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John R Bedner

November 5, 1947 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 70)

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John R. Bedner “Johnnie B” passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on Monday, November 27, 2017 after a 14-year battle with multiple cancers. He was born in New Brunswick and resided in Colonia all of his life.

John was compassionate in his own unique and quirky way. He loved collecting antiques and restoring classic vehicles. He thoroughly enjoyed the years he spent with his father restoring his classic Chris Craft boat. He loved taking in the ocean breeze at the Jersey Shore, while enjoying a Kohr’s orange custard. He loved visiting various water fronts to watch the barges float by. He loved his time at Merrill Park, talking to his friends. He loved meeting new people and chatting with strangers. He loved crabbing in the Lavallette Bay. He cherished every moment with his beloved daughter and granddaughter.

He was predeceased by his father John J Bedner (2017). Surviving are his daughter Kristen Patterson and her husband Ronald, his granddaughter Brielle Patterson, his mother Elizabeth Bedner, his twin sister Jean Knower, and her husband Jack.

Thank you to the community and John’s friends for reciprocating his friendliness throughout the years.

“It is ever so beautiful to be strange. To do things differently then the others. To see things in a rare light. That is such a gold to carry.” Christopher Poindexter


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