John Untalan Kalsbeek

Born: Fri., Jul. 13, 1990
Died: Sun., Oct. 27, 2013


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: Cole Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: Cole Funeral Home


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ENS John Untalan Kalsbeek

Aiken—ENS John U.  Kalsbeek age 23 passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 in San Diego, Ca.  He was the loving husband of 2nd LT Amie (Nardini) Kalsbeek and son of Mr. Paul Kalsbeek and Mrs. Julita Kalsbeek of Aiken.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors accorded by the United States Navy.  Inurnment will take place 12:50 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium, Annapolis, MD.

John was born July 13, 1990 in Richmond, VA.   He was a 2008 Graduate of Aiken High School, where he served as the NJROTC Commander and earned acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy.  During his time at the Naval Academy, John competed across the country running with the Naval Academy Marathon Team.  In May of 2012, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Ocean Engineering and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  John served as the Gunnery Officer on board the USS MILIUS (DDG-69),  homeported in San Diego, CA during its independent BMD deployment through the Fifth and Seventh Fleet Areas  of Operation.  Upon returning from the deployment, John traveled to Anchorage, AK to marry his fiancé and Naval Academy Marathon teammate, 2dLt Amie (Nardini) Kalsbeek stationed with the Air Force at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.  John and Amie were married on Oct. 5, 2012 and continued to share their love for service, family and running together until his untimely passing.  

To his friends, John will be remembered as a dedicated Naval Officer and selfless friend.  To his family, John will be remembered as a loving husband, a generous and kind man who would do anything he could to ensure that they were safe and smiling.

He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Amie; father, Paul; mother, Julita; brother, Abe; brother-in-laws, Ryan and Bradley; many family and friends.

Military uniform will be full service dress for the funeral service and service dress for the inurnment.  

Online condolences will be accepted in John’s honor to support the Tragedy Assistance Program for the Survivors (TAPS) at http://www.tapsrunandremember.org/2013/teamjohn.

A visitation with the family will be held 10:00-11:30 am Saturday November 9, 2013 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BY PASS) AIKEN, SC, 29801. 803-648-7175.
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Mickie Simmons
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Julita I am so sorry for you and your family's lost.May God give you the strength to carry on in these rough days ahead.

Tony Hall
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Julita and "OUR" family, yes our family because we all love and grieve with you. May you find God's comforting peace knowing that we are all here for you.

Pamela Rogers (son Christopher USNA class 2011)
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
You and your family are in our prayers as you celebrate John's life.

Cecilia E. Woods
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
With heartfelt condolences. Eternal rest grants unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Julita, I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

Denise Tucker
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Dear Julita, Paul, Abe, Amie, and your entire family. I am so so sorry for your loss. You have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers. May God embrace you with his comforting arms.

Jim Saine
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
I was shocked this morning to read of John's death. May God comfort you during this difficult time. I was John's English teacher for his junior and senior years at Aiken High. As a West Point graduate and Army officer for 25 years, I encouraged John to apply to a service academy and serve in our country's military. I thought the world of John and remember seeing him at Hopeland Gardens during his plebe year Christmas Break. John made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. "Greater love than this hath no man, that a man lay down his life for another."

Beth Anne
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you in His hand and comfort you.

Beverly Adcock
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
May the God of all peace be present with you and yours.

Denise West
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
To the Kalsbeek family,
Our heart felt sympathy and tears go out to you and your family for the loss of your amazing son. As a fellow Mid family, we take this as a family loss also. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you try to get through these most difficult times.
The West Family
Cody '14/24

Barbara Snyder
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Juliet and Family, On behalf of all of us I send most heartfelt sympathy and the sincere hope that you may ultimately find peace over John's death. Please know we keep you in our thoughts and prayers. In love and sadness, "Mom" Barb, Joe and Lai

Katy Gay
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Julita, I can find no words to express my intense sorrow at your family's loss.
May GOD give you strength and peace in the coming days.
Love, Katy

D. Mounce
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
May God provide your family with strength in the coming days, weeks & months ahead. Your USNA family lifts you up in continuous prayer!

