Johannes "John" Sarmoen peacefully passed away on July 2, 2018.
John was born in Suriname to Nassir and Sarina Sarmoen. He met his wife, Deanna, at nineteen when she was home from the Netherlands visiting her a parents in Suriname. In the Netherlands he continued his education and worked as a draftsman and inspector. John and Deanna welcomed 6 children, five of whom survived, before emigrating to the United States. He worked a variety of jobs before landing at a civil engineering firm working as a draftsman and site inspector. He was an expert photographer, self-taught in calligraphy, was a black belt in Karate, a lover of food and blessed his family with innumerable delicious meals. He loved country music and math. He spoke several languages. They raised their children and supported all five in earning and completing college degrees. His wife and children remember him as a hardworking and devoted father and husband, always putting his family's needs first. He is deeply loved by his wife and children and will be greatly missed.
He is proceeded in death by his son Armancio , his parents Nassir and Sarina, and his siblings, Alma and Eddie. He leaves behind his wife, their children Rogelio, Tatiana, Melina, Ludmilla, and Sergio, his grandchildren Noah, Isabelle, Zachary, Serena, Jordyn, Layla, Cayden, Jameson, Millie, and Holland, his siblings Ina, Loes, Dolf, Elvis, Willem, and Henry, and steadfast friends Marie Fanfan and Vanessa Fanfan Sloas.
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A gathering for relatives and friends will be held on Saturday August 18, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 4650 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. A Memorial Service to celebrate John's life will begin at 3:00 p.m.
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