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John Maker

AGE: 83 • Linwood, NJ

John Maker, age 83 of Linwood and formerly Forked River, passed away on August 6, 2017 at his home. John was born in Plainfield and had lived in Piscataway and resided in Forked River for 35 years, before moving to Linwood in 2003. Mr. Maker retired as a Lieutenant in 1992 from the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, New Brunswick, after 26 years of service.

John was a Veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a Life Member of the Bamber VFW Post #10118, he was a member of the Forget Me Not Association of Ocean County and a former communicant of St. Pius the Tenth RC Church, Forked River.

John was predeceased by his wife Barbara (nee Fraley) who passed away in 1994, and 2 sisters, Helen and Sophie. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Deborah Smith, Pamela Garman, and Susanne Fitzsimmons and his 6 grandchildren, Nicole, DJ, Heather, Barbara, Brian and Kevin.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Main Street (aka North Rt. 9), Forked River. Interment will follow at 1:30 pm at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, North Hanover Township, NJ.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the VFW Post #10118, 2652 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731, in his memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 9, 2017
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