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Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL

OBITUARY

Jack W. Little Jr.

June 20, 1939June 6, 2020

John W. Little Jr. "Jack", 80, was born in Easton, PA on June 20, 1939. Jack passed away peacefully at his home in Marco Island, Florida, on June 6, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Aspasia, and his three children.

Jack was a long-time resident of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He spent his early years in Pittstown and attended North Hunterdon High School, where he played football and basketball. After high school, he studied Economics at Wooster College in Ohio. Jack was accepted in to Officer Candidate School located in Newport, Rhode Island. After his successful completion of the program, Jack proudly served his country as an officer in the Navy. Jack married his childhood sweetheart, Aspasia, and they had a fantastic military wedding. In 1965, after his service in the U.S. Navy, he opened the legendary Flemington restaurant, Weiner King. Jack and his crew made the best Texas Weiner in the world for 18 years and he took his beloved, secret chili recipe with him to heaven.

Jack and Aspasia took over Central Liquors in 1980 and operated the store until their retirement. His love of the restaurant business inspired him open a second landmark restaurant, Jake's.

The couple’s love of the Caribbean led them to many fantastic destinations with their family. They spent beautiful summers in Beach Haven. This was where “Pop Jack” got to be with his grandchildren; which was by far his favorite thing to do. Lunch with Jack was always special. No matter the destination, from St. Bart’s to Beach Haven, everyone would wish that those lunches could last forever! Jack enjoyed a variety of sports and was an avid Mets, Jets, and Knicks fan. Watching and talking about the Knicks with his grandchildren had a special place in his heart.

Eventually, Jack and Aspasia settled down on the Island of Exuma, in The Bahamas. After a life of hard work, love, and adventure, he had found his paradise in the sand. Jack was predeceased by his mother, Mildred Craig and his father, John W. Little, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Aspasia; his daughter, Penny Little and her daughters: Allie, Kelly and Lizzy; his son, John (Trista) and their children: Jack, Will and Grace; his son, Stephen (Christine) and their sons: Sam, Charlie, Henry and George. Jack is also survived by his brothers, Craig and Porter Little and his cousin & best friend, Wes Little.

The family is planning to hold a Celebration of Jack’s Life at a later date.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

Memories

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John Gorski

June 28, 2020

Such a special figure in our community. Kind Caring and always a Smile. Great times and laughs to remember. Thinking of Aspasia, Penny John & Steve in these times. Love & Peace...
THOUGHTS OF COMFORT

We are all made from thoughts and our thoughts never die.

He has only left us in form and his thoughts have entered a

dimension of peace in which we are all as one. Remember the

special moments, memories and wisdom you have learned from

him, keep them with you. Be at peace with ending suffering.

Death is a false belief in endings. There are no endings, only

new and perfect beginnings…. Love & Peace…. John Gorski

Hank Knower

June 21, 2020

Worked (if you can call it that) with Jack and Aspasia at Central Liquors for 5 years. It wasn't really work because with Jack around everything was FUN; a laugh a minute. I've had a lot of jobs in my life but my time with Jack, Aspasia, Stephen, John and Penny will always have a very, very special place in my heart. Jack made me feel like I was a part of their family and I feel his loss like I have lost something more than just a friend. May God Bless Aspasia and the family during this time of loss and Jack may God Bless you in every way. Remember this separation is temporary. We'll all be together again when our earthly journeys are done.

Jack Cust

June 18, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the entire Little Family. Jack, Aspasia and Craig little were some our first friends when Faith and I moved to Flemington in 1975. We shared many fabulous times and memories together. Jack was a great mentor and friend to me and so many other people. He had such a great outlook on life and his sense of humor was infectious.

Thanks for the memories!

God bless Jack and the entire Little family

Jack & Faith Cust

stephanie smith

June 16, 2020

So many great memories of Uncle Jack. He always had a big bright smile, a funny joke, and a wink ready to go that could cheer me up in a flash. Will always remember happy days in Florida with him - on the boat ("Oh Sea-Tow?") and around the pool. Thinking of the entire Little clan and sending you all my love.

Carol Burjan

June 14, 2020

I remember Jack as a man who was always smiling. That was his signature. Jack and his wonderful family have been a huge part of our lives and the Flemington community. We were honored to know him. May his memory live on through his family.
Carol and Daniel Burjan

Angela Rocco Schapley

June 13, 2020

No one held a candle to Jack as far as bosses go! He led by example with his work ethic, humor and support. Working at the Weiner King from 65-69, our crew shared a lot of laughs and will never forget him . RIP Jack
Ange

Jennifer Borucki Sponzo

June 11, 2020

Jack was an amazing man. Working for him and the Little Family was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. He was sweet, kind, caring, and generous. He had a great sense of humor and was such a humble human being. He made me feel a part of the family. Jack was a hard worker, making Flemington what it is. He will truly be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Sending sincere sympathy and love.
Jenn

carole pepe

June 11, 2020

Deepest sympathy to all of Jack's family and friends. As others have noted, hanging out at the Wiener King was a big part of our teenage years. Jack was always so nice to all of us, and we loved the food, of course! I am so happy to read of his retirement exploits after so many years of hard work. In the community, Jack was a figure of admiration and all the qualities one could aspire to. He will be missed greatly by many, but surely leaves a lasting legacy.

June Creed

June 11, 2020

Jack
Was the best boss and friend .
He really cared about every employee.
I will never forget all the things he helped me with..
He made me feel like part of the family
That was what we were a Weiner King family
I have a very special spot in my heart for him
with great love and appreciation
Jack will be missed but never forgotten
Jack was the greatest . I'm so sorry he's gone

Tammy Riemenschnitter

June 10, 2020

Rest in peace Mr Little. Best hot dogs ever! Made many memories at the Weiner King. Condolences to all of your family!

FROM THE FAMILY