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John Joseph Bollwark

March 3, 1929 — October 23, 2014

John Joseph Bollwark
John Joseph Bollwark died peacefully on October 23, 2014 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, N.J. He was 85.
A Cranford NJ resident for 58 years, "Joe" was born in Paterson NJ on March 3, 1929. He attended School No. 20, East Side High School, and enlisted in the Navy. In 1952, he received a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
After beginning his engineering career at Union Carbide in South Charleston WVa, he became a Project Engineer and later a consultant for Exxon Research and Engineering Co. in Florham, N.J. During his over forty year career, he was assigned to projects in South America, Europe, and the Mid and Far East.
An avid sailor, he received many racing awards as a member of the Hunterdon Sailing Club. He was also a skiing, golfing, cycling, and uni-cycling enthusiast.
Predeceased by his parents, John F. and Magdalena, he is survived by his wife, Catherine L., his son Paul W. and his children Heather Michelle and Brandon John; son John A., wife Anna Geraci, daughter Alyssa Maria, many cousins, and his dear friend and caregiver, Christine Chappell.
Visitation and life celebration will be held on Friday, November 14, from 4 to 8 P.M. at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford N.J. The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael R.C. Church, Alden Street, Cranford N.J. Go to grayfuneralhomes.com for on line condolences.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to his favorite charities: Little Sisters of the Poor, St Michael Church, Cranford First Aid, NJTV, or Cancer Funds.
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