John VanderZweep Obituary

John Tjeerd VanderZweep
John Tjeerd VanderZweep

January 24, 1935 - February 21, 2019
Born in Friesland, Netherlands
Resided in San Jose, California


It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of John Tjeerd VanderZweep on Thursday February 21, 2019 at the age of 84 years, peacefully with his family by his side.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years Greta, and his 4 children, daughter Beatrix, and sons Robert, Jeff, and Tim. His memory will be cherished by his siblings, Siebe (Netty), Ben, Betty, Vicky, Theresa, Edward (Gerda), and Nellie. John was predeceased by his loving parents Jeltje and Pier VanderZweep, brothers Sjerd, Teake (Jessie), sister Mary (Stan), brother and sister in laws, Tony, Adrian, Pierre, Joe, George, along with many other family and friends.

John was born on January 24, 1935 in Friesland, Netherlands. The family immigrated to Canada in 1950 and bought a farm near Balmoral Canada, where they fulfilled their dream of owning and operating a dairy farm.

John met his love Greta in Balmoral Canada, then married in Winnipeg in 1963 and later that year moved to California, USA. John enjoyed his life with Greta raising their 4 wonderful children. He worked as a mechanical engineer most of his life, talented at building and fixing most anything. Enjoyed boating, being near the ocean, riding his bike (electric at times), good food, and his quiet naps. He happily retired at the age of 55, where he successfully found joy in stock trading for many years. He lived his life honestly, with integrity and had a great sense of humor. John will be forever loved and missed by all his family and friends.

On March 4, 2019 John was laid to rest at the beautiful Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos, California.

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Funeral Home
Lima & Campagna Mortuaries Sunnyvale Mortuary
1315 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA US 94087