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Jack Krey

April 12, 1939 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Jack Krey Obituary

John “Jack” P. Krey, 84, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2024, while surrounded by his loving family at the Villa Marie Claire, just steps away from his happy home of many years in Waldwick NJ. 

Jack was born in Brooklyn, NY to Harry and Annie Krey and was one of seven children.  He joined the Navy and after completing his service to his country, he received his degree in Graphic Design while attending business school in the evening and working days at the NY Post, which was no small feat in those days. He eventually had a very successful career in sales where he sold book printing and was proud to kickstart his growth at the esteemed Edwards Brothers Publishing and other companies during a career that spanned many decades.

Jack was an avid sports enthusiast playing stick ball, soft ball, hockey, and tennis on Malcolm Street for countless hours.  Many summers and weekends were spent in Cape May where the entire family created countless memories that will be cherished always. He was also a generous and active member of his community, volunteering for various charitable causes. He had a kind heart, a sharp mind, and a great sense of humor. 

Jack will be dearly missed by his ex-wife Joann Krey, who remains his closest most treasured love, his three daughters Phyllis Krey, Michelle Castaneda, Leslie Curcurato, his son in law Joe Castaneda, his grandchildren Chelsea Castaneda, Jack Reilly, Abigail Castaneda, Emma Reilly, Matthew Curcurato, Georgia Curcurato, Isabella Curcurato, Noah Castaneda, and many family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 3 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Lukes R.C. Church, 340 N Franklin Tpke, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ on Thursday April 4 at 10:00 am.

Interment will follow at St. Lukes Cemetery adjacent to the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Acorn, PO Box 1383, Paramus, NJ 07653

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April 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
April 4, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Luke's RC Church
340 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423


St. Luke's Cemetery
340 Franklin Tpk.
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423


Camp Acorn
PO Box 1383, Paramus NJ 07653
Tel: 1-201-785-1101
Web: https://campacorn.org/donate/


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