Condolences for John Deponai, IV

Jeff Kirby posted on 2/10/20

John, I was sorry I was not able to attend. I saw Johnny at Meijer's about four weeks ago and we had a nice chat. Donna Napier told me he was not doing well about two weeks ago. I use to visit with Johnny when I was working and gave him my stock pick of the week. I occasionally saw him after my retirement. I always enjoyed talking to him and he struck me as a dedicated employee. Hard to believe he has passed. You are in my thoughts. Jeff


Jo Rohn posted on 2/7/20

Our sympathies to all the family. My husband’s family lived across the street on White street. Andy’s mom Dorcas used to take my kids and Johnny to PuttPutt in the summers. That was the first thing they thought of. White street was great neighborhood for kids. Sorry couldn’t be there. Andy on the road and we have the colds going around. Thought and prayers and hold on to the memories.


Benjamin Sweedler posted on 2/7/20

Johnny, I am glad I got to know you in the past couple years at Toastmasters. My favorite memory was when you orated the Gettysburg Address for us. Your affect on our group and myself will be felt for a long time to come, and I'm keeping your family in my thoughts.


James Gambill posted on 2/7/20

Dear Deponai family, I am very sorry that I can't be there for the services. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I never worked with him at CERL, but we used to talk often in the halls. I always enjoyed our conversations. May God comfort you in your loss, and bless and you in coming days with your memories of him. God bless you all.


Walter Mikucki posted on 2/7/20

John III, I was astounded to see JohnIV’s obituary in the paper. He was very young to pass away. I am used to reading obits of people in their 80s or 90s. I am sorry for your loss


Justin Berman posted on 2/7/20

Johnny, I enjoyed our talks – whether in Champaign, IL or Hanover, NH. You were passionate for your work almost as much as you were passionate towards sports! But, I remember your compassionate heart for others and your wanting to help those less fortunate feel equality in the World. I will miss our talks, and I’m happy you are in a much better place now. God Bless!



Cindy Paul posted on 2/7/20

I am so sorry Tracey, Cara and Aimee


Tamara Moland posted on 2/5/20

Johnny, You will surely be missed! I’m blessed to have you as a “valued” faithful and dependable employee and friend. I know your suffering is over and you’re smiling down on all of us! *** Tracey, May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. God Bless, Tamara


Jo Johnson posted on 2/4/20

Johnny was the epitome of a people person. He could strike up a conversation in a room just by asking one person a simple question such as, “So what is your favorite kind of ice cream?” Then, he would probably make a case against your favorite vs his favorite by providing solid facts about why his choice really is the best and in the end you would probably agree with Johnny! After the banter back and forth you would think “Wow, I just had a great conversation with this guy about ice cream!” Shortly after Johnny’s second surgery, while he was recovering, Johnny was asking EVERY nurse, aid and doctor that entered his room what their name was and the correct spelling because he wanted to thank everyone that helped him by name. A true people person! Most of all Johnny was a man of God. He led by example and always held true to his convictions. Me and my family will miss Johnny tremendously and thank God that he and my sister met and had 8 great years of marriage.


Nancy Heaverlo posted on 2/4/20

Tracy & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband & wonderful step-father to the girls. Earl and I send our sincere condolences and prayers for all.


Gayne Darrrow posted on 2/4/20

Tracy sorry for your loss Johnny was a great man your dad and mom would have loved him Gayne Sherie JR and Sonya Darrow WE LOVE YOU