Jerald VA “Jerry” Britten, age 75 of Toms River , died Tuesday, September 09, at his home.
Born in New York , he lived in Glen Ridge where he was a 1950 graduate of Glen Ridge High School . He the moved to Toms River in 1959. He attended Fairleigh Dickenson University and late graduated from the West Lawn School of Yacht Design. He was a member of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During the fifties and sixties he was involved in automobile racing both as a driver and car owner. He was a principle in McCarthy Britten Associates, long distance trucking co. He then went into automobile sales and won numerous sales awards with Toms River Lincoln Mercury. In 1979, he joined the Toms River School System and retired from there in 1993 as a supervisor. He was a member of the Titanic Historical Society, the Steamship Historical Society, The Erie, Lackawanna Historical Society and Railroadians of America. He was an avid model builder and a life long dog lover.
He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Helen Britten.
Surviving are: His wife Eleanor Schofield “Bunny” Britten
Three daughters: Susan Wynn and Lauren Britten of Toms River ; Kimberly Britten of Somers Point.
Sister: Dr. Patricia Young of Corea , Maine
And his former wife Janet Britten
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jerry’s life with his family on Sunday, from 2 to 5 pm with a memorial service at 3:00 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave. , Toms River .
In lieu of flowers donation in his memory are request to the Golden Retriever Rescue Organization, GRRI-NJ, PO Box 74 , Pleasantville , NY 10570-0074 .