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Obituaries

  • John Girvin

    John Girvin

John Vincent Girvin, 82

July 20, 2015

John Girvin

John Girvin

John Vin­cent Girvin, 82, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Mon­day, July 20, 2015, at Faw­cett Memo­r­ial Hospital.

Born Jan. 3, 1933, in Staten Island, N.Y., he had been a res­i­dent of Char­lotte County for eleven years com­ing from Rox­bury, N.J. John served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, attain­ing the rank of captain.

A grad­u­ate of St. Peter’s Col­lege in Jer­sey City, N.J., with a BS degree in Eng­lish, John was a man­age­ment con­sul­tant and was employed by John Diebold and Strate­gic Deci­sions Group as well as being a free­lance consultant.

He was a mem­ber of the BPO Elks Lodge and a very active mem­ber of St. Fran­cis of Assisi Church. He served as a lec­tor, Eucharis­tic min­is­ter, usher, and bereave­ment min­is­ter, as well as hav­ing been a mem­ber of the Finance Com­mit­tee and the Parish Council.

John was also a mem­ber of the Fr. Michael Cot­trell Coun­cil 7672 Knights of Colum­bus and was a for­mer grand knight and dis­trict deputy.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing wife of 57 years, Mary E. Girvin of Rotonda West; two daugh­ters, Jea­nine Erick­son of Colum­bia, N.J., and Suzanne Mag­gio of Som­er­set, N.J.; two sons, John Girvin of Bridge­wa­ter, N.J., and Patrick Girvin of Arling­ton, Va.; a sis­ter, Anita DeRuiter, and a brother, Alan Girvin, both of Staten Island, N.Y.; and five grand­chil­dren: Samuel, Cecilia, Sean, Caleb and Seromi.

Mass of Chris­t­ian Bur­ial will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. Mon­day, July 27, at St. Fran­cis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Xavier High School, 30 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, in mem­ory of John Girvin.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home has been selected to han­dle arrangements.

You may share a mem­ory with the Girvin fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com