John R. "Jack" MeKeel Obituary

John R.
John R. "Jack" MeKeel

May 5, 1939 - September 12, 2017
Born in Dover, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



John R. (Jack) Mekeel

78, passed away September 12, 2017.

John was born in Dover, NJ and formerly of Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1966. He graduated from Trenton State College with a BA degree in political justice. John began his career working at Johns-Manville. He then was sergeant of the Bridgewater Township Police Department for over 10 years and finally retired as a dispatcher from Petro Oil Company. John was a veteran of the US Marines serving during peace time. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former member of the West Engine Hose Company #3 in Somerville. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading. He will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 56 years, Bonnie (Matthews) Mekeel.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Thursday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 North Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will be private.

Donations can be made to the Martinsville Rescue Squad, 1771 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville, NJ 08836. To send condolences to the family, visit



Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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