OBITUARY

John A. Montagne

February 19, 1943February 4, 2014

John A. Montagne a long time resident of San Diego passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the age of 70 years old. John is survived by his loving wife Shizuko Toshiko Montagne, nephew Matt Montagne, niece Erin Montagne. John was born in the state of Maine on February 19, 1943 to John & Simone Montagne. When John graduated from high school he joined the United States Navy and spend over 20 years proudly serving his country.He served from 1962 to 1982 and also served in Vietnam war. During his time in the navy john meet the love of his life Toshiko in Japan. they were married for over 40 years.

John was a good guy. He loved his family and country. John had a great passion for the sea and loved to fish as much as possible. He loved going deep sea fishing and had great tales of catching those big yellow fin tuna.

John will have Full Military Honors on his birthday and will be laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, CA looking over the Pacific Ocean. Service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm in the service shelter at Ft Rosecrans.

Services

  • Full Military Honors Wednesday, February 19, 2014
REMEMBERING

John A. Montagne

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Lyle Mardis

February 18, 2014

Going to miss you Brother. Thanks for all the great days on the ocean. Catch you on the cruise.
My thoughts are with the entire Montagne family. Peace be with you.

Ronnie Velez

February 18, 2014

I always considered John my "Work Pops". So proud to have met him. I always enjoyed our morning conversations. You will be missed Shipmate!

From one Sailor to another:
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Who's arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Christ, whose voice the waters heard,
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid the storm didst sleep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land to sea.

Ronnie Velez

February 18, 2014

Thank you John for the many morning talks we had at work. You will be missed dearly. I am very proud to say that I considered you my "work pops" and great friend!

The Navy Hymn from one sailor to another:

"Eternal Father, strong to save,
Who's arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
O Christ, whose voice the waters heard,
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid the storm didst sleep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land to sea."

Rick Romio

February 17, 2014

Your San Diego Concourse "family" will miss you dearly.

May the blue fin never stop biting, and your gunny sack runneth over.

Until we meet again old friend ...

Heidi Montagne

February 15, 2014

John was always supportive of Matthew and Erin. He always reached out to me and stepped up as the best uncle ever. He will be deeply missed. I will miss our conversations and support. I know the lord needed him and I am at peace that John is no longer suffering.

Suzanne Montagne

February 8, 2014

My thoughts are with you. Although I am one of John's many cousins, I met him for the first time at the Montagne family reunion. He was a great man.
Please take care of yourselves. I will be thinking of you on the 19th
Love, Suzanne Montagne (Seattle WA)

Erica Shute

February 6, 2014

Thinking of you Matt, Erin and Tosh. Sending love and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY