November 12, 1937 – March 21, 2018
John James Ross, 80, of Acworth, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Ross lived in New Jersey before relocating to Georgia. Mr. Ross served his country in the US Army from 1961, until 1963. He retired as a zoning and code enforcement officer with Manchester Township, NJ and was of the Roman Catholic faith. Surviving are his wife of 55 ½ years, Carol J. Ross; children, Suzanne (Michael) Rainwater and John James (Antoinette) Ross, Jr; grandchildren, Cole, Gabriella, Dean, John David, and Gina.
Judith Catherine Heider
Mrs. Judith Catherine Heider, age 76, of Dallas, GA., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Judith was born on October 25, 1941 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a daughter to the late Nicholas Hill and Catherine Ulmann Hill. Mrs. Heider spent most of her younger years in Lebanon with her family. In 1964 Judith met and married the love of her life John Heider and the two built a beautiful life together. Eventually the two had their two children and made their way down to Georgia. When Judith wasn’t raising her two boys, she enjoyed playing radio games; she won countless prizes and trips while playing these games. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family. Judith was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend; she will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Along with her parents, Judith is preceded in death by one sister, Betty Ann Rean. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, John Heider; two sons, Chris Heider, wife Karen, of East Kingston, NH, and Kevin Heider, wife Bree, of Dallas, GA; two brothers, Nicholas Hill and Bruce Hill; two grandchildren Adelyn Heider and Ava Heider, and one step-grandson Andrew Hord; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends also survive.
August 26, 1932 – April 28, 2018
John Francis Kenney, 85, of Marco Island, FL and Nantucket, MA, died peacefully on Saturday, April 28th, surrounded by his immediate family. John was born in Salem, MA, and was a graduate of Cheshire Academy and the University of Bridgeport, CT where he was a three-sport athlete. John was a veteran of the U.S Army and served during the Korean War as a detonation specialist, stationed in Oklahoma. His career in retailing spanned more than 30 years, serving as the general manager for Jordan Marsh in Massachusetts, and Kline’s Department Stores in Illinois and Michigan.
John was a civic leader and deeply involved in various charitable organizations. He was an active Rotarian in Adrian MI, Marco Island, FL and Nantucket, MA, serving as President of the Marco Island Rotary, and was a Paul Harris Award recipient. John took numerous trips internationally with Rotary, including a medical missionary trip to Poland after the defeat of communism. He was involved with Polio Plus and worked to raise money for Rotary’s humanitarian causes throughout his lifetime.
John was a founding member of the Marco Island Men’s Club and was on the steering committee for the JFCS Dementia Respite Program of Marco Island. He served on the Vestry for St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island, where a service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m.
He was known for his gourmet cooking, and authored numerous cookbooks for charitable causes. John was also a master woodcarver, and honed his skills carving whales during his summers on Nantucket Island. A life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he had a keen sense of humor, and will be remembered most for his love for his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was actively involved in all of their activities, and travelled far and wide to be a part of their lives.
John is survived by his wife, Judith and their three children, Tara Grassey (Gary) of Winchester, MA; Crane Kenney (Kelly) of Winnetka, IL; and Erica Fox (Brian), of Kennesaw, GA, (St. Clare Parishioners) and his 10 grandchildren: Jack, Ryan, Michael, Sophie, Aidan, Patrick, Clare, Emma, Caroline and Sean.