John Martin Nunnenkamp, 67, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC passed away surrounded by loving family members on Wednesday August 14th, 2019.
John is survived by his beloved wife Patricia; daughter Jeanne and her husband William, daughter Trisha and her husband James, and son John and his husband Max. He was a loving grandfather “Cappy-Opa” to his grandsons Zach, Logan and Derek and granddaughter Seneca. He also leaves his brother Jerry and his wife Bonnie, sister Joan and her husband Charles and sister Jan. He is also survived by an additional five brother-in-laws and four sister-in-laws. He was a loving uncle to 19 nieces and nephews.
John graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY in 1974. He started his career with the Army Corp of Engineers before returning to Kings Point where he was a professor for 27 years. John was inducted into the USMMA Athletic Hall of Fame. He served in the Naval Reserve for 30 years where he achieved the rank of Captain.
John was larger-than-life. In his youth, he was an exceptional athlete dedicating his time to baseball, basketball and football and participated in all three sports in college. He was a passionate fisherman and loved being on the sea. He was active in his retirement spending time traveling with his wife, golfing and socializing with his friends. Family was John’s top priority. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 19, 2019 in St. James, the Fisherman Episcopal Church 4941 Main Street, Shallotte, NC
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel 5229 Ocean Hwy W, Shallotte, NC
The family request that memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or the charity of one's choice.