John Bernard Moniz
  • In Lieu of flowers,
  • Saint John Catholic Church
    3921 St. Johns Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Cheryl and family,I am so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Elaine Rafferty - Summerville, SC

“To Cheryl and family. Sending condolences. The picture video is beautiful!! (NCHS class of 76) ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Boyd-Arnold - SC

“I have very fond memories of your dad. He was one of the great generation and he lived it. I love all you girls and always felt I was still part of...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Wadene Howell - North Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I join in the celebration of your father's life. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Chad Drayton - Charleston, SC

“Sorry to read about John's death. He and his family were very good friends while we were raising our families. He was also a very good co-worker of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Charles & Helen Mincey - York, SC

“So sorry to hear about your Dad! Hoping fond memories will ease sorrow and sadness.Sincerely,Wayne and Dawn(Ellison) Smith, NCHS,1973 &1974 ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Cheryl and family,What a great life this man had. May you be at peace with his memory. Dan Coleman ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I am honored to have known Mr.Moniz as a friend. It was a privilege to be able to chat with him briefly just a few weeks ago. I dropped in when I...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Rea - Hanahan, SC

“I will greatly miss a hero, Mr. Moniz. He shared my love of Budweiser and loved to hear the label on it read. Thank You sir for the brief time...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: William Parker - North Charleston, SC

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Tommy,Jenny,Jesse Smith - SC

John B. Moniz, widower of E. Jane Moniz, joined his heavenly Father on January 14th. He was 94 years old. A life long Roman Catholic, he was the son of Portuguese immigrants, the late Manuel Souza Moniz and Emilia Branca Moniz. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Saint John Catholic Church, 3921 St. John's Avenue at 11:00 am. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTH AREA CHAPEL, 2119 Dorchester Road.

John grew up on the family farm in Adamsville, RI. At 19 years of age, he joined the US Navy, serving in various locations. He was a survivor of a kamikaze attack on the USS Isherwood in 1945 that killed 80 men. In 1946 he met his lifelong love, Jane, at a dance at Charleston County Hall. They married in 1947.
John worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1981. He was an avid golfer who played until his 90s. He loved to tell stories of his life, including his two holes in one. He was a faithful member of St. John Catholic Church for more than 70 years. He also was a longtime member of the Charleston Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his brother, Harry Moniz of RI; daughters: Judith Moniz-Roen (Roger) of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Amelia Moniz of Mt. Pleasant and Cheryl Moniz (Douglas Cunningham) of North Charleston, SC; grandchildren: Senator Sean Bennett (Tina), Brian Moniz (Selene), Lauren Moniz, Philip Moniz (Nikki), Jenna McSwain (Matthew Martinez), Shannon McSwain; great-grandchildren: Haile, Hayden, Peyton, Ella, William, Wade, Wesley, Georgia and Noah; step grandchildren: Heather, Michaela, Maria, Jessica, Hillary, Ross, Christina, Tom, Kim, Scott and step great grandchildren: August, River, Zoey, Benjamin and Jules.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his son John M. Moniz who passed in 1985, and six brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John Catholic Church, 3921 St. John's Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405.

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Riverview Memorial Park

3715 Azalea Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3949