John Francis Staub, 88, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. John was born on August 10, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, to Ralph and Helen Staub. He was a high school and college graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy.
John dedicated his career to health care administration and retired as the Executive Vice President of St. John Health System in Detroit, Michigan. John was also a longtime supporter and volunteer for Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Michigan and Hospice of Michigan.
John is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (“Ellie”). John and Ellie married in 1993, retired to Hilton Head Island, traveled the world together, and rarely left each other’s side. They shared 25 years of love and laughter. John will be remembered as a sweet, kind, and loving man who always had a smile on his face.
He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Jensen; four daughters, Heidi (Joe) Impellizzeri, Kristine Staub, Johanna (Jeff) Judson, Katrina (Emily Shahady) Staub; six grandchildren, Jamie, Justine, and Jeffrey Judson, and Audrey, Katherine, and Sarah Impellizzeri; Eleanor’s children, Laurell (Robert) Pilkey, Linda (Mark) Kahler, Leslie (Mark) Stronati, Lawrence (Becky) Pryg, LeighAnn (Terrance) Bishop, and Lisbeth Murphy, and an additional 12 grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his first wife Justine and their infant son, John, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island. Arrangements by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. islandfuneralhome.com
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