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 D'Annibale, John Frank
Born: 08/24/1941
Died: 12/13/2014
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D'Annibale, John Frank

D’Annibale, John Frank age 73 of Hampton Twp., NJ died peacefully early Saturday December 13, 2014 at the Newton Medical Center. Born and raised in Newton, John was a lifelong resident of Newton and Hampton Twp.
           Son of the late Frank A. and Rita (DeStephano) D’Annibale, John was a graduate of the Newton High School class of 1959. He and some of his classmates still got together the last Friday of each month for lunch. John proudly served in the US Air Force from 1959 to 1963 being stationed in Germany during the Cuban Missile Crises.
           A professional sales representative, he began his career with Prudential Insurance Co. He also enjoyed many years as salesman and manager of the Iliff Furniture Barn in Andover NJ, and retired after working many years as an independent sales representative in the pacemaker industry.
            An active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church Newton, NJ, John had an outgoing personality and loved to get to know people. His strong relationship with Christ gave him peace knowing he would be home one day with his late parents and his cherished son John Todd who passed away in 1969.  
             A longtime member of the Branchville Businessman’s as well as the Newton Elks Lodge, John was also a member of the Milford PA Gun Club. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing with his friends as well meeting regularly with fellow members of the “Breakfast Club”.  He had a passion for WWII history and making that era model airplanes. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his family.
             Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty years Karen Jeanne (Ellingsen), his daughters Teresa and her husband Avery Mulder of Sandyston Twp., Julie and her husband Edward Maher of Sparta, Lauren and her husband StephenSchierloh of Waldwick and Gina and her husband Brad Sisco of Sparta, as well as his thirteen grandchildren Thyra, Ryan, Troy, Lindsay, Ben, Ethan, Mason, Abby, Emmy, Evan, Charlie, Collin and his pride and joy baby Brady. Also surviving are his sisters Juliana Landes and her husband James Ciaravolo of Newton and Kathleen and her husband Lee A. Rosenkrans of Andover Twp. ​​
​​Funeral services will be held Thursday December 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Redeemer Lutheran Church #37 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860 immediately followed by interment in the Stillwater Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday December 17th from 5-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundationwww.diabetes.org  Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
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So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
Marcy Phelps
So sorry for your loss. John will be sadly missed by many. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Howard & Betty Hamilton
Howard & Betty Hamilton
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family for their loss.
Cheryl Roberts
Have not seen John in many years, but will never forget the good memories we had back in the day. My sincere condolences to his family,
Bob Aulicino
I was blessed to meet John nearly one year ago at Thyra's play at Sparta Christian School. Thank you Terry and Avery for inviting me and introducing me to your dad. John was a blessed dad to have you Terry for his little girl. Kevin and I are keeping you all in our prayers. Jesus loves you...
Kevin and Debbie Krommes
The loss that you are experiencing is terrific but know that you are not going through this alone. Please let me me/we know if there is anything we can do to help. Dario and I especially remember cooking over a grill at your engagement party and talking "grill" with your dad. Good memories to share with the boys.
Th Cunico Family
my beloved big brother how we will miss you. Your smile, your laugh the tinkle in your eye. You were always a mystery to me when I was young such a difference in our ages but the difference became nothing as time went on and we shared moments. You were always there to share your love for your sisters and I will always be grateful for the wisdom. I know we never wanted to be reminded how you looked like Daddy but that is something very special that only you could share with Dad and we are very proud of it. These past years have been like climbing a mountain for you but you did it with bravery and determination. Now you have peace and rest that you truly deserve. Love you forever and someday we will meet at that big dinner table in heaven and dine with Mom, Dad, John Todd and enjoy chicken rosemary salad and artichokes. Who will I make artichoke heart salad for on Christmas Eve?? I promise I will continue the tradition in your honor. Love Always, Kathy and your loving brother in law Lee, Kyle, Krista, Laurel, Justin, Luciano and Leo.
Your sister Kathy
The Respiratory Staff at NMC only knew John a short while, but in that time learned what a nice caring individual he was. He loved his family and grandchildren dearly. He enjoyed the little things in life like building Legos with the grand kids. His family was very devoted to spending time with him and making sure he was as comfortable as possible. It is sad to loose someone so close to you that seems to be the glue that molds a family together...Johns memories and love with be with the Respiratory staff and his forever family for an eternity...to all of the D'Annibale family we send our deepest Sumapthy
Jennifer Marino
Karen & Family, We want to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband/father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with his peace and comfort and please know that we will hold you all in prayer. John & Helen Babbitts
John & Helen Babbitts
We regret that we were unable to attend the visitation for John. We offer our deepest sympathy to you, Karen, and all your family. May John rest in peace. And may God bless all of you abundantly with His peace at this time.
John & Maureen Regan & Family
I first met John when he was a patient at NMC several years ago. He was just the nicest man, and I always was happy to be his nurse during his stays in the hospital.He would frequently talk of his wife and family with such love and pride. My deepest sympathy to all his family,and may you take comfort that he is at peace and with his God.
Lynn Borden
I first met John close to 20 years ago while training as a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. He was very instrumental in my education and understanding of pacemakers. He paid attention to me, although I was not very significant at that time. He was always extremely intelligent, amiable, trustworthy, warm, and sincere. I have spoken to colleagues at Mount Sinai, including the cardiac surgeon Dr. Jorge Camunas, who share my feelings. John was a wonderful person who will be very much missed, but not forgotten. May his wonderful attributes live on through the good deeds of his family and all who knew him. Stephen Winters
Stephen Winters
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God almighty father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to comfort you all (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). Please know that God has promised to completely remove death tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). Indeed we all eagerly anticipate the fulfillment of that promise. The Bible also provides assurance of a real hope of reuniting with our dead loved ones in the coming near future (John 5:25). The Bible truly is a source of comfort at a time like this. You can read it online and also learn further about God's purposes at www.jw.org
Zinne Suji
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