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John Pillion

January 15, 1945 ~ February 05, 2024

John Pillion of Vero Beach, Florida, age 79, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024, with his wife Carol by his side.
John was born in Morristown, NJ on January 15, 1945. He was the youngest son of George and Helen Pillion, of Whippany, NJ. John graduated from Hanover Park High School in 1963. He went on to serve in the United States Army, followed by twenty-two years with the Department of Defense located in Morristown, New Jersey. He also served in the New Jersey National Guard. He held various positions during these years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1987. John then went on to work at Home Depot in East Hanover, was a school bus driver in the Pocono School District and finished out his working life as a shuttle bus driver at the Vero Beach Airport.
John had many interests including watching Nascar, gardening, detailing cars, swimming and spending quality time with his family, most importantly his three grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed watching all the various activities and sports they were involved in.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Carol (Sidney). Devoted father to Lisa, her husband Eric; and Lori and her husband Doug. Proud grandfather of Eric, Peyton and Camryn. Dear brother of Jean Collins of Tucson, Arizona.
John was predeceased by his parents Helen and George Pillion, his brother George and his sister Elizabeth Wheat.
At this time, no funeral services are planned per John’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Lynn Vitale

February 13, 2024, 5:00 am

Carol, Lori, Lisa and all, I’m so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my most sincere condolences to you all. May his memory be a blessing.


February 13, 2024, 11:31 am

A truly wonderful man, loved by all is family and friends. He had the most gregarious laugh of anyone I knew and made everyone around him laugh.

I will have wonderful memories of our time together.

He is with the Lord now and peaceful. We will be togther again forever.

Ronald Grant

February 13, 2024, 12:48 pm

I will miss you very much, Uncle John. My thoughts, prayers and love are with Aunt Carol, Lisa and Lori and family. Thank you for your service to our country and for so many wonderful memories and hearty laughs.
Rest in Peace.

Haddy Abbott

February 16, 2024, 4:44 pm

Dear Carol and Family,

John was a kindred soul who blessed the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
I’ll never forget the days we spent with you and John in the Poconos. We thought it was such a big deal taking a picture in John’s Corvette. Needless to say, we got in the car but could barely get out. John to the rescue. I can still hear his laughter, a mighty hardy one at that.
The Indy 500 will never be the same without John rooting them on.

Until we meet again. Gone but not forgotten.

Marie and Smitty Smith

March 11, 2024, 12:54 am

Carol, Lori, Lisa and families, o
Our sympathy and prayers are with you. We are so sorry.

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