Christopher John Zeller

Mr. Christopher John Zeller

AGE: 56 • Hazlet

Christopher John Zeller, 56, of Hazlet, NJ, died on May 5, 2014 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. He was born in Orange and grew up in Middletown. He has resided in Hazlet for the last 17 years. Christopher worked at Maher Terminals LLC as a Marine Superintendent since 1999. He was an avid golfer and won the NJ Long Drive Champion for 3 consecutive years (1982, 83 & 84). He was also a sports historian, most notably of boxing, and an expert pop culture trivia enthusiast. Chris will be especially remembered for his quick wit and rye, sardonic sense of humor. Chris touched many people with his kindness and generosity.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Barbara Zeller; beloved son, Christopher John Jr.; loving mother, Anne Zeller; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Dreux and Joanne Zeller; Edward and Kelly Zeller; and Gerard Zeller; his sister and brother-in-law, Francesca and Dean Graziano; mother-in-law, Carmela Mina; sister-in-law, Lois Rafferty and her husband Bill; and his brother-in-law, Joseph Mina. Also surviving are 11 loving nieces and nephews and his little companion, his dog, Jack.

Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Robert Zeller, in 1996.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, May 9th at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., New Monmouth. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

For more information, to send condolences, or for directions please visit

Funeral Home

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home
115 Tindall Road Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 671-1326

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 7, 2014