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.