AGE: 71 • Morganville
John Retz 71, of Morganville, passed away March 7, 2014 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in the Bronx he resided in Keyport before moving to Morganville 45 years ago. He worked in retail sales, had an Asbury Park Press Route for 15 years and most recently was a driver for Murphy Transportation in Middletown. John was a member of the Oakshades Fire Department, Matawan.
John was predeceased by his parents John H. and Margaret Brandigan Retz, and his brother Robert. He is survived by his beloved wife Frances nee DeLLapietro and his loving son Scott and his fiancée Amy Bolowitz. John has one grandchild on the way and would be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary this June. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family and friends are invited Monday, March 10, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Pl. Keyport, NJ 07735, and Tuesday 8:30am with a 9:30am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. Interment will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery, Keyport. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 1701 North Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311. For directions or to leave the family online condolences please visit www.dayfuner alhome.com