Type Obit Here John Peter Mikedes, 56, of Blairstown, NJ, passed away on October 4, 2020. John was born June 23, 1964 in Hartford, CT to the late Peter James Mikedes and Carol Emily Mikedes. John grew up in West Caldwell, NJ before moving to Blairstown 18 years ago. He worked as a self-employed Contractor. The man who did it all. He was a father and mother when needed to be, grill master, mountain man, photographer, hair stylist and so much more. John was a proud and loving father to daughter, Jacqualyne Houck. He was always there to coach her softball games in elementary school and her biggest supporter throughout high school activities. John had a magic green thumb for his garden, and could make anything grow. John loved being out in nature to spot birds of prey. He loved his friends and family dearly. John was spontaneous and wild, he truly lived life to the fullest. John is survived by daughter Jacqualyne Houck, his long-time girlfriend Denise Nicholls, his brother Jim Mikedes and his sister Marie Blasi and husband Chris Blasi; fun uncle to Jimmy Mikedes, CJ Blasi and Michael Blasi. The services will be held privately by John's family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.