John Joseph Bellom: June 14, 1930 to March 31, 2017. John was born in Mamaroneck, NY to John Joseph Bellom Sr. and Rose Spampinato Bellom. John attended grade through high school in Mamaroneck, NY. John's father was a Merchant Marine radioman during WW-II and died in 1942 when his ship the SS Edith was torpedoed in the Caribbean by a German submarine. John joined the United States Marine Corps in 1947 and attended basic training at Parris Island, SC. After basic training John was assigned to a rifle company and attained the rank of Corporal before ending his enlistment in 1950. When John returned home he became a Police Officer for the Town of Mt. Pleasant, NY where he served 20 years. John also owned and operated several businesses in NY and sold cars for Pleasantville Ford, Pleasantville, NY. In 1982 John and wife Betty relocated to Wickenburg where John continued to sell cars for Jones Ford and in 1983 moved to Bromm Chevrolet where John became the Used Car Manager before retiring in 1998. John was always very active in the community by supporting and participating in the DC Ride and Desert Stags, John also supported the White Mountain Range Ride. John was an active Mason raised in 1965, attaining Past Master, 32nd Degree, and becoming a Shriner years later in Arizona. John volunteered to help his community by delivering "Meals on Wheels" and was the "bus driver" at "My Father's Ranch" where he took residents to appointments and the market. John was truly loved by the residents and they always looked forward to his visit, his unending smile and good humor. A great example of John's humor was his founding of the Wickenburg Chapter of the ATDCTJ - "Association to Discourage Calling Toilets Johns", John was the Secretary and had no problem breaking the rules and signing up folks that didn't have the name John. John is survived by his wife Betty, son Larry Bellom, daughters Kathy Bellom-McParland, Marianne Scarafiotti, and Lynn DePasquale. Sons-in Law Pietro Scarafiotti, and Steven DePasquale. Six beloved grandchildren Jimmy, Dominic, Patrick, John, Steven and Angela and one great-grand-child Zaelynn. His son Michael predeceased him. John will be missed by the many friends he made over the 35 years that he lived in Wickenburg. The family requests no flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in his name. Vaya Con Dios
A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Wickenburg Funeral Home.