John Stephen Chisholm

john chisholm

May 5, 1947 ~ June 9, 2024

Born in: Waltham, MA
Resided in: Loganville, GA

Loganville, GA

John Stephen Chisholm, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend passed away unexpectedly with his devoted wife, Cathy, by his side on June 9, 2024, at the age of 77.
Born on May 5, 1947, in Waltham, MA; beloved son of the late William and Josephine (Taranto) Chisholm.
As a young man, John grew up surrounded by family on Felton Street in Waltham, MA. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School in 1966. After high school he enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and shortly thereafter began his career at Xerox Corporation. In 1984, John was part of forming the company Advanced Data Reprographics where he worked for many years. In 2001, John moved to Loganville, GA with his wife to enjoy the warm weather where he continued to work and pursue his passion for golf.
John had several hobbies, including playing in Waltham’s city softball, hockey, and bowling leagues, camping, riding his motorcycle, traveling, and golf. His passion for golf was more than a pastime. He spent countless hours on the golf course perfecting his game and playing with family and friends. He even accomplished his goal of hitting a hole in one. He enjoyed rooting for the Boston sports teams. Most important to John was his zest for life, spending time with Cathy and walking their dog, Rosie. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy.
John is survived by his wife Catherine (Foster) Chisholm; his son Jeff Chisholm and his fiancé Kim Brouthers of Oxford, MA; his daughter Jill Piedrahita and her husband Farben of Westford, MA; his stepdaughter Colleen (Hawco) Sieber and her husband, the late Sam of Fairbanks, AK; his brother Richard Chisholm and his wife Karen of Nashua, NH; his grandchildren: Zaquery, J’Anna, Jared, Abbie, Andrew, Lisette, Giselle, and Conrad, as well as his six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
John was predeceased by his parents William and Josephine Chisholm, and his brother William “Skippy” Chisholm, Jr.
Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial donation in John’s name, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital was his charity of choice.

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  1. CandleImageJohn & Cathy are special to me. Both are easy to be around. John was totally dependable and eager to support me however he could. I miss him just being there. We will support Cathy and hope that she continues playing golf at Providence.

  2. Wonderful man, avid golf partner and Dear Friend. My heart is saddened by your passing and my thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and John’s family. I’ll never play another round of golf without remembering you and the many rounds we’ve played together. RIP John.

  3. I am so saddened to hear about John’s passing. He was an exceptional man. He welcomed me and Zaquery into the family and always treated Zaq as one of his own grandchildren. He will be forever missed.

  4. John was a schoolboy buddy of mine from Waltham, MA. We had some good time growing up in the westend of Waltham. RIP John. Condolences to his family.

  5. CandleImageHe was a great man and will miss him. His smile was infectious as was his sense of humor. Had the honor of seeing him a little over a month ago. I will always remember the advice he gave me when I was younger. Condolences to his entire family. Prayers and thoughts out to all of them.

  6. CandleImageRest in peace Uncle John, you are such a kind hearted man, and the best most welcoming host. I will surely miss spending thanksgiving week with you golfing, and adventuring. Thank you for the great memories and the contagious laughter. I will be sure to eat up to my neck in food, like a pig, every thanksgiving to remember the good times with you. I hope it’s sunny where ever you’re golfing now and the wind is always at your back.
    Rest easy Uncle John ❤️

  7. Cathy my deepest regrets to you and your family and friends
    I’m sending prayers knowing that they will be heard and help sent
    As long as a loved one is remembered and spoken of they will be with us
    Bless you !

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