John Charles Whiteside

Funeral Information

Home: Parsippany, NJ
Date of Death: April 28, 2011
Place of Birth: Manhatthan, NY
Birthdate: June 22, 1937
Age: 73
Mass: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 9:30 AM St. Mary's RC Church, Denville, NJ
Visitation: Monday, May 02, 2011 2-4 & 7-9PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, Inc., Denville, NJ
Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY


John Charles Whiteside, 73, passed away after a short illness on Thursday April 28, 2011.

John was born in Manhattan, was a resident of Washington Heights, moved to Denville in 1968 where his children were raised, he became a resident of New York City and then Parsippany. He was a 1959 graduate of Manhattan College where he majored in Liberal Arts. John was a Regent of his fraternity, ASB while in Manhattan College and he was very proud to be a Jasper. John was a retired Insurance Executive who worked many years for the St. Paul-Seaboard Surety Company.

John is survived by his children, John Whiteside of Denville, Robert Whiteside and his wife Judy of Chatham, Anne Hamtil and her husband James of Whippany, and Eileen Potts and her husband Jeffrey of Vernon, his five grandchildren, Tommy Whiteside, Meghan Hamtil, Alec Reda, Brandon Reda, and Madyson Potts, his sister, Colleen Sullivan and her husband William of Naples, FL, and his companion Lauren Fransen of Queens, NY.

John's funeral will be conducted from Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ,, (please light a candle in memory of John on web site), on Tuesday May 3rd at 8:30am for a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial service at St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ, committal and interment service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Relatives and friends will be received on Monday May 2nd at the funeral home from 2-4&7-9pm.


