John Bechta

John J. Bechta III

Saturday February 1, 1958 - Saturday July 13, 2019
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Our dad, John J Bechta, III, born on February 1, 1958, was reunited with his parents John J. and Elizabeth M. (Fanelle) on July 13, 2019. Survived by his Daughters: Danielle (Chris Switzer), Gina, their mother Patrice; Sons: John J. IV, Mason, and their mother Bobbie Jean. Sister, Roxine Horner (Alan), Brothers, Jeff Bechta (Joselyn) and Mark Bechta (Doris). Graduate of Clearview Regional High School, class of 1976. Our Dad was an entrepreneur from an early age. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. After his father's passing, our father proudly owned and operated the family business, Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake Company for many years. Tremendously fond memories were made during those years. Cremation is under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Mantua NJ. A celebration of our dad’s life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue, National Park, NJ 08063. In lieu of flowers, please do a kind deed, share a memory, or prepare one of our dad’s favorite dishes-chicken cutlets.

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Christine Pantellas

Posted at 04:56pm
Saddened and surprised of the passing of John. His smile and sweet personality always made me happy to be his friend. He loved his family and worked very hard. RIP John I know ur in Heaven Love, Christine Pantellas

Nicholas L Sandone Jr

Posted at 12:27pm
Though the late 70’s and early 80’s John had his funnel cake stand at Bridgeport Speedway, and on nights when he was short help, my wife should help out while I watched the races. John was a hustler, always working on something. Lots of fond memories of him from the track, RIP my friend ...

Bobbie Angelini

Posted at 10:58am
I have over 25 years of memories that were more than great,these memories will forever be in my heart! John was my team mate, sidekick, my mentor, ,the father of my sons, my best friend! I thank you for everything you have given, taught and provided for our sons & i, most of all thank you forgiving me our sons and spoiling us with your unconditional love! You will live on through our sons. We miss you sooooooo much.
We did have a “Groovy kind of love”.. until we reunite again, our lives will never be the same without you in it.. you will forever own a big piece of my ❤️.. I love you John. Rest peacefully 🙏🏼💔

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