Lifelong Central Resident John Jeannot’s Funeral

John Jeannot was a life long Central Area resident and very active community organizer. He was one of the first people I met when I moved to the neighborhood in 1998. For as long as I’ve known him he has been in the thick of whatever was going on in the neighborhood. He was one of those few people who really threw himself into making the community that he loved the best that he could.

Following I’m including the text of an email from Bill Zosel of the Squire park community council, with information about John’s funeral and reception to be held Tuesday Sept 2nd at 4pm at the Immaculate Church at 18th and Columbia.

Subject: John Jeannot’s funeral Tuesday

Many of you have heard the sad news that John Jeannot has died. He and his daughter Sophie wanted to make sure that all of his neighborhood friends knew of his funeral, to be held Tuesday September 2 at 4:00 P.M. at Immaculate Church on 18th and Columbia (across the street from John’s house.) There will be a reception afterwards.

An obituary, more information, and some nice pictures of John and his family are at

John’s work to make the community better was an inspiration to all of us. Our friend John will truly be missed.

Bill Zosel

Images from the 2008 Squire Park Community BBQ

Thanks to all of the folks from the Community Council and everyone who donated stuff to make this happen. The day was beautiful and the event was a fun opportunity for everyone to come out, eat some food, listen to the sweet sounds of the Marimba band and get to know each other better. With hot dogs, ice cream, veggie burgers, bouncy houses, and fire truck, everyone who showed up had a really great time. Hope to see all of you out there next year! In the mean time, here are some images from todays event.

Update: by Scott – Joanna tells me that they counted almost 200 people at the BBQ – it was a great time on a beautiful day, and really cool to meet so may neighbors.  Thanks!