OBITUARY

John J. Simonini Sr.

August 10, 1931April 8, 2014

John J. Simonini Sr., 82, of Cranford, NJ passed away on April 8, 2014 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. John was born in Newark, NJ and later settled in Cranford, NJ. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps., and an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1960 and later became a machinist for Centerless Precision Products. John volunteered for the Marines as well as for Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Rahway. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks, a member of the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corp. League, and the Cranford Democratic Party. He was the beloved brother of Antoinette Zarelli and her husband Peter. Father of John J. Simonini Jr and Sheryl De Los Rios, Grandfather of Rosario Jordan and Alexander Franklin Simonini. Visitation will take place on Monday, April 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union. A service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15th at 11 AM, with interment to follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. In lieu of the flowers donations may be made in John's name to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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John J. Simonini Sr.

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August 14, 2015

You are missed! felice

Felice Jarvis

August 14, 2015

John I miss you! Thanks for the good times.

john Simonini, Jr.

April 17, 2014

Dad,

I learned much about life from you;
You were the first to teach me "pull my finger"
Followed very closely by your father!

You taught me to respect my elders, my parents and my teachers.
You taught me that adversity is just part of life, (Adapt, Improvise and overcome)

You taught me courage during your bypass surgery, your strength amazed and left an indelible impression.

Lastly you taught me to be happy is to live my life by my rules, and the strength of my convictions, just as you lived your life.

You will be missed, but never forgotton.

Be at peace, my father, my brother Marine "Semper Fi"

roe simonini

April 15, 2014

Dad
We will miss u beyond words.
Love. Roe, RJ and Alex

Carolyn Sorrentino

April 15, 2014

In loving memory Dear Uncle John...from "your favorite niece" aka your only niece as I fondly remember your words since I was a little girl..give my love to Grandpa Louie and Grandma Julie up there in Heaven.

April 14, 2014

TO THE SIMONINI FAMILY, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE SADNESS OF HEARING THE PASSING OF JOHN. I BOWL IN A LEAGUE SPONSERED BY THE HOSPITAL, AND EVERY TIME JOHN SEES ME IN THE HALLWAY, WE GET TO TALKING ABOUT BOWLING. JOHN WILL SURELY BE MISSED. "WEEPING MAY ENDUE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING" PSALM 30:5

ROLAND "BO" JAMES
RECEIVING COORDINATOR RWJUHR

April 14, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the Simonini Family. John was a valued member of our volunteer family at RWJ Rahway with over 14,000 hours of service. We will miss his smile and wit. We all thought of John at our volunteer dinner on Thursday and honored him with a moment of silence. Thank you John for all that you did for the hospital.

Joanne Plichta
HR Coordinator/ Volunteer Services
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

April 14, 2014

Please accepet my deepest sympathy. It was a pleasure to work with John over the years. He will be missed. Linda Neas

April 13, 2014

Dear Sheryl, Sending lots of love and my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Erica Gold-Golab

April 13, 2014

Dear Sheryl -- In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength. In the memories you cherish, may you find peace. My deepest sympathies, to you & your brother, on the passing of your dad. May he rest in peace. Jan Maslanka - Weinstein