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Mr. John Jeffrey Holstein, Jr.

Obituary for Mr. John Jeffrey Holstein, Jr.

August 10, 1961 - January 7, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 60

Loving husband and father


John Jeffrey Holstein, Jr. died peacefully at home on January 7, 2022. He was born in Coatesville, PA to John (Jack)Holstein and Bernadine Holstein (Gill) on August 10, 1961. He was an active volunteer in numerous Coatesville area volunteer fire departments from the age of 16 until he moved to the Atlantic City area at the age of 23. He worked for the West Jersey Paramedic Unit in the Atlantic/Cape May County area. He married his wife Lisa (Veit) in 1989. Later that year on September 11, 1989 he became a Fire Service Paramedic for the Philadelphia Fire Department. John received Paramedic of the Year in 2009, 2 Hero Awards, a Valor Award, numerous Unit Citations and Accommodations. He was a former member of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipe and Drum band. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing softball with one of the fire department's teams and fishing. He was the type of guy that was willing to help anyone. He touched many people's lives in a special way.
He is preceded in death by his father Jack Holstein.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years Lisa and daughter Rosalyn; his mother Bernadine Holstein of Honey Brook; his sister Bernie Ann Smith (Hower) of Parkesburg; 2 nieces; 5 nephews; 1 great niece and 1 great nephew.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Hero Scholarship Fund.

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