- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 22, 1941
- Place of birth:
Staten Island, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 5, 2017
- Place of passing:
San Diego, California, United States
|Let the memory of John be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Fig. John was a beloved husband to Mary Ann Fig and Yvette Boodro. He was a loving and dedicated father to David (deceased), Marie Antoinette (Toni) Irvine (husband Warren), Jacqueline Bochese and Theresa Fig-Bonadies (husband Rick). John was blessed to have had seven grand children; Jason, Jonathon, Christopher, Derek, Lindsey, Nicole and Ali as well as eight great grand children; Bryce, Dawson,Trace (deceased), Samantha, Leanna, Dylaina, Madeline and Matthew. John was a Master Chief in the Navy and dedicated 24 years to the Submarine Service. After retiring, for the next 29 years John's career included engineering and program management in the defense business. John was a great mentor to so many people. John had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a compassionate soul. He never met a stranger and welcomed everyone into his heart and home. His family, co-workers and friends have described him as respectful, kind, generous, courteous and understanding. John's passion for the ocean was endless. His heart felt wishes were to have his ashes released to the sea by his loving family. In lieu of flowers we would ask that you please consider a donation to one of the following charities so close to his heart: (ASPCA) - www.aspca.org (Father Joe's Villages) - www.my.neighbor.org (Saint Jude's) - www.stjude.org (SIDS) - www.sids.org
IN LOVING MEMORY
"Uncle Jackie, you left a hole too large for any human to fill here on earth, and we all miss you dearly! I know you are in heaven keeping your loved ones in your sights while being reunited with so many who passed before you. I miss your random calls to say hello but am greatful for the memories you left me with. My life is so much richer for having known you and Yvette! ❤️"
"My dear John, you have touched my life with your presence. Your genuine compassion, respect and courage has been an inspiration. I remember you as always inviting and caring with the force of your smile. The sound of your voice still resonate through my whole being when you and Yvette called me on the early morning of new years' eve 2016 to wish me happy birthday. Each time we met, your humor and camaraderie have brighten my days. I am blessed and grateful we crossed path. And I certain you you are watching over us. love and utmost respect to my friend John!"
"I miss you so much, Grandpa. I keep playing your voicemail over and over again just to hear your voice. I'd give anything just to hug you one more time. I love you. Always.
Your Lindsey Lou"
"Jack had a love of life and a "can do" attitude that inspired those lucky enough to make his acquaintance. Hold on to his memories and he will continue to inspire and comfort you. Please accept Ann and my thoughts and prayers."
So sad to hear of John’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I remember so fondly our visit with you in San Diego. John was the ultimate host. He took us everyplace and delighted in showing us all that the City has to offer. What I appreciate so much about John was his great love for you and his care of your parents and all of your extended family. I know that your 20 year marriage was all too brief with such a wonderful spouse."
What a true Renaissance Man John was! He was interested in all things and open to new ideas and experiences. He loved life, never complained, and always gave of himself, volunteering his time and energy to others. I’ll never forget those wonderful breakfasts he made for us and the fun we had when we visited you. His memory will live on in all of us who had the great fortune to know John."
"We are all better having known John and sharing time in our lives, he lives on with and within us"
"Toni, Jason, Penny, Dawson,
My heart and condolences go out to you and all your family. Meeting your dad/grandfather/great-grandfather at the annual golf tournament and getting to know him over those many years ago was truly a privilege. He was a remarkable and special person with his strong military background and his amazing personality. Love and hugs to you all as you mourn his passing."
"I remember his laugh most of all, such a positive and fun-loving person. Always a good time when Uncle Jackie visited. So lucky to have had a visit with him and Yvette not that long ago. He will be sorely missed. As my mom says - he was one of the good guys. Love to all family and friends."
