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Jack A Shanabrook

July 27, 1948 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Jack Shanabrook Obituary

Jack Alan Shanabrook, 75, of Milltown, NJ, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Thursday, March 28, 2024 with his wife Kathy, daughter Beth and son Ryan by his side. He was born in Hanover, PA to Albert and A. Barbara Shanabrook (Forscht) on July 27, 1948, and moved to Milltown, NJ as a young child where he lived for almost 70 years.

Jack served his country, his community and his family in an infinite number of ways. He was a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran, serving two tours as a fire control technician on the U.S.S. Brush in 1968 and 1969. He was a dedicated volunteer member of the Milltown Fire Department for decades, including serving as Fire Chief in 1989 and 1990. He was an electrician by trade and was employed as the Supervisor of Utilities for the Borough of Milltown for over 25 years.

He was a Boy Scout, played and coached Little League baseball and enjoyed camping, canoeing hunting and fishing. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and proud Pop-Pop to his six-pack of grand-girls and bonus grandson.

He left behind his wife Kathleen Shanabrook (Christian) of Milltown, NJ; daughter Beth Biermann and husband Erik of Mullica Hill, NJ; son Ryan Shanabrook and wife Vanessa of Millstone, NJ; Granddaughters Isabel, Amelia, Lydia Jayden, Arianna & Savannah and Grandson Jay, Brother Jed Shanabrook and wife Linda of Chapin, SC; Sister Jan Schaeffer and husband Matt of Clearwater, FL; nieces and nephews Erik, Denise, Kevin, Kyle, Kelly, Casey, Ashley and Alex; and last, but not least, his cocker spaniel Charlie.

The family will welcome friends on Tuesday, April 2nd from 4pm to 8pm at Bronson and McNamara Memorial Home of Milltown, NJ. Burial will be private.

 In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jack’s memory to the Milltown Fire Department or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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April 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bronson & McNamara Memorial Home
152 North Main St.
Milltown, NJ 08850

Private Final Disposition


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