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 Nunn, John Henry (Jack) III
Died: 12/23/2017
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Nunn, John Henry (Jack) III

Nunn, John (Jack) Henry III, age 83 of Rockaway Borough, NJ passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Care One of Parsippany following a long illness. Born in Morristown, he grew up in Morris Twp. and had lived many years in Dover before moving to Rockaway in 1997.

Son of the late John Henry Jr. and Gertrude (nee Koelsch) Nunn, John had a long and proud career in the United States Navy. Beginning in 1952, his service of more than thirty years included the Korean and Vietnam Wars, during which he served aboard the USS Repose AH-16. John earned many citations notably four Gallantry Awards, the Navy Achievement Award as well as numerous Good Conduct Awards. Mr. Nunn retired from the Navy in 1982 as an operating room technician and preventative medicine with a rank of Hospital Corpsman 1st Class.

Following the military, John worked for St. Clare’s Hospital Denville Campus and again retired in 1997 as Supervisor of Central Supply. A member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Lk. Hopatcong Elks Lodge formerly the Rockaway Elks, John also served as Director and Business Director for the Emerald Grenadears all girl drum and bugle corps. A coach and co-founder of the Dover Super Peewees, he led the team for two years undefeated. He also was a coach for the Dover baseball little league leading to their 1975 Championship. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, John also served as an EMT with the Morris Twp. Minute Men. 

Mr. Nunn was predeceased in life by his sisters Lois Whitmore, Elizabeth Baker and Ruthann Nunn as well as a brother Donald “Charlie” Nunn. Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years of Betty Mae (nee Kinney), his sons John Henry IV and his wife Donna Nunn and Kevin Nunn all of Dover, his daughters Debra Nunn and her husband Dan Hatchard of Dover and Doreen and her husband David Pickett of Rockaway Borough. Also surviving are his brother James Nunn of Spokane Washington, his eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.    

                  Funeral Services will be held Friday December 29th at 10AM in the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rte. 46) Dover, N.J. Interment will immediately follow in the Locust Hill Cemetery Dover, NJ. Visitation will be in the funeral home Thursday December 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elks Camp Moore Foundation for children with special needs www.njelks.org   
 
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Our sincere sympathy goes out to Jack's family. We knew Jack from being seasonals at Triple Brook Camping Resort. We shared many wonderful conversations and laughs with Jack throughout the years. May you find peace and comfort in all of your lovely memories.
Dave and Kathy Marone
Dearest Betty & family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your loving husband, father, grandfather and dedicated serviceman to our country and to the faithfulness in his duties as caretaker of the animals at the camp. His day began and ended helping others and he never failed to take time out of his day for my children and our needs. He was a great part of our lives and the time spent sharing your life stories at the trailer with you will be cherished forever in our hearts -
Lori james
So sorry to hear of Jack's passing, we have many good memories of Jack and his caring for and feeding of the aminals at TripleBrook campground for over 20 years of our visits to the campground and 10 as a seasonal camper of site M. God bless Jack's service to our country and to the hospital. Jack will be missed by all at TripleBrook
Don & Linda Dellett
My condolences to the family, 2 Corithians 1:3,4 describes a God of comfort, "who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. " May God comfort you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in his promise of a ressurection. - John 5:28,29
Jw
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