John Rolfe Johnson

December 6, 1952 - January 5, 2003

12/06/1952 - 01/05/2003

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Visitation
Wednesday January 08, 2003
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Wednesday January 08, 2003
5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

JOHN ROLFE JOHNSON

Virginia Beach

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Laurie Corvello
8 years ago

Andrea and family: I am so sorry to hear the terrible news. I know no words to take away the pain, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this awful time. We love you Andrea!!

Love,

Laurie and Lindsey Corvello

Andrea Johnson
8 years ago

dad,

theres so much i want to say to you now that im older.growing up you always taught me right from wrong and i know i didnt always agree with you but now i see that everything you told me was for my own good.I have my own kids now and it makes me sad to know that your not here to be their grandfather.you were such a great father and i wish you were around to teach them all the things you tought me.growning up is tough without a father.i really think that if you were here to guide me that i would have made some better choices.i know you were looking down on me and you were dissapointed at some of the choices i made and i just want to say that im sorry.im a little bit older now and when i look back on all the dumb things i did i regret every last one of them.im in a new point in my life when i really feel like an adult and the only thing i can do now is just fix my mistakes.i hope your proud of me for being the woman i am.iv grown up so much and all i want to do is make you proud of me.im proud of myself and i hope your still looking down on me.i think about you everyday,especially on your birthday and fathers day.i still buy you a fathers day card every year and put it on top of your box.you were such a strong rolemodel to me and everyone around you.your such a real person and you would tell it how it was even if the truth hurt.i miss you so much and sometimes i get jelous of jessica and brandon bcause you were there for the most important years of their life.you were there to see boo boo be born and you were just like a father to her husband.there were so many fights i regret getting into with you and so many things i wish i never said.i never really thought that you would die and it took me a while to except that you were gone.even in the last days of your life you still had faith even though you knew you were gonna die.you were the best father i could have ever had and nobody can ever take your place.you sacrafised so much for us and when you left us,it seemed like we all fell apart.even i went ino a deep depression and your death affected me in so many ways.when i was in the hospital i wanted you to visit me because i had so many unanswered questions. i gave birth in the same hospital you died in.when u didnt come i knew that you had moved on and that in itself made me happy.i love you so much daddy and words cant express how much i miss you.i promise to never forget you and i know that where ever you are your not in pain anymore.all these obstacles iv overcome in my life have only made me a stronger person and i know that if i could get through this then i could get through anything.rest in peace dad,im be thinking about you.love,scoots

Sally Prasch Kiersznowski
8 years ago

Dearest Diane and Family,

I share your heartache and sadness. Words can’t express my sorrow for the loss of John. As I reflect on the past, I recall many fond memories. I remember when you and John lived on Aspen St. and became parents for the first time, I remember the occassional party and how much fun everyone had, but what I remember most is the strong and wonderful friendship between John and my uncle Les. They were good for one another. Remember the LOVE that you and John shared. The love of two great people and the children they created because of that love. Know that John will be forever present in your life. Just one look at your children or something they do will remind you of him and although the pain of your loss is so deep at this moment allow your heart to be light so that you always remember his smile, his laughter, his love for his children, and most of all his love for you. Be gentle to yourself and know with God’s help you will be reunited someday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,

Sally & Family

John Chely
8 years ago

Diane` & Family,

I am writing to send my sympathy on the death of John. I just now saw that he had died,I was reading the Elmira paper online.

John and I spent a lot of time together in the late 60s and early 70s. We traveled to Florida together around 1973. I have some pictures of him from that time. I also bought my 1st motorcycle from him, a 160cc Honda. The last time I saw John was around 1980 in Virginia Beach. My prayers are with you all.

John Chely

Stephen & Martha Gessel
8 years ago

Diane, Jessica, Brandon, & Andrea. We are very sorry about John’s passing. We know you miss him very much. We remember John for his sense of humor and how much he cared for all of his family. He also loved Brandan, our son and his son-in-law. Also, he loved little Brandan like only a grandfather can. We remember him as the strong leader of his family, yet deeply sensitive and caring. We will miss him also. As time passes, the hurt will diminish but the good memories will always remain.

Brandon
8 years ago

Hey dad. I really wish we could have spent a little more time together. I was traveling so much and I guess I just didn’t think anything would happen to you this early. I remember all the things you taught me when I was growing up about how to be a good man and what things are really important in life. I can always think what my dad would do in any situation and it seems you always knew how to do the right thing.I also think that some of your parenting comes out in my own parenting now and I can see how hard you worked raising our family and all the sacrifices you made. I really wanted for me and you to go on a trip together somewhere far away or to a music festival but you passed so early and I still get sad that I can’t hang out with you anymore. It all went by so fast in the end. I think of you often when I play my music and wish you could be with me still and also if I don’t know how to do something or fix something I can’t ask you anymore. I will always love you and I know that your spirit is free now dad and that is whats really important right? I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful father. Well, goodbye until we meet again someday. Your love and guidance will always live on in my heart.

Jessica
8 years ago

I miss you dad. I have so many un answered questions. They will all come together in the future i’m sure. We all miss you so, so much, and will never forget you ever. Thank you for watching over me and guiding me in the right path. I know you are with me. Love you, Bowie :

Bob Siverd
8 years ago

I’m very sad upon hearing of John’s passing. John was a fantastic & interesting person. I alway enjoyed talking to John because no matter what we were talking about John couldn’t say a thing without describing what he was talking about without moving his hands. John’s booming voice was very distinctive and you always knew when John was near and with his voice maybe not so near. I had an opportunity to work with John while he worked at VIT Vehicle Maintenance Norfolk until he transfered to Newport News and I count myself blessed to have known John. My heart goes out to his wife, children and the rest of his family, John was real and these days a person like that is hard to find.

Jim Steadman
8 years ago

John

I wish we could have met, but that wasn’t to be. I would hope we could be friends and have a few brews and work on old cars. I have told Diane that we met because of you. I really feel you guided me here because the circumstances, which you know, were very interesting. I am sure as you know I try my very best to take good care of Diane maybe not as well as you, but I do try. I love her very much and I do regret your passing had to happen for her and I to be together. I would have had it the other way around. She misses you dearly and I surely understand that. You are missed by your family and in no way do I ever think I could replace you as a Father or Husband, but just want you to know from the depths of my heart I sincerly try to do as well as I can. Rest in peace. We really feel you are at some peace knowing Diane is doing well as are the girls. We may meet someday and share some good stories.

Jim