John "Jack" Henry Grovatt AFCM U.S. Navy Retired
January 17, 1947 - May 4, 2024
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Family Church Port Charlotte
20035 Quesada Ave.
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
941-629-0444 | Map
Thursday 5/23, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 23 at 2:00 pm followed at 3:00 pm by a Celebration of Life Service at Family Church PC in Port Charlotte, FL.

Family Church Port Charlotte
20035 Quesada Ave.
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
941-629-0444 | Map
Thursday 5/23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3 pm at Family Church PC in Port Charlotte, FL.

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, Florida 34241
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Friday 5/24, 9:30 am

Full Military Honors conducted by the United States Navy and American Legion Post 159 will take place the following morning on Friday, May 24, at 9:30 am at Sarasota National Cemetery located in Sarasota, FL.

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John (Jack) Henry Grovatt, age 77, AFCM U.S. Navy Retired, was “piped over the side for the final time on Saturday, May 4, 2024, as he transferred from this earthly life to his eternal home with his Savior. The youngest of three sons, Jack was born on January 17, 1947, in Mount Holly NJ. His…

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David Mackie left a message on May 23, 2024:
I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a good man and a true friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Jack, I will see you on the other side my friend.
sandra H. Finlen left a message on May 20, 2024:
I was shocked and so very saddened when I learned of Jack's passing. I have no words. It happened so quickly. How well I remember him...all those years our families spent together with Norfolk Christian: all those ball games, all the monthly prayer meetings, all the room mother events. I love your family dearly. Jack was a HUGE help to me after my separation and eventual divorce. He was always willing with his great big heart to help out in any way. My prayers for Father's comfort are with you all.
Greg and Anne Tymulty left a message on May 17, 2024:
We are so saddened by the sudden passing of Jack. He (along with Irene) was such a a loyal and dependable friend to Phyllis and Keith (our parents) in good times and in bad. Even with his own health struggles, he was there to help Phyllis care for Keith or come to the rescue when needed. We are so grateful for the selfless love he showed for both of them. He will be greatly missed here on earth but we know he is celebrating in heaven with Jesus!
Debbie Abrams Foulks & Lynn Abrams Valente left a message on May 13, 2024:
So very sorry of your loss. From your NJ cousins.
Robert J Turcic, USN, LCDR(Ret) left a message on May 13, 2024:
My heart is completely broken leaving me at a complete loss for words. Jack was like a surrogate father to me after my father had passed. I was on active duty in an Officer Commissioning Program and renting a room in his wonderful home. I felt truly blessed to be a part of his amazing family. He always placed service to others above himself. I can never repay the Grovatt family for everything they did for me, including Jack being my best man when I got married. I will miss him dearly and pray for the Grovatt family that God grant them the strength, edge, and perseverance to carrying Jack's legacy forward, and continuing work in God's name.
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Dana & Sammy Cohen left a message on May 10, 2024:
Dear Irene and family, We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We will be in prayer for you all. Love in Christ, Sammy & Dana
Brian and Dianne Caffrey left a message on May 9, 2024:
Our sincere sympathies to you and all of your family, Irene. Jack was a wonderful man. I often mention meeting him when we arrived in Bobcat and our connection to his brother's garage. I pray you find strength in knowing that Jack is no longer suffering and is rejoicing in the arms of our Lord. He could be in no better place. He will always have a place in the hearts and memories of all the people he touched.
Margie Ackerman left a message on May 9, 2024:
I will always remember helping Jack work on the property out in the country in Chesapeake. He was a servant & leader.
Billy and Norma Burk left a message on May 9, 2024:
Irene and family, our hearts break with you. We are so sorry Jack has passed away. Our prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. We love you and your whole family. ❤️
Fern left a message on May 9, 2024:
My heart was broken today when I read this! Words can’t express my sorrow but know I am here when you are in need of a shoulder. Sometimes we have to lift each other up in times like this. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have walked this path and know how much friends can mean to you. We are here!
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