Paul F. Sparta Jr.

October 29, 1967November 7, 2018

Paul F. Sparta Jr., 51, of Manchester, NJ, passed away at home on November 7, 2018. He was born in Long Branch, NJ, and lived in Ocean Township, NJ, before moving to Manchester twenty years ago. Paul loved his music and he cherished his 3 classic guitars. He played in a number of bands as a lead guitarist in both New York and New Jersey. Paul was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Antoinette Sparta; and his uncle and aunt, Rocco and Anne Pezzella. He is survived by his loving parents, Paul Sr. and Cheryl Sparta; his beloved daughter Kelli Lauren Sparta and Joe; his two brothers, Christopher Sparta and Pat, and Marc Sparta and Karma; and his cousins, Rocco Pezzella IV, Jennifer Pezzella and her children Mia, Tori and Gavino. Visitation will be Thursday, November 15, from 4 to 8 PM, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM at St. John’s RC Church, 619 Chestnut Street, Lakehurst, NJ 08733. Cremation will be private.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 16, 2018

Paul F. Sparta Jr.

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Matthew Ritchey

November 30, 2018

I am so, so sorry to hear that Paul has passed away. I have not spoken with him in decades but was just wondering yesterday how he has been.
Ironic how that happens. I wish I had pictures or something to share from when we were younger and getting into trouble (we always were). The last time I spoke to Paul was just before I moved to Ohio in 1994. He had a Toyota Celica and we had a nice little chat in front of my folks place on Stonehenge Drive.
There is truth in never knowing when that last time I see someone will be.
God bless all of his family, blood and not, at this time.