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Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

115 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ

OBITUARY

Jack Joseph Trovato

April 19, 1964June 23, 2020

Jack Joseph Trovato, 56 of Ocean Gate passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020. Jack was born on April 19 1964 in Jamaica Queens to Judy and Michael Trovato. He grew up in Elmont, NY where he created wonderful memories with all of his cousins and formed life long friendships with a special crew of friends. He moved to Brick, NJ and joined the Herbertsville First Aid Squad and began his 40 years of EMS. It was also there that he met his first girlfriend June and at 16, they became EMT’s together. June and her family always had a special place in his heart, especially June’s father Bill. He graduated from Brick Memorial High School in 1982 and started his professional EMS career with Shore Ambulance Service. He also joined the Navy in 1982 and after graduating from the Navy Nuclear Power School and served on the USS Roosevelt before being discharged in 1987. He went back to SAS for a bit before starting a 30 career at Alert Ambulance Service. There was no reason to ever leave Alert and the Davis family. They created an atmosphere that Jack thrived at. He rose in the company from a riding EMT to IT Director to VP CTO. He traveled all over the country for Alert and experienced so much. He loved his job and this company. He had to retire in 2018 due to several strokes but was always current with his Alert family. He met his wife Julie in 1991 at a club and they decided to get married 3 days later. Many ups and downs but they fought them together. They loved to travel all over but after their first trip to Aruba (thank you Davis family), Jack wanted to move there permanently. Instead, they compromised and purchased a timeshare and never looked back. Jack loved to bring friends and family to their special island and was hoping to retire there Jack loved cars, especially MOPARs. His 2010 purchase of a new Challenger led him to join the East Coast Car and Truck Club. This club is a true family where he formed some of his strongest relationships. Jack loved all the cars but the food and friendships formed trumped the cars. Besides Herbertsville First Aid, Jack served on Manchester First Aid, Ridgeway Fire, Tri Boro First Aid and Whiting First Aid. He proudly served on the New Jersey EMS Task Force. Jack was a lifetime member of Berkeley Dive Team and was a lifetime member of Bayville First Aid where he had served as trustee. He was also a life member of Ocean Gate First Aid where he served as Captain for many years and President. He created the squads biggest event fundraiser, the Ocean Gate EMS Car and Truck Show. He was very proud of the show’s success and continued to improve it. Jack was an avid shooter and enjoyed working part time at Garden State Shooting Center. Even after losing his sight, he could still hit the bulls eye. He enjoyed Tuesday night poker and the donkeys he played with. Jack was always ready for a gathering of friends, fun and laughs. He loved playing pranks on so many but his nieces and nephews got the brunt. At least now they are smiling over those memories. He lived a life that most could only imagine of and was blessed with so many family and friends that all could only dream of. Jack is survived by his wife Julie (nee Schwab), his mother Judith Henry of Brick, his sister Michelle Wakefield of Brick, his niece Allison Wakefield of Brick, his in-laws Pat and Charle Schwab of Bayville, sister in-laws Kellie Olmstead of Avon, CT, Laurie Toscano of Mays Landing Mollie Bruno (Rich) of Brick and Pattie Quabeck (Moe) of Howell. His brothers in-laws, Chuck Schwab (Gail)of Bayville and Michael Schwab(Kat) of Manahawkin. His nieces and nephews David Toscano(Liz), Rosario Toscano (Tiffany), Alexander Olmstead, Sara Toscano (Cody), Tori Sumner, Elizabeth Olmstead, Ethan Olmstead, Patrick Olmstead, Katelyn Schwab, Kacey Schwab, Charlie Schwab, Dakota Schwab and Tommy Quabeck. His favorite Brittany, Buddy. So many cousins, aunts and uncles and the most wonderful friends. He is predeceased by his father Michael, his step father Thomas Henry and his best friend Tony Petro. Thank you to so many that were supportive over the past few years. Special thanks to Mollie and Rich Bruno, Jim and Annemarie Condito, Tony and Maria Petro, Chuck Schwab, Pattie Quabeck and Dave Glazer for the endless hospital and rehab visits, physical therapy and doctor visit rides and the constant connection that he needed so much. and to Maria, his ICU nurse several times over the years who always held his hand. And Rick at Anderson and Campbell Whiting for everything. Anyone wishing to send a memorial in Jack’s name, please do to OGFAS, P.O. Box 842, Ocean Gate, NJ 08742 or paypal.me/oceangateems Jack did not wish to have a viewing or funeral but rather a gathering of friends. Celebrating the life of Jack Trovato on July 19th from 1 pm - 5 pm under the big pavilion at Veteran's Park in Bayville. Come together with family and friends for an afternoon of memories, stories, laughs and tears. Jack might have left us too soon, so many of his escapades will be around forever. We will have food and drink starting at 1 along with some corn hole, music and reminiscing. At 3 pm, a memorial mass with our cousin Father Michael Drury. Anyone who would like to say something publicly will be invited up after mass. Followed by the EMS Prayer, Final Alarm and taps performed by Phillip Bruce. Bring your favorite story or memory, dress is casual (shorts and flip flops are encouraged) and a chair if you like Please RSVP on the Facebook event or to julieatrovato@gmail.com

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Jennifer Kenney

June 30, 2020

Very sorry for you loss Julie. My deepest condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY