John L. Knoble Jr. Obituary

John L.  Knoble Jr.
John L. Knoble Jr.

March 15, 1926 - February 19, 2018
Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



John L. Knoble Jr.

91, passed away February 19, 2018.

John was born and raised in Phillipsburg, NJ. He was the son of the late Elsie and John Knoble, Sr. He was formerly of Scotch Plains before moving to Bridgewater in 1967. Johngraduated from Duke University in 1948 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and was a lifelong Duke sports enthusiast. He served in the US Navy. John was employed at Croll Reynolds, Inc. in Westfield for over 40 years, acting as chief engineer in 1971 and then president before retiring in 1992. He also served a term as president of the Heat Exchange Institute in 1972. John was an avid reader, tennis player, and golfer. He enjoyed gardening and took pride in maintaining his home. He was a wise and caring guardian to his family, who will sadly miss him.

He is predeceased by his wife, Shirley Knoble, who passed away in 2014, and a daughter, Lynn, in 1961.

Surviving are his two daughters Gail Strelko and her husband Edward, and Janet Hutton and her husband Stephen; one son John; a brother Gene; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10am Friday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Interment will follow at St. Philip and St. James Cemetery, 519 US-22, Phillipsburg.

Visitation will be 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Covenant House, 346 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011. To send condolences to the family, visit



Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 AM


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