John J Horan, 78, of Port Republic, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January 26th.
Born in Riverside, New Jersey, he lived in Tabernacle and Pemberton before retiring after 40 years from Rohm and Hass, Bristol Pa. Predeceased in death by his loving wife Carol of 30+ years, in Hobe Sound Florida, John moved to Port Republic, NJ, 3 years ago to be cared for by his loving daughter, Ann-Marie Hendrickson and her fiancé Aaron Dovovan at their Port Republic home.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann-Marie Hendrickson and her fiancé Aaron Donovan
John is also survived by his grandchildren: Trevor Horan (fiancé Christin Stackles) of Waretown, NJ, Alex Rodriguez of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Faith Donovan of Millville, NJ.
Along with his beautiful great grandchildren: Teagan and Jaxson Horan and Allison Donovan Barton.
John will be missed by family and friends who loved him dearly.
John, Dad, Pop Pop , Grumpy pants, Papa John as his family and friends called him was a true Irishman through and through. His antics and Irish eyes smiling all the time made him a warm wonderful person.
John loved traveling and taking his family on trails in the pines.
Happy hour was his most loved pastime, he spent most of his happy hours at The Manatee in Port Salerno, Florida. He was always the first to celebrate St. Patty's Day, like it was his very own day. Making lots of friends there along the way. The past 3 years Ann-Marie kept that tradition alive for him at Mott's in Galloway NJ trying to keep him doing familiar things as long as possible and of course making more friends.
His celebration of life will be posted at a later date.