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Seletyn, Jr. John F. April 11, 1948 - March 8, 2022

John F. Seletyn, Jr., age 73, of Hackettstown died Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ.  John was born April 11, 1948 in Scranton, PA to the late John F. and Carmela (Occhipinti) Seletyn, Sr. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Wentline and her husband John.

He served proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War as a PBR Boat Captain.  John was previously employed by JR Green, Boonton, NJ as a Sheet Metal Mechanic.  He enjoyed playing the organ, listening to music and collecting musical instruments and records.  He liked to fish and hunt in his younger years and was an active member of the American Legion Post 164, Hackettstown, NJ, a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a life member of the VFW.

John was a loving husband, father and Papa.  A special man that lived for his family and their happiness.  He was always there for his grandchildren and would move heaven and earth for them.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Lois (Conklin) Seletyn ,  his daughter, Melissa Seletyn, his son Michael Seletyn and fiancé Cindy Wayman, a sister, Carol Seletyn, two grandchildren, Haylee Rothstein and Wyatt Seletyn and two nieces, Marie Perry and JoAnn Burns.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 13 from 1-5 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Monday, March 14 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Mario Spadaro officiating.  Burial will be in Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of John.


  1. REPLY
    sharon says

    Dear Lois & Family
    Spent many good times with this couple Havent seen in awhile but they are wonderful devoted to each other < again im so sorry Lois xoxoxo

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    Larry Hulyo says

    Dear Lois and Family
    My heart ❤️ still aches and my mind at times drifts back to the days John and I met and worked together for five years and became close due to our military service and both Vietnam Nam survivors but the experience never left our thoughts. John you were special in your own way and had a great influence on others especially me. Although we never really kept in contact over the last mummified years I always had you in my thoughts whenever I saw a post on FB about VNV or vedios about that dam war. You will always be in my thoughts and I pray your in the comfort of the Lord and free of your pain and suffering. Rest and enjoy your heavenly home I will never ever forget you as a friend a co worker or a Vietnam Nam Veteran in arms. Thank you 🙏 for your service your love for your country, family and life itself. I will miss you 😢
    Veterans to the end. Larry

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      Melissa says

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my dad. He truly was a special and amazing man I wish in his life he would have been able to see that. But it’s very nice to know that other people felt that way about him. It makes me happy to know. ❤️❤️

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