John F. Golder
March 22, 1936 - August 23, 2022
John F. Golder, age 86, of Windermere, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in his home. Beloved Husband, Daddy, Mampies, Popa and brother was born on March 22, 1936 in Enfield, England. He was the son of the late William John Golder and Vera Lillian Golder Kucer.
John sailed to America in 1946 as a young boy with his mother. He graduated from Wintersville High School in 1954 where he met his high school sweetheart whom he later married. In 1955, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. John and Joretta were married in 1956. He was a decorated United States Air Force veteran who served our country for more than 20 years in many locations including Vietnam. His favorite assignment was the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. John earned the rank of Senior Master Sargeant.
John was the ultimate family man. He didn’t hunt, golf or fish, but loved spending time with his family. John always said, “Family is everything.” He loved automobiles, collecting model trains and remote-control vehicles. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends. He was a die-hard Florida State Seminole football fan! John was a dog lover and had many cherished pets through the years. However, his greatest joys were his wife and family.
John is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Joretta Six Golder; his two favorite daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie & Doug Krenzer and Roni & Chris Smith; his three treasured granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Jennifer & Dennis Cavilla, Lauren & Nick Nesta and Kirsten & Zack Kozial; his five precious great-grandbabies, Brinlee, Callie and Coleman John Cavilla and Aria and Bella Nesta. He is also survived by two wonderful siblings and their spouses, Tom & Julie Kucer and Susan & Bill Ward. He was preceded in death by his only son, William John Golder.
There will be a celebration of life at St. Lukes United Methodist Church on Friday, August 26th at 2pm. 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32819.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to his favorite charity, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (fumch.org).