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Obituary of John Joseph Strebb
ATL. HIGHLANDS – John Joseph “Jay” Strebb, died in his sleep at his home on Ocean Blvd. Saturday evening, April 22. He was 59 years of age.
Born in Jersey City Strebb attended St. Peter and Paul Grammar School before graduating from St. Peter’s Prep, both in Jersey City. He also attended the Marine Military Academy , Harlingen, Texas, before earning degrees from both Boston College and Seton Hall Law School.
Strebb excelled in a number of different professional arenas, including working in finance on Wall Street before working in the family restaurant business, both at Bernard and Kathleen Sweeney’s Casino in the Park in Jersey City and later as general manager of the Sweeney’s Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands.
In addition to his mother, Kathleen Strebb Sweeney, Jay is survived by his sister, Kathleen Connors and her husband, Jeff, one nephew, Dr. Joseph Connors and one niece, Katie Connors, both of New York, and a stepbrother Joseph Sweeney of Florida. He is also survived by his lifelong friend, Patricia Panfile of Bayonne.
Viewing will be in St. Agnes Church, Center Ave., on Wednesday April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.. A funeral mass will be offered Thursday, April 27, at St. Agnes Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in BayView Cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting any memorial gifts be sent to St. Agnes Church.
Posten- McGinley Funeral Home, E. Lincoln Avenue is in charge of arrangements.
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