John Leslie Prasch

October 26, 1963 - October 31, 2002

10/26/1963 - 10/31/2002

Past Services

Sunday November 03, 2002
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Sunday November 03, 2002
5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

John Leslie Prasch, 39, passed suddenly on October 31, 2002. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 26, 1963. He was an employee of Steven D. Jones and Co. He is survived by his mother, Josephine Dyches of Jacksonville, FL; his father, William A. Prasch of Norfolk; his sister, Sally Kiersznowski and brother-in-law, Larry Kiersznowski; his brothers, William Butch A. Prasch, Jr, all of Va. Beach and Steven F. Call of MA; his aunt and uncle Jess and Laura Bowcock of Gloucester, VA; his uncle Leslie Hall, Jr. of Va. Beach; his treasures, nephews Tim Owens, Jr., Michael Owens, Erik Kiersznowski; his sweethearts, nieces Bobbi Bosley and Mercedes Bosley, all of Hampton Roads. He is also survived by a host of cousins and friends.

He is predeceased by his loving grandparents, Leslie and Sally Hall.

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Mercedes Bosley
8 years ago

~uncle johnny….I will never forget you… always kept me smiling and laughing even when I was having a bad day…..I will never forget you reading me to bed when I was little and all the fun times we had as I grew older…I will ALWAYS love you….Rest in peace~ your loving neice,


Kathy PartainCohen
8 years ago

Although I have not seen Johnny is quite some time I was taken back to see that he had passed. He was a funny person to be around always making us laugh when we were teenagers. My heart goes out to his family. A wise man once told me in my time of grief TIME WILL BE YOU’RE BEST FRIEND. I didn’t understand it at that time in my life but I do now.

Kathy Glasow
8 years ago

Dear Sally,

We wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and feeling your pain. Although we didn’t know Johnny, if he was anything like you, he will be sorely missed. From listening to you and Larry, he had the same joy for life that you have and that is something special. I wish we were there to hold you and cry with you but know that we are thinking of you.


Kathy, Pat, and Stan

Larry Kiersznowski
8 years ago

Every once in a while a soul is born with a heart too pure for this earth. Thank you Johnny, for lifting my spirits when I was down, for making me laugh still harder when I was already up, for being a friend. You were a brother to me, and I will miss you more than you would have ever imagined. But, I know that the pain will subside, although the memories of the good times will live fresh in my mind and heart. I thank the Lord that my son, who has your smile, was born on the same day you were. Keep laughing and dancing my friend, for we will be together again some day ñ until then I will miss your infectious laugh and your quick smile. I love you my brother,


Donna Wilson
8 years ago

I met Johnny, about 2 years ago, i am a x bartender from clambake i love his sweet spirit, i will miss you honey. until we meet again, keep , Donna Girl….

8 years ago

John, you and I were like two left shoes, but somehow we made a pair. Thanks for your gentleness, your friendship, and your warmth. Love always, Boo. I’ll miss you.

kevin and michelle griffith
8 years ago

Johnny always had a smile on his face and put one on yours whether you wanted him to or not. His passing is another reminder of just how brief and fragile life can be sometimes. We are going to miss his smile his famous voice and trademarked “HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.” Those of us who knew johnny will all miss him in different ways and I can assure you that no one can take his place. My heart goes out to his family. I wont tell you time makes things easier or that it heals but I can tell you that you find ways to cope. God Bless


David Yasemsky
8 years ago

My daughter and I were sticken by the sudden news of losing our friend Johnny. His often out of the blue phone calls just to say hi and that he was thinking of us speaks fondly of his heart. He shared some of his dreams with us like finding a nice place of his own to “hang his hat” and to be in love with a wonderful lady…we shared our love for Harley’s and we made a deal with each other that the first one to win the lottery would get to buy the Harley’s..he was working on getting his driver’s license back and was hopeful about it…I’m personally struggling with the sudden loss of my friend…he will always be remembered to us as a kind hearted and compassionate friend…always slow to anger and fun to laugh with..dispite the hardships in his life, I never heard Johnny speak of anyone in a harsh way..I will miss him very much.I know the gates of heaven have opened for my friend..until we meet again Johnny…David and Hannah Yasemsky

