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AGE: 81 • Manahawkin
John "Jack" Miles, 81, Manahawkin passed away December 21, 2013 at Deborah Hospital. Born to the late John and Mary Miles (nee Eskesen), he has lived in Manahawkin for the past 8 years.
He was predeceased by his son John P. Miles. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Eileen P. Miles (nee Fleming), two devoted daughters and their spouses Eileen and Daniel McCallum, Manchester, and Teresa and Michael Tarricone, Manahawkin. Also surviving is his sister, Marion Cannelongo, Sarasota, Fla. He was a wonderful Pop Pop to his six surviving grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Jack proudly served in the US Navy for four years aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB62) during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a machinist for the Asbury Park Press, Neptune NJ for many years until his retirement in 1988. Jack was a devoted family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with the people he loved. His house was very often overflowing with friends and relatives because they were always warmly welcomed and well fed. Jack was a patient and truly kind man with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all.
Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 26 at Thomas Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive Manahawkin,NJ from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be held Friday, December 27 at 10 am, St Mary's of the Pines Church, Manahawkin. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lakewood immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Condolences may be sent to www.shinnfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 23, 2013