Mike Nardini
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Amie, Julita, and Paul,
It was my honor to meet such a nice, down to earth, family during Amie and John's graduation week and an absolute shock to find out that John is no longer with us. My heart aches to know what you will have to go through in the coming years. You might not believe this now, I didn't, but hopefully sometime in the future you will gain strength from the memories you all shared with John.

Sincerely,

Mike Nardini

Diane and Joel Raley
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. John and our son were company mates and friends at USNA. May God comfort you and His grace sustain you during this time. We are very thankful for his service to our country!

LCDR Tony Negron
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
My deepest condolences. John was that bright light of a student that all teachers want. His impact is measured by the deep regard and love of all who knew him. God Bless your family.

Joanne Orr Johnson
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
When my daughter entered the Naval Academy with the class of 2012, I had no idea what an extended family I was becoming a part of. Your loss is our loss, your grief our grief. Fair winds and following seas, Ensign Kalsbeek.

Wanda Maldonado
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Love you Julita!

Teresa Duncan
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss Julita ,my thoughts and prayers for your family.

De Medford
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about John’s death. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,

De Medford & Jim Davis
Parents of Katie Medford-Davis, 2012

William and Cathie Wallace
   Posted Sat November 02, 2013
To the Kalsbeek Family, We were devastated to hear of the loss of your dear son, John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. May God grant you comfort today and always,

William and Cathie Wallace

Liz & Steve Gale
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
As part of the Navy Family my husband and I want to express our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband/son. Your family is in our Prayers. May John RIP with our Loving Lord.

Teddy n Diane Franklin
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Paul and Julita and the rest of the family.Our hearts go out to y'all.I pray fot God to wrap his loving arms around ya.Love you. .

Erica Parker
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Julita and family my prayers are with u all during this trying time may god see u through this love you!

Yolanda Green
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Mrs. Julita, I'm so sorry for your lost... I will keep you and your family in my prayers... May God angels camp around you throughout your time of bereavement... God Bless...

Michael, Penny and Sonya Bergin
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Kuya Paul, Ate Juliet and Abe,

There are no words adequate enough to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. John was an inspiration to everyone around him. I am so blessed and lucky to have known him and be able to be with him on one of the biggest day of his life, his graduation. I will keep his spirit alive with the memories I hold close to my heart.

All our love,
Michael, Penny and Sonya
XO

Shelley Johnston
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies. The Johnstons'

Pam Leinmiller
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Julita and family, Our prayers are with you and our Navy family mourns the loss of John. Mark and Pam Leinmiller, parents of Erica '13/24

David, Marita, (son Matthew USNA class 2012) Jason and Laura Gurrister
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Our condolences to Amie and to John’s parents and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will cherish the many memories of John spending time with our family both at our home and on the yard. May God give you His strength and love.

Meg (Dvorak) and Matt Ashton
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Amie and the rest of the Kalsbeek family,

We send all of our love and condolences. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in anyway, whether it is big or small. Remain strong, and know that you are in our prayers. Love, Meg, Matt and Bryce.

Penny Bergin
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
My deepest condolences Amie.
John may not be there physically,but he will always be right there with you in soul.
May God ease the pain in your heart. Take care of yourself and stay strong.

Penny

Cody B. Hicks
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
To the Kalsbeek Family,

I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you during this tragic time. John and I were on staff together Firstie Year at USNA; in our four years as classmates I never saw him at any point during the day without a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Amie.

With sympathy,

Cody B. Hicks
USNA '12

Kara
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
Amie, Julita, and Paul,
Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers always!
I live by this quote:
"Whoever you hold in the heart of you
Is forever and always a part of you."

