OBITUARY

John Joseph Mount

July 10, 1940January 10, 2021
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John Joseph Mount “Jack”, age 80, of West Orange, formerly of Caldwell and Winfield Park, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 10, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Church 219 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell, NJ, on Friday January 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery E. Hanover, NJ. Jack spent most of his youth in Caldwell NJ, graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in 1958 where he was a three sport All State/County player in Football, Baseball and Basketball. Although drafted by the Milwaukee Braves he decided to continue his football career at Villanova University where he participated in the 1961 Sun Bowl. In 1964 he went on to play defensive end for the New York Giants before an injury cut short his career. Jack then briefly served in the Army before moving onto a successful sales career at the New Jersey Bell Yellow Pages where he worked for 25 years. In his retirement he enjoyed his time playing golf, exercising at the Livingston oval and spending time with his children and 4 grandchildren. Jack was predeceased by his beloved daughter Kristine Marie Wells, his parents John Andrew and Margaret “Peg” Scanlon Mount, his siblings Thomas and Daniel Mount and Eileen Cuniff. Jack is survived by his devoted children John William Mount “Jack”, Deborah Ann Brien, William Joseph Mount his wife Semira Kashi Mount and his loving grandchildren Kayla, Kevin, Sophia and Olivia, his dear brother Robert Mount and sister Rita Wehmeyer. Jack is also survived by the mother of his children Marilyn Mount. In lieu of flowers, donations to Immaculate Conception High School 33 Cottage Place Montclair, NJ 07042 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home Livingston, NJ.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Mugs Herder

January 14, 2021

Mugs and Sandra Herder are deeply saddened by the death of Jack. He would always great us with the biggest smile and our talks went on and on. Mugs always remembers him as one of the greatest athletes and always reminding everyone that he was great in all 3 sports. May he live in your hearts forever.

Deborah Brien

January 12, 2021

Daddy I miss you so much already! I know you are at peace now. I miss talking to you every day. i know you are with Krissy now. Please know how much I miss you! Love you so much. As your Mom would say, Love you tooo much!

Phil Wells

January 12, 2021

Big Jack was a larger than life personality. He was known for his athletics and was a prominent figure in the community. I first came to know him when I was 11 years old. He was the head coach of a rival football team. I didn’t like him too much back then as his team would destroy my team. He was a great coach. Later in life I would marry his daughter Kristine. I knew that if I did anything to upset daddies little girl that I would have to answer to this giant man. He would often make that very clear to me. He usually had a smile on his face when telling me the things that he would do to me. In the 16 years of my marriage I noticed what a rock this man was to his family. I also saw how gentle and loving this mountain of a man could be. He loved to laugh and he wasn’t afraid to burst out into a Sinatra song. I’m gonna remember all the good times that we had and I’m gonna miss the man that I knew.

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