John Richard Wojt

April 5, 1935 - March 7, 2003

04/05/1935 - 03/07/2003

Past Services

Monday March 10, 2003
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday March 11, 2003
1:00 pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy.
Virginia Beach, VA
757-468-3600 | Directions

John Richard "Papa John" Wojt, 67, died on Friday, March 7, 2003.

He was born in Hamtramck, Michigan to the late John A. and Stella Wojt. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years. He is a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #166.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie; mother-in-law, Frances Falzarano of Eastpointe, Michigan; four children, Laura L. Dunning and her husband John of Springfield, Virginia, Michael J. Wojt of Chesapeake, Virginia, Karen A. Lanzarotta and her husband, Anthony of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Susan M. Haltigan and her husband, Michael of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son-in-law, Timothy J. Hatton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sister, Margaret Maas of Brighton, Michigan; two brothers, Robert Wojt of Clinton Township, Michigan and Raymond Wojt of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Paul Hatton and fianc

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8 years ago

Thank you everyone who girts, cards, visted the family, flowers, and showed up to the funeral. Thank you for supporting our my family.

Shirley Lanzarotta
8 years ago

To Jenny and family.

No words can express my deepest sorrow in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. God tells us that he prepares a place for us in his kingdom and when it’s ready, he will come for us. Just know that John is in Gods care. Hang on to the wonderful memories he left with you all. These memories are precious in the days ahead. God Bless you all.

With Sympathy and Love,


Dave and Kay Beningo
8 years ago

To the entire Wojt Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John was a good man whom we admired and respected. Personally, we admired the way he doted on his grandchildren and hope to emulate him in the future. Your family is strong, and TOGETHER with each other and your faith, the sorrow will pass… and as it does; you will be able to enjoy the thousands of wonderful memories that you collectively share of him as a husband, father, grandfather, etc… and of him as a true American Patriot, a Sailor.

With Love and Sympathy,

The Beningo’s

Jo-Ann & Bernard Chicoine
8 years ago

To The Wojt Family,

Through Karen and Tony, you have become like an extended family to us. With all the celebrations and parties, we have become closer to all of you and are deeply saddened by your loss. There are so many happy memories that we have to cherish in our hearts, along with the numerous pictures we can look at that Karen took at the parties. Every Christmas when I put out the ornaments he made for us, I will look up to heaven and smile. I know he will be watching over us as God must have needed a special angel in heaven and called upon “Papa John”. He will never be forgotten. We will always be there for you so please let us know if you need anything. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with each one of you. God bless you all.

Kevin Hatton
8 years ago

To Whom It May Concern,

Thanks to everyone who sent there condolences to my family in this time of grief.I thank you for being there for my family and we deeply admire your sympathy.


Kevin Hatton

Vickie Powell
8 years ago

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time in your life. Just know that God is with you through all of this and He will continue to be there for you. You will miss your loved one, keep him close in your heart and never forget the fondest memories of him. PEACE to all of you!!

Debra Dietz
8 years ago

Your husband, father,uncle, grandfather, and friend was not known to me personally but I have come to know Karen enough to know that he was a great man who now has alot of work to do in heaven. I believe in gods plan and pray that you his family remember him with a smile. I pray for strength for your whole family… you will find that strength in your prayers and in each other. God bless you all.

Debra Dietz