In Loving Memory
March 13, 1933 ~ August 22, 2023
Jonah was born in Burdine, KY on March 13, 1933. He was one of 7 children and his early years instilled a lifelong passion for God, family and good country living. He spent his high school years as a local baseball enthusiast, and could often be found on the ball field scoring runs for his hometown team the Jenkins Cavaliers.
After he graduated high school, he served his country in the Army until the summer of 1955 when he returned home and married his dream girl, Annie (Wojciechowski) and they settled happily in their hometown where Jonah worked for the postal service and their son, Robbie, was born. They were fortunate to be amid a loving community consisting of parents, grandparents, siblings and close trusted friends. They weren’t rich in material things, but were wealthy beyond belief in family and love. Every holiday was a reason to get together and enjoy gatherings with loved ones.
In 1964, the family moved to Fort Pierce, Florida where Jonah worked as a mechanic at Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach. He became a loyal lifetime member of Southside Christian Church in Fort Pierce, where he and Annie made many cherished friends throughout the years.
Jonah was a quiet, humble man who had a talent for woodworking and often made birdhouses, airplanes and cradles in his workshop to share with neighbors and children. He also had a love of gardening that came straight from those hills of Kentucky and he could often be found outside tending to his vegetable garden and delicious fruit bearing trees. He also enjoyed fishing and living on the Treasure Coast of Florida gave him many opportunities to do so.
Jonah was predeceased by his loving wife Anne and he has missed her every single minute since. Family members that remain to honor their memory include: his son Rob & wife Gina, together with grandson Jack (Aidan), and grandchildren, Gio and Naomi.
The family wishes to thank the staff and physicians at Port Saint Lucie Nursing Facility for their kind loving care in his last few years.
Jonah slipped away quietly into the night on August 22, 2023, which is exactly how he would have wanted. Our hearts rejoice that he is reunited with the love of his life and free from the physical constraints that had slowed him down in the last few years. They will be honored daily by how we carry forward with their beautiful lessons of life, faith and how we treat others.
God’s blessings to all.