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John James Eberhard

August 18, 1941February 7, 2021
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John Eberhard of Sparta, NJ passed away on February 7, 2021. He was born on August 18, 1941 and was raised in Garfield. NJ spending his summer months at the family's summer home in Highland Lakes (Vernon), NJ. John graduated from Pope Pius High School in Passaic, NJ. He earned a BS Degree in Chemistry from St. Bonaventure University in 1963. After college John joined the US Army Reserve, where he served for 10 years. While working as a chemist for the Jersey City Sewerage Authority, he earned his MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

He met and married the love of his life, Barbara Lauter (Eberhard) at the Jersey Shore in July of 1969. They were engaged by August and married on November 1st of that same year. They lived happily for the next 51 years settling in Sparta, NJ where they raised their five sons. In 1973 John and Barbara purchased the Culligan business in Sparta, NJ and spent the next 47 years of their lives growing that business. John and Barbara had five sons Kurt, Paul, Brian, Bob, and Peter. John was very active in Sparta Little League, where he coached many aspiring baseball players over the course of 15 years. He is remembered by many as the coach of The Spartans Little League Baseball Team.

John is survived by Barbara his loving wife of 51 years, and his sons Kurt Eberhard and his wife Dawn of Fanwood, Paul Eberhard and his wife Christine of Fair Haven, Brian Eberhard and his wife Laura of Florham Park, Bob Eberhard and his wife Brittany of Denville, Peter Eberhard and his wife Clare of Montclair NJ as well as seven wonderful grandchildren, Luke, Andrew, Evan, Sarah, Adeline, John Paul, and Billy.

Visiting hours at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871 will be from 3:00PM - 7:00PM on Thursday, February 11th. Funeral services will be held 10:00AM Friday, February 12th at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 510 Valley Street, Orange, NJ 07050.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sparta Little League, PO Box 661, Sparta, NJ 07871 would be appreciated.

*Due to Covid restrictions masks are required at all times. Kindly remain socially distanced and not congregate. Please briefly pay your respects to the family and leave the building to accommodate others. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021

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Don Dorflinger

February 12, 2021

Marietta and I send our condolences on John's passing. We will remember him in our prayers.

Kathy Hyland

February 11, 2021

May you take comfort in the sweet memories of John and his beautiful life. With deepest sympathy for your loss.
He will be forever loved.
Kathy

Keith Songile

February 11, 2021

Dear Barbara,
Sorry about Jack's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Love, Keith

Ti. Finnis

February 10, 2021

I worked for John for 11 years, always very kind and encouraging. He taught me a lot but the most important thing was to how balance work and family and family was most important.

Eileen Lodge

February 10, 2021

Dear Barbara,
We are thinking of you and the family at this sad time of John's passing.
We send our prayers and thoughts for your loss,

With love,
Eileen, Bernie and family

Marianne Bayliss

February 10, 2021

I worked for John for 21 years. I remember his love of Little League baseball was only surpassed by his love for Barbara and his boys. It was always family first and in the springtime it was family at the ball field! I have many wonderful memories working for him at Culligan. He was always patient and kind.
My sincere condolences to Barbara and his Boys.
Marianne

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