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John Eidmann II, 94, formerly of Monterey

On Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 11 a.m., there will be a gathering at Corashire Cemetery in Monterey to remember John with one final cupcake, cookie, or Peppermint Pattie.

John Eidmann II of Pensacola, Fla. and formerly of Monterey for 62 years, passed away in the comfort of his home on December 26, 2023 at the age of 94. John was born on May 16, 1929 in New York City. He was the son of Ethel and Frank Eidmann of Princeton, N.J.

John served in Korea as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, 15th infantry regimen, in the heavy artillery unit from 1951 until he was discharged in 1953. He was a buyer for S & H Green Stamps and JC Penney and was a salesman for Mirro Aluminum. He later opened The Common Market in Durham, N.H. and ran the natural food store for over 20 years.

John Eidmann II.

John had many interests and hobbies. He was a longtime New York Giants fan, and as an avid Civil War buff, he had visited all but three of the battlegrounds. He stayed busy building and fixing everything from tools to picket fences, solving the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles, and spent countless hours on his Bargello needlepoint, sharing the pillows he made with many of his loved ones and friends. John also loved to plan Sunday dinners from his vast collection of cookbooks, especially seafood dishes with lobster or shrimp. After dinner, there would always be a cupcake, cookie, or Peppermint Pattie to enjoy. John took up golf later in life, and although left handed, he played right handed quite well.

John enjoyed the many years he spent at his home on Lake Garfield in Monterey. He would always take time to make sure all the kids got to water ski. Years later, early in the mornings, he could be found rowing in his skull on the misty lake. Out on the dock, there was always a dog or two under foot, ranging from cocker spaniels, a golden retriever, a Newfoundland, or a miniature dachshund waiting for a ride in the boat.

John is survived by his longtime partner Karyn Blacker; his son John Eidmann III of Flower Mound, Texas; his daughter Cindy (Jim) Deloy; his grandchildren, Emma, Nathan, Ben, and Elizabeth (Jimmy); and his great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Andrew.

On Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 11 a.m., there will be a gathering at Corashire Cemetery in Monterey to remember John with one final cupcake, cookie, or Peppermint Pattie.

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