EAST BRUNSWICK - JOHN STURDY, SR. passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack. He was 74.
Born in Hoboken, he resided there before moving to Saddle Brook in his teen years, then moved East Brunswick 45 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 2008, he was a plate maker with Webcraft, North Brunswick, where he worked for 36 years.
John's favorite pastime was bowling, watching wrestling, and coloring with his colored pencils.
John is predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Jeanette Sturdy, and beloved sister, Mary Torre.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Frances (Cangialosi) Sturdy; his two sons, John Sturdy Jr. of East Brunswick, and Salvatore Sturdy, and his partner, Melodie, of East Brunswick; his brother, Vincent Sturdy, and his wife, Lisa, of Saddle Brook, and five sisters, Gloria Laturzo, Jean Saunders, Patricia Prustel, Barbara Canova and Frances McBride.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 26th, from 3:00-7:00 PM at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, where a service will be held at 6:00 PM. For directions, please visit the "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hackensack University Hospital Cancer Center, 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 or at www.hackensackumc.org/services/cancer-care/
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Thank you for being a loving, caring uncle who taught me how to eat oreos. I love you with all of my heart and will miss you always. Please watch over us with the rest of our resting relatives. Until we meet again... rest easy Uncle John.
Your precious smile is now in heaven .
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
Dear John, I will miss the wonderful way you made us smile. I will miss the way you loved your family, and I will always love you and keep you in my prayers. with sympathy. Your sister Patty
Uncle John, this is a hard loss for me, for our family. I was blessed to have you as a Godfather, as an Uncle. and now I will be blessed to have you as a guardian angel to watch over Sawyer, our family and myself. I am so thankful to have known such a great man, who was always there, I just wish as I grew older it was easier to visit. I wish you peace now, moving onto your new journey that God has for you. I love you, and I'll miss you everyday but I know you're in good company, with Aunt Mary, Uncle Frank, Shawn and my Grandpa. Continue to watch over Aunt Fran, John, Sal and the rest of our family.
I promise to show Sawyer how to bowl in your honor, I'm positive I got my bowling skills from you. Rest Easy Uncle John.
For those we have lost are not really gone, they may not be heard or seen but are always in our hearts. John you will be missed. Barbara, husband Michael and sons Michael &Nicholas Canova.
You will always hold a special place in mine and my family’s heart. You were always ready and willing to help anyone of us out with anything. For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray for your family and friends to lean on their faith to get them through this time. RIP John, love you and God speed.
dear brother, I am writing this note to tell you that my heart was broken by your loss. You were a great brother for the short amount of time we had you with us and was loved very much by me and other family members. you will be always in my heart and memories that i have of you. You are with other family members and are at peace. God needed you for something else that he has planned for you. Please watch over your wife, and sons as they are going thru a very difficult time in there lives. You will be missed my brother. love your sister Jean
You will always be remembered. Love you
My dear Uncle John...I was not prepared to let you go just yet but I know you were needed elsewhere. Always remember how much of an impression you left on my heart and everyone you came in contact with. I always had your listening ear and your advice at the ring of a phone. You were and always will be a hero to me. I loved you more than you will ever know and will forever be in my heart. Wishing you a peaceful transition to your new life. Please watch over Aunt Fran, John, Sal and the rest of us. Love you til we meet again 🙏💙
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