With Love,
Kara

Andrea Chase
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
If someone comes into your life and becomes a part of you, but for some reason he couldn't stay. Don't cry too much...just be glad your paths crossed and somehow made you happy if only for awhile. The memories will remain...always the Chase family and gma

Cheryl Murphy (Fox)
   Posted Sun November 03, 2013
To the Kalsbeek family...
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of John. He was a good guy with a good heart. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.. *John, you will be forever missed. May you Rest In Peace*

Josefina Malunes
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
juliet and paul , i am sending my deepest symphathy for passing away of Jhon ,may Our dear Lord comfort you in this time of grief .
respectfully
josephine

Steve and Janice Hoffman and sons
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Julita and entire Kelsbeek family,

Words can not adequately express the sadness that we feel, when we learned of Johns passing. Our hearts went immediately to you- his beloved mother, father and brother Abe. We had the pleasure of knowing John as a young boy, while living in South Hill VA as a friend to our son Josh; and we followed his impressive young life in Aiken and his service to our country as a fine young man and leader. We always knew that John was destined for greatness. You raised 2 loving, wonderful and brilliant young men.
Your love and guidance made John and Abe the young men they are.
Please know that you do not grieve alone....we feel and understand your loss and your pain.
We pray for Gods loving peace, which surpasses our understanding, to surround you in the hours, days and years to come.
God bless you.

Kyle Roberts
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
I had the privilege of coaching John in soccer and when I first met him he told me that he had never played before which came as a shock to me because he was a gifted player and such a joy to coach. He was a great person and when I heard of his passing I was shocked. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time.

Reed & Cindy Kuroki
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Amie,Julita,Paul & Abe,
Our deepest regrets that one so loved has been lost at such a young age. John will forever be in our prayers. Love to you all and God Bless.

Leigh Howell
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. When he and Abe were part of the Children's Theatre of South Hill, they were such great kids. From the comments of others, it is obvious that hasn't changed. I'll always remember John's ever-present smile. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this trying time.

Linda Herman
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Amie, Julita, Paul, Abe,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God sends you comfort and peace.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
My deepest sympathy.
Linda

Helene
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Amie, Paul, Julita and Abe,
My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to you all. It was truly an honor to get to meet and know John for the short time I did. Seeing how much he loved you all and that wonderful smile is what will stay in my memory each time I think of him.

May God give wrap you in his love and give you strength to help you through each and every day. John is missed deeply but know that a love like his will live on forever thru you.

Love and prayers,
Helene

Barbara Thompson
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Sorry for your loss.

Jay,
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
To our sweet Amie,
We were so deeply saddened by the news of John's death. As you know, we consider you a precious part of the Elliott Nation, and love you so much. Our hearts ache for you and for John's family. I'm so glad that we got to meet John, and I still smile when I think of our dinner together....Poor John probably felt like he couldn't even get a word in, because we were all trying to catch up.....I remember lots of laughs--but the thing that stands out to me still is the way John would look over at you and smile--that big smile of his--like he knew he had found such a wonderful treasure in you. I am so glad we got to see you two together and see how happy you made each other...such a beautiful thing.
Mr. and Mrs. Kalsbeek, you raised a wonderful son--and I can't imagine the depth of your sorrow. We are praying for you as you move forward from here. I pray that Jesus holds you tight in His grip--and that His love would help to heal the ache in your soul. We were so happy that we were able to meet your son and see how much he loved "our" Amie -- and vice versa.
Abe--our love and sympathy goes out to you too.... A brother's love is deep-- and we are so sorry for your loss. Words can't adequately express our concern for you and your family, but know that we hold you up in our prayers.
Thinking of you all --- and sending our love,
The Elliotts

CDR CANILO M UNTALAN PN {RET}
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family of JOHN.

