John M Sivon

(Sep 10, 1946 to Nov 3, 2010)

Good fathers make good sons, and good daughters. Being a dad was the most important responsibility in John’s life. You barely needed to ask about his kids, and he would tell all who would listen how proud he was of their accomplishments. From the days when he would pack up his daughters, and most the children in the neighborhood, to head off for a day at Riverdel Swim Club, to the many hunting trips he took with his son John, he knew his time was best spent with them. How was he always ready with support and advise? “That’s why I’m the Father”, he’d say. Having instilled in his kids the importance of education, his proudest moment came when he hung their diplomas on the wall. rnAt his home in Riverside, he could often be found enjoying an afternoon on the porch, greeting all who passed with a warm smile and a wave. And although he rooted for the Giants and the Yankees deep in Eagles Country, people liked him anyway. rnJohn was blessed by his children: John, Jr. of Riverside, Laura and Sarah, both of Mt. Laurel, and Kristin Napolitano and her husband David, who was more of a son than a son-in-law to John, of Mays Landing. All four kids vied for who was number one to their dad, but the title was quickly bestowed when he was blessed by his granddaughter, Grace Mary Napolitano.rnCome celebrate John’s 64 fatherly years (9/10/1946-11/3/2010) Saturday from 4-7 PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St. Riverside, NJ 08075, and on Monday from 9-10:30 AM at the Synowiecki Funeral Home, 56 Carteret Ave, Carteret, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Carteret. Interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. For John, his granddaughter’s education was more important than flowers, so please make memorial donations for Grace Mary’s education to Kristin Napolitano at the Sweeney funeral home’s address.rn

8 thoughts on “John M Sivon

  1. Chester & Ginger Mankowski

    John & family: We are sorry for your loss of your Father, best friend, husband. Surely Mr. Sivon stands next to God, completely understanding all of His mysterious ways. We are sending this poem to help ease your sorrow.rn”The Broken Chain rnWe little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly,in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.” rn

  2. Gary & Lorraine Hatcher

    Our condolences to all of you at this time. Words can not begin to tell you how sadden we are for all of you. You should know how much I loved talking to your Dad about all of you kids. And now the new light in his eyes…Grace. John you will be sadly missed and I don’t think I will ever be able to turn our corner again without looking over to the old rocker & not be able to wave to you again!

  3. john kemble

    JOHN AND FAMILY VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER HE WAS ALWAYS NICE TO EVERYBODY AND MADE US ALL LAUGH. HE WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF ALL OF YOUS . AT EVERY THING THAT YOUS ACCOMPLISH ED HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY EVERY BODY IN THIS SMALL TOWN OF RIVERSIDE RIP JOHN A GOOD MAN FATHER AND GREAT FREIND TO MANY

  4. Pam & Ken Faulkner

    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing today. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Your Dad was so proud of all of you!

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