John Lang Maurer age 85, of Deptford Twp. "Oak Valley" went peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Burlington, NJ to the late Alfred Maurer and Ellen (nee Lang), he graduated from Woodrow Wilson Class of 1951. John served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956 and was an electrician with the Seabees. He married his wife Libby in 1957, and attended Temple University. John retired from IBEW 439 where he was a Union Electrician. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, softball, crosswords, and Sudoko. John played darts & pool at Southwood, and enjoyed playing golf at Westwood & Eagles Nest Golf Clubs. Most of all he loved his family, and adored his grandchildren & great grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife Libby Maurer (nee Sturman), four sons, Michael & Barbara Maurer of Woolwich Twp., John & Terri Maurer of Oak Valley, Bill & Debbie Maurer of Pitman, and Al & Lynn Maurer of Mantua, 17 grandchildren, John, Erica, Kevin, Justin, Ryan, Hailey, Nate, Zach, Jacob, Stephanie, Greg, Trish, Dom, Sean, Scott, Erica, & Alex and 7 great grandchildren, Noah, Aden, Dominick, Miranda, Michael, Anna, and Johnny. John was predeceased by his daughter, Tracey Lynn in 1981, and his siblings, Edward, Alfred "Bud", and Gail.
Thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially Michelle B, Kathy, Christina, Tammy, and Peter. You filled this most difficult time of our journey with humor and compassion.
Family and Friends may visit from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, March 30th, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ where a Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 pm. Interment will be private. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to St. Jude Memorial and Honor Gifts, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com