John Emmerich Jr., 84 years old from Florham Park, NJ, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. John grew up in Livingston, NJ, son of the late John Emmerich Sr. and Thelma Standard Emmerich. He married the love of his life, MaryHelen Jones Emmerich, and they were married for sixty-one incredible years. He moved to Chatham Township where they raised their three girls. John was a ten-year veteran of the 102nd Armored Calvary Regiment. He was a respected parishioner of the Chatham Township Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. John was a member and president of the JayCees of Chatham Township.
John founded J&M Precision which specialized in the design and manufacturing of steel products. He merged his company with Newark Wire Works in 1987 and continued his career until his retirement in 2005. Moving to Florham Park, John enjoyed his retirement by traveling, boating, fishing, building models, spending time with his family, playing on the floor with his grand and great-grandchildren, and “snowbirding” in Florida.
John is survived by his adoring wife, MaryHelen. He raised and loved their daughters the late Karen Elizabeth Kruck, Dana Marie Dean and husband William, and JoAnn Christine Spellman and husband Joseph. He also loved his ten grandchildren, his “buddies” and “princesses” William Dean and wife Elizabeth, Michael Spellman and wife Melissa, Kevin Dean, Lauren Kruck Meyer and husband John, Kelly Dean Balsky and husband Jared, Lindsay Kruck Mancini and husband Garrett, Christopher Spellman and wife Laura, Meghan Spellman, Andrew Dean and fiancée Abigail, and Alexandra Kruck. John was endeared by his eight great-grandchildren Luke, Marie, Natalie, Matthew, Ryan, Ford, Isabella, and Chase. He was beloved by his sister Barbara Hasell and husband Robert, niece and goddaughter Jaqueline Hasell Masi and husband Stephen, and nephew and godson William Hasell.
He will always be remembered as a spiritual, kind, gentle, hardworking, and gracious man who was a role model for so many and loved by all.
Services will be held at Bradley Funeral Home in Chatham for immediate family only. All are welcome at Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover for the burial services at noon on Monday, January 25, 2021. A celebration of John’s life will be held at later date when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Carol J. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center (https://www.f4mmc.org/Forms/Donation/Donate-Now.aspx).