St. John's Cemetery Individual Record

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John Bleecker Born
(February 22, 1961 -- July 30, 2021)

Section: 49
Space: 6
Lot: 21
Parents: Thomas & Helen Thornton Born
Spouse: Patricia Martin Born
Place of Birth: Pensacola, FL
Occupation: Business
Current Owner: Schill, Rachel B.
Area: 1

John Bleecker Born, 60, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. 

John was born in Pensacola to Thomas and Helen Patricia Thornton Born on February 22, 1961. Growing up, he went to East Hill Christian, The Academy and Pensacola Catholic High School.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Sewanee: The University of the South and received a master’s degree in business from Duke University. He worked as a consultant for Arthur Anderson in Atlanta, GA before moving back to Pensacola in 1993. In Pensacola he worked as a consultant in information technology for O’Sullivan Creel, now Warren Averett, until 2016.

John loved the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting, fishing and simply appreciating nature. Some of his favorite outdoor adventures with family and friends included hunting big bucks in Loredo, TX, bass and bream fishing at numerous hunting camps, and deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. John loved to share his hunting and fishing knowledge with others. In the days before fish finders, he would meticulously prepare for each journey well in advance and always had rewarding trips.

John was married to Patricia Martin Born with whom he had beautiful twin daughters, Mary Pratt Born and Charlotte Hoit Born. He shared with Mary his love of fishing and enjoyed swimming with Charlotte in Nana’s pool.

John is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Born.

He leaves behind his mother, Pat Born; his daughters, Charlotte and Mary Pratt; his sisters, Christine (Stephen) Kahane and Rachel Born Schill; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Celebration will be held 11:00am, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, followed by a reception in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Waterfront Rescue Mission or the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.