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John B. “Jack” Bevenour, Sr.

November 1, 1931 - February 6, 2022

John B. “Jack” Bevenour, Sr., age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2022.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on November 1, 1931, he was a son of the late James and Regina (Keffer) Bevenour. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and made his career as a design engineer supervisor for the DuPont Co. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, poker and collecting baseball cards. He had a big personality and a generous heart. Jack loved his God, his Helen and his family.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son, John Bevenour, Jr.; son-in-law, John Hafycz; and siblings, Joseph Bevenour, James Bevenour, Jay Bevenour, Janet McCarthy, Joyce DiBonaventuro, Jerome Bevenour and Joel Bevenour. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen M. (Lee) Bevenour; children, Roy Bevenour (Pam) of Newark, Edward Bevenour (Arleen) of Harleysville, PA, Raymond Bevenour (Elizabeth), Theresa Hafycz of Newark, Ellen Mullen (Michael) of Newark and Mark Bevenour (Sherri) of Manayunk, PA; sisters, JoAnne Higgins and Jeanne Bucher; brother, Bud Bevenour;  grandchildren- Andy, Aaron, Adam, EJ, Nicholas, Michael, Matthew, Taylor, Nick, John, Shane, Paul, Joel, Caitlyn, Leigha, Mike, Maura and Genevieve; and 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express special thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Christine and Griswold Home Care, especially Vashti.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 819 Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to Northern Children’s Services, 5301 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128; northernchildren.org

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11 Condolences for John B. “Jack” Bevenour, Sr.

  • Dear my beloved Philly family….my heart broke to hear of my sweet Uncle Jack. I am so grateful that his faith and love of God was so amazingly strong. That in itself gives me peace. I will miss and so will Mom. May y’all find the strength of God’s arms around your you. Ed will certainly miss Jack saying “here comes the Judge”. Ed loved him as well. I wish you peace.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to all of you.

  • My sincere condolences to each one of you. My the peace of knowing he is in Heaven rejoicing with his Maker bring each of you comfort while you grieve.

  • Dear Mrs. Helen Bevenour & Family
    Sorry to hear of Jack’s Passing. I knew him at DuPont he was my supervisor when we were at the Red Mill Bldg. We also bowled on the same team. A very friendly individual. I also worked with Roy and Ed at Day & Zimmerman.
    My prayers are with the family.
    Sincerely, Don LaPointe

  • So sorry to hear about Uncle Jack condolences to all his children and grand children. He always managed to bring a smile to my face. A very special father, husband, brother and uncle! He is at peace now.

  • Deepest condolences to Mrs. Bevenour and all the family. I will always remember him for his smile, personality and giving baseball cards to all the kids at church! May he Rest In Peace, Prayers from the Rigler Family

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Bevenour family for their profound loss.
    I have nothing but fond memories of Mr Bev always taking time out of his day to come and joke around with us as teenagers.
    Such a warm and kind man, family first. He will be sadly missed by all.
    Godspeed Mr.Bev.

  • Condolences to the entire Bevenour family. Our families go back so many tears, to the beginning if UHM as a Parish. My mom & dad, Nibs and Sis Tierney shared a wonderful friendship with him. They shared good times, sad times & working hard times. They all helped to build the IHM community. We send our love.

  • It was an honor to have known him. He was very fun loving man with a huge heart. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all of you,

  • Bevenours my condolences. I was a friend of Johnnys for years and spent a great deal of time in the basement where Jack did his creative hobbies. I started believing that art and design could be a career. I worked 40 years in design thanks to inspirational mentors like Jack. Thank you Mr. Bevenour!

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Bevenour family. I wish Ed had contacted me before Jacks’s passing, so I might’ve enjoyed Jack’s great smile. May he rest in peace.