John Holevinski

We were recently notified of another passing on Christmas Day, of long-time member John Holevinski of W. Cove Way.  We share our deepest condolences with his family.

John Holevinski passed away after an accidental fall at home. In spite of surgery and 45 days in the Intensive Care Unit of Jersey Shore University Hospital, he went peacefully to the Lord on Christmas Day surrounded by loving family members.

John (aka Jack) was the son of the late John and Sophie Holevinski and the son-in-law of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Cassidy, Kearny. Born in Scranton, PA, he lived in Kearny, NJ, before moving to Toms River. He graduated Kearny High School in 1954 and Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1958 with a degree in Engineering. He first worked at Fluid Chemical Company then had a successful career at Speidel-A Division of Textron as Director of Operations of their Lakewood facility before he retired.

He is survived by the love-of-his life, his wife of 55 years, Kathleen Cassidy, a son John Holevinski of Toms River, a daughter Stephanie Hagel and her husband Kenneth of Point Pleasant and three precious and adoring grandchildren, Samantha, Kenneth and Cassidy.

Also surviving are his brother, Richard Holevinski and his wife Mary, sister-in-law Joan Cassidy, sister-in-law Marilyn Cassidy, brother-in-law Philip Cassidy and his wife Cathy, dear Aunt Verna Gorski and many much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be also missed by his good buddies, Earl Feeney, Bernie D’Andrea and Ed Verna.

He was predeceased by his brother-in-law,Ted Giresi, sister-in-law Margaret Giresi, brother-in-law Vincent Pentimone, sister-in-law Helen Pentimone, brother-in-law Patrick Cassidy and brother-in-law Michael Cassidy and nephew John Giresi.

He was a extraordinary man who worked hard all his life. A person of honesty, integrity, faith and moral conviction. He was totally devoted and loved his family and they loved him completely as well. He always said he was a lucky guy who led a wonderful life. But for those who knew him, we know we were the lucky ones to have known and loved him. He will live in our hearts always and pray we are worthy of the rich heritage he left us.

Per his wishes, there will be no wake. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be held on Wednesday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Hooper Avenue, Toms River.

Celebrate his life with doing an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone. Or for those who wish, send a donation to your favorite charity in his name.

The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 995 Fischer Blvd. Toms River, NJ is in charge of the arrangements.