Vineland – John G. Pearson Jr., 58, of Vineland passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2021 at home surrounded by his family after a brief but brutal battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Passaic, he moved to Vineland where he has lived for the past 56 years. John was a hard worker and would help anyone in need. He had to know how things worked, which helped launch his lifelong career of being an auto mechanic. He was employed by Laielli's Garage and Al's Friendly Service, as well as operating his own business, Three J's Auto Repair.
John was a volunteer firefighter for Company 2 South Vineland, where he also briefly served as President. He loved his church family at Church of the Resurrection (formerly St. Andrew's/Trinity Episcopal) and was a very active member of the Vestry. He served on the Vestry and as Jr. Warden at Trinity, then was the founding Jr. Warden at Church of the Resurrection where he has served for the past 7 years.
One of John's favorite hobbies was gardening. He enjoyed tending to his vegetables, especially his tomatoes, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Patty; daughter, Alicia; son, Johnny; granddaughter, Bella Marie; mother, Sophie and sister, Chrissy (John) Cacchioli along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, John G. Pearson Sr.
Family and friends may gather for the viewing on Tuesday, November 30th from 6-8pm at DeMarco Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland and again on the next day, Wednesday, December 1st a gathering from 10am to 11am, followed by a funeral service at 11am at Church of the Resurrection, 1209 W. Main St Millville. Interment will follow at Siloam Cemetery, Vineland.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Church of the Resurrection Building Fund, PO Box 1525, Millville, NJ 08332 and/or to the Trust Account for his granddaughter, Bella Marie Pearson. Please contact the family directly if interested in making a donation to the trust account. Family requests masks be worn for all attending at the funeral home and the church.