OBITUARY

John Joseph Daub

February 21, 1941June 27, 2013
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John Joseph Daub, 72, of Keswick, VA, passed away peacefully at his home on June 27, 2013. He was born February 21, 1941 in New York, NY. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years Jeanette; daughter, Debbie Daub and husband, Dominic from New Milford, NJ; two sons, Daniel Daub from New Milford, NJ and John Daub and wife, Mary Jane from Mt. Laurel, NJ; sister, Florence Steimle and husband, Kenny from Maywood, NJ; also blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren, Darren Goodall, Daniel John Daub, Claudia Daub, John Daub, Rachel Daub, Rebecca Daub and Thomas Daub. He is also survived by father-in-law, Bob Andris; sister-in-laws, Linda Andris, Vivian Gioiella and husband, Thomas; brother-in-law, Robert Andris and wife, Donna; nieces, Susan Steimle Melz and husband, Peter, Natalie Gioiella, Megan Passanisi and husband, Joseph, Brittany Andris, Brooke Andris; nephews Kenny Steimle and wife, Jen, Steven Steimle and wife, Tanya, Robert Andris and Brian Andris. At the age of 17, John entered the U.S. Navy and served bravely for 4 years. After being honorably discharged, he went on to learn the trade of a butcher opening a successful business for over a 10 year period. This would cement John's passion for food and his desire to feed you at all times. Always Looking for a new challenge and using his love for people, John went on to become a Real estate Agent then Broker owning and operating a successful Century 21 franchise , Four Star Real Estate in Bergenfield, NJ. Retiring in 2004, he moved to Keswick, VA and build his "Dream" home in the mountains he loved. During his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping, painting, cooking, talking and fellowship with his family and friends. John had found his home and peace in his faith in Christ and his church family at Springdale Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 30, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday July 1, 2013 at Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Road, Waynesboro, with Pastor Richard Showalter and Pastor Dick Alderfer officiating military rites will be observed directly following the service. Active pallbearers will be Darren Goodall, Daniel John Daub, Claudia Daub, John Daub, Rachel Daub, Rebecca Daub and Thomas Daub. It was John's wishes, in lieu of flowers, those desiring to make donations to Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Road, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • A Celebration of Life Serivce Monday, July 1, 2013
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Debra Daub

March 1, 2014

Dear Dad, not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss hearing yoir voice.You are and always will be my Hero! So hard without you here ,but your love,strength and wisdom will carry me through the rest of my life .You are so very special and one of a kind! Sending to you in Heaven lots of Huggs and kisses,xoxoxox I love you Dad!

Debra Daub

August 9, 2013

July 23, 2013

When I think of my Uncle John, I think of someone always smiling and a man that everybody loved. Since my brother and I took over his Real Estate Company, I can't even count the number of people that I've met that have had wonderful things to say about him and in all this time, I've never ever met anyone that had any bad memories of him. I've always thought of him as not only my Uncle but as my friend. I will truly miss him and all his words of advise and wisdom.

I love you Uncle John
Kenny

Steven Steimle

July 22, 2013

Very few people go through life and have the ability to touch so many lives and leave such a fond and loving memory. Uncle John was just that kind of man. I have so many great memories of Uncle John throughout my life, from family vacations at the beach or the lake, to sleep overs with little John, to the stories he would tell of him and my mother, and later having the privilege to work with my uncle. He was such a kind and generous man, always there to lend a hand. Uncle John gave me my start in Real Estate and amazingly nurtured me into the Broker of the office he built and grew. Not a day goes by that I don't see a little bit of Uncle John in the office, or the way he meticulously maintained the property, or the way he affected so many people so positively. I am constantly referring to myself as "John's nephew", when speaking with anyone who had the good fortune of knowing Uncle John. I still find it amazing how many lives he made better just by knowing him. So, so many kind words of sympathy have been passed on to me by friends, Realtors, former customers, and the list goes on. Grown men and women brought to tears at the knowledge of his passing. Truly a great and special man that will be sorely missed.

Thank you Uncle John, for being in my life and showing me an example of how to touch so many with your good nature. I hope you know just how many people love you.

Love, Steven

Bobby Andris

July 21, 2013

When I think of Uncle John, many thoughts come to mind.  All of those memories are great memories, and even if I tried to think of one bad memory I've had with Uncle John , it is not possible because there are none. When I was with Uncle John , whether it be for a UVA football game, fishing, or just hanging out at his house, it was impossible to be upset or not have fun because he was always in such high spirits, and that really did spread to everyone in the room.  He would make people laugh with his funny jokes, entertain anyone who listened to his stories, and when he was not talking, he would listen with a smile on his face. When I grow up I hope to embrace even half of the amazing qualities that Uncle John had.

I love you Uncle John!