Janine Diwata Cinense Santos
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Hi tita Juls, we are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Please remember that you are not alone... we are always here for you tita. From Philippines with love, Janine. xx

Rob Thomas
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
May he forever run like the wind, like sails billowing and pushing ships of old.
May his smile beam forth like the stars lighting everyone's way. Now he runs in the stars and heavens seeking out a new path but continuing to guide his family and friends who are still here on the Earth. So when you look up at the stars at night, pick one and remember John Untalan Kalsbeek...Your Soul Will be better for it!

Helen Millette
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
I am deeply sorry for your lost, no words can describe what you and your family are going through. My prayers are with you.

Lisa Fuselier
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I pray that God gives you the strength to travel this path.

Deidre Mazzoni
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Julita,
My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in our prayers.

Paula Summers
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear son. May God be your comfort and strength.
David and Paula Summers, parents of Parker, 2013/24

Judi (Beach) Harrison
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Julita, Paul and Abe,
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your son/brother...May John R.I.P. in the arms of the Lord for eternity...I will keep you all in my thought's and prayer's and may God give you the strength and comfort to get through these difficult times

Johanna Fowler
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
There are no words I can say to ease your pain, Amie . I am sending you my sincere condolences.

Karen Mom of 2017 Cadet USMA
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
So very sorry for your loss...

BOB and JENNYPHER FIGGS
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
It's my pleasure to meet you guys when I arrived in South Hill, Va.I witnessed John growing up with his brother Abe.And I adore them.Paul and Juliet I so proud to both of you.John you'll be missed the smile that friend's be remembered.

Josefina Untalan Rosario
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy & condolences to you Julita & to the whole family!

Melanie Jo Olson
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
From one Navy family to another, our deepest condolences on the loss of your son,brother and husband, John. You are in our prayers.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves memories no one can steal."

Melanie Jo and Douglas Olson, parents of Olaf, USNA '11.

Paz Mazaredo
   Posted Mon November 04, 2013
Sister, condolences and prayers to all, Hug Amie for me.

Laurie Kruhoeffer
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
I met John and Aimie at the Company 27 Party during Commissioning Week last year at USNA. I was struck by how kind, happy and comfortable they were with each other. I had a wonderful conversation with them and Julita. It was such a festive time. Everyone was so joyful anticipating Commencement. Such wonderful memories! Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kalsbeek family. We carry John's memory in our hearts.

Jean Amick
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers through these difficult days.

Jean Amick, mother of Erin Gehlhausen, USNA 2012

The Mattrella Family
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
God blessed us with John...
His short life has made a loving difference to so many...
God bless each of you with the struggles which lie ahead...
May your Faith be your guide toward peace.
The Mattrella Family
Lisa 13/2010

Michele Resue
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of one of "our" USNA family. My son, Brett Resue '12/17th Company, and daughter-in-law, Heather Hamilton Resue '12/3rd Company, were Shipmates of your son's at USNA. Our heartfelt prayers for your loss; Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him.

Judy and Alex Chmelik USNA '12
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
We were heartbroken to hear of your loss. Amie, you have always been a strong person, you have endured so much, know you have friends and we think of you often. John was on staff with Alex, and he and I studied and had classes together. He was a good friend. He had an amazing smile that could make a room light up. Know you all are in our thoughts and prayers daily. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers. We will see you next Wednesday. May God comfort and bless you all.

Teresa Posey
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Kalsbeek family. I only knew John for a year at Aiken High where he took my AP European History class, but I thought the world of him. coming from a Navy family myself, I was just as proud of John's commission to the Academy as his parents. He was a respectful, kind, and caring individual and I know that he will be missed. May God see you through this time of grief.

Rev. Bobby L. Stone
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Hi Julita,
I am deeply sadden of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I want you know that the folks here at BGF has you in our hearts. Be blessed and remember that God will continue to be with you and your family. He will not leave you comfortlless.
Former Co-worker at BGF - South Hill, VA - Bobby Stone

Jennifer Connolly
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Dear Julita and family
I was shocked and heartbroken to hear of John's untimely passing. Please know that continued prayers for strength and comfort are being offered for your family during this difficult time.

