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John E. Joel

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John E. Joel

Forked River - John E. Joel, age 78 of Forked River passed away on Sunday January 28, 2018 at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. John was born in London, England and came to the United States in 1957, and lived in the Bronx and Brick, before moving to Forked River 2005. Mr. Joel was a vault manager for many years working for Paine Webber in New York, he later worked as an usher at Blue Claws Stadium, Lakewood. He was a communicant at St. Pius the Tenth RC Church and served as an usher, was a member and officer at the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Capodanno Council #6522 serving as Inside Guard, and was active at the Bingo.

John was predeceased by his wife Maureen who passed away in 2004. Surviving are four sons Robert, Kevin, Sean, and Brendan, two daughters Debra Epstein, and Kathleen Rahtjen and her husband Peter. Also surviving are his eight grandchildren Carina, Michael, Kayla, Madelyn, Hunter, Morgan, Hannah and PJ.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday January 30, from 3-5 and 7-9 pm and on Wednesday from 9:00 am until 9:30 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 Rt. 9 North, (aka North Main Street), Forked River, NJ. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Wednesday at 10 am at St. Pius the Tenth RC Church, 300 Lacey Road, Forked River, followed by interment at St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers contributions in John's name may be made to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, Fr. Capodanno Council, 15 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 30, 2018
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