Love and memories last forever...
  • 65 years old
  • Born on January 7, 1949 .
  • Passed away on October 31, 2014 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Munyon, 65, born on January 7, 1949 and passed away on October 31, 2014. We will remember him forever.

John Munyon, 65, of Port Elizabeth, NJ, passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2014, comforted by his wife and daughter.

John began his career as an entrepreneur in the 1950’s as a shoe shine boy in downtown Bridgeton. He owned many businesses including John’s Body Shop, Amway, Scorpion Fitness and Apex Handrails. He enjoyed inventing equipment and had several patents. He was a hunter and had raced stockcars at AC and Bridgeport Speedways.

Already missed by his devoted wife Leilani (Nee Hall) and his daughter Hillary Munyon.  He is survived by his siblings; Melvin Munyon, Carol Erhart, Barbara Orr, James, Harry, William and Keith Munyon, and many fun-loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Myra and Melvin Munyon, and a brother Lewis Watson.

“Thank you to all of John’s thousands of customers over the years.”

Visitation Tues. Nov. 4 from 9-11AM at PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Hwy. 77, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Burial Service at Steelmantown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Posted by Leilani Munyon on 31st October 2018
In 2002 John had a stroke making it difficult for him to speak, think and write. Always being self-employed he only knew one way to approach it - work! He easily could have gone on disability but instead chose to go to work every was his only therapy...and in doing so, he conquered it! John always believed 'Quitters Never Win & Winners Never Quit' ~ setting a strong example for us! We miss him still ~ we always will... Love, Leilani and Hillary ♥♥♥
Posted by Leilani Munyon on 31st October 2017
This year, I knew I had to find a way to acknowledge John's lifetime of hard work, so The John Munyon Award was established for a deserving welding student at Cumb. Co. TEC. Hillary and I proudly presented the graduate a gift certificate to help further their career in the welding field. Prior, we met with the teacher/students and shared John's story...trying to convey his 'Never Give Up' spirit. With our love and in honor of John's memory, we hope to continue the tradition every year. Sincerely, Leilani and Hillary ♥♥♥
Posted by Renee Liss on 31st October 2016
Gone but never forgotten. I always loved seeing his smiling face every Summer! He was one of a kind!
Posted by Leilani Munyon on 31st October 2016
Thank you to all who visit here. In doing so, you are helping to keep John's memory alive. The few words written in haste in the obit above, could in no way capture the spirit of his life...that would take a book because each day had a story behind it. He was a Dad and Husband to be proud of...working hard and never giving up! No words can explain our loss. We miss him still...we always will. Sincerely, Leilani and Hillary ♥♥♥
Posted by Renee Liss on 7th January 2016
Happy Birthday John, you are "forever missed" by so many people. I think about you often when I am in Margate. You always made me laugh.
Posted by Renee Liss on 3rd November 2014
Dear Leilani, this is Renee Liss and I want to tell you how sorry I am for you, your daughter and for all of his friends ( which Iinclude myself) on the loss of John. I visited him over a week ago at Penn and he was his same anxious self, ready to get out of the hospital and get back to work with Karl. He looked like his old happy self and I was able to make him laugh a little. He said you and your daughter were on your way and I knew you would straighten him out and make him take it easy. I will miss his smiling face driving his truck through Margate, never hesitating to stop for a minute to say hello. I am happy to have called him my friend and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your daughter.
Posted by Kathleen Moore-Smith on 2nd November 2014
May John rest in peace My heart goes out to the Family especially Leilani and the children
Posted by Char Birdsall on 2nd November 2014
Love you both!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Great fun, laughter, and memories with HM and HD.
Posted by Kate Bjorklund on 2nd November 2014
Dear is you who is as strong as the great oak tree. John's amazing energy & creative soul have been welcomed with open arms into Heaven. Sending love & peace to you & yours. Kate & Jeff
Posted by Leah Grauso on 1st November 2014
My home away from home was at the Munyon's throughout my High School years. Spending time with my "Sister" Hillary and "Mom and Dad Munyon" left me with memories that can still make me laugh 'till I cry. Always a good time and lots of love and especially laughter. "Dad Munyon" will be missed to say the least. Thank you for the memories. My love and many hugs and kisses to Hillary and "Mom".

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