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Henry J. Dellane


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Henry J. Dellane

AGE: 78 • Toms River

Harry J. Dellane of Toms River passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Galloway, N.J. while enjoying one of his frequent and beloved vacations with his wife of 56 years, Barbara.

Harry was born in Newark on April 21, 1938, grew up in Belleville, N.J and lived in Toms River for 51 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force with assignments in Japan and Bangor, Maine. He was a Dover Township/Toms River Police Officer for 29 years retiring as Captain in 1992. Harry also taught for many years at both Ocean and Burlington County Colleges. He obtained degrees from OCC, Trenton State College and Rider University.

Harry was most happy when surrounded by his family, especially during weekly Sunday dinners, holidays, and family vacations.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Rita, and his grandson

Michael Lumpkins. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Fitzpatrick), 5 children: Debbie and husband, Horace Lumpkins; Harry and husband, Gerd; Jimmy and wife Deirdre; Tom and wife Sherry; and Patrick and wife Patty; grandchildren Nicole Dempsey (Pete), Ryan, Jimmy, Emily, Danny, Erin and Patrick Dellane; great grandchildren Kevin and Nolan Dempsey and his cousin, Arlene Whyte.

Harry was a one of a kind man with a marvelous sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband and an endearing family patriarch whose larger than life personality provided us with stories, memories and laughter to cherish for years to come.

Family and friends may call on Friday, December 16 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 10 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, arrive at the funeral home 8:30am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. www.silvertonmemorial.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 15, 2016
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