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Howard M Bolt

May 11, 1936 December 30, 2020
Howard M Bolt
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Obituary for Howard M Bolt

Howard M. Bolt of Montgomery Township passed away on December 30, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college, his career commenced with General Electric, followed by Marathon Electric and Crouse-Hinds. In 1975, he started his own business selling traffic control equipment, which he successfully operated until his retirement in 2010. Howard enjoyed traveling, especially with his family, and spending time on Long Beach Island. He was an avid sports fan, particularly of his alma mater’s football and basketball teams. Another of his favorite pastimes was solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Howard was predeceased by his parents, William David and Edith M. (Riddagh) Bolt, his sisters Dorothy Donovan and Bernice Wright; brothers, Donald, William and Paul and granddaughter Paige Anna Bolt Brennan.

Howard is survived by his wife Anna (Galcik) of 58 years, his daughters Jacqueline Smoyer (Stan) and Terese Brennan (Dan) and son John (Lisa); his grandsons Trey, Evan and Kyle Smoyer, Daniel and Luke Brennan; his granddaughters Courtney Smoyer, Amanda and Meghan Bolt, and Emma Brennan. He is also survived by his brother Frank Bolt along with many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Gathering for relatives and friends will be at the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, on Friday, January 22 from 5:00-8:00pm.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church,47 Skillman Rd., Skillman New Jersey, at 11am on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Burial will follow at the Rocky Hill Cemetery, Skillman New Jersey.

The mass will be live-streamed by St. Charles Borromeo Church.
To view, go to and click the YouTube icon in the bottom left corner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Adult Care Center of Somerset County, 827 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

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Memorial Gathering




5:00 PM 1/22/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/22/2021 8:00:00 PM
Hillsborough Funeral Home

796 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Hillsborough Funeral Home
796 US Highway 206 Hillsborough 08844 NJ
United States

Memorial Mass




11:00 AM 1/23/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo

47 Skillman Rd
Skillman, NJ 08558

St. Charles Borromeo
47 Skillman Rd Skillman 08558 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


Rocky Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

129 Montgomery Rd
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

129 Montgomery Rd Rocky Hill 08553 NJ
United States

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