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Obituary for John "Jack" Callan Leming

April 15, 2019
Cape May Point, New Jersey

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John "Jack" Callan Leming, 78, of Cape May Point, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 15th, 2019.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, he graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and then received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph's University.

Jack loved sports, including his Phillies and beloved Super Bowl Champion Eagles, and would often be seen cheering on his children and grandchildren from the sidelines. He played football, basketball, and baseball growing up. Jack was named to the first team Financial League all-star teams in both baseball and basketball. He was also honored to be drafted to play for the Dregger All-Stars Basketball Team (a semi-professional team who played games at Convention Hall prior to the Philadelphia Warrior's games).

Jack spent most of his life enjoying Cape May Point – his favorite place on earth, and where he met his one true love, Eileen. Jack in his early years guarded the Point beaches as a lifeguard, and more recently, served as a volunteer firefighter and Treasurer to the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Many days Jack would be found working in his prize winning garden or in one of the flower beds around the Point, including at St. Agnes. Jack was an avid fisherman and boater. He shared his love of the sea and boating with all of his family, friends, fellow Pointers, and boaters in Florida. While in Florida, Jack proudly served as Commodore to the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club.

Jack was a true family man and friend to many. Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Eileen (Fox); his three loving sons, John Jr. (Connie), Steven (Sue), and Patrick (Jennifer); his adoring grandchildren, Eric (Amanda), Ashley, Madison, Matthew, Sean, Jack, and Jude; his great grandchild, Bryn; his brothers, Albert and Robert; his sister, Laura; many nieces and nephews; and many close and loyal friends. Preceded in death by his parents, George Jr. and Catharine, and his brother, George III.

Family and friends are invited to Jack's Life Celebration and visitation at St. Agnes Church, 501 Cape Avenue, Cape May Point, New Jersey, on April 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marianist Retreat Center, 301 Cape Avenue, P.O. Box 488, Cape May Point, New Jersey, or Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, P.O. Box 291, Cape May Point, New Jersey, noting donation in Jack's memory.

To share your fondest memory of Jack please visit www.jeffriesandkeates.com
Family services by Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, Northfield.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marianist Retreat Center, 301 Cape Avenue, P.O. Box 488, Cape May Point, New Jersey, noting donation in Jack's memory.
  • Marianist Retreat Center
    301 Cape Avenue,
    P.O. Box 488
    Cape May Point, NJ
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, P.O. Box 291, Cape May Point, New Jersey, noting donation in Jack's memory.
  • Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
    P.O. Box 291
    Cape May Point, NJ

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228 Infield Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225
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