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John Francis Nightlinger
  • September 01, 1927
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  • October 07, 2017

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John Francis Nightlinger of Edgewater, Florida, lovingly known to all as “Jack,” at the age of 90 was called home to Heaven Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:20 AM. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at his bedside, at home. He is survived by his wife and soulmate Janie (and their dog Princess), their daughters Carol Kilkenny and Julie (Joseph) Rocco, his sister Gertrude Thompson of Vineland, NJ, and his brother Lawrence (Phyllis) Nightlinger of Toms River, NJ. Jack was preceded to Heaven by his second daughter Gayle McAden, his siblings Billy Nightlinger, Leonard Nightlinger, and Evelyn Teahan. He also leaves behind a legacy in the form of 8 grandchildren: Marnie Brown; Erin Brown (Eric) Sloan; Barrett Brown; Ryan McAden; Eric McAden; Kristen McAden (Paul) Fields; Stephanie Fisher; Keri Fisher (Brian) Mulvan; 11 great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. Jack was born September 1, 1927, in Wildwood, NJ, of the late William and Katherine (Clark) Nightlinger. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and had served his country proudly during WWII. He was a past commander of the VFW Post 157 of Vineland, NJ, as well as a member of the Vineland Jaycees. He was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in both Vineland, NJ and New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Early in life he had owned an excavating business, and later became proprietor of J&T Seafood of Vineland, NJ, before retiring and moving to Florida with his wife. To this day the family still tells stories of the fun they all had working with him in that fish market. He was a proud Irishman who celebrated every St. Patrick’s Day. He loved to cook and grill. He was an amazing mechanic and handyman who could fix just about anything—and in fact did for his family and friends therefore earning him the title “Jack of all trades”.  He loved his family and will be dearly missed by them. Jack did not wish to have a memorial service, but a Mass will be scheduled so that family and friends can join together to mourn his passing and celebrate his memory.


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