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John J. Shanley


John J. Shanley, age 80, of Hawley, PA passed on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Twin Cedars Assisted Living Facility in Shohola, PA.

The son of John and Marietta Shanley, he was born on June 21, 1936 in Paterson, New Jersey.

Mr. Shanley worked for the Township of Wayne, NJ Department of Parks and Recreation, for 25 years and previously worked at the Parks and Recreation Department of the Village of Ridgewood, NJ.

Family members said he enjoyed building model airplanes, bowling, camping, deep sea fishing at the Jersey Shore and Florida, and his beloved cat, “Miss Puss.”

He was predeceased by his wife Katherine Shanley in 1992.  Hs is survived by his children Rose Marie Shanley of Roebling, NJ, John J. Shanley and wife Diane of Hillsborough, NJ, Donna Shanley of Suffern, NY, Carla Englehardt and husband William of Wayne, NJ, Jack VanLenten and wife Lois of Wayne, NJ, his brother William Shanley of North Carolina, nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

A 10 AM funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Saint Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi with his late wife Katherine.

Guest Book


You boarded your flight on the wings of an angel to your final destination. God Bless Uncle John-Say Hi to the gang. I find comfort in knowing you are far from alone up there. Thanks for so many memories. Forever in my heart Mary

Mary Shanley-Payne


We are very sorry for your loss. John was a very sweet man. He was part of our lives when he accompanied our Aunt Bert Bacus to our many family functions over the years. He and our Aunt Bert had 23 wonderful years together. They made many happy memories together during their travels together as well as their daily life together. We will miss him and remember the good times. Our Aunt Bert does so miss him and his companionship. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael & Charlene Ceresnak and family

Michael & Charlene Ceresnak


Dear Sharon and Family, So sorry to hear about your mother. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Judy and Howard Ebright

Judy and Howard Ebright


Saddened to hear of Johns passing. I knew him at Wayne Township, and recently saw him at the Sunrise assisted living while I visited my aunt. John and I talked of Wayne and the things that had changed. He always had a smile! thoughts and prayers for you. Joan (schalck) Succow



Our prayers are with all of you on the passing of Uncle John. We know he will be in the loving arms of his sisters and loved ones who have gone before him.

Nancy and Bob Tice

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