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John M. Zarr Jr.

November 19, 1946 August 3, 2018
John M. Zarr Jr.
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Obituary for John M. Zarr Jr.

Peoria-John M. Zarr Jr., age 71, passed away August, 3, 2018.

He was born November 19, 1946 to John and Agnes C. (Fried) Zarr in Baltimore, Maryland. He wed Janet F. Giffhorn on May 30, 1970 in Peoria. Surviving are his children Joy Griffiths of Peoria and John M. Zarr III of Peoria as well as four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet and daughter Jill Zarr.

John and his parents were devout charter members of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from Caterpillar in 2008 after working 42 years as well as being a member of UAW Local 974. He enjoyed working on model trains and steam engines in his spare time. He loved traveling but more importantly spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 10 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jill Zarr Memorial Band Fund c/o Peoria Notre Dame High School, Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

Friends and Family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

8

Aug

10:00 AM 8/8/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

8

Aug

11:00 AM 8/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Peoria Notre Dame High School

Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Jill Zarr Memorial Band Fund c/o

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