Jan Herbert Johannes, Sr.
Mr. Jan Herbert Johannes, Sr., age 80 currently of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Baptist- Oakleaf Emergency Room.
He was born in Tacoma Park, Maryland to the late Dana B. and Elizabeth A. Goodyear Johannes.
Jan grew up in Maryland and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School, Class of 1958. His family moved to Clearwater, Florida shortly after he graduated high school. He met his future wife Lynne Petelle in 1961 and they married in 1964.
After serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, Jan then went on to work for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller for 34 years.
Jan�s passions were trains, photography, history and his late golden retriever �Colonel�. He helped establish and served on the board for the West Nassau Historical Society for many years. He wrote several books on Nassau County and Amelia Island.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Lynne Johannes; his son, Jan Johannes, Jr. and his wife Jennifer; daughter, Jennifer McLean and her husband Shawn; son, Thomas Johannes; grandchildren, Patrick, Lauren, Jacob and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Savannah.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to The West Nassau Historical Society, the American Cancer Society or G.R.E.A.T. Golden Rescue of NE Florida, Inc.
A public service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, in Fernandina Beach, FL.
He will be laid to rest at 2:00 pm in Jacksonville National Cemetery later that day at a private family ceremony.