John Matthew Ennis

November 25, 1925 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 96)


John Matthew Ennis, Jr. (Jack)
25 November 1925 – 22 December 2021
Age: 96 – Naples, Florida

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey on November 25, 1925 to John M. Ennis, Sr. and Sophie Wahlgren.
He was married to Judith M. Ennis on June 15, 1984 in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He passed away on December 22, 2021 at the age of 96.

Jack graduated from Dickinson High School in Jersey City and went on to enlist in the United States Navy on October 13, 1943. As an Aviation Radioman Second Class, he served throughout the Pacific theater in many locations to include the Aleutian Islands, South Pacific, and Okinawa. Jack flew as a Radioman/Tail-gunner on SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) in the South Pacific, and later flew as a PV-1 Ventura Aircrewman, Island hopping to Okinawa until after the war. He was Honorably Discharged on May 13, 1946.
After the war, he moved back to New Jersey, attended Rutgers University, then began working in the elevator business building the skyline we see today in New York City. He worked for Westinghouse Elevator Corporation for 40 years where he eventually moved to Florida and became the Regional Manager for Florida and the Caribbean. Jack later owned JME Elevator Service and was also an expert legal consultant/witness for injuries related to elevators and escalators.

Jack served as a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus 12376 at Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles Church in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. He was an avid golfer and loved to take cruises throughout the world.

As Frank Sinatra once said, “I did it my way”, Jack was known for doing it "his way."

He is survived by his wife Judy, Stepdaughter Tracey Joslin, (Brady (Jessica and Giuliana) and Calli), Stepsons Richmond Joslin (Kieran, Connor, Declan) and Stephen Joslin (Nicole, Addison and Caroline). Daughter Kathleen Faria, granddaughter Katie Day and two great granddaughters, Kayla and Kendyl. Daughter Maureen O'Connell (Jim).


February 4th 9:30am at
Our Lady Queen of the Apostles
(Address: 100 Crestwood Blvd S, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411)

February 4th 1pm internment
South Florida National Cemetery
(Address: 6501 FL-7, Lake Worth, FL 33449)

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