Kieran, Charles E. Sr.
Kieran, Charles Edgar Sr. age 80 of Newton, NJ passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family at his side on December 8th, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newark, NJ Charles grew up in Stephens burg, NJ and has been a resident of Newton most of his life.
Son of the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Herzog) Kieran, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps in-between the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Kieran had a long career as a Purchasing Agent and Salesman and retired from N&W Business Forms. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, Uncle and brother, Charles was a devout Christian with a steadfast faith in the word of God.
In addition to his dedication to his family, He also enjoyed gardening, meticulously maintaining his home, model railroading, traveling and photography. Predeceased by his parents as a young man, Charles being the oldest, raised his younger siblings. Charles is also predeceased in life by a sister Kathy Chapen. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his beloved wife Clara L. (nee Benson) Kieran, his son Charles E. Jr. and his wife Cheryl Kieran of Tampa, FL, his daughters Christine L. Kieran of Stanhope, Cynthia E. Kieran of Andover, Colleen C. and her husband Robert Lake of Fredon Twp. and Charlene C. and her husband Steven Homer of Cape Coral, FL. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren Domenick A. and Matthew C. Ruggiero, Zak, Hunter (Lance Corporal USMC), Ava and Grace Kieran, Gavin and Trevor Lake, as well as his brothers John, Frank and Mark Kieran as well as his sister M. Patricia Sutherland.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening December 12, 2019 from 3-6 PM with Funeral Services at 6 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Graveside and Military Honors services will be held Friday morning December 13, 2019 at 8 AM in the Frankford Plains Cemetery. Charles was a devoted care taker of his wife Clara, as she suffers from Alzheimer’s. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charles’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation www.alzfdn.org Online condolences through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.