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Gary Robert Lighthipe

AGE: 69 • Toms River

Gary Robert Lighthipe, 69, of Toms River, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Orange, NJ, Gary was a longtime resident of Bloomfield before moving to Toms River 30 years ago. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War and was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans. Gary retired from the U.S. Post Office in Bloomfield after 25 years. During his retirement he found much joy in volunteering his time for the care of animals and spending time with his loyal companion Tuffy. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.He was predeceased by his mother Ethel Hopkins. Surviving are his beloved wife of 32 years Mary; his best friend and son Shawn; his sister Gail Lighthipe; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kathryn and James Byrne; brother-in-law Bruce Bagnole; and his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A funeral mass will be held on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, 619 Chestnut St., Lakehurst, NJ. Cremation will be private. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 1, 2017
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