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John J. Munsey, Jr.



John J. Munsey, Jr., age 45 of West Milford, formerly of Totowa, passed Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at home after a 20 month courageous battle with Leukemia.

He was born in Paterson and raised at the family home at 238 Totowa Road, Totowa. John graduated from Passaic County Technical High School in Wayne with the Class of 1990.

John’s first job was at Child World in Totowa and after high school he secured a job as an electrician with the IBEW Local 102.  He worked for Wayne Township as the Supervisor of Building Maintenance for fourteen years before leaving due to medical reasons. For several years at town hall he served as President of the AFSCME Local 2192 White Collar Union.

John will be remembered for his quiet, friendly, easy way.  He had a knack for remembering names, made friends easily, and loved his coffee. He enjoyed electronics and had a passion for wiring since he was a child. Whether it was amplifiers, speakers, or sub-woofers in his music room or car, John enjoyed the challenge of wiring it all. He loved cars and always considered himself a Chevy man. His first car, which set him on his Chevrolet path, was a 1982 silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo that he loved.

He was an exempt member of the Lincoln Fire Company in Totowa and a member of the American Legion Post 227 - SAL on Union Boulevard in Totowa.

John was the loving husband of Janette Pardo; devoted father of Joseph Munsey; cherished son of John and Florence Munsey; much loved brother of David Munsey and his wife Linda of Ringwood, and Pamela Janek and her husband Adam of Warner Robbins, GA; adored uncle of Jordan and Peyton Janek, and Joshua and Rachel Crespo; dear brother-in-law of Lizette Pardo-Crespo of Clifton.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 PM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM on Monday, July 3, 2017 from the funeral home then to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, 630 Valley Road, Wayne where a 10:30 AM Funeral Mass will be offered.

Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Memory of John to support Joey's future education fund. Please make donations to Janette Pardo, c/o Vander May Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

Guest Book


My sincere condolences to Janette, Joseph and the entire Munsey family, especially John Sr. and Dave. I will miss John Jr. He was a good man. My prayers are with all. Gone too soon. Rest in peace.

Joseph Klunk - Wayne Parks & Recreation


To the entire Munsey family, There are no words that can adequately express our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, son, brother and nephew. John will long be remembered by the many friends he made and helped in so many ways, while directing the operations and maintenance of the Wayne Municipal Complex. He will be missed by many whose lives he touched, and admired for the strength and courage he maintained throughout his lengthy struggle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May he finally rest in peace.

Don & Sandi Stouthamer


My deepest sympathies go to your entire family. John's legacy will live on through all of you, especially Joey. You all now have your own special guardian angel watching over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and through the difficult days ahead. God Bless.

Lori and Jack Ellicott


I am so sorry for your loss, God bless and my condolences go out the family

Robin Hayek


Our deepest condolences to the Munsey family, John will be deeply missed. May god give you all strength to get through this difficult time. ??

Amy spae pappas


So sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to you Janette and the Munsey family.

Mary Lee Lombardi


Our deepest condolences to Janette, Joey and the Munsey family. John was such a great person. He is going to be truly missed. May God Comfort you in this time of need may God give you strength through this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P my friend.

Renee and Joe Albanese


Our sincere condolences to the entire Munsey Family. May God be with you all during this difficult time. John will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my Friend ?

Courtney Fitzpatrick


my deepest sympathy to Janette, his son and the entire Munsey family. May God keep you all in his grace during this most difficult time. John was a great guy who touched many lives. He may be gone but the memories will never fade. Rest in Peace John.

Joanne Hanlon


My prayers for strength and peace at this sad time I offer to Janet Joey and the entire family. I am so sorry I am unable to attend the week in person but know that my heartfelt sympathies are extended to all of you at this time of sadness . Gob bless John's soul with peace .

Maureen baldanza


I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the Munsey family. Taken too soon but he is in God's hands now. Rest in peace dear John Jr.

