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Stephen G. Rea

AGE: 68 • Forked River, NJ

Stephen "Steve" G. Rea, age 68, of Forked River passed peacefully on July 3, 2017 at his home. His loving wife, Sheila, was at his side.

Steve was born in Newark and spent his early years in Belleville. He was a graduate of Essex County College and attended William Paterson College. Steve had been employed by the New Jersey State Department of Corrections as a Senior Corrections Officer at East Jersey State Prison for 25 years before his retirement. He was a member of the New Jersey State PBA Local 600 and a lifetime member of PBA Local 105.

Prior to moving to Forked River in 1998, Steve had resided in Rahway and Cranford.

Steve enjoyed traveling, cruising, fishing, hunting, listening to, and attending the opera, woodworking, reading, visiting with his friends, and a good cigar.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaretta (nee Mc Grath), and his twin sisters, Veronica and Victoria. Surviving are his wife Sheila (nee Bruder), children, grandchildren, relatives and many friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2pm until 4pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Route 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Steve's memory to Special Olympics New Jersey, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 6, 2017
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