John P Stauffer

John P Stauffer

Suffolk, VA
09.27.1933 - 08.26.2018
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John Peter Stauffer, 84, passed away on August 26, 2018. He is the son of the late John and Mary Stauffer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Annie Frances Riddick Stauffer.

A beloved and trusted husband, brother, friend, and mentor he was defined by his courage, strength, determination and a winning spirit. He served in the Korean Conflict, during that time he earned a black belt in Judo, and played football for the Tokyo Bulldogs. A native of south east Ohio he attended Ohio State University and later East Carolina University, playing football at both schools. He was very involved in hydroplane racing and car racing on an international level. At one time his hydroplane racing team held the world record in the Grand Prix division. John was a 50 year member of the Churchland 276 Masonic Lodge. John owned Stauffer Engineering Corporation for many years. He retired from AMADAS in Suffolk, VA.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday August 30, 2018 10 AM at the Riddick Family Cemetery in Hobbsville, NC. A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
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Annie Frances we express our deepest sympathy in the pasting of John. We went by to see him a few weeks ago. He was sleeping very peacefully. He was the funniest, kindness, and
knew how to make you feel so at ease. You are in out prayers and thoughts at this sad time.
You will always have good memories, because John was never boring. He was a gentleman.

Dan and Ann Ward

Fran we are very heartbroken over the passing of John. He was a great friend and was always willing to help in any way he could. I will never forget our many talks on the way to GA every year and couldn't wait to see who would be the first to mention Dr. B's story about the rats being exterminated. John was near and dear to my heart. Know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that God would give you strength and peace to get through the days ahead. John may be gone from this earth but he will NEVER be forgotten!

John & Sherry Outland

Dear Family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of John. He was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed his company. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer, and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Dear Fran,

We send our deepest condolences to you and to your family. Please let us know if there’s something we can do to somehow lessen the pain you feel in your hearts. We will always be there for you. Our love thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

With deepest sympathy,
Bickford Family

Bickford of Suffolk Assisted Living

Annie Frances, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss in your lives. John had a great personality and he was loved by many. May you find strength from within in the coming days and prayers will follow you for many weeks. If we can do anything, please don't hesitate to call upon us.
In God's Great Care

Tommy and Carol

Tom and Carol Harry

Fran - I know your heart is broken on the loss of John. You were such a devoted couple and enjoyed life to the fullest with your adventures and travels. John had such a wonderful outgoing personality and it was always such a delight to be in his company. I remember fondly the parties at your condo, the anniversary and birthday parties at the Nansemond River Golf Club. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as I pray for your peace, knowing you did all you could to make John's life special and knowing he was always loved. Your friend, Jenny

Jenny Pearce Johnson

Dear Mrs. Stauffer, my heart is broken to hear of John's passing. I was just one of the thousands of students at Frederick College who were fortunate enough to have John be part of our most formative years. I worked in the Lion's Lair and he hauled us cheerleaders around to many a game. I can see his dancing eyes, smile and hear his laugh still today. I think the best years of his life were those he spent with you...elsie dawson

Elsie Dawson

Dear Mrs Stauffer, I too, knew Mr Stauffer from Frederick College and I remember you both very well! He was always smiling and so very nice to everyone! Such wonderful memories come to mind as I recall the fun times we had in the student center. He will be missed! May God bless you and your family as you go through this very difficult time. Very sincerely, Judy Naprstek

Judy Naprstek

Mrs. Stauffer, I too knew John & also You from Frederick College. In fact John was the Sponsor of my fraternity, PKB. He supported everyone and was willing to help us in any way he could. I often ran into him at different functions at the Ambassador Club. He always was present at our College Reunions. I think he was a great support for all of the students that knew him personally. We all were very lucky to have known him in our lifetime.
Bless You,
Mike "Chester" Wright

Mike Wright


I am so sorry to hear about John and I feel bad I wasn't able to attend his services. John was one of a kind and I will miss him. He always had an interesting story, a smile on his face, and willing to help me or anyone. I knew if I needed anything, I could call John and he would be there. I enjoyed hearing about your trips, the races, the people you have meet over the years, and all your adventures. I will remember John in his overalls driving his golf cart around the neighborhood. You could see how much you both loved each other and had an amazing life together. Keep those wonderful memories you have of John close to your heart to get through the difficult times and also know I am here if you want to talk or need anything. John is an Angel in heaven watching over us and is with Frances Anne. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know I am not home a lot but if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call.

Jo-Ann Chicoine

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