Susan and Michael Hayter
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
The Hayter family sends our deepest sympathy and all our love.

Lucie Hengen-Reed
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Dearest Amie , Julia, Paul and Abe ,
There are no words that can express how much my heart breaks for all of you.
I feel blessed to have had John in our lives and will forever treasure all the memories
We shared . Bradley and I will miss him so very much.
I pray for strength and love for all of you. John's light and love
will forever shine with us. Love to all of you, Lucie and Brad

Sheila Reed
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Prayers are being said for Amie & John's family . You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Sandy Rose
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My heavy heart grieves for you and your family. May God's love and mercy comfort you. Many condolences for my deepest sympathy.

Osie Moster Serrano
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Ate Juling condolence to you...

Phyllis and Bob Hawk
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
We cannot express to you how sorry we are to become aware of your loss. I remember John went into the Navy about the same time my son in law went into the Army so I always kept an eye out for news about him.

Please know that we cannot imagine the heartbreak of losing a husband or a son. I have lost brothers and know the emptiness that causes.

May the love and spirit of Jesus give you peace during this most awful time. In Jesus name. Amen

The Rangel Family (Peterson AFB)
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Just saw this on the West Point Mom's page. I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family in this time of need. God bless you all.

ma catherine jean
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
tita Julita, condolence po.

ann m fox
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
To the Kalsbeek family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss of your son. I remember him when my two children Cheryl fox murphy, and russell fox were in his NJ class at Aiken, high. As an ex veteran of the U.S. Navy, your son wore his uniform of honor. God will surround you with his comfort and love during this time, May you find peace knowing your son was loved by many people. God Bless.

Ruth Lichtenfeld
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Dear Kalsbeek family:

We are so sorry for your loss. John was a fine young man and will be missed by many. He touched so many lives. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will keep in touch with you, but if I can do anything at all for you, please know that I am here for you.
Your friends, Norman and Ruth Lichtenfeld

LtCol Dave Smith, USMC (Ret.)
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
To the Kalsbeek family:

Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. I was John's chemistry teacher at Aiken High, and his Blue and Gold officer. I don't ever remember seeing John without a warm smile on his face. He was a good student and a fine young man. I was thrilled when he received his appointment to the Naval Academy. I pray that God will grant you strength during this time of tribulation.

Marjorie Carter
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Julita and family my prayers are with u all during this trying time may god see u through this love you!

Helene Baustian
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Amie, Paul, Abe and Julita;
My heart breaks for you all and my prayers are with you. I thank you Amie for giving us the opportunity to get to know John and share in the amazing love you had. The time was short but so many good memories of that big smile he had especially while looking at you Amie - you could tell he absolutely loved and adored you. I know you will do great things in his honor. May God be with you on a path you never should have to walk.
Julita and Paul, you did a fantastic job of raising a smart, loving, generous, happy young man. May God be with you wrapping you in love and happy memories.
Abe, a brothers love is a close love that even death can not take away, remember the good times, cherish the love you have and lean on your family for strength and hope.
May God be with you all, know John's love will live on forever with you.
Prayers and love,
Helene, Stephanie, Mike and Katie

Hugh Quattlebaum
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shelia Hopkins
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
MY prayers are with and your family .Love you Kalsbeek

Cheryl Brooks
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My sincere condolences for your family. My daughter, Alicia, and John dated when they were in High School. We moved during that time, and John helped us pack and load the truck. He will always remain in my thoughts and prayers as a wonderfully sweet young man. God be with you all in this time of sorrow.

Mary Cosnahan
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Sorry for your loss,we are praying for you and your family.

