John W. Barkhamer, on May 14, 2020, of Garnet Valley PA, formerly of Deptford. Age 65. Beloved husband of Elena. Devoted father of Colleen (Jason) and John. Stepfather of Art and Veronika. Loving grandfather of Callista and Liam Smith. Dear brother of Bernard Jr.
John lived life to the fullest. He was an accomplished mechanical engineer. He was a truly selfless person and would do anything to help family and friends. John took great enjoyment in playing golf, traveling with family, and watching Philadelphia sports teams. He also enjoyed astronomy and history. John adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. His life was taken quickly and too soon. John will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
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I knew John for about 30 years. I accompanied him along with Gil & Stan Wright when John played his first ever 9 holes of golf with a mismatched set of rental clubs at Beckett Golf Course. John new almost nothing about playing golf at the time & when we reached the first green, here comes John onto the green pull cart & all, but that's all it took, John was hooked on golf. It wasn't long before John had a brand new set of Calloway clubs & by the end on that summer had taught himself enough golf to be able to play without fear of embarrassment, that was John. Over the years we played a lot of rounds together, my favorites we at Buena Vista. On a Sunday afternoon in June of 1994 John & I went to a LPGA tournament at the Dupont Country Club &over the next decade or so travelled to seven states to attend the tournaments, including two Solheim cups in Minnesota & Indiana. Our favorite was always here in NJ at the Seaview resort in Absecon where we struck up a friendship with a player, Rosie Jones & over time she got to know us by name. Sometimes she would come into the hotel bar & if she spied us there would come over for a chat & occasionally join us for a cold beer. She would refer to us as "her guys", we felt very special. But I must admit that it was John who first broke the ice with Rosie by striking up a conversation & making her laugh with his jokes, again that was just John being John. I always knew that family was number one with John & I seen first hand the effort it took for him to earn his engineering degree & he also made sure both of his children got a college education. You only have to look at the pictures of him with his grandchildren, you can just see the pride and joy he had in his family. I would like to say, well done John, very well done. Thanks so much for all the great memories and rest in peace, my friend.
John and I were partners in the Stone and Webster golf league, He carried my play. No matter how we played, we had a good time. John was the only golfer that i ever met that swung a golf club using a baseball grip method. If he had a bad swing he always had a funny colorful remark that followed. He loved his PRO V1 golf balls. Never happy if one got lost or went into the water. Just thinking about him brings a smile to my face. We will miss him.
I have had the good fortune to spend many rounds of golf with John. I can recall two memorable rounds wher he lost 10 brand new Por V1s and when he whooped my butt in league play. John had a great sense of humor, at times off color but very funny. From many conversations with John, l came to realize that above all he had a deep love for his family. Well John now that you made it to the nineteenth hole may you always fine your Pro V1s and hit them straight. We will all miss you dearly and you will always have an open spot in our foursome. May God rest your soul in peace.
John will be missed by all of those who knew and worked with him at PSEG, Rest in peace my friend.
Very sad news. RIP
TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF JEHOVAH'S GOOD WILL AND THE DAY OF VENGEANCE FO OUR GOD TO COMFORT ALL WHO MOURN.
Great knowing you John. We had a lot of great times together - hiking, Zipperhead team mate (softball team), working with you at PSEG, played golf, partied together etc. A great friend has passed but my memories of all the good times will always be with me. Love you John,RIP.
You will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of working (or vanpooling) with you.
John, Sudhir and I meeting on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a local Starbucks in New Jersey during the final weeks of the reactor coolant pump replacement at Salem.
John was a tireless coworker and a true inspiration during my early career at PSEG Nuclear. Will miss him deeply.
I worked with John for 35 years. He was a very hard and diligent worker. I will always remember his wit and his jokes that would ease the tensions of work. I'll miss you John.
RIP my dear childhood friend, you will be missed💖 Sis
So sorry to hear of John's passing. Sending love and hugs to all the family. God bless you all at this difficult time.
Cousin Rose Silva Tirendi
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years; many happy hours..will really miss him. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss. I grew up with John in the Gardens. He will be sadly missed.
What a beautiful photo tribute! Your family is in my prayers.
There are some people who have the ability to immediately connect with others. No matter what the conversation, you feel comfortable. John was one of those unique people. Each and every time we were together we would have conversations that would inevitably lead to laughter. He was always a down to earth, smart, fun loving and kind hearted individual. Truly a one of a kind. Each and every time I think of him I can't help getting a huge smile on my face. I will mourn his passing however, I will enjoy the memories with him so much more. Rick Wetton
My heart goes out to John's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this unbearable time. I went to school with John, Class of 73. A good Man gone far to soon. God Bless his family and may you Rest in Peace 💙
John was always a sweet guy with a wonderful smile and always laughing. I grew up with John in the Gardens. My condolences to his family.
So very sorry for your loss!!
May you sleep in the heavens peacefully John. .I am sorry to Eleana and all of your loving family, at this immeasurable time of sadness. Cheryl [santos} Yee -Herman , class of 1974.
So sorry to hear of another loss of a classmate. My condolences to his Family. God Bless you, John. May Peace be with you.- Carol(Mac Lardy) Wallace-Bartlett....Class of '73
lost another classmate too soon great guy fun to be around will be missed - god bless- guy varquez class of ‘73
You will be missed by the Class of 73
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