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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