Jack Miles

May 14, 1932December 21, 2013
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John “Jack” Miles, 81, Manahawkin passed away December 21, 2013 at Deborah Hospital. Born to the late John and Mary Miles (nee Eskesen), he has lived in Manahawkin for the past 8 years. He was predeceased by his son John P. Miles. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Eileen P. Miles (nee Fleming), two devoted daughters and their spouses Eileen and Daniel McCallum, Manchester, and Teresa and Michael Tarricone, Manahawkin. Also surviving is his sister, Marion Cannelongo, Sarasota, Fla. He was a wonderful Pop Pop to his six surviving grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served in the US Navy for four years aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB62) during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a machinist for the Asbury Park Press, Neptune NJ for many years until his retirement in 1988. Jack was a devoted family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with the people he loved. His house was very often overflowing with friends and relatives because they were always warmly welcomed and well fed. Jack was a patient and truly kind man with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 26 at Thomas Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be held Friday, December 27 at 10 am, St Mary’s of the Pines Church, Manahawkin. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lakewood immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Burial Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Burial Friday, December 27, 2013

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Ellen Colby-Fallon

December 29, 2013

Mrs. Miles, Eileen and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories keep you strong! God Bless

Bruce Cannelongo

December 26, 2013

Dear Aunt Eileen and Family,
Uncle Jack is the favorite uncle of the Cannelongo families. An honest and honorable man, he was a role model for us. We have only fond memories of him and we will always love him.

Debra Del Prete

December 26, 2013

Eileen, prayers and hugs being sent to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss

Heather Tomasello

December 26, 2013

The Prince Family is very sad to hear this news especially during this time of year. We understand, it has been almost 20 years since we lost my dad "Jack" on New Year Day. You all are in our thoughts and prayers now and always. Love and God Bless.

Dianne Miles Schmitz

December 24, 2013

My dear Uncle Jack will be missed by all those who knew him but most of all his family.I especially will miss our talks where he could make me laugh & cry talking of the good old days.He loved all his nephews & nieces as if they were his own and I think we all thought of him as a second father.Uncle Jack thanks for keeping the family united over the years & we all love you very much.

December 24, 2013

Dear Eileen and family,
So very sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I remember having some good times together at parties and get togethers. With my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Love, Ruth Pakenham Diehl

Mary Ellen & Larry Watson

December 24, 2013

Mary Ellen & Larry LOVE Uncle Jack so much . He will be missed! We have great, wonderful memories over the decades. He kept the Miles/Watson/Fleming families together always. We will remember Uncle Jack's great sense of humor and his caring ways. He & Eileen have truly blessed us with love of family. What a great man! Our love and prayers are with him and your family. Mary Ellen & Larry Bluffton, SC

Bruce Miles Jr

December 24, 2013

Fond memories of Uncle Jack, a kind sweet man. Thinking of you Aunt Eileen and praying for you all. Heaven in a better place with Uncle Jack there. God Bless you and rest in peace Uncle Jack . Bruce Miles Jr

December 24, 2013

Dear Eileen and family: We were so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of all the times we have spent together. He was a good man and a great friend. He will definitely be missed a lot. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Peggy and Bill Barber (Manasquan, NJ)

December 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season and always.

Ceil and Al Ganie