Bobby

Bobby Andris

July 20, 2013

When I think of Uncle John, many thoughts come to mind.  All of those memories are great memories, and even if I tried to think of one bad memory I've had with Uncle John , it is not possible because there are none. When I was with Uncle John , whether it be for a UVA football game, fishing, or just hanging out at his house, it was impossible to be upset or not have fun because he was always in such high spirits, and that really did spread to everyone in the room.  He would make people laugh with his funny jokes, entertain anyone who listened to his stories, and when he was not talking, he would listen with a smile on his face. When I grow up I hope to embrace even half of the amazing qualities that Uncle John had.

I love you Uncle John!

Bobby

Donna Andris

July 20, 2013

As I sit here early in the morning looking out at the peaceful ocean I remember how I first met you here in the Hamptons in Aug 1992.  The Andris family was celebrating Jeanette's birthday and it was going to be the first time I was meeting the family.  We had a great day and on the drive home I remember commenting to Rob that I thought "everyone in his family was very nice but being especially  impressed with Jeanette's husband John."

As I would come to know almost 21 years later, that was a feeling that everyone had when they met you and even more so as they got to know you!   As I sat at your funeral, everyone who was present could feel the intense love and incredible respect that every single person had for you whether young, old , friend or family.  You were such a humble man and I don't know if you knew the extent of that while here on earth.

As Natalie stated in her talk you were someone we all aspire to be like.  I know that I could never begin to exhibit all the personality traits/qualities that made you who you were but as I continue my journey here on earth I will strive to be like the person you were.  When my time is finished here on this earth I hope that I can earn half the love and respect that you earned by everyone who knew you!  Like all of us I will always miss you but know you will live on in all our hearts forever
Until we meet again someday.....
I love you John!

Donna

Brooke Andris

July 20, 2013

I don't remember this,but I remember someone telling me this story. When I was younger I had speech problems and i would mumble alot.

Natalie Gioiella

July 3, 2013

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES:

Uncle, Dad, My Husband, Popup, Brother, Neighbor, and Friend. Though each us of may call him by a different name, we are all here joined together to celebrate the life of John Joseph Daub. It's hard to describe a man who meant so many things to so many people.
Uncle John was compassionate, loving, forgiving, curious, patient, charming, kind, a great listener, funny, honest. He will forever be someone we all aspire to be like. No matter what life threw at him, he would learn from it and be better for it, always finding the silver lining. He always put others first, even if they hadn't done the same. He treated everyone with equal respect, no judgments or preconceptions. He took you at face value and loved you for it.

THEME 1 – Humble Beginnings & Qualities

Uncle John's life started from humble beginnings. At age 17 he entered the Navy. After four-years of seasickness and an honorable discharge he raised three children. His life would be complete when he found his soul mate, Jeanette, at a nightclub in New Jersey.

THEME 2 – Love

Through the years Jeanette and John's love has inspired everyone around them. His wife said it best … ‘John lived by the cardinal rule to love your neighbor as you love yourself.' Uncle John demonstrated this love on a daily basis with simple gestures. He always cooked a perfect breakfast: the bacon was straight and crispy, the eggs were yolky, and the bagels were golden brown dripping with butter. He always told an animated story: time would stand still and you would feel like you were there watching him at target practice in preparation for getting those pesky squirrels, roped in with his “yous guys” and his facial expressions. He always listened: he made you feel like he genuinely cared about you…he listened to stories about video games, baseball tournaments, recitals, relationships. He always inquired about small moments and big events going on in our lives.


THEME 3 – Silver Lining / Learn from Uncle John

When we first received the news back in the fall that Uncle John was very sick it was devastating and difficult to find a silver lining. As usual Uncle John found it for us. We realized that in the treasured time he had left, he was able to learn how much he was liked and respected by his family and friends.

Aunt Jeanette had prepared a “roast” for him where she invited his loved ones to read their favorite John stories. I shared how I loved picking the cotton from in between his toes, while my Aunt Donna thanked him for transforming her stark house into a warm and inviting home with fresh coats of paint. The funniest story of course came my Aunt Linda when she described in great detail how Uncle John drew the line when they were building their “dream” kitchen back in Oradell. After a Viking stove, subzero refrigerator, and marble countertops, he decided that adding a second line of green tiles was just too much.

After everyone read their stories Uncle John whispered to Aunt Jeanette, ‘I guess people really like me.'

Uncle John, what you may have missed is that people didn't just like you; they loved you and always will.

Vivian Gioiella

July 3, 2013

My Uncle John story is about one very special Thanksgiving Dinner. Daddy was hosting at 81 (or should I say Linda was hosting) and the whole family was there. And yes, there was lots of noise and excitement, being the “quiet” group that we are, and before I knew what was happening Jeanette was engaged!

I honestly do not remember any of the details; I was so overjoyed (although I am sure that John does) like:
Did we know that John was proposing that night?
Did John ask Jeanette to be his wife in front of us all?
Did John get down on one knee?
Did Jeanette know that John was going to ask her to be his wife?

I don't have a clue. But what I do remember clearly, truly like it was yesterday, was the expression on Jeanette & John's face. I can close my eyes and see their smiles that showed their beloved love and true joy! John you made my sister very very very happy that night 25 years ago! And I knew that night that your love story was just beginning!


I love you with all my heart
Your sister Vivian