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Jeannette A. Kokos


Jeannette A. Kokos, age 83, of Toms River, passed away quietly and comfortably after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey to Earl and Mary Applegate and raised on East Cedar Avenue in Merchantville, New Jersey.

Jeannette graduated from Merchantville High School with the Class of 1951 and was always proud to tell anyone who would listen, that she was a cheerleader during her high school years. After high school she worked as a secretary in the City of Philadelphia. She was introduced to a handsome young man named Basil Kokos and they soon fell in love. Basil and Jeannette married on December 13, 1956 and honeymooned in Niagara Falls, New York. They soon started a family and Jeannette dedicated herself to raising the two children their marriage was blessed with.

In 1968 Basil and Jeannette opened a travel agency that would come to be known as All-Ways Travel in Wayne. Just four years after opening the travel agency Basil passed away and Jeannette, being a single parent, ran the agency for many years to support her family. The agency handled many Wayne area business and personal travel accounts. Jeannette sold the agency in 1985 and continued on in the travel industry until formally retiring in 1990. She will be remembered as a loving, sweet, compassionate, selfless, strong, funny, private person with a beautiful smile.

Jeannette was predeceased by her husband of fifteen years Basil Kokos (1972); her sisters Margie Reed, Betty Edwards, Honey Saunders and her brother EJ Applegate. She will be missed dearly by her son Alex Kokos and his wife Laurie, her daughter Cindy Kokos and her grandchildren Kevin, Brian, and Alex Kokos Jr.

Jeannette will be laid to rest by her late husband’s side with a private family ceremony at the Preakness Reformed Church Cemetery in Wayne.

Those inclined to make a memorial donation in her memory are asked to consider Brandywine Living At Toms River 1587 Old Freehold Road Toms River, NJ 08755 in Memory of Jeannette Kokos.

Guest Book


Cindy I am so sorry for your loss.

Ron Goehner


Taking care of Jeannette was a pleasure. She had an infectious smile that will be missed. God Bless and keep her. Connie De Prima, Former nurse in Brandywine.

Constance DePrima


I shall miss her always. I would call her after a year of not talking and she'd say "Chiefie" and we'd have a good laugh. Loved that woman.

Laurie Byro


Cindy Alex & family So sorry to hear of your moms passing she was blessed with a great family and now heaven has another angel. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Patti & Pat Mulligan


Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy, Alex and the entire Kokos clan.

The Mahoney's

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