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John William Pope

Posted By Hall-Wynne On June 11, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

John William Pope, age 79, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Duke Medical Center. John was born on October 29, 1933 in Queens Village, NY to the late John W. and Pearl Bardenstein Pope.

He and his wife, Gerry, retired to Durham in 1998 to be closer to their daughter and her family. He was an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Durham and a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree.

A mentor to many young men, John was deeply involved with the Scouting community in New York and Durham for more than 60 years. He held numerous positions in Boy Scouting including: Scoutmaster of several troops; District Commissioner; and member of the Sagamore Adult Service Troop in Long Island, NY.

John had been active in the Fifty Plus Club at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham and served as president for the past eight years.

John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Gerry Pope of Durham; his daughter, Gerry Pope Young and husband, Chris, also of Durham; and two grandchildren, Caroline and Christopher.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Matthew Catholic Church by Reverend Thanh Nguyen. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to: Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council, John Pope Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund, 3231 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604

On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com.


Condolences for the family of “John William Pope”

Condolence from Andy, Kim, Kaylee & Andrew Sciacca on June 13th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Condolence from Angela Council on June 13th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry,
We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Wes, Angela, Anthony, Abigail, Andrew and Addison Council

Condolence from Pearl Kloster on June 13th, 2013 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We will all miss him greatly.

Condolence from Josefa King on June 13th, 2013 12:00 am

To my best bowling partner. Enjoyed bowling with him.

Condolence from Lari Hatley on June 14th, 2013 12:00 am

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Lari Hatley

Condolence from Rumi and Jerry Gaughan on June 14th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. John will be missed. Our thought and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sharon Sebolt on June 14th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry and Family – I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon and Bob and Leo

Condolence from Theresa Robertson on June 14th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry,
We were so sad to hear of John’s death. Mother and I enjoyed seeing him every week at St. Matthews. With deepest sympathy – Theresa Robertson and Marcella Swanson

Condolence from Yvonne From The Elks Lodge on June 14th, 2013 12:00 am

My condolences go out to the Pope Family. He taught me a lot about salads.

Condolence from Kathie Welsh-Bohmer on June 15th, 2013 12:00 am

To the Young/Pope family.
We just learned of your loss. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
The Bohmer family: Patrick, Kathie,Nathan & Elise

Condolence from Caroline Connor on June 20th, 2013 12:00 am

Gerry and family…we are so very sorry for your loss. I said a prayer for your dad at the Vatican. Please extend our condolences to your mom.

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