John “Jack” Lewis Forman, Jr., age 79, of North Hanover, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home. Jack was born in Hammonton to the late John and Elsie Forman on November 4, 1938. After high school, Jack entered into the Air Force National Guard and was later called to active duty. He worked as a Jet Engine Mechanic and lived in Vermont before moving back to North Hanover to be with his family. In 1959, he married the love of his life, Maryanna Saul and the couple had four children.
Jack took over the family business as owner of Spartan Village for several years. Spartan Village was his life’s work. He took such pride in that community and in his work. He also was a civil service aircraft mechanic at McGuire AFB. Since 2010 Jack associated with Great Northeastern Enterprises, a company that builds single family homes in Burlington County. He also had a love for country music and playing the steel guitar. He even played in a few bands and composed a couple of CD’s. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be sorely missed by those who knew him.
Jack is predeceased by his parents John L. and Elsie M. Forman (nee Baker); and a son, John L. Forman III. He leaves behind his beloved wife Maryanna Forman of North Hanover; his children Valerie Forman Knighten of Jacobstown, Keith Forman and wife Christine of North Hanover and Denise Beal and husband Zachary of Dunedin FL; his sisters, Joan Ametlotte of North Hanover and Bonnie Giambrome of Lumberton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and several friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11AM to 1PM at the Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt NJ 08533 (tilghmanfh.com). A time of reflection will begin at 1PM. Interment will be held private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ 08053 or to a charity of your choice