John M. “Coach” Booth, 76 formally of Franklin Lakes passed away on July 1, 2020 after a 13 year battle with cancer.
John was born on September 29, 1943 in Queens to Michael and Mary (Underwood) Booth. He received his CPA degree from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City in 1965.
He was actively working until 2018, when his illness forced him to retire.
John and his family resided in Franklin Lakes for 47 years. During this time John “Coach” Booth volunteered for 35 years for the Franklin Lakes Junior Football League. Coaching was his passion. Lovingly remembered as “Coach Okay” by his former players, Coach Booth was never in short supply of lollipops or trips to DQ for a win, his football family was always a priority. Even during his battle with cancer, Coach always made sure he scheduled his procedures so that he would be at his best for the kids.
John also loved a good “Guys Weekend” to Atlantic City arranged by his loving nephew Matthew. The men in the family would gather for a fun getaway of gambling, where John would always “Break Even” or at least that’s what he told his wife.
John was a very devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Yeager), his son John P. and Rachel and Breanna, daughter Kimberly and Mark and Michaela Kelly, daughter Kristen and Chuck and Kyle Lescinsky, daughter Jennifer and Doug and Caitlyn and Cole Shauger and Trevor.
John is also survived by his sisters Irene Sperling and Joan and Ronald Lovell as well as many loving nieces and nephews, cousins and life long friends.
John is predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary Booth, and his brother William Booth.
A funeral for the immediate family is pending.
A Celebration of Life is tentatively planned for Spring 2021 - Information will be posted in the future.