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March 11, 1923 – September 13, 2018

J. Ertle
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Obituary for J. Harry Ertle

John Harry Ertle, better known as J. Harry Ertle, 95, of Jersey City and Sea Girt, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, with his family at his Sea Girt home.
Harry was a proud Hudson County resident; born and raised in Sacred Heart parish in Jersey City. He was a graduate of the Peddie School ‘43, then drafted into the U.S. Army, and served as a Master Sgt. at the Western Pacific Base Command Headquarters on Saipan in the Mariana Islands. After WWII, he sold insurance for the Knights of Columbus and started his employment with the County of Hudson while attending Seton Hall University at night. Most of his career was working for the Hudson County Police Department as Administrative Clerk, retiring after 43 years. Harry was a 4th Degree member of the Jersey City Council of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Holy Name Society, a communicant of St. Mark’s RC Church and a member of the Belmar Fishing Club.
Harry was predeceased by his loving parents, Harry and Mae (nee Jennings) Ertle, as well as by his beloved wife of 55 years, Virginia (nee Colford) in 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Deidre Anne Ertle, and Nadine Mae Ertle Sullivan, his grandson, John Ertle Sullivan, son-in-law Michael L. Sullivan and his brother, Rev. Thomas J. Ertle, O.P.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, from 2 to 5 P.M. on Sunday, September 16, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 9:30 A.M. at St. Mark’s RC Church in Sea Girt, followed by interment with military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry Ertle’s memory may be made to St. Mark’s Social Concerns Committee, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt, NJ 08750, or to the Dominican Friars Foundation, 141 E. 65th St., New York, NY 10065. Condolences may be sent via www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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When Sunday, September 16th, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
2028 NJ-35
Wall, NJ

Service Information

Monday, September 17th, 2018 9:30am
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church
215 Crescent Parkway
Sea Girt, NJ

Interment Information

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, NJ