Obituary of John Kravecz
Kravecz, John R. “Jack”, 86, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at ARMC City Division.
Born in Easton, Pa., he lived in Phillipsburg, N.J., Bryn Mawr, Pa., W. Deptford, N.J. &
Ocean City, N.J.
Graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. degree in Economics. Served two
years in the U.S. Army. He worked two years for the Marketing Research Dept. of the
Jos. E. Seagram & Son. Returned to Phillipsburg & became Executive Vice Pres. for
five years, & then worked five years with Bacardi Imports of Miami, FI. as Eastern Div.
Mgr. & two years with the Philadelphia Flyers as Asst. to the President. He retired from
the N.J. Casino Control Comm. after 23 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church for over 30 years, & a
4th Degree Knights of Columbus of the Phillipsburg Chapter.
Jack was a Life Member (Benefactor) of the N.R.A. and worked at the Atlantic County
Firearms Facility as an Instructor, Pistol Coach & Range Officer for over 15 years. He
also was a member of the Delaware Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
working various air shows in N.J., Pa., & Del. and was a Life Member of the American
Legion. He also was a member of the Collings Air Foundation of Stow, Mass., the
American Air Museum of England, & The Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor.
He leaves behind his wife, Carole; his step daughter Debbie; his step son Louie; four
children, Melissa, Mark, Robert (deceased), & Gregory; and five grandchildren.
Mass will be held on Monday, July 31st, 2017 beginning at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Good Council, Ocean City. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood – Ventnor. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com