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Michael Jerden

Forked River - Michael William Jerden, age 67, of Forked River passed away on Friday November 24th, 2017 at his home. Born in England and formerly of Hillside and Union Beach, moving to Forked River in 1989. Mike served in the US Air Force during Vietnam, later working as an Engineer for PSE&G and Truck Driver. He was a member of the Forked River Presbyterian Church, who enjoyed fishing, cooking, Harleys and playing guitar.

Mike was predeceased by his father William in 2005 and ex-wife Carol in 2015. Surviving are his wife of 28 years Nancy, five children, Jonathan and his fiancé Melissa, Michael, Brian, Temperance and Maegan, two grandchildren Zachary and Elijah, his mother Phyllis Jerden of Mahoning Valley, PA and his brother Steven Jerden of Elizabeth.

A viewing will be held on Thursday November 30th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7pm until the time of service at 8:30 pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Route 9, (aka 130 North Main Street) Forked River. Interment will be on Friday December 1, at 10:00 am at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Popcorn Park Zoo, PO Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731 in Mike's memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 28, 2017
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