John E. SEABIRD
October 18, 1929 – August 18, 2019
John E. Seabird, 89, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on August 18, 2019, at home. He was born in Slate Hill, NY, to the late John and Dorothy (Carpenter) Seabird. John lived in Nutley before moving to Toms River in 1978. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Purple Heart Recipient. He was a District Manager for Rollins-Penske Trucking in Newark, NJ, for 25 years, retiring in 1994. John was an avid golfer. His entire life was devoted to his family.
John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Joan (Gonnelli) Seabird, and his two daughters: Joann Draddy and husband Ethan of NYC, and Joan Torsiello and her late husband Carl of Toms River. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Carly and husband Joseph, Marisa and husband Sean, Janel and her husband Davy, Andraia, Taylor Marie, and Lara; and his two beloved great-grandchildren: Natalia and Carlo.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 30th, 2019, at 10 AM, at St. Joseph RC Church, 685 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. The family will greet friends just prior to the funeral Mass. Burial of Cremains will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery 58-60 Cedar Grover Road in Toms River. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Greater NY Councils, 475 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10118.
- Memorial Service Friday, August 30, 2019