Cathy Smith ( South Hill AGY )
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Juilita, Paul and Abe
My heart is very heavy in hearing the sad news of your loss. My deepest condolences. to you and your extended family. May God. shower you with his grace and give you added strength during this difficult time. With much love,
Your friend...Cathy Smith

Melissa
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
To the Kalsbeek family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sons were friends with your sons in Va. before you all moved away. (Donte and Dwan) We lived over a couple of streets from you all and they were together often. John was a beautiful and respectful young man. I know he will be missed. God blessed and may he give yoiu the added strength that you need through your time of bereavement. The Harris Family

Kristy & Doug Johnson
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Our hearts go out to you all on the loss of John. Please know that we're thinking about you with love and hugs.

charles gunnells
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My heart goes out to the kalsbeek family. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to you and the whole family. God bless you all.

Patricia Singleton Parr
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.

David Salter
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
To all of John's family and friends, It was with great sadness that I read of John's death. I was John's biology teacher at Aiken High School. John always made class a little brighter for all of us. I always enjoyed talking with him, and his smile and sense of humor were always welcome in my class. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

DeAnna Lafferty
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Amie so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers being sent to you from the Laffertys.

David and Temeka
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss...May god continue to keep you and your family in these trying times...Love you

Luz Erispe Gador
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Tita Juliet, Tata Paul, Abe and Amie, Our heartfelt condolences. You are all in our prayers. With love, Jojo, Luz, Jophet and Jophel Gador.

Debbie Kenny
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Julita and family, My prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Lewis
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to Amie, Julita, Paul, and Abe. I've known John since he was in High School. I told Julita, "your boys are so well mannered and very respectful." I remember when Julita and I went to some of John's soccer games. But the most amazing thing that I will always remember was when John graduated and went in the Navy, he left an older teenager and when he returned back home for the first time he wasn't that teenager I had remembered. He had become a young Gentleman. That's how I want to remember John. I never had the opportunity to meet you Amie. But I know you had to be very special to John. Ya'll are in my prayers. My Deepest Sympathy. I love you, Julita. Your, Sissy

Raymond Frashier
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Julita, no words can express my sorrow for your pain. At the tomb of the unknown soldier are the words.."Known but to God". It seems these words apply here also. No one on earth can understand why a life such as John's ends so soon. I pray with all my heart for peace in your heart and mind. God Bless.

Peter Eisenmann
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Dear Kalsbeek Family,

I have no words that are adequate for your loss. My wife and I became members of the TAPS family this past April through the passing of my son Jason. We live here in Aiken, SC. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and please let me know if you would like to have an ear, or anything to help on this grief journey. TAPS has been a safe place for us as we absorb this loss and hope that it will be the same for you.

Sincerely, Pete and Jen

Sheri Lott Jacobs
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Our son Jeffrey Lott and John were best friends through high school and beyond. The Boys used to camp out in the woods at our house. After their graduation, we stayed at a cabin in Highlands, NC. While the other guys slept in, John was up early every morning for his run. We were always so impressed with him and the dedication he displayed at such a young age. It was just a pleasure to watch him grow into such a fine young man. Our younger son adored John also. John was always so indulgent of Jeff's little brother, usually carrying him around piggy back style. I told John one day to not let Davis be a pest to him. John's reply... "he doesn't bother me. I enjoy him and I look forward to one day having a wife and children of my own to play with." We are very saddened by John's passing, but we are blessed with some great memories of your wonderful son and brother.

Danny, Amor and family
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Our extended heartfelt for your family ate Juliet. You're always in our thoughts and prayers. We know you're a strong young lady and God will give you more strength and comfort, same to kuya Paul and Abe. God is watching over you and your family and blessings will pour upon you after this trial. We love you all!

AnnaLiza, Rachel, and Allison Krepps
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
Ate Juliet and family,
We have been thinking of your family often and we've been praying for you all. We are always here for you all and we are sorry for your loss. Just remember that God is always by your side through the difficulties you have encountered. We are grateful for your family and we appreciate how much of a blessing you guys are to our family. We love you guys!
With love,
AnnaLiza and family

Elena, Don, Daniella, and Dana Reese
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our hearts and in our prayers. Please accept our deepest condolences. We love you and we are here for you if you need anything at all.

