John Joseph Crespi, 79, of Olathe, passed away on July 6, 2021 at Olathe Hospice House.
He was born on February 9, 1942 to Louis and Eunice (Bowman) Crespi at San Francisco, California.
John served in the US Army, retiring after 21 years of service. He then began a career in law enforcement, employed as a police officer in Barbers Point, HI, Garber & Mooreland OK, Chief of Police in Wellsville, KS, security officer at Gear for Sports, and finally, Security guard at Pembrooke School, retiring in 2006.
On July 17, 1965, he married Barbara Ann (Corwin). John and Barbara lived in Ewa Beach, HI, and have resided in Olathe, KS for the past 16 years.
He was a member of VFW, and he enjoyed anything that dealt with history, especially military, researching our family tree, being with family (especially his military brothers he served with in Vietnam), and he loved all animals (especially his dog Jasper) and never knew a stranger.
John is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, his children Peter, Paula (Scott) Guy, Janet (Ted) Osman, William (Jon), and Michael , grandchildren Shannon, Kyle, Lillian, Sidney, Xander, 2 great grandchildren, Kayden & Adeline.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Steve, and granddaughter, Jessica.