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John F Tomlinson

November 13, 1945 February 10, 2019
John F Tomlinson
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John F. Tomlinson, 73 of Somerset, NJ passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2019. He had been battling residual health issues for years after his courageous and winning battle over cancer.

He was born to the late Joseph and Helen Tomlinson on November 13,1945 in Jersey City, NJ. John graduated from St. Anthony’s High School (Jersey City) in 1963 and from St. Peter’s College (Jersey City) in 1969.

John is survived by his three children: John Tomlinson and Tina De Sarno of New Providence, NJ, Lorrie and Patrick Allegra of Atlanta, GA, Debbie Tomlinson of Oakland, CA and his domestic partner, Janis Upton-Jivin of Somerset, NJ. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Jackson, Anthony, Beckett, Finn, Christian and Harper.

John loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart. On par with his kids, he loved the NY Giants, even when they were losing - they could do no wrong, which is why his beloved dog is named Eli. He had a very kind and special demeanor but with a wit that could battle any of the late night talk show hosts. As his health declined after beating cancer several years ago, he maintained a positive attitude with grace.

Viewing ceremony will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Hillsborough Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10AM at the Mary Mother of God church, 157 S. Triangle Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

In lieu of sending flowers, please make donations in memory of John Tomlinson to Memorial Sloan Kettering Mouth Cancer Foundation.

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4:00 PM 2/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hillsborough Funeral Home

796 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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





10:00 AM 2/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
Mary Mother of God

157 S. Triangle Rd
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Mary Mother of God
157 S. Triangle Rd Hillsborough 08844 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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