Anne Whiteside Hamtil 2011-04-29 20:21:36
Dear Dad, My heart is aching because you are not here on earth with us anymore. I know that you will be with me everyday watching over me and taking care of all of your "chickadees". I will miss you every day for the rest of my life and love you forever Dear Old Dad...xxxooo Love, Anne
Eileen Potts 2011-04-29 21:26:17
My "Dear Old Dad", You will be greatly missed and you will live on in our hearts and souls forever. I will cherish the memories and am so proud of the heritage that you have passed down to us. I am truly blessed. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~Irish Blessing I love you..."Ralph" (Eileen)
Bob Whiteside 2011-04-29 21:29:44
Dad - We love you dearly and will miss you. We have so many fond memories and will never forget you. Rest in peace Dad.
John 2011-04-29 22:05:22
Dear Dad, As I walk the earth for the first time without you here I think about how much I'll miss you. As my father you're my greatest friend and advocate. I don't know what else to say except that I love you so much and may the Lord lift you up on wings as in eagles... -John-
Tommy Whiteside 2011-04-29 22:34:45
Dear Grandpa, you will always be missed and I will never forget the time we spent together.
Bernie O'Prey 2011-04-29 23:49:42
From our very first encounter at the age of 5 my life has been enriched and brightened by your deep enduring and faithful friendship. Circumstanses preclude my making it to your final salute. You are permanently in ou hearts in the very highest tradition of fraternal love. Semper, Semper, Bernie & Evelyn
Julie Arteaga 2011-04-30 02:33:23
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland Thank you Mr.Whiteside for your beautiful family that I so have grown to love as my own. You are leaving behind a piece of you that I can say I am proud to know. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. With love and sympathy, Julie
Dottie & Stan 2011-04-30 15:36:12
Rest in Peace John, it was a pleasure knowing you and being part of such a terrific family. God Go with With,,,
The Nahass Family 2011-04-30 23:18:26
Aunt Colleen, we are so sorry to hear of your loss..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Bill rolfs 2011-05-01 01:02:26
Dear Aunt Colleen and uncle bill, So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, god bless. Love Billy and sue
Bill rolfs 2011-05-01 01:03:26
Dear Aunt Colleen and uncle bill, So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, god bless. Love Billy and sue
Bill rolfs 2011-05-01 01:03:30
Dear Aunt Colleen and uncle bill, So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, god bless. Love Billy and sue
Bill rolfs 2011-05-01 01:03:33
Dear Aunt Colleen and uncle bill, So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, god bless. Love Billy and sue
Juliette Relihan 2011-05-01 03:26:43
Dear Jack, I am sure my John was there to welcome you to that place where pain has no meaning. You left too soon and leave behind family for whom your passing is unbearable. Keep watch over all who loved you and give them strength to help each other. Till we meet again......
CHRISTINE QUAGLINO 2011-05-01 14:17:29
madyson 2011-05-02 00:09:31
dear,grandpa u will always be in my heart hope u have a good life with god u are a good memory to me love,madyson
Mariam George 2011-05-02 12:57:27
My condolences to Anne & family on the passing of her father. Love, Mariam
Marge Hughes 2011-05-02 14:23:22
Bill and I recall many happy times spent with Jack at Colleen and Bill's family gatherings. They will always be cherished memories. Jack had a joyous ability to light up a room. He will be very missed, but not forgotten, and will live on in the hearts of his loving family and friends.
Jackie Fontes 2011-05-02 17:53:06
Heartfelt sympathy for all the family. Our prayers always. With love, Jackie and Family
Ray O"Prey 2011-05-03 13:03:08
Pleasant memories & Blessings on all Whitesides
Carrie-Anne Burroughs 2011-05-03 13:04:21
My thoughts & prayers are with always.
Brandon reda 2011-05-05 05:14:45
Love you Grandpa RIP
Denise Crockett 2011-05-07 19:02:00
Lauren's family extends their sincere condolences to John's children, his grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law.
John Jr's eulogy 2011-07-28 13:19:35
Dad's Eulogy Saint Thomas Aquinas said "the glory of God is in the morning." Good morning everyone. Dad, I hope you don't mind I have to wear your glasses in order to read what I wrote. Father Rich, I know you and my father became friends which is why you're here. Thank you all for being here today to remember my father. In my father's final days he tried to get out of bed. We asked him where he was going? He said, jogging...” My father did a marathon. We didn't know at the time when we brought him to the hospital that he would be doing the run for the roses. I was there for him when he crossed the finish line. He must have wanted it that way as we're now forever and always connected and he wants for me to share this with Bob, Anne, Eileen and everyone else who was there for him in his final days and hours. As he passed I was able to look into his eyes, give him a hug and let him know how much we all loved him and let him know how proud we are of him. Anyway, the magnolia trees are in bloom this morning on Magnolia Ave. My father loved to sing and had a nickname as the canary at Manhattan College. He was terrific at singing the Irish songs. Dad was a lifeguard at Rockaway Beach in NY where he made numerous saves. He was our greatest friend and my greatest advocate. When I first moved back to Denville my father and I took a ride around town and he reminded me that I went to school at Lakeview as we drove past on Cooper Rd. Thanks Dad as I had almost forgotten. Dad always made you feel as you belong which is why he was a magnet as a personality. His stubbornness and persistence paid off for him as perseverance in many regards in his professional life. He cared more for us as his kids than he did for himself. He would have done anything for us and has always wanted the best for us. I feel he didn't want to be a burden to us. That's alright Dad. I know we have had our pain in the neck moments which must have been burdensome to you. Dad too, amongst many things was at times our Little League coach. Of course as things happened later in life, it was always “not little league anymore my man” as he might say. He has always been there for me in difficult times and in times of trouble. When I look into the mirror I see more and more of my father. Our dear old Dad, your grandfather, your brother, your relative, your dearest friend lives in heaven and within each of us in our hearts. We are all forever and always connected. I love you so much Dad.. beyond how words can express it. Rest in peace ... until we're together again. Your most loving son, John
Anne Whiteside Hamtil 2012-04-29 02:04:52
Dear Dad, It has been a year since you left us. I miss you every day and I pray that you are in a happy place looking down and taking care of all of us who are so missing you. I pray that you are with us when Meghan makes her First Holy Communion next Saturday. Love you and miss you Dad. Love, Anne
Anne Whiteside Hamtil 2012-06-17 22:49:44
Another Father's Day without you Dad. I thought it might be easier each year, but it isn't. Love you and miss you every day.Happy Father's Day! Love, Annn