John F. Webb, Jr. of Naples, Florida passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at home with his wife by his side. He was 68 years old.
John was born in Fort Eustis, Virginia to John F. Webb, Sr. and Nola McElroy Webb. John’s father was a career U.S. Army Officer and because of that John spent much of his childhood years travelling the country and the world with his family. He spent seven years in Japan where he began his lifelong love affair with baseball. His love of sports continued when he returned stateside and he grew to become a diehard, lifelong NY Yankees and NY Giants fan (Win or Lose!!!). He attended Woodbridge High School where he played football and he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Kean University. He married the love of his life, Eileen in 1976. They resided in Jackson, NJ for 34 years before making the full-time move to Naples, FL in 2016.
John was a Lieutenant with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office where he worked for 25 years. While working with the Sheriff’s Office he developed his passion for scuba diving and was a member of the department’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team. Scuba diving became one of the main requirements in all of his vacation planning. Eileen always joined him but while he dived, she enjoyed her time at the floating bar with a good book. He was also a member of the department’s Pistol Team. During his years with the Sheriff’s Office John was blessed to work with a wonderful group of people and made many lifelong friendships.
He was an avid reader, took great pride in his many home improvement projects and enjoyed working in the backyard. He loved music and had a vinyl collection that most would envy. During his retirement years he developed an odd affinity for old TV crime shows which constantly overwhelmed the DVR. His greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends; from simple get togethers to our treasured family vacations at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. He was known for his facetious wit, his sense of humor and his kind and compassionate spirit. His nieces, nephews and godchildren adored him. During the past several years John suffered more than his fair share of health issues and was affectionately called “the cat with nine lives” by those who knew him well. He faced the challenges that God gave him with a spirit of grace and courage seldom seen. Throughout his struggles, his furry friends (Daisy, Snickers, Maile and Roo) were always at his side and waited patiently every morning for the bacon to drop.
John was predeceased by his parents, John and Nola Webb, his brother Michael, his sister Patricia Triano, his brother-in-law Walter Addiss and his four-legged companions, Polo and Mimi.
He is survived by his loving wife Eileen, his “adopted” daughter Alisa Accardi and granddaughter Aviana Accardi, his sisters-in-law Maureen Addiss, Denise Farrell, Dawn Farrell and Sue Farrell, his brothers-in-law Joseph Farrell, Robert Farrell and William Farrell and his many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
After four years of being wheelchair bound John is now happily walking along the golden roads of Heaven. We have a new Guardian Angel in Heaven who will continue to watch over his loved ones while beginning an eternity of love, happiness and peace.
Arrangements were completed by Fuller Funeral Home in Naples, FL. A private viewing was held for the family and a Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at St. William Roman Catholic Church, 601 Seagate Drive in Naples.
If you’d like to make a donation in honor of John’s memory, the family requests that donations be sent to the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187.