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John G. Takacs June 11, 1939 - January 23, 2021

John G. Takacs, 81 of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Hackettstown Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on June 11, 1939 in Passaic, NJ, John was the son of the late John A. & Margaret Czapf Takacs. John grew up in Edgewater, NJ and moved to Hackettstown, NJ in 1968 with his beloved, late wife Pamela Maupai Takacs.

John was formerly employed as a Casualty Claims Manager with Allstate Insurance for 35 years and retired several years ago. John was very active in his community and was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown where he was also a member of the Joyce Kilmer Council Knights of Columbus. He previously served on the board of the Warren County ARC Association. John loved watching the NY Yankees and the New York Giants as well as his annual vacation to Long Beach Island with his beloved family and friends.

John is survived by a sister in law, Nannette Eberwein and her husband Mike of Bath, Pa, sister, Lillian East and husband Rick of Virginia, sister-in-law, Linda Maupai of New Jersey. He is predeceased by his wife Pamela Maupai Takacs and three sons, John, Robbie & Michael.

11:00am graveside services will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to “The Arc”, Warren County Chapter, P.O. Box 389, Washington, NJ, 07820. Online condolences may be sent to The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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    Peg Russack says

    Dear Nannette, so sorry to hear this news. Uncle John was a big part of my/our lives. He was so good about remembering special occasions by sending cards. He will be missed.

    Doug and Peg Sheldon Russack

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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    My Wife Robin & I were saddened so see of Mr. Takacs’s passing, He was such a gentleman, and picture of a Christ like life.
    Providence issued Him any valleys in His life and though it hurt him personally He always presented such compassionate heart for others.
    He has now been reunited with His Family in Christ, though Hackettstown has lost a true gentleman.
    May The Lord Bless
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Claudia & Butch says

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We cherish the special times that we shared with John and Pam. We know that he has a smile on his face as he is reunited with Pam. May he rest in peace.

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    Lilian East says

    John, you were one of a kind and Rick and I have so many wonderful memories to look back on. A great brother-in-law since I was 12 and a soul mate to my sister Pam. Ricky will always remember his being the object of your sense of humor..DAY-O, DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME RICKY WANNA GO HOME.. We all will miss one of the coolest family members. The distance has been hard, but I know Nanette and Mike were there for you. Not to mention Linda, Tina, Patrick and Matt. Thank you Mike for the care you gave John. We will always ❤you, John, but we Praise God that you are now reunited with Pam, Johnny,Michael and Rob, Peggy and your dad. Rest in Peace Good and Faithful Servant…..Lil and Rick🙏🙏🙏💞💞

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    Roman Nowakiwsky says

    Working with John for several years at Allstate, was a wonderful experience as I got to know how much of a gentleman he was. Playing golf with John, brought out the humor and joy of his soul. May he rest in peace. Roman Nowakiwsky, Breckenridge, CO.

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    Lisa Andreotta says

    To My Godfather,

    From the day you held me in your arms at my baptism, we were bonded. Even though you and Aunt Pam were raising your sons, you entwined me in your life.

    You guided me with your patience, knowledge, wisdom, kindness & strength on my journey through life.

    From backyard cookouts, watching Sunday football, Go Giants !!! trying to teach me to golf (Yikes).. mini-golf tournaments at LBI ( now that I could do), carrying all the shopping bags when Aunt Pam declared “Girls Day”, our lunch meetings when I was in college, vacations at LBI, and countless hours talking in your kitchen .

    When my life came crashing down, I cried on your shoulder ( many wet shirts) your hugs gave my the strength to move forward, you cheered my accomplishments..

    My heart is broken but I am joyful that you are at Peace with my beloved Godmother and your Sons, reunited again…..

    I will cherish my memories until we meet again.

    All My Love !!

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    The Walling’s says

    Thank you Mr Takas for telling me it was ok for my kids to play durning spaghetti night. I enjoyed all our chats and your prayers and advice. May God Bless you and enjoy your family again. Give my Margaret a hug. Xo

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