John Woltz Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Woltz Jr., John “Jere”

January 29, 1933 – June 21, 2021

John (Jere) Montgomery Woltz, Jr. died on Monday, June 21, 2021. He was a resident of Miami FL and a summer resident of Greensboro, NC. Lymphoplasmic lymphoma contributed to his death. Born in Sternberger Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina, on January 29, 1933 to Virginia Van Dalsem and John Montgomery Woltz, he spent his formative years in Greensboro. Education was at Curry School, at the time a teaching institution for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro Senior High School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the swim team, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Sigma Gamma. was Epsilon Brotherhood. Jere served in the U.S. Marine Corps and always considered his years in the Corps to be some of the defining years of his life. After returning from the Marine Corps, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Carolina with a BS in geology and a minor in mathematics, and later completed a master’s degree in business administration.

On March 12, 1960, he and Barbara married Helen Brown of Greensboro in the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. As a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon and elder and as a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class.

The Boy Scouts of America programs were special to him. As a teenager he received the Arrow of Light from the Boy Scouts, the Eagle Award with Palms from the Boy Scouts, the Quartermaster Award from the Sea Scouts and the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. As an adult, he served in multiple units and council positions, as a member of the Board of Directors of the General Greene Council, and was awarded the Silver Beaver for Outstanding Service to Influence Young People’s Lives through Service.

His interests have included hiking in the areas of North Carolina, Virginia, the Tetons in Wyoming, the Livingston and Lewis Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Montana and the Dolomites in Italy, and sailing and sailboat racing in the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida a national judge and regional race director for regattas. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina, he was instrumental in the design, program organization, curriculum and teaching of the junior sailing program.

He survived his wife, Barbara Brown Woltz; two sons, John M. Woltz III of Greensboro; and David F. Woltz of Saint Louis, Missouri, his wife Meghan, and children Nikolas, Elizabeth, and Henry. He was preceded by his parents, John M. Woltz and Virginia Van Dalsem Woltz, and his brother Ben (Van) Van Dalsem Woltz. He is also survived by his niece Virginia Beutner and his nephew Ben Woltz.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. (COVID protocol is required for wearing a mask in church facilities.)

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Cone Health Office of Philanthropy (for the benefit of the Cone Health Cancer Center), 1200 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

Online condolences can be made through

Hanes-Lineberry funeral

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on June 23, 2021.

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