Bom-Wrapper

John Grimaldi

John Grimaldi

Sunday, January 17th, 1926 - Monday, September 16th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John Grimaldi, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of John Grimaldi with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

John Grimaldi, age 93, resident of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away in early morn of September 16, 2019. In passing, he joined his loving wife Anna Maria.

Born and raised as Giacchino or Jack in his youth, within the turbulent Italian Quarter of Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, Jack was Giuseppe and Rosa’s 12th of 13 siblings. He was the Last of his Clan to Pass - the Last of the Mohigans. He made his home in South Jersey for 45 years (also at Willingboro), after retiring from the US Army.

John served in the Pacific during WWII, seeing action in Okinawa and later in Korea. He re-enlisted to serve in Europe during the Marshall Plan initiative of Europe. With 3 other enlisted men & 1 officer, they left Salzburg, Austria on a mission to reconnoiter the establishment of Camp Darby between Livorno & Pisa, Italy.
He later served as a ROTC instructor at Bowdoin College in Maine. He was also an avid stamp and coin collector & a big time sci-fi fan. Above all else, he loved his wife AnnaMaria who passed away in 2012, and his famiglia. He also loved to eat, drink wine & share stories with his amici Rino & Camillo in the Livorno country side of Italy, in his retirement as a Sergeant First Class/SFC.

He is survived by his sons Gianni Grimaldi, wife Chiara & David Joseph Grimaldi, wife Lori and grandchildren, David and Gabriella.

At the request of the family, services will be private. Interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM. Memorial Contributions in John’s name may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org Arrangements by Mount Laurel Home for Funerals.

Jack (John) Grimaldi Eulogy
The Call of Our Father

In his Final Hours at the end of the road,
Our Okinawa war survivor with dogged face,
Had not have to discover, nor regret,
That he had not lived, losing the race.

As we Recall and Remember,
The sounds we mortals left behind will hear,
Will be as he was, a father, our guardian and faithful husband,
During this time we mourn, reflecting on better times of yesteryear.

From the Silence he Whispers,
And deeper still, we search and find,
His gravelly voice, his stoic manner and neighborly good cheer,
And memories echo from deep within, our soul and mind.

What he taught us by example and tenacity,
Will long remain within our hearts,
As bagpipes play the tune of gentle tears,
The melody gently lingers, as he departs.

We then will hear his message crystal clear,
Left to us in the stillness of the early morn,
And from the dawn’s early mist and gentle winds,
Will come the Call of Our Father, for whom we mourn…

In Memory of our Father, born as Giacchino/Jack in Providence, Rhode Island.
Giuseppe and Rosa’s 12th son of 13, Jack was raised in Federal Hill’s Italian neighborhood.
He was the Last of his Clan to Pass - the Last of the Mohicans,
Yet his best hours were with Anna Maria, his Partner in Crime.

Gianni & Dave Grimaldi
16 September 2019
Read Less

Service Details

  • Interment

    Location
    Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    350 Province Line Road
    Wrightstown, NJ 08562
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of John here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: