John Robert Jump Lovejoy

September 11, 1917 - February 5, 2008

09/11/1917 - 02/05/2008

Past Services

Saturday February 16, 2008
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday February 16, 2008
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

John Robert “Jump” Lovejoy, 90, of Neffs, Ohio, died, Tuesday February 5, 2008 at his home.

John was born, September 11, 1917 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Millard M. “Pomp” and Anna Pertl Lovejoy.

He was an employee of the former Willow Grove Mine and retired from Ohio Edison R.E. Burger Plant Shadyside, Ohio, a member of the Coalbrook Presbyterian Church, Neffs, Ohio, Ionic Lodge #438 F&AM Bellaire, Ohio, 32 Degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville.

John “Jump” was a founding member of the Neffs Fire Department; He served as Chief for six years and Treasurer for 23 years.

A brother Millard “Cab” Lovejoy preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Bernice Kinder Lovejoy, a son, John Carol Lovejoy of Jewett, Ohio, two daughters, Kathie Don Barnes of Neffs, Ohio and Karen Rodney “Hutch” Kovacs of Flushing, Ohio, a brother, Bill “Tike” Lovejoy of Brevard NC. Three grandsons, Jeremy Tate Kelly Barnes of Copley, Ohio, Matthew Shannon Kovacs of Flushing, Ohio and Joseph Natalie Kovacs of Bethesda, Ohio, a great granddaughter, Gwendolyn Kovacs. His caretakers Keith Amos, Ronda Hastings, Marian Schmidt and Darla Wise.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Saturday, February 16, 2008 from 10a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 1p.m. with Reverend David Demarest officiating.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

Masonic services will be conducted 12:30 P.M. followed by Fire Department services at 12:50p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coalbrook Presbyterian Church or the Neffs Fire Department.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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bryan regoli
8 years ago

Condolences to your family regards bryan

MaryJo & Steve Kurko
8 years ago

Dearest Kathie and entire Lovejoy and Barnes families: Your loss is so great and the words of those who wish to offer you comfort seem so trite right now. Just know that our prayers, love and compassion go out to you. Your Dad was so very fortunate to have such a loving daughter and so many others who were there when your family needed them. God bless you for your kindness and goodness that you always extend to others. It will always continue to come back to you as it has now.


Steve & MaryJoZacchini Kurko

Belleview Heights

Bellaire, Ohio

Tom & Pat Saffell
8 years ago

Our sincere sympathy goes out to your family.

Sharon & Vernon Johnson
8 years ago

So sorry we cannot attend the Memorial Service. Our thoughts are with you.