John Matthew Pennylegion

February 25, 1966 - March 20, 2016

John Matthew Pennylegion

February 25, 1966 - March 20, 2016


John Matthew Pennylegion was born on February 25, 1966 to Anthony and Kathy Pennylegion. He passed away on March 20, 2016 from natural causes.

John is survived by his mom Kathy, brother Mike (Valerie) and nephews Alec, Peter and Robert. His father and older brother Mark preceded him in death.  John was an avid hiker and would spend days hiking area trails with his family friend Tim. He enjoyed cooking and working on computers. 

At 18 years old, John had a brain aneurism that nearly took his life. Through his self-determination, John overcame physical disabilities and became a huge role model to his family and friends.  John had a great personality and often made his family laugh, he will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 11am, followed by inurnment at Bayview Cemetery and reception back at the church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: March 30, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Location: 1110 14th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 73-4-2850

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7 responses to John Matthew Pennylegion

  1. T says:

    John and I were raised on cornbread.

  2. Pat Wellman says:

    Kathy please accept our deepest sympathy.We are still in the desert, so we will be unable to be at Sacred Heart for John on Wednesday .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Chuck and Pat

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