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John J. Powers

February 15, 1945 ~ April 7, 2021 (age 76)


John J. Powers, Sr., 76, of Bayville, NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 with

his loving wife Christine by his side. His battle with serious medical issues in recent

years showed his courage in facing challenges and he stayed strong until the end.

John was born in Jersey City, NJ. John was a Vietnam War veteran who joined the

United States Marine Corps in 1963 and proudly served until 1967, achieving the rank

of Sergeant. Upon his discharge, John began his career with the Occupational Safety

and Health Administration (OSHA) and was honored by the Governor of New Jersey

upon his retirement. He was also recognized in 2018 for his service and heroism

following the events of September 11, 2001. John was a member of VFW Post #9503

and Corporal William H. Smith Detachment. He was also a faithful member of the

Church of St. Pius X in Forked River, NJ. He loved a good joke, dancing and spending

time with his family, friends and faithful dog, Riley.


John is predeceased by his parents Patrick and Marcella Powers. He is survived by his

beloved wife of 25 years, Christine Hansen Powers, his loving children, son John

Powers, Jr. (Jennifer), daughter Susan Powers (Bryan), stepdaughters Alanna Nilsen

(Craig) and Alyssa Kriegstein, cherished granddaughter Zion, his treasured sister

Cecelia Mastrorilli and her husband Nick and several nieces and nephews. He will be

dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Relatives and friends are invited to visit Mastapeter Memorial Home, 270 Atlantic City

Blvd, Bayville, NJ on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4-7 pm and Tuesday, April 13, 2021

from 8:30-9:30am. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00am at

the Church of St. Pius X, 300 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ. A burial will follow at

11:45am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 56 Cedar Grove Road, Toms River, NJ. Condolences can be sent to

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April 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mastapeter Memorial Home Inc.
270 Atlantic City Blvd.
Bayville, NJ 08721

April 13, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Mastapeter Memorial Home Inc.
270 Atlantic City Blvd.
Bayville, NJ 08721

Funeral Mass
April 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
300 Lacey Rd.
Forked River, NJ 08731

April 13, 2021

11:45 AM
St. Joseph's Cemetery
56 Cedar Grove Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08753

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