John P. “Jack” Carey, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Samaritan Hospice Center at Voorhees in New Jersey. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1934, son of the late Peter J. Carey and Helen (Curry) Carey.
Carey proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a sales manager in the bulk-transport trucking industry, for Coastal Tank Lines and Miller Transporters Inc., before his retirement.
Carey was an active member with the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League, where he was very involved with the Toys for Tots program. He was named Marine of the Year in 2007 by the MCL.
He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father grandpa, papa, brother and uncle.
In addition to his parents, Carey was preceded in death by his son, John P. Carey Jr.; his sister, Mary Carey; and two brothers, Thomas and William Carey. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Audrey (Mundle) Carey; his daughter, Colleen Merrell, and her husband, Scott; two sons, Kevin Carey and his wife, Mary, and Timothy Carey; four grandchildren, John and William Carey, and Emily and Connor Merrell; two brothers, Martin and Michael Carey; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., with interment at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Memorial donations can be made to the John P. Carey Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Camden Catholic High School; 300 Cuthbert Rd.; Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, or to the Semper Fi Fund at www.semperfifund.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.