Mr. John Patrick "Jack" Byrne, Jr.

  • Born: July 5, 1960
  • Died: June 12, 2020
  • Location: Clark, New Jersey

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Cousin

John "Jack" Patrick Byrne Jr. (59) - 6/12/2020 - passed away peacefully at his home in Clark surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elizabeth, he was raised in Cranford and was a longtime resident of Union and eventually Clark.

He was a graduate of Cranford High School, Class of 1978 and worked for the U.S Department of Justice for 25 years. Prior to working for the DOJ he was a licensed electrician by trade, business owner of Jax Electric and a member of the IBEW Local 358. He was married to his high school sweetheart Susan Byne (Del Russo), they had three children. Jack Byrne was the ultimate family man and lovingly known to his grandchildren as Pop-Pop. He was always involved in his children and grandchildren's activities as a soccer coach, sports photographer, dance recital enthusiast and theatre goer. He was a member of the Garwood Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his summers with family at the Jersey shore, camping trips and woodworking in his free time. He, his son, his nephews, brother and father spent summers touring national baseball fields and they loved to spend time at Monmouth Race Track. His greatest joy was his four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, Joan Byrne.

Surviving are his father, John P. Byrne Sr., his loving wife and caretaker, Susan, their three children, daughter Laura Di Staulo her husband Christopher and their two children, Violet Ann and Finley Christopher, daughter Leann Lechner and her husband George and their son George Oliver, and their son John Byrne III, his wife Nancy and their daughter Wesley Phyllis. His siblings, Eileen Byrne, Kathleen Byrne, Nancy Byrne, Michael Byrne, his wife Lisa, Kelly Byrne and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the current pandemic situation, interment services at Hazel Wood Cemetery, Colonia will be private. There will be a celebration of Jack's life at a later date.
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In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made for Jammin' for Jaclyn, benefiting families fighting cancer.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm a truly sorry for you loss jack was a great man I always was given motivation not to give up from him

Posted by Don Boland - Friend   June 26, 2020

Jack and Sue are two of the best people in every way. My deepest sympathy to the family. God speed #71. I will miss you terribly until we meet again.

Posted by Paul Hopkins - Ocala, FL - Friend   June 26, 2020


my sincere sympathies go out to the Byrne family I remember our talks by phone he was someone who always looked at the brighter things GOD Speed my friend you will be missed

Posted by Donny Boland - port charlotte, FL - Friend   June 18, 2020

Our Sincere Condolences on Jack's passing. Our memories of our time in NJ will always be cherished.

Posted by Jim and Judy Perri - Atlanta, GA - Friend   June 18, 2020

Susan... My heart broke when I heard about Jack's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My peace comes in knowing that Jack is in a better place with wonderful friends and family waiting for him.

Posted by Jim Colucci - Charlotte, NC - Friend   June 17, 2020

Susan and Family,
I want to extend by condolences on Jack's passing. He was a great guy and I thoroughly enjoyed coaching Jack and his Cranford football team mates. I remember him as a hard worker, and having a great sense of humor. I appreciated when he reached out to renew our friendship on FB and sharing some stories and laughs. I know you will have many wonderful memories to comfort you in the days. Weeks, months to come. God Bless.

Posted by Gary Mix - Geneseo, NY - Teacher   June 17, 2020

Susie and family. My deepest condolences to all of you, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack fought the good fight, and I know he lived for his family. Jack lives on in all of you. Tell the stories, and I know there are many, he is with you always. God Speed

Posted by cindy Jovanelly - Chelsea, MI - Friend   June 16, 2020

I met Jack through a mutual friend and started working part time for him soon after. I will say that he was the best man that I ever had the privilege to know and work for. Never did I see him in a bad mood. It was always a good time when Jack and Jimmy and I worked together doing electrical work. Both my wife and I pray that Jack is in God's loving embrace. Dave & Carmen Esteves Shallotte, NC.

Posted by David Esteves - Shallotte, NC - Friend   June 16, 2020

To Susan and Family, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jack ! I always remembered Jack as being a great guy and always having a smile on his face ! May God rest his Soul

Posted by JOSEPH CASALINO - Jensen Beach, FL - Family   June 16, 2020

Jack was always a great friend to me and my family. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Posted by Louis Benavent - Union, NJ - Neighbor   June 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the whole Byrne family ... Godspeed Jack

Posted by Karen Strohmenger Laferrera - Cranford, NJ - Neighbor   June 15, 2020

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