John served in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years which included a tour in Vietnam as a newly Commissioned Lieutenant in 1967. While in the Marines he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Post Graduate Naval Academy.
After retiring from the Marine Corps as a Major, he worked as an industrial engineer designing pharmacies and had several patents on pill counters in his name. On many occasions he volunteered in his community to teach students.
He was an extremely enthusiastic sailor and spent many happy hours on his sailboat, standing on deck with a cigar in his mouth.
John is survived by his wife, Bonnie, two children, Guy Bilodeau of Richmond and Peggy Bilodeau Reynolds of Blasdell, NY. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren. He loved his family above all else and was devoted to their happiness.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 2pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach. A viewing will take place one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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