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John Roosevelt Washington

February 25, 2017

Burial Date March 4, 2017

Services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Adams Funeral Home, 64 Broad St., Woodstown, NJ 08098. The viewing will begin at 9 AM with the service following at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Olivet Cemetery. The family has suggested that if you choose to make a donation please make it to the USA Olympic Team in John’s memory.

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John Roosevelt Washington, 65, of Swedesboro passed away on February 25, 2017. Born in Elmer, John was the son of Roland and Ruth Washington. A graduate of Delsea High School, John was an avid sportsman throughout his life, participating in football, basketball and competitive wrestling.
After graduating from Delsea, John stayed close to his alma mater and eventually returned to coach for its wrestling squad. There he lead them to a championship victory. In doing so, he joined a select few that had won a championship as both a former player and coach. After his coaching days, John went on to raise his family in Franklinville and began working for Casie Pro-Tank in Vineland.
Known for his humor and charisma, John made friends easily throughout his life. He always wanted everyone to feel included and to have a good time. He was a lover of music with vast taste, listening to everything from James Brown to David Bowie. Family and friendship always meant a lot to him. Not only was he was a dedicated father and grandfather, but also a beloved Uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his two daughters, Meredith Kille (Dan) and Jonna Washington; three siblings, Sherrylyn Washington Parker, Earl Washington and James Washington as well as five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his wife Helen Coulter-Washington and a sister Evelyn Carter predeceased him.


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