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John Frederick Burggraf

September 3, 1963October 31, 2020

John Burggraf

John was know for his good disposition and sense of humor. Loving it when groups of kids would visit Pizza Hut and he’d get to toss the dough high in the air, letting it fall on his head to the kids delight ! Being a big kid himself, he still managed to be one of the most beloved and awarded Pizza Hut managers. John loved growing up on the Magothy River. Summer days boating, crabbing, swimming, and building sand castles. John always kept close to the Magothy River. We have seen the video John took of himself diving into a snow bank. Many would have jumped but John dove gleefully into the mound. He’d want us all to remember our “inner child”. His big heart finally gave way, leaving brother Eric, sister Helene, and Mom, behind with fond memories. We plan on celebrating his life outside in the spring- so print out those photos and plan on bringing your stories of John.

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Thomas Bolek

November 13, 2020

Good ole' John! (Johnny-B! as we called him.) A very dear, longtime friend and former room-mate. I first met John when I hired him for a cook’s job at Damon's Ribs in 1985. With John's wit and sense of humor, we became friends rather quickly. After a few months of hanging out, he became my room-mate. We shared rent in various homes around the Annapolis area for almost 7 years. We had a lot of fun over the years, pulling practical jokes on each other, enjoyed a good laugh, had a few tasty beverages, even took roads trips (vacations). One prank I pulled on John still makes me laugh to this date. Maybe it was due to the priceless look on his face. The prank was one evening we were just chill’in at home, rented a movie and drinking a few beers. Well! As I proceeded to get us another round of the 12 oz. suds, I put a spoonful of Jell-O in his beer. I just sat back and waited…. Then John took a swig and stopped in mid tilt, like a still-figure. His eyes got wide open. He didn’t know what to do. He had that look like “What the!!!!!” He laughed too saying “Man! I wasn’t sure what to do!” Little jokes/pranks like that we pulled on each other. Made the friendship fun and yet respectful. John was rather a care-free person and full of life. Enjoyed what life had to offer and never really took things too seriously. He would take care of the important things yet found humor in times of adversity. Though John was an independent person, he had a lot of love, care, and respect for his family (Mom, Sister (Helene), and Brother (Eric). John had a very big heart and was open minded. If called upon, John would be there to lend a helping hand. John (a.k.a. Johnny-B) is, was, and always will be a great loving person and will be deeply missed by those of us that knew and loved him dearly. I guess the Lord above needed another Angel. Rest well my friend!!! May the Lord take care of Heaven’s new Angel. Our souls will cross paths again. God Bless! ~ Thom

Kristine Schwabe

November 10, 2020

Well John and I met when he hired me at Severna Pizza when I was 15..im 48 now. He and I stayed close.throughout the years. Always checking in on eachother. John was there for me when I was discouraged and felt worthless in life! He said.Boo Hoo Hoo feel sorry for yourself. Well he sure did gave me A To Do List... I painted his bathroom .... he let me pick out the purple paint.. (my.favorite color) blue.for his.bedroom....today.I.never finished painting his bedroom.. we would be so.happy I was there, ate dinner and just talked. then he said it was too late to start painting.now... John, hes so close to my heart... it sure IS ACHING /hurting ... I feel.so bad because he called texted left message seeing how I was doing??? I.never return his call.or message...... I feel absolutely horrible. Rest in Peace John
I.will.continue to.pray.for.comfort for Johns family and so many.LOVED ONES.

Michelle Gregory

November 6, 2020

John was my boss for many years, he helped make me the person I am today. But most importantly he was a great friend. He was there for me through lots of life’s trials. From age 16-30. We shared many memories, many laughs, many cries. I will miss him dearly, and he will be in my heart forever.

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