Ann Rubino


Janette, Joey, and the Munsey family. Although we didn't get to see much of you lately, Michael speaks of how great it was growing up with John and the entire family and that is a gift and I know Michael treasures that. So John, you fought your fight and now you can rest and may you always be with your loved ones. Peace be with you...You will be missed dearly.

Dawn D'Angelo and Michael Mooney


Janette ,words can not express the most sadness in my heart for this loss.. But you were blessed with a wonderful man and a son who will now follow his steps and be at your side all the time. Time will heal and know that John is in Gods hands and filled with the blessings of the heavens angels.. He is not alone.. he is with you all the time.. I apologize for not being able to be there, but I will call Sara to let me know when is the right time to see you… Your not alone .. He is resting in peace…Love you and many condolences to the Cuban family and the Munsey family.. Doerr family extend their sympathies.

Jeannette Doerr


We are sorry for your lose. Our cousin Johnny was a wonderful person and shared many memories with us when our children were little. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in you heart.

Kelly, Frank, Kelly & Dina Flynn


My deepest sympathies for your loss. May you find strength in your family and friends at this time, you are not alone. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Jeannine Brice


To all of the Munsey Family, God saw the road was getting rough and hills were getting hard to climb. Remember the joy, the laughter and the love! May God comfort you at this sad time,and may peace be with you all! Johnny was a great guy! May he rest in peace with the Lord. Love, Shelly Sorce

Michelle Sorce


We have lost a gentle soul who I considered my friend! Living in Arizona for the past four years I was not aware of John's illness!His passing comes as a shock to me! I'm deeply saddened! My heart goes out to his family and especially his Dad John who I know was very proud of his son! God bless ! Rest in peace my brother! !'

Ron Gaeta


To the entire Munsey family, I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I will always remember him as the nicest and most accomodating person I worked with. He was always near when I needed something when at work. God bless you all. Pam Hoeland

Pam Hoeland


My sincere condolences to the family of John. He was such a a gentleman. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Memories are a legacy of love.

Chris F. McIntyre


Our family is very sorry for your loss Janette. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Pedro Grillo


To the Munsey family our deep condolences and prayers go out to your family on the loss of John JR , may he Rest In Peace

Morgenfruh Family


To the Munsey family my deepest condolences on the passing of John, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. R.I.P. John

Greg Velardi


Everyone wishes that we could say some profound, comforting words that would soothe your broken hearts. The most we can offer is a desire to share your pain and acknowledge what a wonderful human being John was in life. We continue to send supportive thoughts into the universe for you and Joey. The Dutches Family

Cathy Dutches


My condolences to the entire Munsey family. I'll always remember John and his kind natured disposition while I worked at the Wayne Police department... hearing this news truly hurts my heart.

Ron Antonucci


My deepest sympathy to the Munsey family at this time of terrible loss. May Christ send comfort to your hearts.

Dianne Pollaro


My deepest condolences to the Munsey family... my prayers go out to his wife and his son and his family may God bless him

Donna Kornatowski


My deepest sympathy for the loss of John.

Pat Flynn


There are no words imaginable to say how sorry we both are for your loss. Love never fades, but evolves, and in time the souls of loved ones are rejoined, and the burden of heartache fades with eternity. God bless you, and your so. God bless the soul of this good man called to Heaven. James & Lisa

James and Lisa Jorgesnen


Our deepest Sympathies to the Family prayers for peace ...God Bless

Karen Nick and Charles Leenstra


Deepest sympathies

Marianne Lennon


My deepest sympathies to his family .John was a special person , who loved life and what he did. Many times , he would visit the nursing office with a cup of coffee in hand and share his special whit of the day . He worked tireless with his Dad at the Township. I'll remember him in a special way. May God grant you his peace and surround you with His love as you face the future . Lovingly Melody

Melody Vanderwal


Dear Janette. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and Joey are in my prayers. Peace be with you all. God Bless.

Regina Bohn

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