- 50 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 12, 1966
- Place of birth:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 10, 2017
|You will always be in my heart...because in there you're still alive...|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Gracy, 50, born on October 12, 1966 and passed away on January 10, 2017. We are devastated by the loss of such a beautiful soul.
Jennifer Candotti, John's sister
Doris Gracy, John's mother
"I did not know John very well but I have known Doris his mother for many years since I was a little girl living in Vietnam. Doris cared for me and my siblings for a few weeks in Vietnam and she was such a loving caring parent. I saw the way she cared for her two children John and Jenny when I visited them in Iran many years later. John was very young then. With the upbringing he had from his mother and dad I am sure he was a very compassionate loving man in his adult years. My heart breaks for the loss of John for his mother and sister Jenny.I can only pray for them and for John's peace. I draw most of my comfort from Psalms and the writings of Jesus. I pray this for them. I love you so much Doris. You have been like a second mother to me and I'm sure you were the best ever for John. My love and continued prayers. Deb Spohr Martin"
"It was always a pleasure to see or receive contact from John. His fine speech and intelligence, and spiritual assets are remembered dearly. I am now separated from my friend and well wisher. He has left my sight and therefore there is every reason to be sorry, The feeling of separation is very painful. John and I have a relationship based on spiritual ideals and soul realization that transcends the physical, therefore my mind and heart are pacified and my soul is blessed by my eternal association with John. The preliminary instruction in the Bhagavad-gita is that one should know that the identity of the living entity is not lost even at the end of the present body. John used his intelligence for artistic and philosophical pursuits, John is more spiritual energy then material energy, a sign of his progress on the path of the realization of Self. I celebrate his ideals, dreams, and accomplishments. In a peaceful place I have a constant spiritual reminder. In the peace of my heart our relationship continues. John Suntiger Gracy is still with me as the presence of goodness, gratefulness, gentleness, and loveliness."
"Tribute posted by Martha Holt on January 22, 2017
"John was the son of my long time high school friend, Doris. The last time I saw John was at Doris' birthday celebration in 2010. She has been such a comfort and support for me during my husband's long term illness and passing recently. She spoke of John frequently during this time. Doris and I have shared many losses during our journey but the loss of a child is unimaginable. My heart aches for Doris and Jenny. May family and friends give them comfort and our Heavenly father give them peace.
My love to you. Martha""
"When John presented the eulogy for my Mom, he referred to "a tapestry of love" that a family weaves. I have never forgotten those words, and I will never forget John's many kindnesses and the laughs and tears we shared in the weaving of our family tapestry. Thoughts and prayers for his Mom and sister now, and in the days to come. ❤"
"The Jiva, known as John Patrick Suntiger Gracy is eternal. John's pursuit of self-realization in his last reincarnation will serve him well. He is in the presence of God. His desire to pursue a life of truth, awareness, and bliss endeared him to all. His last words to me I give to you - love love love."
"Jenny and Doris, my thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future as you contemplate the loss of a brother and son."
"John was immensely talented, undeniably smart and funny, and more importantly kind. I don't know that he ever met a stranger. From the moment I met him, I felt like I'd know him forever. That was John. We met as the result of both of us having Lyme disease. John was active in local Lyme awareness from doing the light show at Bless the Woods to running the reel of a Lyme doc-short at Shepherd. Our paths didn't cross very frequently, but I was always glad when they did. Lyme disease sucks. It can be unrelenting and painful and lonely. It can destroy lives. It definitely is a disease you don't "get" until you get it. Rest in peace, John"
"John, May You Shine On, as your light brightened many here on this Journey! Peace ✌Love"
"Such a beautiful soul gone way to soon I have thought of
you everyday since you left may all the angels be with you on
"I am laying a flower in memory of you John and the greatness you shared with everyone you encountered, stranger or friend. John didn't have enemies, everyone was a friend to him and he accepted you regardless of who you were or your story. He was open to all different walks of life. John and I shared in that we have both suffered from Lyme disease for a large portion of our lives. We shared in the pain that is causes emotionally and physically. My heart goes out to Sara and Doris and all of Johns friends and family. My hope and prayers is that we all find comfort in the memories we have of John and the way he enlightened the world with his spirit. He lives on yet not in this world, his spirit is with us always."
