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John Schotka

John Schotka

Wednesday, May 31st, 1933 - Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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John Schotka, 86, of Point Pleasant passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 23, 2019. A native of Newark, John graduated from Central High School in 1951 and then entered the US Army, serving 2 years in Germany. After the service, he went to work at General Electric Company in Newark where he met his wife, Judy and after their marriage in in October 1956, they began their life in Bloomfield.
In 1967, John left GE to begin employment with the Township of Bloomfield in the Recreation Department. He retired after 27 years of service which included working on a task force for three presidential visits to the township from Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush. He moved to Point Pleasant 21 years ago.
He was a member of VFW Post #711, Bloomfield and a member of Voluntas Dei Institute and His Love Ministries with Fr. John Campoli. He enjoyed gardening with plants and flowers and spending time with his beloved dogs, Rusty, Misty, Roxie and Maggie.
John was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Schotka; brother, James Schotka; and sisters, Julia Tomaszewski and Anna Blancha. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Judith (Collins) Schotka; daughter, Susan Ann Schotka of Union and Point Pleasant; sons, John Michael Schotka of Brick, Richard Alan Schotka of Point Pleasant Beach and Michael Thomas Schotka and his wife, Jacqueline of Point Pleasant Boro; 2 grandchildren, Desiree Rochelle and Callie Samantha; and 3 great grandchildren, Logan, Austin and Brayden.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11am on Friday at St. Martha’s RC Church, Point Pleasant. Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall. Donation may be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Foundation, Memphis, TN or to the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Madison, NJ.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    Address
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Donations in John's name can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Martha's Church
    Address
    3800 Herbertsville Road
    POINT PLEASANT, NJ 08742
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father John Campoli
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Anne's Cemetery
    Address
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Jim & Carol Fauci

Posted at 04:05pm
Our memories of John Shotka were all fond ones. He was a gentle giant. He
was generous , kind and giving. He was the epitome of a gentlemen and
exemplified the true meaning of what it meant to be a Christian. John was
always there to give a hand when you needed help. We loved him and
cherished the friendship we had with him and his wife Judy. You're the
best there is John. You'll truly be missed, but will always be part of the good
things we remember. Thanks for being our friend and allowing us to
be part of your life. We Love You.
Jim & Carol Fauci

Desiree Rochelle

Posted at 09:39pm
Grumpy, words cannot express the immense pain we feel with you not here! Today seems completely unreal! A piece of my heart is gone! You were truly by far the worlds most amazing grandfather!!!! You taught me most of everything I know!!!! From sliding down the banister, rolling down a hill, feeding the ducks, and going to magic fountain every Tuesday for ice cream! I am who I am because of you! Though the days will be hard we shall take comfort in knowing you will no longer suffer! Rest In Peace Grumpy! Until I see you again, I will always be your navy girl, your boobah!!! I love you!!! 💔😥
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