John Mongon, Jr.

(Dec 24, 1942 to Dec 30, 2012)

John E. Mongon Jr., age 70, of Delanco, formerly of Riverside, passed away on December 30, 2012. He was born on December 24, 1942, in Princeton, NJ.rnJohn graduated from Riverside High School, Class of 1962. He was an avid athlete playing both on the State Champion Varsity Football and Basketball Teams. John also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. rnJohn was a former deputy mayor of Riverside from 1970 – 1974; a former Riverside PAL Basketball Coach; and a volunteer bartender at numerous Riverside Fire House Social Events. John was an avid card player; he enjoyed his monthly poker games with the “Outhouse 5 plus 2”. He was a parishioner of Jesus, The Good Shepherd Parish.rnHe was preceded in death by his parents Margaret (Boyd) and John E. Mongon Sr.; his granddaughter, Melissa Denise; and his grandson, Michael Ian Tuscano.rnJohn is survived by his two sons: John (Debbie) Mongon of Riverside, and Michael (Katy) Mongon of Delran.rnHe is also survived by his siblings: Michele (Ken) McDonald of Middletown, NJ; Mark (Lynn) Mongon of Ridgewood, NJ; and Maureen (Terry) Bacola of North Arlington, NJ.rnJohn was also blessed with several grandchildren: Nicole (Dean) Potts, John (Melanie), Gregg, Marissa, Dominic and Antonio Mongon; and his great-grandchildren: Laci, Dean, Brielle, and John Thomas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.rnJohn is also survived by sweetie Sharon Tuscano, and her children Michelle (Ed ) Kneuker, Kim (Joe) Angelastro, and Michael (Jeannie) Tuscano; and grandchildren: Ian, Eric, Todd, Johnny, Jordan, and Vivianna.rnJohn is also survived by his former wife, Joanne P. Mongon of Riverside; and longtime friend and teammate, Bill ‘Hoss’ Hoffman of Delanco.rnLiturgy of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday, January 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Parish of Jesus, the Good Shepherd (St. Peter’s Site), Riverside.rnRelatives and friends are cordially invited to attend John’s visitation and share their memories and stories about him on Friday, January 4th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside, NJ 08075 and also on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside.rnIn Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s honor to “The Mongon Family Riverside H.S. Athletic Award”, c/o John Mongon, at the funeral home’s address.rn

10 thoughts on “John Mongon, Jr.

  1. Mimi Mongon Ladenburger

    I remember John as being larger than life when we were growing up. He will be missed by all his extended family. Our sympathy goes out to his siblings and family.rnMimi and Greg

  2. Richard Pattanite, Jr.

    My sincere sympathies to the Mongon family especially John and Debbie. Remember John from Riverside and St. Peter’s. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

  3. Emil Tuch

    John was always a great guy and an honest man. My deepest sympathy to his entire family. When I think about growing up in Riverside, Mark and John always come to mind. I will continue to think of John often, hanging out around Second and Cleveland and Huelings Aves in those good old days. He will be missed.

  4. Jean & Phil DiCamillo

    We like to show our condolences and deepest sorrow on the loss of John E Mongon Jr. He is in our prayers and may his soul rest in peace.rnJean & Phil DiCamillornMelanie’s granparentsrnbreille and John Thomas’ great-grandparents

  5. David Hughes

    John & I met in about 1959 when I was 7 at Sunset Lodge at Green Lake, Ellsworth, Maine. He was the older & definitely stronger of the group of kids at that time who were members of families that vacationed basically the same time each year.rnrnSometimes he was very funny & always a challenge to his parents. No surprise to me to read that he was a bartender at Fire House events. He told me several stories of his childhood none of which can be repeated.rnrnWe reconnected in 1998 when I rented his Cabin #9 at Sunset Lodge. We had several fun-filled conversations about the memories of our youth there.rnrnI will always be grateful to him for renting #9 to us so that my family could know the magic of Sunset Lodge & the carefree extended family atmosphere that exists there.rnrnMy condolences to family members that I know: sons John & Michael; siblings ?Mickey?, Mark & Maureen; grandchildren Nicole & John; others I do not know or forgot that I met & to Sharon who took care of him through good & bad times.rn

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