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AGE: 82 • Millville
John W. Tappen, Sr., age 82, of Millville, passed away at home with his wife by his side Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. John married Anna Frassetto on June 29, 1957, and just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. He worked for Wheaton Glass Co. as a quality control inspector for 28 years and then Dale Finch's Lawn Care Service. He was a member of the GMP Union. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 825 and enjoyed golfing, dancing, landscaping, playing Pinochle and especially spending time with family and friends. Mr. Tappen was an extraordinary friend, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and husband who brought so much joy, laughter and smiles to all who knew him.
John leaves behind his wife Anna; daughter Maryanne Tappen, son-in-law and best friend Dennis Yunk, granddaughter Amy Yunk; and great-grandson Nicholas Anderson, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sons, Alan Tappen and John W. Tappen Jr.
A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad St., Millville. There will be a viewing before the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date. The family has requested memorial donations to Anna Tappen, 202 Columbine Ave., Millville, NJ 08332.
Christy Funeral Home
11 W. Broad St. Millville, NJ 08332
Published in The Daily Journal on Aug. 6, 2014