OBITUARY

John Herman Bigge

June 5, 1934February 14, 2021
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John H. Bigge, known as “Jack” to those who were close to him, was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world suddenly on February 14, 2021 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Grace, his two daughters Karen and Lauren, and his three grandchildren Brianna, Dylan, and Meghan.

Jack was born on June 5, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Reserves. He then attended Rutgers University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business. After graduation, he joined Colgate Palmolive Co. in 1952 and had a long and successful career of 35 years.

During his career with Colgate Palmolive, he worked in New York City, Palm Springs, California, Toronto, Canada, and traveled throughout Asia and Europe. He retired in 1987 as Vice President of Finance.

Jack loved spending time on the golf course. He was fortunate to retire in Palm Springs where he played golf at his golf club, Mission Hills. He loved the desert and collecting Native American art and bronzes. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on February 22, 2021 at 1pm at Valley of the Sun, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Road

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Kathleen Johnson

February 22, 2021

Jack has been part of our family for 60 yrs. He was a loving husband to my sister, Grace, & wonderful father to his daughters, Karen & Lauren. He enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. We always enjoyed our visits with Jack & Grace in Cal.
My husband enjoyed playing golf with him when we visited. Later, when they moved to AZ , Jack was always kind & generous to me. He will be sorely missed
KC

Sharon Vanier

February 21, 2021

I know the family well from their Toronto days and have been close friends with Karen for over 40 years. I spent a lot of time at her home during our HS days. I was included in many family dinners both at their house and at the Golf Club and Jack, with cigar in hand, would always jokingly say “are you here again?” Jack and Grace were like my second parents. He “let” me call him Big Guy because Mr Bigge just didn’t feel right. My heart goes out to Grace and Karen and Lauren, his family and all who knew him because I know the void, the Big void, that has been left in their lives. May all your warm loving memories of Dad give you comfort and strength in the difficult days ahead. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers...xo Sharon

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