John Early

John T Early

Monday, September 16th, 1929 - Friday, January 10th, 2020
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Obituary

John T. Early died Friday January 10, 2020 in Madison, NJ. He was 90.
John was born in Syracuse, NY a son to the late Rhoda (Gray) and Francis Early. He was a graduate of Syracuse University class of 1951. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. John worked for various companies as a Chemical Engineer throughout the United States, and finished his career at Bell Labs in Murray Hill for 27 years before retiring in 1987. He moved to New Jersey in 1964 and resided in West Orange, Plainfield and Stirling, NJ.
John loved the outdoors enjoying skiing, hiking and skating.
He was an active parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul RC Church in Stirling, and a member of the choir and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 484, the VFW and the Long Hill Township Senior Citizens. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Morris County Division 1 and the Somerset County Division 1 chapters.
He was predeceased by his 8 brothers and sisters.
John is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Elizabeth "Libby" (Dowling) Early, and 38 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday January 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church in Stirling, NJ. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Martyr Cemetery, Madison, NJ. For more information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
    Address
    Bebout Ave
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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    Officiant
    Father Richard Carton
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Vincent Martyr Cemetery
    Address
    Shunpike Road
    MADISON, NJ 07940
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Mary Beth Early and Bob Dehler

Posted at 04:53pm
With many fond and funny remembrances of Uncle John, who for respiratory caution wore a gas mask to our Brooklyn wedding.
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Peter, Stacee and Caitlin Early

Posted at 01:58pm
With love and our deepest condolences. We are sorry we cannot be there to give them in person.
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The Eccles children and their families

Posted at 07:35am
With fond memories of Uncle John. Please accept our sympathy and love.
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Posted at 04:56pm
Aunt Libby, remember that we love and care about you.
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