Albert J. Wiggins, Jr., age 71, of Phillipsburg, NJ died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Lopatcong Center of Phillipsburg, NJ. Mr. Wiggins was born September 16, 1946 in Dover, NJ to the late Albert J. Wiggins, Sr. and the late Mabel Doretta (Hicks) Wiggins.
He served proudly in the US Marine Corps from 1966 to 1972. Albert's rank was Corporal and he was a sharp shooter. He was a Purple Heart recipient due to wounds received in action during the Republic of Vietnam conflict. He was formerly employed by Roxbury Township, Roxbury, NJ as a Municipal Worker. Albert was an avid hunter, fisherman and, most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife: Margaret “Peggy” Anne (O'Neill) Wiggins, his devoted daughter, Michelle Anne Wiggins and companion Stephen Webber, Jr, his sister, Judith Elaine Reiman and her husband Samuel Redding Reiman, Sr., 2 grandchildren, Joseph Scott Webber, Jasmine Anne Webber, 4 nephews, Peter William Reiman, Jerry Allen Reiman, Samuel Redding Reiman, Jr., and Thomas Brian Brown, 1 niece, Susan Marie Kruckmeyer, 2 great nieces and 5 great nephews.
The memorial service will be held on at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Father Antony Arockiadoss officiating. The cremation and burial are private.
Calling hours will be at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons Street PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in memory of Albert