John Joseph Deeb, 75, of Manchester, CT passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. He was the son of the late Peter and Dorothy (Miller) Deeb. Jack, as he was known to many, was born in Willimantic, CT on December 20, 1943.
He attended local schools, to include Mitchell College in New London and Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic. In 1965, he went to the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. In September 1966 he graduated and worked in Centerbrook Conn. at the Robinson and Wright Funeral Home as an Apprentice Embalmer. On July 4, 1967 he came to the Holmes Funeral Home in Manchester, where he was employed as a Funeral Director for 38 years until he retired in December 2010. John also owned DEEB Insurance Services of Manchester. John was a member of the B.P.O.E. 1893 of Manchester, American Society of Notaries, The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, and was also very active in the Manchester Republican Town Committee, where he was Vice Chairman for many years, later to become Chairman. He was a member of the Commission on Human Relations, the Housing Commission and the Cheney Hall Foundation, The Northeast Border Terrier Club, Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum and the Manchester Historical Society.
John was predeceased by his brother Peter and sister Dorothy. He is survived by two nieces, Patty Argiroff, of Belview, NJ and Debbie Argiroff of Milton, FL. John also leaves his long-time friend, Carol Kittle of Manchester.
Jack will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends he leaves behind. He will always be remembered as “A true patriotic American working tirelessly for the town of Manchester, Connecticut“.
There will be Calling Hours Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with an Elks Ritual at 7:00 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home. A Committal Service will follow at 12:00 noon at the New Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, CT.
Memorial Donations may be maede to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN; Connecticut Eye Bank at New Britain General Hospital; Connecticut Public Television and the Community Food Pantry @ Manchester Area Conference of Churches.
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