David Allen John


David Allen John, 56, of Chester, N.J., died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while riding his bicycle on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
He was born Sept. 22, 1962, a son of the late Margaret Gilchrist and Reynolds John of Shamokin, Pa.

David graduated from Line Mountain High School and Bloomsburg University. He proudly served in the Army before working for several pharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he was senior manager, quality systems-external manufacturing for Bausch Health in Bridgewater, N.J.

Dave is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Jo John; his daughter, Laura Berntsen and her husband Matthew; his nephew, Stephen John; his stepdaughters, Caroline and Lauren Belenski; his stepson, Christopher Belenski and his wife Bethany; his precious grandson John Liam Berntsen; and four sisters, Angela Wilkinson and her partner Keith Troutman, Cindy Erdman and her husband Ken, Dianne DiGiovanni, and Susan Pu and her husband Tony.
Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Reynolds John and his wife Christine.

A celebration of Dave's life will include a memorial gathering from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Route 206), Chester, N.J. (908) 879-3090. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church in Long Valley, N.J.
Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dave's memory to the Long Valley Presbyterian Church, 39 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853, or to the Zerbe Township REC Committee, c/o Deb Hetzendorf, 425 Scott St., Trevorton, PA, 17881.
For online condolences and information, visit www.leberfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2019
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3 posts

Cheryl Gilchrist
May 16, 2019
Went to elementary and middle school with David, and he's my husband's cousin also. Much to young to be called home. Sending the family thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace David!
Reginald Halton
May 15, 2019
David is a true Saint, loving husband and cared so much for his family. We will miss you so, so much and will keep the family in our prayers.
May 13, 2019
I dont know you but thats horrible rest in peace.