KINNANE — John Kinnane, 91, of St. Marys passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.
John was born in Bayonne, N.J., and lived in Cliffwood and Howell, N.J., before moving to Magnolia Manor in St. Marys with his wife Joyce, who he was married to for 68 years.
John served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II and saw combat on the destroyer USS Evarts. After the Navy, John became a police officer in Aberdeen Township, N.J. He moved up in the ranks and retired as captain after 34 years on the force.
John is predeceased by his wife, Joyce, his parents and his brother.
He is survived by his son, Ronald King (Carolyn); three grandchildren, Renee King, Denise Bailey (Ryan) and John King; six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Joseph Jr., John and Jesse Zsilavetz and Ryan and Amanda Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
John was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
A family-only viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. All are welcome to attend the Mass at 10 a.m. officiated by Father Mariusz. Burial will follow Mass immediately at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.