:28 [ He will wipe the tears from all faces and deatj will be no more...] Please visit www.jw.org for more encouraging promises.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

The best neighbors, ever! Bubba & I toasted John last night at the house & I asked for a "topper" in his honor!! Love y'all so much!

Susie & Bubba Thompson, Daufuskie Island, SC

Dear Amy and Family, Please know you are all in my constant thoughts and prayers! I first met John when he worked at the Blue Dolphin, we continued to work together through Savannah Electric events and later on a personal level! He was a very dear friend!! I always knew I could count on him!!! He was the perfect gentleman! His smile would always light up the room!! I shall always treasure the many memories I have of him!!! He will be deeply missed! My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time!

Andrea Wilson , Savannah , GA

There was no one else like him, he will be greatly missed. Here's to being good guy, old man *toast*

Barbara Taylor (prev. Tessmer), St. Louis, MO

Lewis and I had many occasions to mingle with John over the years from our first interaction at Blue Dolphin catering the events for Savannah Electric Employees Association to many other catered events with City of Savannah, friends weddings. The list goes on. We will always remember his smile, his gentle hugs, sincere handshakes, his calm demeanor and his pursuit of excellence in all he did. Our prayers are with your family as you adjust to your loss. God's blessings to each of you. Lewis and Diana Hodges

Lewis and Diana Hodges, Savannah, GA

Amy- my heart is broken for you!

Catherine Holmes, Savannah , Ga

Amy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. John was a good friend for many years. We always enjoyed running into you guys. His friendship will be sorely missed. Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Kirby and Diane Willis, Savannah, GA

John Stuart Menzies, born December 9, 1950, sailed into the sunset March 25, 2017. John navigated this world with his First Mate Amy. Their voyage began in beautiful Bradenton Beach, Florida. John loved children and they adored him, none more so than his daughter Lisa Smith and her son Jack Rester. John was so proud of his family. He graduated with Honors from the School of Hard Knocks, where he achieved a great sense of humor, an open mind, an optimistic spirit and a can-do approach to life. He is a shining example of how you can put people first, relax and enjoy life (He loved the haven he created for escapes to Daufuskie Island), but still work hard and run a highly successful business, Creative Catering. John has been a mentor to many, both inside and outside the catering world.

He will be missed by family, including Shirley Menzies, and by countless friends, coworkers and clients. He treasured his relationships with people from all walks of life and was especially proud of being made an Honorary Ranger.

He would love his legacy to continue through donations to the Rangers' Sua Sponte Foundation which supports local Rangers and families of the 1st.  Battalion in their times of need, P.O. Box 60281, Savannah, GA 31420.

Snarly, we hope you're savoring this new adventure...no worries!

A Celebration of John's Life will be planned at a future date.

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May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Candle tribute lit by Lance Ball — Georgia

Dear Amy, Larry and I just learned of John's passing and cannot express how very sorry we are. John was such a special person and he made a huge impact on the lives of so many. I would always laugh because on any event we worked together on I was a nervous ball of energy and he was always so laid back. Larry and I considered John a friend and know that the world has lost a great friend to many. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sally Silbermann, Savannah, GA

Hi Amy, We were so disappointed to see that John had passed away. He was always a gentle, generous sole and will be missed by many. Please know we are thinking of you. We have always enjoyed your sweet smile and bubbly personality. Hugs to you, Lynnetta and Verne

Lynnetta and Verne Hartson, Savannah, GA

Amy please know our thoughts and condolences are with you. Enjoyed our time together working with you on Daufuski. He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.

Doug Dorkins, Savannah, GA

Amy, so saddened to hear about John. I remember when you were starting out on the Islands, John and I had many good discussions. I always knew when I saw you two at an event that the food was going to be excellent and I was never disappointed. I loved his obituary.

Marianne Heimes, Savannah, GA

So sorry Amy. You both were a great team.

Marcel, Savannah, Ga.

Dear Amy. Your obituary/tribute was both sad and uplifting of a life truly worthy of celebrating. I met John once at a restaurant you two opened and regret not knowing him.You probably do not remember me from your days of gracious service at the Plantation Club those many years ago, But your personality and spunk has stuck in my memory. My condolences to you and your family

Pete Petersson, Savannah, GA

John did a great job providing catering for Navy League and other activities supporting our Sea Services. Well Done! Tom Wright

Thomas W. Wright, Savannah, GA

John you will be missed. You gave my three daughters the best wedding receptions every girl dreams of for their special day. Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Anne Byerly

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

John you will be missed. You gave my three daughters the best wedding receptions every girl dreams of for their special day. Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Anne Byerly

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

Amy - I'm so sorry to hear that we lost John. I have great memories of us working on so many events together over the years. He always had a smile and we managed to find time to talk about our escapades and travels and still got our work done! I send you and the family prayers of peace and healing.

Paul Mazo, Savannah, GA

I only knew John for a few years. He was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.

Ed Cobia, Savannah, GA

Dearest Amy - Being part of your life made me part of John's life. I will take this time to reflect on his wonderful attitude towards living life to the fullest - i cherish our memories together - altho I won't put them into print!!!! He was your perfect mate - beautiful, well written obituary. Hang in there and we will be seeing each other soon - Cyng.

