John R. Golomb, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wall, N.J., passed away on Nov. 29, 2016, in Delmar, Md. He was born in Plainfield, N.J. on Dec. 25, 1939, to John Golomb and Julia (Bazan) Golomb.
Golomb graduated from Manasquan High School in 1957 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961 as a jet engine technician. Following his service to the country, he joined the family business, Hidden Brook Grinding & Machine Company in Wall, N.J.
He continued his career as a machinist with Montrose Industries in Lakewood, N.J., and Armstrong & Sons in Manasquan, N.J. He was a gifted machinist who could make or fix anything. While working full time, he raised four children with his wife, Theresa. He was the best husband, father and friend.
Golomb enjoyed his lifelong hobby of building and flying model aircraft. He was a member and past president of Jersey Coast Radio Control Club. Upon retiring and moving to Delaware in 2002, he joined the Lewes Radio Control Club. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA #7584).
In addition to his parents, Golomb was preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Golomb and Geraldine Peterson. He is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years, Theresa (Wysocki) Golomb; four children, John R. Golomb Jr. of Howell, N.J., Kenneth C. Golomb of Middletown, N.J., Nancy A. Golomb of Corning, N.Y., and Diane T. Levi and her husband, Marcel, and daughter, Lillian, of Houston, Texas; and his brother-in-law, John Peterson of New London, N.H.
A visitation was scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial was to follow on Dec. 5, 2016, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Sea Girt, N.J., with interment at St. Anne Cemetery in Wall, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Coastal Hospice; P.O. Box 1733; Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.