"See you on the other side John. You will not be forgotten!"
"I am a very close friend of Doris for more than 20 years even though I am across the ocean. I have never met John, but feel I know him because of all that Doris had told and shown me of his. I feel so saddenend and so heartbroken for Doris who lost her beautiful, special son. I also really feel for his sister and nephew. Rest in peace John"
"I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of John's death. We met only when we worked together on the project of sending water to the Charleston area and became friends on Facebook. He often forwarded me information on train videos and railroad history. Rest in Peace John. I pray that His family will find comfort and strength. Rev. Walter A. Jackson, III"
"John was my neighbor for several years and he was a great neighbor. He was friendly, always willing to help, and great to talk to. He would do magnificent things for Halloween and all the neighborhood kid's would love it. He would also set up his elaborate lights several times a year and let the kids dance in front of them. He would just sit there and smile and you could tell that he really loved making people happy. My kids will never forget "The light man" as they called him, and neither will I. You could tell that John took great joy in life by making others happy, and that is an admirable trait that gets rarer by the day. John and I weren't super close but we had plenty of friendly chats and his death has affected me deeply. He was just too good of a man to deserve this kind of ending, and it saddens me to think about it. He was a very spiritual man and I hope that his spirit lives on and that he knows that his spirit effected my spirit in a very positive manner and that I will always think of him with fondness and good memories."
"John was a swirling center of creative energy and a good friend. I know this from his visuals and conversations about our spiritual paths. We haven't seen each other since 2009 when I left Charles Town but have kept in touch on Facebook. I was hoping for a visit and some fishing. John is in a place we spoke of often, one of presence spawning love and union with all that is. I will miss knowing you are there, John."
"I only met John once but remember him fondly. I was Facebook friends and enjoyed our communications and exchange of ideas. My condolences to John's Mom, family and friends."
"Though I had never had the pleasure of meeting John, I have been friends with his mother Doris for many years. At times like this in our lives, we seek answers and yet they are never to be found. Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained and it is the sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one as the price we pay to have had them in our lives. John touched many lives and now he rests eternal, never far away from our thoughts as well as our hearts."
"There are no words for the loss of the man I shared over 20 years of my life and who forever changed it in the process. He played a major role in raising my 3 boys and loved them as his own. He was there for me through the loss of both my parents and even presented the eulogy at my mom's service. The experiences and memories we shared are forever a part of me. I have been blessed to have a few people in my life that I know would always be there if I needed them, no matter the time or distance, and John was one them."
"John, you are greatly missed. A brilliant mind, someone who cared deeply about injustice and longed for a more perfect world. He had a great laugh. I will miss his writings, a unique man. He saw things that few have seen and expressed himself beautifully. Much love brother John."
"January 10th is date that will stick with me for the rest of my existence. I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of this man who provided me with so many enjoyable times as a child. He was a father figure to me and I loved him as such. There were many times where we did not see eye to eye...But I was a teenager then and I needed tough love at times instead of a friend. However, when I did need a friend he was there. John, I will always live with the life lessons you taught me and I will always regret the fact that we didn't keep in touch these last few years...I love you. Grandmother Gracy and Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss of a son and a brother. I miss you both and hope that you know that I have always considered you family. Just remember, time heals all even though there are moments you still feel the pain. I love you guys!!!
"Although I did not get to spend much time with John but I know he was an exceptional individual. He will be missed greatly by all of his loved ones. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him.
May your angelic spirit be with us all as we continue our journeys.
"Our small world has been shattered by the loss of such a creative and poetic genius. Our hearts have been shattered by the loss of a very dear friend. Rest easy John. Be at peace."
"The handsome young man I met in 1992 ,when he accompanied my sister to a family wedding, entered our lives, hearts and family forever. My heart is so heavy for his family today . Especially so for his Mother and Sister. There are no words to adequately express my sorrow over this tragic loss.. I pray for comfort that can come only from Heaven as you walk through this very difficult time."
"Cousin John John....I have always loved you. I remember our times at the lake and you being the ringbearer in my wedding. You have always been so handsome, intelligent and vibrant. I cannot believe you are gone. You will never be forgotten. Fly with the Angels my dear cousin."
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