Cyn and Chuck, West Milford, NJ

Dear Amy, John was a kind and generous soul. Please know that others share in your loss. Marcia and Sandy Berens

Marcia Berens, Savannah, Ga

Amy, so sorry for your loss, I have many fond memories of times shared with you and John at your home when I made deliveries, and at functions I attended. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Rudy Barton, Guyton, Ga

Friends with john and Amy in fla. At times we had way too much fun. My thoughts and prayers to Amy, Lisa and Bob. And all those who knew and loved him. He will be missed

Joan Gerhardt, Saginaw , Mi

Candle tribute lit by Sandy Jacobson — Florida

To the family of Mr. John Menzies please accept my sincere condolence. Although death of a loved one can cause bouts of sadness please allow yourselves to be uplifted by the promise of endless life with perfect health surrounded by the people who cherished the life of John. The scripture at 2 Cor. 1:2,3 calls our Father the God of all comfort. May his love surround you at this time. I look forward to the fulfillment of John 5:28, 29 which tells us that a time is coming when those we have lost will hear Jesus' voice and come back to life! Also, Rev. 21:3, 4 when death will be no more. It is my wish that these scriptures provide you with comfort. For more encouraging words please visit jw.org which will also provide ways to cope with grief. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Jackie D., , GA

Happy sailing John, you were one of a kind. To know you was to love you Snarly. You will be missed but never forgotten. Sail on my friend..sail on!!

Dan & Tina Nihiser, Savannah,, Ga

Amy, our heart goes out to you and your family. We cherish the moments we all had on Daufuskie!!! So very special to us. John was a great man, fabulous always to our family. He will be greatly missed. I pray for your heart to heal a little more each day. I will be here for you. Prayers to your family from ours. Cathy, Drew, Ashley, Walter, and Uncle Fred.

Catherine Lamas, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with the Menzie family. John was a great person. May he RIP.

Laureen Coyle, Pooler, Ga

Amy and Family, We will miss John greatly as a friend and business mentor to me. Me personally and my Company are here to assist in any way we can through this difficult transition. Sincerely, Paul and Dana Kennedy

Paul and Dana Kennedy, Savannah, GA

I will never forget John's words of wisdom to me. "He who has the most toys, wins." I always read between the line of this as, work hard and the rewards will follow. Those "rewards" could be in the form of material objects, travel around the globe or most importantly family and friends that love you. John defiantly had the most toys! May Old Grand Dad flow like a river where ever you are John.

Jason Tessmer, St. Louis, MO

Amy, you are in our thoughts and prayers during these tough days ahead. I will always remember John's awesome bear hugs and will miss him dearly. Luv ya Girl, Pam

PAM AND RICKY JOHNSON, SAVANNAH, GA

Candle tribute lit by RICKY AND PAM JOHNSON — Georgia

To John's family, I knew John when we were kids and best friends in Dayton,Ohio. I could tell many stories as we grew up together and I can tell you that his loyalty began back then. Though we haven't seen each other very often as adults, I will always remember our friendship.

Sandy Jacobson, Delray Beach, Fl.

Amy, we are deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jim Hayes & Staff at Wilmington Island Automotive, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Gemma Svensson — Georgia

Amy sorry to hear about John, he was a good man and I will miss him as a friend

Chris Russell , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Irene Pearson — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Cassandra Pearson Kemp — Georgia

John's heart was amazingly limitless. Savannah will never be the same now that he has departed. Amy, we love you and are here if you need anything.

Melanie & David Smith, Savannah, GA

Amy, Sorry for your loss. I am sorry I never made it to Savannah to visit you guys. I remember the good times with him at the fishcamp in Canada , and at the restaurant in Bradenton

John Hodson, St Petersburg , FL

Candle tribute lit by Melanie Smith — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Our Love, Prayers and Sympathies to you and your family.... The Purcells — Georgia

Amy, I'm so Very sorry for your loss. John was such a great man. I was with Theresa working at Savannah Station when she told me. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless and RIP JOHN.You will be missed.

Julie Tyler, Pooler, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Linda Stevens — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Lynda Arpin — Georgia

Amy, Lisa and Jack: Your obituary is a wonderful tribute and lasting legacy to John. I know he would be happy with both the content and tone. I think of it as an extension of his style and the way he lived his life - laid back but effective. Amy, you and John have touched so many lives in our community at their most memorable moments. Robin and I are thinking of you and are here to help in any way you may need us.

Tom Hussey, Savannah, ga

My condolences to the Menzies Family on John's passing. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised to bring our loved ones back to life. At John 5:28 [ He will wipe the tears from all faces and deatj will be no more...] Please visit www.jw.org for more encouraging promises.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

The best neighbors, ever! Bubba & I toasted John last night at the house & I asked for a "topper" in his honor!! Love y'all so much!

Susie & Bubba Thompson, Daufuskie Island, SC

Dear Amy and Family, Please know you are all in my constant thoughts and prayers! I first met John when he worked at the Blue Dolphin, we continued to work together through Savannah Electric events and later on a personal level! He was a very dear friend!! I always knew I could count on him!!! He was the perfect gentleman! His smile would always light up the room!! I shall always treasure the many memories I have of him!!! He will be deeply missed! My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time!

Andrea Wilson , Savannah , GA

There was no one else like him, he will be greatly missed. Here's to being good guy, old man *toast*

Barbara Taylor (prev. Tessmer), St. Louis, MO

Lewis and I had many occasions to mingle with John over the years from our first interaction at Blue Dolphin catering the events for Savannah Electric Employees Association to many other catered events with City of Savannah, friends weddings. The list goes on. We will always remember his smile, his gentle hugs, sincere handshakes, his calm demeanor and his pursuit of excellence in all he did. Our prayers are with your family as you adjust to your loss. God's blessings to each of you. Lewis and Diana Hodges

Lewis and Diana Hodges, Savannah, GA

Amy- my heart is broken for you!

Catherine Holmes, Savannah , Ga

Amy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. John was a good friend for many years. We always enjoyed running into you guys. His friendship will be sorely missed. Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Kirby and Diane Willis, Savannah, GA


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