Goodbody Mortuary

5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA


John Joseph Vars Jr.

December 10, 1936September 6, 2020

John J. Vars, Jr., also known as "Jack", a resident of San Diego, died on September 6, 2020 at his home in San Diego.

Mr. Vars was born December 10, 1936 in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of the late John J. Vars and Mary Marsden Vars. He retired from Chicago Title Company after 20 years as a Certified Senior Escrow Officer. He was a member of the San Diego County Escrow Association, Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus, Blessed Sacrament Council #7357 and a 4th Degree Member of Balboa Assembly and was also a member of the San Diego Zoological Society and a member of The Globe Guilders. He was also a Eucharistic Minister at Blessed Sacrament Church for many years.

Mr. Vars was predeceased by his wife, Patricia J. Vars, on January 6, 1997; and he is survived by his sister, Margaret A. Groetzinger of Warren, Pennsylvania, together with a nephew, 5 nieces and grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation to be at Goodbody Mortuary on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be Private. A Private Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


  • Family will be having a Private Funeral Mass


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Jeff Vars

September 21, 2020

Uncle Jack,
I was blessed to have you in my life. I have so many childhood memories that included you. I will always remember celebrating holidays together, especially you in your pjs on Christmas morning. As a young boy, I loved spending time at your house, and I'm sorry for hiding all your things. You always showed me the finer things in life, like the time you took me to the Opera. I am blessed that you were able to spend time with my wife and children. I will miss our daily chats, but I know you will always be there to hear me.
Love Always, Jeffrey

Steve Weathers

September 18, 2020

Jack was one of good ones! I can't think of ever a time when he wasn't the sweetest most loveable person in the room. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Love you Jack!

Pattie Bessetti

September 18, 2020

Uncle Jack, we have so many memories together. You letting me drive your car on your lap when I was only 5 years old. Spending every holiday together when my sisters and I were young, and then with me again over the last 11 years. Spending every free moment at yours and Nana house when I was growing up. Even the picture they used for your obituary has memories. That was the night I helped you get dress for the big gala. You will be missed, but I know just how blessed you were with an amazing life and even better friends. Rest In Peace now, I love you.

Christina Groetzinger

September 17, 2020

I will love and miss you always Uncle Jack♥️


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