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George Robert Rayner

AGE: 77 • Jackson

George Robert Rayner, age 77, of Jackson, NJ, passed away on March 25, 2017 at the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.

Born in Jersey City, NJ on August 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Louise and Robert Rayner. After being raised in Jersey City, he was a 26 year resident of Lakewood, before moving to Jackson in 1996. George was a retired trucking dispatcher who was formerly employed with CH Robinson in Secaucus, NJ. George served in the US Army. George loved to complete jig-saw puzzles. He was an avid sports follower, and a lifelong NY Yankee fan. He is fondly remembered for chauffeuring his grandchildren to their sports activities and cheering for them on the sidelines. George always had a smile upon his face and a unique sense of humor. He was a friend to everyone.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Barbara; his four children, Kimberly Caston and her husband Michael, Kevin Rayner and his wife Sandra, Kelly Rayner and her fiancé Letitia Townes, and Keith Rayner and his wife Melissa; a sister, Edith Reckholder and her husband Francis; nine grandchildren, Kisha Rayner, Derek (DJ) Elliott, Jr., Tyler Caston, Jordan Clarke, Jason Caston, Noah Rayner, Hailey Rayner, Alexander Rayner-Barcelli and Andrew Rayner-Barcelli; and several extended family members.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. His funeral service will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the by visiting For further information or to post a tribute, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 28, 2017
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