John J. Smutz Jr., 53, of Keyport passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family May 22. John was born March 29, 1965 in New Brunswick and grew up in Somerset. On May 5, 1989, he married his beloved wife, Anna, and they began their lives together in Keyport, where they raised their family. Over the years, John worked as a lineman for Local Union #456, as well as Henkels and McCoy Company. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, brother and friend.
He was predeceased by his mother, Jeanette (Horvath) Smutz. John is survived by his father, John J. Smutz Sr.; his beloved and devoted wife of 29 years, Anna (Giaritta) Smutz; his loving children, Alannah Smutz of Belford, Nicholas Smutz of Keyport and Evan Smutz of Keyport; his dear sister, Dawn Smutz-Delugo and her husband Charles of Virginia; and his brother, Paul Smutz and family. John is also survived by his many cherished nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
In respect of John’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered May 25 at 10 a.m. at Jesus the Lord Roman Catholic Church, 123 Broad St., Keyport, New Jersey 07735.
For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, shorepointfh.com.
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