8 years ago


8 years ago

Sallyís Eulogy to her loving brother Johnny:

Wow ñ we are just so overwhelmed by everyone here! I hope he is looking down with that silly grin on his face and saying ìI love you guys!î, because I know with every ounce of my being that he truly loved everyone he ever met. Johnny never met a stranger. While at the hospital, I remember not being able to let go of him and whispering in his ear to please help me through this, that I couldnít do this without him. Well, as I was sitting in my car last night, I began thinking of what I would say to everyone, or if I could even get up in front of everyone without totally falling apart when all of a sudden, whether it was wishful thinking or actually Johnny saying to me ìHey ñ please write my ëUntil we meet againí letterî. So that was our decision. His letter to his family and many great friends ñ Sit back, relax, and open your hearts to his letter.

To my dear family and friends ñ

Sorry I canít be there to read this in person ñ unfortunately, or maybe fortunately ñ I am way up here looking down and man, what a view I have! I am at a loss for words itís okay to laugh here. All I ever wanted was for everyone to be happy and have a great time ñ now I know that my persistence paid off. I know your thoughts of me because my heart is the same as yours ñ ìPure and Honestî. Even when we are not at our best, we know that our hearts are. I know itís hard to believe that I am not in your physical world, but I know that I am in your heartfelt world ñ and what a great world that is! Itís OK to be sad, for without sadness we wouldnít know happiness. Please know that I am okay and I will miss you as much as you will miss me. Know that I felt the laughter and the good times we all had. Remember: the name Johnny and how I want you to dance in the moon light, to give your children an extra kiss when you tuck them in at night, to believe in your dreams, to say I love you always!, to take care of one another no matter what!, to laugh, to love, to remember that no one is a lost cause ñ that life is truly short and to respect and cherish every moment you have with those you cross paths with ñ because you never know what the next day has in store for you.

Thank you for truly caring for me and I am up here ñ waiting ñ for I promise I will make you laugh again and what a ìwelcome homeî party they throw up here!

Forever yours,


P.S. I promise when you least expect it, I will appear in your thoughts and look out! Just when you thought you couldnít smile any wider ñ you will! I love each and every one of you!

Sally Kiersznowski
8 years ago

To My Dear Brother Johnny,

I miss you so much already. I can’t believe I won’t be hearing your voice on the other end of the phone. I can’t believe I won’t hear “I Love You” anymore. What am I going to do without you? Please look out for us from up there. I bet God has you sitting right beside him and you have him laughing so hard. Please Please keep me close to you. Please help me to see a brighter tomorrow without you here. Please say hello once in awhile. Please show me the correct path into your direction. Please know that I truly love you. Please know that I will never never never forget you my sweet brother. My Heart is filled with your love.

Forever Your Sister,


P.S. Drop by sometime

when you are finished with

reunion up there.

Jo Dyches
8 years ago

To my son, I will always love you and remember the first day you were born. You were such a beautiful baby boy and have grown to be such a great son with a fantastic sense of humor, and compassion for others. You were always a gentle person and so sweet. I am going to miss you so much, but you will always be in my heart. I love you, Mom

Tim Owens, Jr.
8 years ago

Uncle Johnny,

You will continue to give the gift that you have always had. You always found a way to bring out the best in people. Whomever you were talking to or whatever you were doing; you could make everyone laugh and smile. You always would go out of your way to get us off of restriction or give us money for candy. The “Dollar Bill” you have left me and the “2 Dollar Bill” from Pop Pop will remain with me forever. I know that I will never go broke and that I can always pull them out of my wallet and know that I have been touched by an angel! I somehow knew that you were but never believed until your life was sacraficed. We may have never exchanged the words I LOVE YOU, but know that I have always been proud of you! I have now accepted god in to my life and have more faith because of you. THANK YOU!

Aunt Laura & Uncle Jess Bowcock
8 years ago

Your were greatly loved by your aunt and uncle Laura and Jess Bowcock. We love you dearly, You will never be forgotten. Johnny, you are in God’s hands. You’re with your great-love…Grammy Hall.

Rest in peace.