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John E. Schorn

November 18, 1933 — January 16, 2021

John E. Schorn, age 87 passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, January 16th. John was born on November 18, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. He was known as the Son of a Barber, to John and Margaret Schorn. “John, Pop Pop, Uncle Johnny, Coach, Schorn, Schornie, Daddy”; however, you knew him we all agree he was a truly amazing man who lived a wonderful life and was so deeply loved. He was one of the most fun-loving and caring individuals, and when he entered a room it would light up. He loved to laugh, play pranks and was an avid storyteller. John always said he graduated from the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ and that is where he learned his strong work ethic. John was a smart entrepreneur who started his own business in 1967 (Schorn Swimming Pools in Vineland, NJ) which became prosperous as he sold it in 1980. He would close the business in the winter months and take his family to Florida for many years until they finally decided to move to Ft Lauderdale in 1980. He was fortunate to retire at age 47 and live off the real estate investments he had made. John served in the U.S. Army and in the early 60’s he was a proud volunteer firefighter at Highland Fire Company. He loved boating, fishing, golfing, sports and spending time with his family. He coached his son Dutch and so many other young athletes in football and baseball at Little Yankee and Federal Little League. He met Coach Perry (a good friend to this day) who asked him if he would become the offensive line coach at Stranahan High School. This opportunity meant a lot to John as the Stranahan dragons; the coaches, players, cheerleaders and the PRIDE offensive line were special to him. He was a great coach, mentor that has left as lasting impression on so many. John is survived by his wife, Harriet Schorn married 63 years; his children; Dutch Schorn, Sheri Schorn Torres and her husband Will Torres; his grandchildren Willy Torres, Saxon Schorn, Scout Schorn, and Marisa Torres; his sisters Ginny Rohrman, Marge Pratt and his brother Marty Schorn. A private memorial service will be held for the family on Wednesday, January 20th at 10:30 AM. A live stream of the service will be offered for virtual participation. The funeral service will be live streamed on this page starting at 10:20 AM Click Here at 10:20 AM or Refresh Page Alternate Streaming Link (The funeral service video will be reposted at the conclusion of the service. ) He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted father, father-in-law, husband, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, and friend. His family asks at this time that you reflect back and celebrate his life and memories. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of John to American Heart Association. (www.2.heart.org) Due to the difficulty of these times, there will be a private service. We thank you for your love, support, prayers and understanding during our family's time of loss. Please feel free to send a card in care of the funeral home, sign the register book electronically, or call the funeral home with a message. Thank you for understanding.
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