John was a proud native of Brooklyn, New York. John grew up on a baseball pitching mound in Brooklyn competing with the best baseball players that New York City had to offer. His team mates included baseball legends like Joe Pepitone, Al Ferrara and Joe Torre. Being a Brooklyn Dodgers fan led him to becoming a life time New York Yankee’s fan. John was a 3rd Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and was part of many events to help under privileged kids learn and play baseball. He always loved music of many different genre’s, from Doo Wop to Rock n’ Roll to Country, John had a love for it all. He was the “unofficial” DJ for many gatherings because his wide breath of music choices.
John worked in the banking industry in New York City as a Systems Analyst and in Payroll facilitation. He was on the ground floor when banks started transitioning from key punch systems to computers. He enjoyed using computers for creating things, online shopping, building his iTunes library and, most especially, to watch major league baseball! He retired and moved to St. Augustine, Florida and later, moved to Sun City, South Caroline where he spent the last years of his life.
He was married to his honey bunch, May, for 57 years but they started “going steady” in their early teens. They built a life together in love and respect for one another with all of life’s struggles and fun along the way. Although a native Brooklynite, John chose to relocate to Staten Island in order to buy a home and raise his family. He made many a Sunday breakfast, ice cream float and spent countless sleepless Christmas Eve’s putting together bikes and other toys for his kids to wake up to on Christmas morning. His children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was endlessly supportive of them and always proud of their accomplishments. John made many friends along the way and they were as important to him as family was. He was a loving and caring man with a great sense of humor who loved to talk baseball, visit with his kids and just hang out with friends.
John was a man who always made time for his family and his friends which enabled him to create many wonderful memories that will comfort them in this difficult time.
John will be watching over his wife of 57 years May David, his children John David, Jr. & his wife Cynthia, Christine Resnick & her husband Dave and Lori Adelfio & her husband Paul, as well as, his grandchildren, Danielle Resnick, Samantha Resnick and Alana Marie David.