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“Bonnie, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family Kim Whitney ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Kim Whitney - South Plainfield, NJ

“Seeing him with his beautiful wife on the front porch area whom he adored. Jack was a trooper and always wanting to walk on his own. I offered to...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Monica Ann Straka - Bridgewater, NJ

Bridgewater John R. (Jack) Mekeel 78, passed away September 12, 2017. John was born in Dover, NJ and formerly of Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1966. He graduated from Trenton State College with a BA degree in political justice. John began his career working at Johns-Manville. He then was sergeant of the Bridgewater Township Police Department for over 10 years and finally retired as a dispatcher from Petro Oil Company. John was a veteran of the US Marines serving during peace time. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former member of the West Engine Hose Company #3 in Somerville. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading. He will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are his devoted wife of 56 years, Bonnie (Matthews) Mekeel. Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Thursday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 North Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will be private. Donations can be made to the Martinsville Rescue Squad, 1771 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville, NJ 08836. To send condolences to the family, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com

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