“One of our stalwart old guard has shed his mortal coil. John Heyrich, whose friendly visage is on a plaque in the red room, passed away this morning. John was a friend to all and a gentleman through and through. We have lost a prince of a man.” – Rich McMahon
John Joseph Heyrich, 91, of Upper Montclair, passed away Thursday September 18th, 2014. Visiting will be on Friday September 19th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair. A funeral service will be held on Saturday September 20th, 2014 at 9:30am at the funeral home, Interment at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Upper Montclair.
John is a lifelong resident of Montclair and the owner of the, John Heyrich Inc. plumbing company in Montclair, a member of the PHCC of NJ, the Commonwealth Club of Upper Montclair , and a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Montclair. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army as a surveyor and engineer serving in the invasion of Normandy, and an active supporter of Carson Long Military Academy in Pennsylvania where he attended High School. John also recieved an Associates Degree from Clarkson University in New York.
John is predeceased by his wife, Janice Barbara (nee Galway) in 1983 and is survived by his children, John Joseph Heyrich Jr. and his wife Katherine, Robert James Heyrich and his wife Sandra, and Susan Gail Bennett and her husband Alan, eight grandchildren, John Joseph Heyrich III, Travis Martin Heyrich , Robert James Heyrich Jr., Heather Allison Heyrich, Andrew Kevin Heyrich, Brooke Meier, Ashley Bennett, Erin Bennett and two great grandchildren , Hope and Anderson.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org, would be appreciated.