Jean Dario Janvier, Sr.
March 24, 1959 - February 12, 2012
Jean Dario Janvier, Sr. was born on March 24, 1959 to Lorette Janvier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He migrated to the United States in 1982. Jean worked two to three odd jobs at a time to save money to pay for his college education. His lifelong goal was to become an engineer. From the money he saved, he enrolled in City College of New York (CUNY), where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked for a couple of years for the New York City Board of Education as a teacher, while continuing his education to become a Certified Network Engineer.
He married the former Ms. Marie Geralde Alexandre in 1993, and to this union two sons were born: Jean Dario Jr. (16) and Alex Laurent (13).
In 1995, Jean started his own computer company, Bitsoft Computer Services, in Manhattan, New York. In 2001, Jean moved to Alexandria, VA to take a position at the US Patent and Trademark Office. He received several outstanding awards such as the SAA and Gainsharing Awards for Fiscal Years 2002-2007—where he received an outstanding EOY rating for that same period—and the Department of Commerce’s Bronze Medal in 2007 for Superior Performance. He also served as Training Assistant at the Patent Academy in 2007. Jean worked as a Patent Examiner and was employed there for 10 years until his health declined. Though he was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jean fought the disease very hard; he had several procedures and therapies including radiation and chemotherapy.
Jean was a devoted son, husband, and father. He always wanted the very best for his wife, his children, his mother, and his relatives. Jean had a passion for building computers and troubleshooting problems on computers with his sons. He enjoyed playing basketball with his sons and talking to them about making the right choices in life. He also enjoyed watching sports and watching different Christian programs on TV. He was a very funny person, but at the same time he could be very serious, principled and disciplined. Jean was a very hard working man and instilled good work ethics in his two sons.
December 2010, Jean professed his faith to Jesus-Christ by being baptized at the Emmanuel Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Alexandria, VA. Jean died on Sunday night, February 12, 2012 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA . He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, Marie-Geralde; two sons: Jean Dario Jr., and Alex Laurent, Alexandria, VA; his mother: Lorette Janvier, Manhattan, NY; an aunt: Antonia Janvier, Manhattan, NY; cousins: Nadine Moise, Manhattan, NY and Pedro Janvier, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and many other cousins and relatives in Haiti; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; many friends and co-workers. Jean will be greatly missed. We thank Jesus-Christ for his life and good memories he brought us all.
A wake for Mr. Janvier will be held at Emmanuel Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2707 Dewitt Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22301 (map/directions) on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 6:00 P.M until 8:30 P.M. A visitation and viewing will also be held at Harvest Assembly Baptist Church, 8012 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, VA 22309 (map/directions) on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 9A.M . until the time of service at 11A.M. The burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery, 1900 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria, VA (map/directions).
Family and Friends are invited back to Harvest Assembly Baptist Church Hall for repast immediately after burial.
Arrangements by Phillip Bell Sr. & Winona Morrissette-Johnson, P.A.
Please send all floral tributes directly to Harvest Assembly the morning of the service.
Wake - Emmanuel Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, Alexandria - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Visitation & Viewing - Harvest Assembly Baptist Church, Alexandria - 9:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - Harvest Assembly Baptist Church, Alexandria - 11:00 a.m.
Burial & Repast - Colman's Cemetery & Harvest Assembly Baptist Church, Alexandria