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John Edward (Jack) Jr., 79, of Dumont, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 29, 2014 after a courageous battle with a rare form of skin cancer.
Jack is the loving husband of 53 years to Kathleen "Kay" (nee McShane); adored father of Kathy Maher, Rosie Mertz and her husband Tom of Dumont, and Tricia Kindergan and her husband Tom of Oakland. Jack is the No. 1 grandpa of Tommy and Brian Kindergan and Tyler Mertz; devoted brother of Rosemarie Maher. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Jerry and sisters-in-law Kay and Mary, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and many loving family and friends, here and in Ireland. He is predeceased by his parents; Rose (nee Fusco) and John Maher and his sister, Joan Curry Johnson.
Jack was born in the Bronx, NY on May 20, 1935 and attended LaSalle H.S. and was a proud graduate of The University of Notre Dame. He resided in Dumont and was a parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church for over 47 years. He was employed as an insurance underwriter in New York City and served in the Air Force Reserves for four years. Jack was also a die-hard N.Y. Giants fan, a season ticket holder, and loved going to the games with his family. He was also thrilled spending time with his three grandsons at their sporting events. He will be sorely missed by all, and until we meet again, Jack, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10 AM, St. Mary's R.C. Church, Dumont. Interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Monsey, NY. The family will welcome friends Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Frech Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research, C/O The Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Ave., Ste. 901, NY, NY 10016; www.skincancer.org.
Frech Funeral Home
161 Washington Avenue Dumont, NJ 7628
Published in The Record/Herald News on July 1, 2014