John Staitz, Sr.

November 6, 1928 - October 1, 2014
John Staitz, Sr.

John Staitz Sr of Wilmington North Carolina; the proud Serbian son of Ivan and Mary of Yugoslavia, peaceably joined his wife of fifty years Betty Marie on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.

A former Merchant Marine and a twenty year Army and Air Force Veteran who proudly served and fought in World War II and Vietnam.

He is survived by his sons John Staitz Jr of Wilmington, Paul Troy Staitz of Wilmington and Step-daughter and son-in-law Susan and Rick Jackson of Carolina Beach, NC.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington, North Carolina.
A hard working Father who will be missed but now will be free of pain.

We love you Dad

Give Mom a kiss for us.

Please share condolences with the family at

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • October 05, 2014
    John Lovett says:
    So sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you.