John F. Justison, Jr.
February 12, 1944 - March 1, 2023
John F. Justison, Jr., age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on February 12, 1944, he was a son of the late John F. and Eleanor F. (Wright) Justison, Sr. John was a graduate of Salesianum School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Delaware State University. He had a successful career as a salesman of office supply products.
Dedicated to his faith, John was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He held several roles with the church including Lector, Parish Counselor, Eucharistic Minister, and also taught CCD. John was also active in his community as a member of the Wilmington Manor Lion’s Club and a coach for the Suburban Little League. When he wasn’t busy helping others, he could often be found outside. John loved to go fishing and crabbing, and spent countless hours tending to his garden. He also enjoyed carving ducks. Most of all, John loved to support his family. He could always be seen cheering on his kids and grandkids at all their sporting events.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond Justison and Christine Justison Ruggerio; brother-in-law, Thomas Ruggerio; and nieces, Chelsea Ann Ruggerio and Laurie Justison. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary F. Justison; children, John F. Justison III (Karen) and Erin M. Igo (Patrick); grandchildren, Brooke Justison (David McKee), Caitlin and Abaigeal Igo; brothers, Vincent Justison (Cheryl), Fredrick Justison (Sabrina), James Justison, and Frank Almeida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 or online by clicking here.