John C. Jarvis
John Constantine Jarvis, 86 died peacefully at home with family on November 11. Born February 6, 1932 in Long Branch to Peter Jarvis and Amelia Laurino, John grew up in Oceanport, lived in Long Branch and then Ocean Township. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was recognized with a National defense Medal and Navy Service Medal for conduct under distress. He later served as a foreman for the railroad at Earle Naval Base until his retirement.
Back in the day John was always seen with his best friends, Zeke Tirado and Harald Gladstone until the diehard bachelors got married one by one. John was the last survivor of the three and the last to get married. He finally married the love of his life Diane “Beatsie” Bielefeldt, a teacher who passed away in 2005. John loved to hang out at the Long Branch Elks Club and was a member of the VFW. He was a wizard in the kitchen inheriting his cooking ability from his mother Amelia, (Nan) best known for his Italian feasts which he loved to make at Tradewinds Beach Club to share with family and friends and especially liked to cook during holidays. He is most famous for his meatballs and nasal-clearing shrimp cocktails.
John is predeceased by his wife Diane, parents Peter and Amelia his sister Helen Booth and nephew Jeffrey Booth. John leaves behind a brother Peter Jarvis, nieces and nephews, Michael Booth, Tom Booth, Patty Booth O’Neill and husband Walter, Louis Jarvis, Anita Maloney, Carmela Tedesco, Linda Mooney, Shannon Booth, Eileen Booth, great nephews David and Dactillia Booth, Shawn Booth, Paul Booth, Charlie Booth, great nieces and nephews, Shay O’Neill, Rachel O’Neill, Alexa Booth, Alec Booth, Lauren Mooney, Kelly Mooney, Matt Mooney, Anthony Tedesco, Danielle and Andrew Jarvis and great, great nieces Charlotte and Kennedy Ross.
He was very much loved by his family and will be missed.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15 from 3-7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral, Thursday at 10:30 am at the funeral home with the service to begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in West Long Branch. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence, light a candle or share a story by selecting the appropriate tab.