Johnny passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020 at his home in Deering, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
John was born January 8,1969 in Denver Colorado to the late Patricia Oehlert. He is survived by a brother David Oehlert and a special friend, Jenn Heinrich, with whom he celebrated a commitment ceremony on September 8, 2019. John was lucky enough to spend the last six years with dedicated home care providers Darren and Yahna Michuad as well as their children Tom, Colin and Lexi. Johnny will be missed by many friends.
John spent his early years with his mother and younger brother. John attended school in Nashua N.H. After the passing of his mother John became an active member of the PLUS Company. John was involved in Special Olympics bowling as well as the Nascar and wrestling clubs. Johnny was a HUGE hometown sports fan-loving his Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. John even had a small shrine to his friend, retired Boston Bruins captain, Rick Middleton, who he got the chance to meet a couple of times during his treatments.
Though Johnny was dealt a raw deal right from the beginning, you would have never known if after meeting him. John was such a trooper throughout his chemotherapy treatments he even had all the nurses wanting to work with him. When John was informed his cancer had spread, he decided he was going to create a “Bucket List”. The biggest testament to Johnny’s character was the way the amazing group of friends rallied for John and helped him complete most of his list, which ranged from 10 pin bowling, mini golf, getting to order room service to visiting the Roger Williams Zoo and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the life of this wonderful man next Tuesday, January 21st, at the Second Congregational Church 25 Gregg Street, Wilton N.H. from 12pm to 4pm. Please feel free to wear your favorite sports or music attire and bring your smile because we all know Johnny would have brought his contagious smile. Donations may be made to the Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation at 100 Legends Way, Boston MA 02114.