Pamela Smith Mother of Kevin
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. John was such a remarkable young man and always a joy to be with. That great smile of his always made you feel good. You couldn't help but like him and admire him for the quality of his character and his sense of commitment. We hold precious all our memories of him.

Lindsay Boyd
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
Take comfort in the peace that your husband now has as he will watch over you all the days of your life.

Louise Knoedler
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
Dear Amie, I send you love and sympathy from Nebraska. I pray God will comfort you and protect you. Many people love you and care about you. Your 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Knoedler

Albert Tindall
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
Sorry for your loss I am keeping the family in my prayers.

Tatay,Nanay,Ate Lita & Amie
   Posted Sun November 10, 2013
To Paul, Juliet, Abe & Amie There's not enough words to express how saddened we are for John's death.He was one of a kind.He was so kind hearted, very polite ,had sense of humor & proud to be half Filipino, embracing our culture.That was really a precious memory he did "Mano po"( a gesture of respect for older people ) to my folks when he came over our house.My parents were so happy to met him.he will be missed specially his smile,but his memories will live on.May all his memories brighten your days & his smiles light in your ways.You are always in our thoughts & prayers.May God heals you in a very special way. We are here for you. We love you .

carolyn callaway
   Posted Sun November 10, 2013
My heart is with you Julita, We're not supposed to do this. May God wrap you in his loving arms and bring you some peace. Let me know if you need me or just want to talk. I love you girl!

Peggy Elliott
   Posted Sun November 10, 2013
While I did not know John, I am quite fond of Abe, and I understand the terrible grief you must be experiencing. What a wonderful life John led! Abe, to you personally I send my heart-felt hope that his memory will live on it your art and many talents. To the entire family I express my condolences. May the God of your worship look upon you with kindness, bringing you comfort and love in the midst of your pain.

Jo Ann Lovell
   Posted Sun November 10, 2013
Julia and Paul, I am heartsick that this wonderful young man is lost to us. I have such fond memories of John's time in my home and find it hard to believe he is no longer with us. May you find strength in knowing that his life touched so many of us, however briefly.

Bill, Haydee and Philip Mooney
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Our condolences to the Kalsbeek, Nardini, Hidalgo and Untalan families. Those years that our children spent together will always be treasured (remember Douthat park). You brought them up to be fine young gentlemen. Just think of those 23 wonderful years with John everyday and you will be wearing a little smile on your face everyday for the rest of your life. Big hugs to all of you.

janet johnson moyler
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
God be with you every moment, bringing comfort to your heart, and the cheer and strength that only His own blessing can impart! With deep sympathy and heartfelt hope that your memories and the love of those around you will help to comfort you.
Your friend
Janet Johnson Moyler

Mrs. Diane Tillman
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Amie, My heart breaks for you as you go through another huge loss in your life. My prayers are for you to feel the Love of God while life is not making any sense. My sincerest Sympathy to you and all of John's family

James Jackson
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
On Behalf of the members and friends of NDTA, North Pole Chapter Association of Global Logistics and Transportation professionals in Alaska, we offer our deepest sympathy.

God Bless all families and friends!

NDTA North Pole Chapter President

Cyrilee Billings
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Please know our prayers are with you and your family. Much love...

Billings Family
Kali (USNA 2010)

Alice Harding
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
Dear Amie and Julita and Family, Joe's , Christy's and my heart are breaking for you. Christy did summer training with John and said he was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you in the months to come. Joe Alice and Christy Harding

David Zavala
   Posted Sun December 15, 2013
To the Kalsbeek Family,
I Had The Privilege of serving with John on board USS Milius, i stood watch, conversed, and made jokes. He was the only person that made our day, his smile and his life will be remembered forever.

carlos martinez/debie martinez
   Posted Sun January 12, 2014
we are so sorry for the loss of a loved one may god guide your family thru this love you