John R. Neill

June 20, 1952February 12, 2021
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We are saddened to announce that John R. Neill, born June 20th 1952, passed away with his adoring wife, Theresa, by his side during his last few hours on Friday February 12, 2021.

John R. Neill, Husband, Brother, Uncle and Best Friend has been requested for duty to help God. We were honored to have shared the love, the laughs and the tears that John shared with us. Although we are saddened to have John on God’s list we know we will see him again when God requests our help. John was strong. John was brave. John will continue to do his part to look after those that looked after him. God has assured us of that fact.

Let us reflect on the fond memories that John would want us to remember. If you knew John you definitely have a time to remember. A smile or a smirk or even that chuckle that we can still hear.

John is now joined in Heaven with his parents Dominick and Dorothy Neill along with so many other amazing people. John is in great company.

Surviving are John’s beautiful wife of 23 years, Theresa Toranto Neill; John’s amazing brothers and their wives, Art & Jackie Neill (GA) and Brian & Jane Neill (MN); John’s fabulous brother-in-law and family, William V. & Adele and their two boys William A. & Thomas V. Toranto (NJ); also many fantastic cousins and great friends.

We all knew John, but did you know:

John was a sergeant in the military as an avionics systems specialist with the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing in Lakenheath Royal Air Force (RAF) Station in England.

John worked for M.E. Sabosik Associates, Inc. on Bridge Ave. Pt. Pleasant Boro, NJ for 28 years as the Operations Manager. John made many friends during those years as he was known as a trustworthy employee who gained his title by his honesty and compassion for his work.

John volunteered for many years at Sunnyside Equestrian Center on Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft, NJ. This is dedicated to helping people with physical and cognitive disabilities achieve their personal goals through horseback riding.

John was a huge fan and loved Nascar races, the NJ Devils hockey, Seattle Seahawks football, the Yankees baseball, Air shows, his Harley motorcycle, country music and animals.

Funeral will be held: Sunday February 21, 2021 Visitation: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Service: 2:30pm Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ

Burial will be held: Monday February 22, 2021 Time: 10:30am Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery Provinceline Road Wrightstown, NJ

In sharing John’s passion, please make donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38015


Allaire Community Farm in Wall, NJ 1923 Baileys Corner Rd. Wall Township, NJ 07719 (to donate on line)

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Rest In Peace John R. Neill


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Service

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021


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Jocelyn Stadnik

February 22, 2021

I have been on this page so many times and I just can't believe that I'm writing this. Theresa, my heart breaks for you. I will never understand God's plan, but I do understand LOVE. The love that you have for each other, the love you have for your family and friends, this I understand. You and John were such a big part of our lives for so many years, it is love. The memories and good times are so plentiful it fills my heart with hope. Hope that you feel him with you everyday and know that your love continues.

We love you and will always be here for you.
Jocelyn, Bob, Mitch and Rachel

Dear Friend

February 22, 2021

What a beautiful outpouring of love for the two of you yesterday. You have touched so many lives in so many ways. You help so many of us through such rocky times. Who brings a car full of food to someone’s house going through a rough time, who is always there at 2 AM for a phone call to listen to somebody cry, who would always buy breakfast, lunch, coffee or even dinner for someone in a military uniform. Who Was there to lend us money when we needed it. Who would show up with cooked meals for someone who is sick or going through an illness. Who would dress as Santa and an elf to surprise the kids with a visit. Who was there for always supporting encouraging words when you were going through a family problem or had something going on in your marriage. Who is there to pick up your spirits and make you laugh. During the deli days who would pick up those people that had no family around here so they wouldn’t spend a holiday alone. That was all you too. We are forever grateful. John you will be missed more than you know. Theresa we will help you every step of the way. It’s our turn to take care of you. Until we all meet again . We love the both of you so much. God took a real good one Love you my dear friend and thank you.

Debbie Mirandi

February 22, 2021

We hope you know that you are surrounded by our love and compassion. We are eternally grateful for having met you both. Your friendship means the world to us. We will forever treasure the memories and hold them and you close to our hearts. Please know we're here for you, only a phone call away.

With all our love and sympathy,
Deb and Frank Mirandi

Katherine Driggs

February 21, 2021

Dearest Theresa,
We are so very sorry for your loss. John was an amazing person and always lit up the room with his smile and laughter. No matter how rough the seas were, you could never take the wind out of his sails. The world is a little less bright without him in it. I think back on all the fun we used to have and smile. May you find comfort and peace knowing he is with God now. May the fond memories you shared bring warmth and happiness to your heart. And may John rest in eternal peace.
With love & deepest sympathy,
Katherine & Luis Driggs

Andrea Iacovelli

February 21, 2021

John nine years ago I lost the love of my life who was your best friend. That was a hard hit. Now you have joined him and this hit is equally as hard.

How do you sum up a 42-year friendship? Yes that's right I know you since you were 27. You sum it up by reflecting on the last 29 years that you spent with your beautiful wife Theresa.

The fondest memories were at the deli. You me Theresa and Billy. I'll take a pound of American cheese stacked. How about a pound of toomans hot dogs. Or how about when we were sweating our buns off because we were working so hard and Theresa would come up front and put the air conditioner temperature higher because she was cold. I could write a book.

You and Theresa have been my rock for so many years. We are more than friends we are family. You are a brother to me I am the sister you never had. And Theresa is my sister.

Another piece of me has died and when all of the pieces are gone I will join you and Norman in heaven. My heart is broken.

Do not worry about Theresa we will all take good care of her. Norman is showing you the ropes up there I got her covered down here.

You are a beautiful person inside and out, always a smile on your face and I will never forget all that you and Theresa have done for me. Rest in peace John, I love you.

Theresa I love you I'm here for you, im sorry your John was called for duty. He is with God now. My heart is broken.

Chris Cicione

February 21, 2021

Dear Theresa

We will always have all the laughs the Disney vacation the dinners the deli and Halloween parties. I still remember the time I was with him when he bought his first motorcycle. There are a lot of memories that I will never forget. John had a heart of gold and was a great friend. I loved him and will miss him but I will keep him close to my heart and will always be a part of me. He is an angel now and he will watch over and will be by your side.

Love you

Donna Jasolosky

February 21, 2021

As I read all of these beautiful sentiments each day, I still can't believe it's all real.
I cant believe that I will never again get a funny text from you to brighten my day or just hang out and laugh. Your passing left an emptiness in my heart.
I was so blessed when you and Theresa came into our lives. God sent me my best friends.
There's comfort in knowing that someday I will see you again but for now I will always miss you and I will always be there for my Bestie.
I Love you both.

The Family

February 21, 2021

No matter what treatment or surgery you had you still always laughed. Never once you said why me. We will all see you soon When god calls us. You will be missed so much. 😢😢❤️❤️

Shelby W.

February 21, 2021

So sad to hear of my godfather John’s passing. I will always remember
him as my fun and silly “Uncle John”, and I will forever cherish the many fun memories we had. Forever in my heart.

Neill Family

February 20, 2021