John W. Peeples, Sr.

After They Are Gone

When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.

Grief is a normal way to mend
The anguish and pain in our hearts;
We need time to remember and time to mourn,
Before the recovery starts.

Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;
Let's help each other, with tender care
To find a brighter tomorrow.

By Joanna Fuchs

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John W. Peeples, Sr.

1947 - 2008

A man is not dead until he is forgotten. Go in peace John and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.


John W. Peeples, Sr. 
October 17, 1947 - October 6, 2008



John W Peeples,Sr. 60

RIP John

Obituary for John W. Peeples, Sr.

John W. Peeples, Sr., of Sicklerville, NJ (Gloucester Twp.) passed away on October 6, 2008, at the age of 60 yrs. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee O’Neill). Devoted father of: Julie Anne Peeples-Vitalone (son-in-law Angelo, Jr.) of Glendora, NJ, and John W. Peeples, Jr. (daughter-in-law Dina) of St. Roberts, MO. Proud and loving grandfather of Jennifer, Julian, Mary, Kaitlyn, Braydon, Alyssa, Stephanie, and John W., III. Dear brother of Mary I. Peeples.
John was a USMC Vietnam Veteran who served our Nation proudly.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at St. Agnes R. C. Church, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Blackwood, NJ 08012, where his Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Agnes R. C. Church (at the above address) in his memory would be appreciated. Condolences may be viewed/posted at





RENEE ST.MAUR - October 10, 2008 at 05:36 AM

To the Peeples family, I am sorry for your loss. I attended school with Julie and John, I will keep your family in my prayers.


Patty (Costello) Jacobs - October 09, 2008 at 02:23 PM

Dear Pat, Julie, John and family, Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all in this sad time. Hold on to the good memories of John. Your cousin in Virginia, Mary Jane, husband Greg and my kids Janie & Mike. Take care.


Mary Jane O'Neill-Turnley - October 09, 2008 at 08:48 AM

Dear Sweet Patricia, Julie and John, we are so sorry to learn of John's passing. John was a loving and caring person and always fun to know! Please know that all of your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, the Cohen family.


Colleen, Steve, Raymond, and Jennifer Cohen - October 08, 2008 at 09:46 PM

Dearest Julie,

It was so very good to give you a hug on
my recent visit to the office.

Please extend to your family our deepest
condolences and prayers for continued strength at this difficult time.

Your father was a fortunate man to have had a daughter like you who, we're sure, could always make him smile and laugh.

Yours with love,

Devorah Ahavah and "Dr.Gerzoff"


Dr. Gerzoff & Devorah Ahavah - October 08, 2008 at 01:15 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man, and he will be greatly missed. I am so thankful that I was lucky enough to have known him, and to have him in our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all.


Karen Magnuson - October 07, 2008 at 07:27 PM

Patty I was so sorry to here John was my best friend I will truely miss him and our golf days.

If you or your family needs anything please let me or Paula Know.

We love you,
Alfonso, Paula, Brittany and Fonz


alfonso giampola - October 07, 2008 at 04:20 PM

We have heard from Tim & Fran about John, and we will see you all at the services,Joseph & Mom(Verna)O'Neill.Our Prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Joseph E. O'Neill,Jr. - October 07, 2008 at 01:31 PM

Julie & John, So very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & yours. Peggy.


Peggy Shutman-Carter - October 07, 2008 at 09:50 AM

Obituary for Patricia A. Peeples
Patricia A. Peeples (nee O’Neill) of Gloucester Township, NJ passed away on January 28, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Beloved wife of the late John W. Peeples, Sr. who predeceased her in 2008. Devoted mother of Julie Anne Peeples-Vitalone (Angelo, Jr.) and John W. Peeples, Jr. (Dina). Proud grandmother of Jennifer Kaup (Dan), Julian Stewart, Jr. (Tina Ortiz), Mary Vitalone, Kaitlyn Vitalone, Alyssa Peeples, Braydon Vitalone, John W. Peeples III, and Stephanie Peeples. Loving great grandmother to Wyatt Angelo Kaup. Dear sister to Maureen Hanish (Ron), Nancy Scharnikow, the late Bill O’Neill (sister-in-law Anne, still living), the late Michael O’Neill, Jim O’Neill, Francis O’Neill (Rae Anne), Tim O’Neill (Mary), and the late Jerry O’Neill. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Patricia came from a large family and was the second of nine children. She was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1965. She was the fun, jokester of the family and could always be counted on for a good one-liner. She was a great lover of animals. Patricia was a cherished friend, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

The Family will receive relatives and Friends on Friday February 1, 2019 from 9:30 until 10:20 AM and to her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM, both at the Immaculate Conception BVM Church, 602 West Ave. Jenkintown, PA 19046. Her interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Condolences may be made at: or at:

Patricia A. Peeples
August 6, 1947 - January 28, 2019

Vietnam veterans with illnesses caused by Agent Orange, continue to march into the Vietnam Wall to join their fallen brothers.These men and women will not be remembered as fatalities of the Vietnam War. Their names will not be engraved into the Vietnam Wall...yet they are still victims of the Vietnam War. These veterans have died slow painful deaths BECAUSE of their country and will not be remembered as dying FOR their country. This is truly a gripping photograph of the Vietnam Memorial in Rochester, New York.
If you would...please email this to your local Congressman or Senator. It would send a strong message for the families of Vietnam veterans who lost loved ones due to Agent Orange.
Thank you,
George "Ben" Norman - As of 11/26/18 this post has been shared 587,792 times.

*This Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Highland Park, Rochester, New York. The bronze figure was carved by Wayne Williams, installed in 1996. The photograph is by Richard Margolis as part of the Rochester Public Art web site. Prints are available from their web site.

Email from the son of SSgt Peeples 

Subject: Delta Company 1st Recon Bn

Good Morning,


My name is John Peeples Jr., son of SSgt Peeples, John of Delta Company 1st Recon Bn. Marines 1967.  I wanted to update your records that my father passed away from agent orange/ cancer throughout his whole body and brain.  He passed in October 2010.  He is remembered by his wife Patricia, Daughter Julie and his son John Peeples Jr.  He has a grandson named after him John Peeples III, who is 18 years old.


Please update his record as


Email address –

Phone – 856 430 9090

 Thank you




SFC Peeples Jr., John W

US Army (RET)

Airborne Infantry

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John W Peeples Jr.


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My father passed away from agent orange/ cancer throughout his whole body and brain. He passed October 6th, 2008

John W Peeples Jr.


See below for more details! 

John W Peeples Sr

Peeples family photo album

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Rest in peace

John & Patricia

Floyd & Linda Ruggles

John W. Peeples, Sr. 
October 17, 1947 - October 6, 2008



John W Peeples,Sr. 60

Rest in Peace