Christopher M. Monahan Jr.

June 29, 1987November 26, 2012
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U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., age 25 of Island Heights, died Monday, November 26, 2012 defending his country in Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Born in Toms River, Chris spent most of his life in Ocean Gate, and most recently lived in Island Heights before his deployment. He was a 2006 graduate of Central Regional High School, Berkeley Twp. where he played football.

After graduation, Chris joined the U.S. Marine Corps. This was his third deployment overseas, having been deployed twice to Iraq before his deployment to Afghanistan. Chris was a motor vehicle operator assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Chris was an amazing and loving father, son, brother, grandson and friend.

Left behind are his wife Sarah, and his children Nathan, Kierlyn and Caleb; his parents Christopher M. Monahan, Sr. and Sandra Monahan; maternal grandparents Lenny and Linda Adams of Toms River and paternal grandmother Leah Monahan of Bayville; his great grandfather Alfred Larsen of Pelican Island; his brother Matt, sister Kaitlyn and his best friend and second brother Rob Zilavetz. Chris is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 5, from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River, NJ. A mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Chris’ life will be held, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at St. Barnabas R.C. Church, 33 Woodland Ave. Bayville, NJ. Burial will follow at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Rotary Club of Toms River, P.O. Box 751, Toms River, NJ 08754, or Toys for Tots. To view Chris’ obituary or to share in his life story and leave thoughts and memories for his family, you may visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Military Honors Burial Service Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christopher M. Monahan Jr.

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November 25, 2016

Miss you Chris. The holidays are never as bright as they were when you were here. You were such a special person. <3

Donna Sims

July 1, 2016

Happy 4th of July Christopher. You are still remembered and missed by so many. Thank you for still guarding the stairway to Heaven.

Donna Sims

June 30, 2016

You are remembered and still missed greatly. Thank you for your service and we know you are guarding Heaven's Gates.

June 30, 2016

Rest in Peace Christopher. We remember and appreciate your sacrifice and service to this nation! Semper Fi brother! Ken Springer Capt USMC '62 - '69

Bobby Lenihan

June 30, 2016

Happy heavenly Birthday Chris. Rest in peace brother.

Kenneth Springer

November 28, 2014

Semper Fi brother I think of you and your family often. Thanks for your exemplary service.
Ken Springer Capt. USMC "62-'69

Robert Pasciuto

November 28, 2014

I Thank you for your service, and I thank god for United States Marines.

November 27, 2014

God Bless you and yours., prayers from South Boston, MA

donna juner

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven..Dylan reminded me it was the anniversary of your passing...We Juner's were honored to have know you...Prayers continue for you and your family..may we all one day meet again in heaven!

Karen Hildreth

November 27, 2014

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of this faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. May his works never be forgotten. May all be thankful for his service to keep freedom alive.