Obituary of John W Honsberger
John "Jack" W. Honsberger of Pompton Lakes, NJ passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara Honsberger (nee Herdman). Born in Livingston NJ, he grew up in the Forest Hill section of Newark and moved to Pompton Plains at the age of 18. There, he met the love of his life, Barbara. They lived in Wayne, NJ for several years before settling in Pompton Lakes in 1979. Jack was a security equipment installer in the North Jersey area and worked for several security companies prior to his retirement.
Jack and Barbara are members of the Golden Age Club in Pompton Lakes where they frequently took trips with fellow members to; Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, Camp Hope, NJ, Atlantic City, NJ and so many memorable lunch engagements and "ice cream truck socials." Following retirement, Jack and Barbara enjoyed numerous cruises to the Bahamas and the New England coast. Jack was also devoted to St. Mary's Church, Pompton Lakes and frequently socialized with the Pompton Lakes Elks Club members where he and Barbara enjoyed the famous Beef Steak dinners. In his younger years, Jack was an avid and competitive bowler. He and Barbara attended many banquets and awards ceremonies that followed.
Along with his loving wife, Jack also leaves behind his son, John William Honsberger, Jr. and his wife, Jamie; his brother-in-law, William (Butch) Herdman and his wife Sonia; his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Lynn) Mascarelli; his nephew, Billy Herdman and Lester Long; his nieces, Susan Chernack and June Mulligan and his two grandchildren, Gavin Tacinelli-Honsberger and Gemma Tacinelli-Honsberger. Jack is predeceased by his two sisters, June Honsberger and Janet Long; and his nephew, David Long.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 7th at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains from 4pm-7pm. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Mary's Church, Pompton Lakes on Thursday, September 8th at 11:00am. Interment to follow the Funeral Mass in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
In Loving Memory
1946 - 2022
Respectfully serving families for generations