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Thomas J. Ilaria


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Thomas J. Ilaria

AGE: 82 • Neptune City

Thomas J. Ilaria, 82, of Neptune City, died peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Born in East Orange on November 27, 1934, he was raised in Glen Ridge and lived in Colts Neck for many years before moving to Neptune City. He was a graduate of Xavier HS in NYC and earned his BS and DDS from Georgetown University. He honorably served as a captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Monroe, VA and practiced dentistry for more than 53 years in Neptune. He was a die-hard Yankees fan, and rarely missed a televised Hoya's basketball game.

He was predeceased by his wife, Janet (2009), and his grandson, Kenneth L. Walker IV. He is survived by his three children: daughter, Michele Walker, and her husband, Kip of Brielle, son, Greg Ilaria, and his wife, Barbara, of Manasquan, daughter, Gina Kennedy, and her husband, Rob, of Spring Lake, and his grandchildren: Lindsay and Johanna Walker, Joseph and Nick Ilaria, Robbie, Erin, Liam, and Sean Kennedy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his loving companion, Barbara Watson, of Ocean Township.

A celebration of Tom's life will be planned for family and friends at a later date.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 20, 2017
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