Obituary of John Weikel
John (Jack) E. Weikel, age 74, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Jack grew up in Burlington, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Burlington City High School in 1965 and went on to graduate from Trenton State College in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Education.
Jack was a loving and caring father, grandfather, and friend. He absolutely loved spending time with family and friends. Jack served in Vietnam and was awarded a bronze star medal and two purple hearts. Additionally, Jack was a teacher at West Deptford High School for over 30 years. Students and teachers greatly admired Jack’s sense of humor and kindness. A Philadelphia fan and avid lover of sports, Jack spent his time coaching wrestling, basketball, golf, and football and deeply enjoyed sharing his passion for sports with others. Jack loved traveling to islands with his family and residing near the beach in Florida.
Son of the late Dorothy and Edgar Weikel; Jack was the devoted father of Jennifer Abriola (Anthony) and Alisa Palazzi (Mathew). He was the treasured grandfather of Vincent, Luca, and Giavana. Jack will truly be missed by family and friends.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. Christian funeral services will be held at 11:00am. Interment of ashes to follow at 1pm at Finn’s Point National Cemetery, 454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jack Weikel may be made to vva.org/donate or by mailing a check to Vietnam Veterans of America at 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Weikel, please visit Tribute Store