- John Wesley Mokaya Ongwenyi ***(February 18th, 1953 – May 14th, 2012) ***. Resident of Jersey City, NJ USA. “Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord”. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (KJV).
Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. We live by faith, not by sight. You Will Be Dearly Missed. Rest In Peace.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (KJV)
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of John Wesley Mokaya Ongwenyi who died on May 14, 2012 following complications from a stroke he suffered in July 2011.
He passed away at Jersey City Medical Centre. He was 59 years old and worked at Arrowpac, Inc.
John Wesley was born in Kenya and has lived in Jersey City, NJ for the past 34 years. He is a son of the late Japheth and Sarah Ongwenyi of Kenya. Step son to Eunice (USA) and Catherine Ongwenyi.
A brother to the late Professor. George S. Ongwenyi and Robinson Makori; Dr.Gilbert Ombogo, Simon Nyabicha, Geoffrey Obwocha, Veronica, Penny Mbane, Ceciliah Kerebi, Jackie, Gladys, Eunice all of NJ, USA; Jemimah, Mary Osiemo, Joyce, Dr.Tom Omani the late Alice Nyakerario, Grace, Margaret, John Mokua,Esq., Lillian Ongwenyi, Hilda and Zipporah all of Kenya.
A friend and an uncle to several nieces and nephews both in the USA and Kenya.
A son, brother, uncle, friend, workmate but most of all a teacher in profession and at heart. John Wesley took great delight in carefully explaining details and history and then quizzing the correct answers to his questions. Always laughing or smiling, he was rich in heart, soul and spirit. Family and friends cherish many fond memories of him. He will be deeply missed.
Family and friends are meeting at 101 Highland Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304.
Funeral Service: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Watson Funeral Home
26 Gifford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
First Viewing: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Service: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Second Viewing: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Fundraising: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
American Legion Post 401
148 Major Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
The following can be contacted:
Abraham Mwangangi – 856-304-5131
Ceciliah Ongwenyi – 609-284-8637
Jacque Ongwenyi – 732-309-2823
Carol Ongwenyi – 917-355-2185
Lorraine Ongwenyi – 732-207-8277
Bank of America
Peninah & Ceciliah Ongwenyi
Bank routing number: 021200339
Checking account: 381032988644