John DePace

John DePace

1923 - 2019

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Obituary of John DePace

John DePace, 95 yrs., Passed away in Houston, TX on 2/28 and will be buried in Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102 Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513.


John previously lived in Marion, MA and Sun City Center, FL.


He is survived by his children Dale Pfefferkorn, Cypress, TX, John (Stephanie) DePace, Hollister, CA, Susan DePace Shaikh,Allen, TX,  Michael (Linda) DePace, Mattapoisett, MA, Grandchildren; Daniel and Khadija Pfefferkorn, Larkspur, CO, Douglass and Amanda Pfefferkorn, Houston, TX, Raabia and Asad Shaikh, Allen, TX, Anthony and Louis DePace, Mattapoisett, MA, and Great-Grandchildren; Sarah and Adam Pfefferkorn, Larkspur, CO, Maxwell, Rebekah, Nathan and Robert Pfefferkorn, Houston, TX.


He was preceded in death by Marcia DePace, his wife of 32 years; Ione DePace his wife of 32 years and the mother of his children; sister, Virginia Witham, brother, Francis DePace, son-in-law, Donald Pfefferkorn.


His favorite pastimes were playing poker and pool with friends, playing 1930’s-1950’s music on his clarinet, and most of all playing on the Cape Cod Old Timers Soft Ball League and pitching on the Seniors Softball World Series teams between 1990 – 2002, where you had to be 70 years old to play on the team. He was especially proud when his picture made the front page of the New York Times Sports Section as the most valuable player.


John was Vice President of Norfolk County Trust Company and President of the Norwood County Chamber of Commerce when he retired. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945 and fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge.

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