"Thank you for being an amazing friend and mentor to Mike and thank you and Yvette for being so wonderful and gracious to our family, and for having the best GD parties ever!! I forever smile remembering the GD dinner at the Hale Koa; covering Mikes cake with Horseradish, he devoured it (as Mai Tai's had kicked in) and we laughed hysterically!! I miss and still look over remembering seeing you play the key cord in the lobby at SMH and remember walking with you on (the long path) from rehab to the parking lot as the batteries were going out on your scooter. You laughed as I said, "well how do we charge it?" and thought I was going to be giving you a piggy back ride. You warmed our hearts and made us smile!! Much love and gratitude to you always!! You will be missed immensely!!"
"A great boss and a wonderful man. Will miss him and his key lime tarts. Got me to SD and gave me the Safety Program which was the best job I've ever had. Thank you John, RIP."
"Pop - someone who always had a smile for you and was ready to give hugs and kisses. I will miss your visits to Memphis to visit your loving daughter and my friend, Toni Irvine. A special memory is assembling the TV Cabinet and falling as we were carrying it up the stairs to your house. You have instilled in your daughter the "I can do anything" attitude. She is a fighter and we know she was taught by the best. You will continue to shine in her each day. I remember visiting with you one Thanksgiving and you doing the "Twirl" after you had a recent treatment. You were so happy to show us the improvement. I think you could have done a happy dance for us that day. We will miss your laughter and love but know you are in a better place. RIP"
"Dad, #2, you have loved so many of us! As a 15 year old, I remember being scared to death of you. As adults we laugh about it... What I thought was a Military Bulldog, was nothing but a Big Teddy Bear. You accepted me and loved me as your own, because Toni loved me. Dad, I will cherish the memory of New Years Eve... That was my last time to get to blow you kisses and be silly with you. You were such a man of honor! Proud, Smart, Sooo Dry Humored. I never knew if I was coming or going . I will miss you so much, but I know that you are in a better place, never to hurt or suffer again. I know in my heart of hearts you were met with open arms. My Mom, David, and Trace, along with our Lord and Savior welcomed you home. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. Love you Always, Vic"
"To our very dear friend, Yvette, you and John are so very special to us. Even though you are still here with us on earth, and John is watching over in the spirit world, it will always be John & Yvette because you are "one soul." John was an extraordinary man; full of life, yet had a wicked sense of humor; always showed compassion and sensitivity. John was always available to help, to listen, to give and to be so very ethical. He always welcomed us with love, and his most memorable smile. May John's Memory be for a Blessing. With all our love, Ellen & Kevin"
"To my dear friend Toni and family....
We were not lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time around your dad but I can say that he was definitely one of the kindest people we have had the pleasure to know. I know he adored Toni as much as she adored him.
One of my best memories of John was on a Thanksgiving day, many years ago, we were all in the kitchen holding hands and he was on the phone and said one of the sweetest prayers prior to our meal.
He will be missed by many but never forgotten.
Sherri, Ken & CJ"
"John, I remember back to 1986 you were the Area Director for Eldyne in New London, I was the Area Director for Eldyne in Vallejo. Your many trips to Vallejo to build the sub comm work from NAVELEX. With your mentoring and advice we took a $5M contract to $100M in 2 years. In the mid 90's we went separate ways and joined up again at Anteon. So many great memories I have lost count. You are beyond doubt the greatest COB I have had the pleasure to work with and to work for. Rest in peace my friend we will meet again in heaven. Thanks COB!"
"John you always lived life to the fullest... Always an optimist with a big smile and a quick wit engaging all around you... A lady's man - all charm and a soft hugs... A man's man - tough, but fair. You touched the lives of many... and left lasting impressions on all. Now you sit with God as his shining angel. We love and will miss you dearly."
"John, I will always remember you as a mentor, a great boss, and a friend. RIP my friend.- Robert Santucci"
You were a man of strength, honor, purpose and conviction.
You met the world head on, and no matter what, you soldiered up and pressed on.
I watched you over the years and learned from that. Thank you for those life lessons Master Chief. You were much more than my father in law, you were a dear friend and mentor.
