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#1 JBaymore

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

Sorry I've been away for a while and not answering any questions or doing much in the way of moderation on the forums.

It has been a very tough week. On Saturday morning 4/27/13 at 12:30 AM, my father, John Robert Baymore Jr., passed away after a week long battle after having emergency major abdominal surgery on Monday evening 4/22. He was 94. My wife and I were with him all week, and in his very last moments.

He was a World War II verteran, serving as a Staff Sargent and Military Police officer in the 1st Army Dvision. He was in the Normandy Invasion, and once found himself alone behind enemy lines on a motorcycle during the Battle of the Bulge. A musician, he was the director of the 1st Army Band while in Europe. He worked for himself as an interior decorator, specializing in fine wallcoverings and detailed painting work. An amazing golfer since his 40's, up until shortly before his death, he was still able to shoot his age.

Visitation and funeral services will be at 10 AM at the Tuttle Funeral Home on Route 10 W in Randolph, NJ on Tuesday 4/30/13. Donations in lieu of flowers can go to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

I'll be back involved more soon.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:19 PM

So sorry to hear that, John. Sounds like your father lived a full and extraordinary life.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:45 PM

My thoughts are with you.
Your fathers life was one full life it sounds. One of the greatest generation for sure.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

Sorry I've been away for a while and not answering any questions or doing much in the way of moderation on the forums.

It has been a very tough week. On Saturday morning 4/27/13 at 12:30 AM, my father, John Robert Baymore Jr., passed away after a week long battle after having emergency major abdominal surgery on Monday evening 4/22. He was 94. My wife and I were with him all week, and in his very last moments.

He was a World War II verteran, serving as a Staff Sargent and Military Police officer in the 1st Army Dvision. He was in the Normandy Invasion, and once found himself alone behind enemy lines on a motorcycle during the Battle of the Bulge. A musician, he was the director of the 1st Army Band while in Europe. He worked for himself as an interior decorator, specializing in fine wallcoverings and detailed painting work. An amazing golfer since his 40's, up until shortly before his death, he was still able to shoot his age.

Visitation and funeral services will be at 10 AM at the Tuttle Funeral Home on Route 10 W in Randolph, NJ on Tuesday 4/30/13. Donations in lieu of flowers can go to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

I'll be back involved more soon.

best,

.....................john


Sorry to hear of your loss John. It sounds as though you were not one of those disconnected sons. I have close relationship with my dad, and am hoping to be able to continue it for a while longer as he is my best friend-he is 86. My prayers go with you.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

So sorry for your loss. May we all be so lucky to live such a full, long life.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

So sorry for your loss John. Sounds like your Dad was a good man ... golfers I know would envy a long life on the links too.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

I too am very sorry for your loss. Take care Trina

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

I am sorry for your loss- He sounds like an amazing man. I will keep you and your family in mind and send comfort your way.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

I am so sorry, John. I am glad you were able to be with him. Please take good care of yourself.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

John;
Our thoughts are with you at this tough time. We'll be thinking of you. It sounds like your father was a great man.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

My condolences to you and your family for your loss.


John, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing...I wish you peace during this difficult time.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. May you cherish your memories of him and find comfort from them.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

My condolences on your loss, John. Your father seems to have been a major factor in your life. Long may you treasure his memory.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

Sorry I've been away for a while and not answering any questions or doing much in the way of moderation on the forums.

It has been a very tough week. On Saturday morning 4/27/13 at 12:30 AM, my father, John Robert Baymore Jr., passed away after a week long battle after having emergency major abdominal surgery on Monday evening 4/22. He was 94. My wife and I were with him all week, and in his very last moments.

He was a World War II verteran, serving as a Staff Sargent and Military Police officer in the 1st Army Dvision. He was in the Normandy Invasion, and once found himself alone behind enemy lines on a motorcycle during the Battle of the Bulge. A musician, he was the director of the 1st Army Band while in Europe. He worked for himself as an interior decorator, specializing in fine wallcoverings and detailed painting work. An amazing golfer since his 40's, up until shortly before his death, he was still able to shoot his age.

Visitation and funeral services will be at 10 AM at the Tuttle Funeral Home on Route 10 W in Randolph, NJ on Tuesday 4/30/13. Donations in lieu of flowers can go to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

I'll be back involved more soon.

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.....................john


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#16 Nancy S.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

John, I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:28 PM

John, best wishes to you and your family. Your father sounds like a great man. I only hope my life can be as full.
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

He was laid to rest on the Tuesday before I left for China, with full military honors. His younger brother Paul, a very good younger friend, my older daughter's husband, and I were pall bearers. A group of family and friends honored his long life that day. I miss him.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

He was laid to rest on the Tuesday before I left for China, with full military honors. His younger brother Paul, a very good younger friend, my older daughter's husband, and I were pall bearers. A group of family and friends honored his long life that day. I miss him.

best,

..............john


It is good that you were able to be there for him, sorry again for you loss. Full military honors is just that very honorable, good for all of you. Best wishes. . . Pres

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