Hackettstown, NJ: Jesse Willard Predmore, Jr., 81 years old, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Morristown Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center in Morristown, NJ. Born to Jesse W. Predmore, Sr. and Alberta Babcock in Hamburg, NJ, he had lived in Hamburg, Vernon, Wantage, and Newton before moving to Colonial Manor Assisted Living Center in Hackettstown, NJ 2 years ago.
Jesse served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War as a Tin Can Soldier on the USS Fred T. Berry. He then worked as a Union Carpenter for the New Jersey Carpenters Union in Madison, NJ for 45 years retiring in 2001. Jesse was a member of the Branchville American Legion and in his earlier years took great joy in hunting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his family. In his later years he enjoyed bingo, Jeopardy, crosswords, and taking long rides around the county with his daughters, drinking a cold one, and recollecting days gone by.
Jesse is predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ann Eagan-Predmore (2015) and is the devoted father of Dawn Balderson of Brooksville, FL, Melissa Drelich and her husband, Michael of Newton, NJ and Susan Grodsky and her fiancée, Brian Wise of Stillwater, NJ. Loving grandfather of Adam, James, Sean, Jacob, Joshua, Benjamin and Gabriel. Great grandfather of Dayton, Loxley and Berrie. Dear brother of Robert “Butch’ Predmore of Lake Ariel, PA, Brenda Pahuki of Pine Island, NY and Donna Edsall of Upstate New York. Cherished by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Cremation services are private under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. Graveside services will be Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2 PM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Legion, Branchville, NJ.