John Northrup

John Cross Northrup

Saturday, October 4th, 1941 - Friday, July 26th, 2019
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John Cross Northrup, 77, of Marietta, Ohio, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, following a recent illness. He was born on October 4, 1941 to the late Dr. Deane Northrup and Arda Cross Northrup, of Marietta.

Johnny received specialist degrees in reading instruction having attended Marietta College and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. During his professional career, he taught at three major universities: Lehigh University, Ohio University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He also developed and delivered many workshops related to reading instruction to teachers and persons working with adults in community settings. Wherever he lived, he never gave up his love for the outdoors of canoeing, mountain climbing, long bow archery, bicycling, hiking and camping. Many times, you would see him paddling his canoe on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers or cycling in and around Marietta. Johnny was also proud of the many rugby teams he played for. He always commented that he had played 23 seasons straight once.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Northrup and their two Standard Poodles; two children of a former marriage, Brett Ashley Bagshaw of Kensington, MD and Leigh Mallory Northrup of Concord, NC; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Christopher Deane Northrup of Vienna, WV and Michael Edgar Northrup of Baltimore, MD; and many nieces and nephews.

Family will greet friends on Monday, August 5th, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Private memorial services will be held on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler, with J.J. Sands officiating.

Donations may be directed in John's memory to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 90 Mt. Tom Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

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Private services will take place on the Valley Gem. Family will greet the public at the funeral home on Monday the 5th.


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Courtney and Mattie

Posted at 07:49pm
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. -Emily Dickinson. Sending you the most positive energy and love.
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Posted at 12:56pm
I am a part of all I have met! You my friend will forever be in my heart. Until we meet again Johnny! Love you. Vic
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Greg Morus

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God Bless you Margaret and all of John’s family. My time knowing John was short, but I will remember his smile and our little chats forever.
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