John “Jack” William Stoehr 72, of Cranston, passed away unexpectedly Friday February 26th, 2021. He was the loving husband of Gloria (D’Amelio) Stoehr for 33 years.
Jack was the son of the late Charles and Georgie A. “Nancy” Stoehr and the brother of the late Raymond and Robert Stoehr. After graduating from Cranston High School West (1966), he proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a long-time communicant of St. Joseph Church in West Warwick. He was employed for over 30 years at Verizon and was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. union. Recently, he enjoyed working at Merluzzo Dental Lab. Throughout his life, Jack was an avid blood donor; he continued that in death through the gift of organ donation.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Gloria, his daughter, the sunshine of his life, Ashley Anna and her fiance Kevin Sweeney. He also leaves behind his siblings Charles “Butch” Jr., of Fairfax, CA, Donna Hanlon (Bill) of Hingham, MA, David (Annie) of Narragansett, Steven (Melissa) of Westerly, and Carolyn Cody (Dan) of Cumberland. He also leaves behind his nephew, Kevin Stoehr, with whom he shared a special bond and many other beloved nephews, nieces, grandnieces, godchildren, cousins, and friends. He was the nephew of Muriel Breig. He was the son-in-law of Ethel and the late John D’Amelio, and the brother-in-law of Joseph (Gwenn) D’Amelio.
Jack lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed music with his wife and daughter, golfing with his friends in any (ANY) weather, and living vicariously through Ashley’s many endeavors, including art, SCUBA diving, and earning her Ph.D. in marine biology. He was the best of the best. He was always there, smiling.
For the safety of Jack’s many friends and family, the funeral services will be private. A memorial will be announced in the fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA or Wounded Warrior Project.
Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be, wait for me - Gloria
Love you, Daddy - Stinky
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