You will now be looking down and guiding me and your family from another place.
I Love you and will miss you dad."
"Dad, you were my best friend in Life and now my Angel in Heaven. My hope is that when you were received in Heaven that your son, My brother David and Your Great Grandson Trace were there to hold your hands in. I hold so many memories of you. In Pascagoula when you and Mom bought our boat, you put the boat in the water and did not realize that the plug was not in and we proceeded to sink. I wish I had that on film for all to see, but will keep that in my memory forever. It was like a comedy show. The weekends we all spent on the islands and you driving the Boat proudly with your family in it. David skiing behind us all the way out to the Islands. The motorhome driving across country and visiting all the sites that you and Mom
Took us to. We were very fortunate to have you in the Military and very proud of that. While others can say they lived in the same location all thier lives and they know everyone in town. We can brag that you allowed us to experience the loss of friends but in 30 minutes the excitement of who we were going to meet and where we were going to live. Those experience allowed us to be open to new adventures and new friends. Without you I would not have my beautiful children and precious grandchildren. I remember when Trace Died and I Called you, you did not hestitate to get on the next plane and be with your family through this time of tremendous lose. You were there for me and for that I thank you. I was never so proud as I was to see you Honored at the Grizzlies Game for 16,000 fans to stand on thier feet and applaud for your military service. There you were on the Court standing proud and saluting the crowd. Man, that is my Dad I said to myself. The group of us that went on the Alaskan cruise and after a music trivia contest we were in, we all started dancing. You were on the dance floor and your pants dropped down to the floor. We all laughed so hard that I think we peed our pants. We had good times and bad times, but Always Love. I will miss you dearly Dad! Love your Toni/Toinette"
"You were the best grandpa anyone could ask for. You loved Ali and I so much, and always took time out of your day to give us a call just to say "I love you"! You were so supportive of everything that we do and we're always our biggest cheerleader. It was always so much fun to come and see you in CA and you made our stay a great one every time. I'll never forget all of the jumba juice we had together, the endless bundt cakes that we would eat, and most importantly the annual Dave & Busters date where we would spend hours playing arcade games. One of my best memories of you and Auntie Y was when you guys greeted us at the airport all dressed up in your costumes to pick us up! You always went above and beyond to make us happy. The funniest memory I have with you was probably when we left mom and Auntie Y at the Sheer concert because we fell asleep (we were in such big trouble) but we can laugh about it now! What i'll miss most is all the the trips to Coronado Island and dinners at the Hotel Dell, the trips to go see the seals, the brunches on the boat, but mostly not being able to call you when I find out what college I'm going to or have you there at my graduation! I miss you tons and I love you with all my heart, thank you for always putting a smile on our face and being such a fantastic grandfather to us <3 xoxo -Love Nikki Nicole and Ali Fendali"
"Dear Brother John. God Rest you and keep you in his peace. Thank you for your friendship, laughter, professionalism, and for your immense integrity and positive example to so many. I am proud to be a brother sailor and just as the Lord will, the sea will open its arms and welcome you into its bosom. I take great comfort that while admiring a great day at sea, you will be a part of the beauty and splendor. You are irreplaceable and will be profoundly missed by everyone who knew you. God Bless you my brother....."
"Quick of wit and kind hearted. John has been influential in the lives of so many. Good-bye my friend."
"You are the love of my life and although I miss you so much I know that you are now at peace. You were such a strong fighter but I know that you were getting tired and we had to let you go. Love you with all my heart, soul and spirit and see you soon!!"
"The sweetest, kindest, most caring genital soul. So greatful to have had you in our lives. We will miss you dearly!"
"Very Strong Man ... Husband ... Father ... Master Chief ... Leader ... Grandpa ... Mentor ... Respectful AND respected ... Compassionate ... Loving ... Loved ... and MOST CERTIANLY MISSED .... Thanks for be you Sir ...
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