Anthony James DeJohn
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AGE: 66 • Manalapan
Anthony James DeJohn, 66, of Manalapan, formerly of Hazlet, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he lived in Hazlet for 34 years before moving to Manalapan a year ago. Mr. DeJohn was an Executive Director for Government Solutions with AT&T, Florham Park, retiring in 2013. He was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, serving in the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles). He was the recipient of the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts.
He attended the New York Institute of Technology and the Sloan School of Business at MIT. He was a former Hazlet Little League Coach, and was active in the Hazlet Youth Athletic League. He loved his hobby of woodworking - and was an ardent woodworker. Anthony was a loving and beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving is his wife, Susan (nee Chiarelli); a son, Anthony and his wife Gina DeJohn of Colts Neck; a daughter, Jennifer and her husband Robert Johnson of Hazlet; and 4 grandchildren, Giovanna and Anthony DeJohn, Robert and Jonathan Johnson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A Funeral Mass will be offered 10 a.m. Thursday, ,April 24 at St. Benedict R.C. Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel. Entombment will then follow at the Holmdel Cemetery. Donations in Mr. DeJohn's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For directions or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.
Holmdel Funeral Home Inc
26 S Holmdel Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 22, 2014