Traylor, John T. Jr.

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Traylor, John T. Jr. age 95 of Hampton Twp., NJ passed away peacefully Tuesday February 2, 2021 at his home. Born and raised in Mt. Arlington, John had lived in Sparta and Lake Lenape before moving to Hampton Twp. many years ago.

Son of the late John and Helen (nee Faderwick) Traylor, John had proudly served in the United States Army during WWII, attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. He was a volunteer fireman and past Chief of the Andover Township Fire Dept.

John had worked for Reaction Motors, a pioneer in Rocket Research, fabrication and testing in Denville, NJ for eighteen years. He had also worked for Thiokol Chemical Co as a Senior Lab Tech in Rockaway before his years as the Maintenance Foreman for Royal Business Forms of Andover Twp. where he worked until his retirement.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and archery. He was an Archery instructor for the Boy Scouts. Mr. Traylor was a lifetime member of the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County where he constructed novelty shooting machines for their archery events. For many years John played with the North Jersey Softball League as well as enjoyed Ice Skating.

John was predeceased by his two brothers Frank and Edward Traylor, his two sisters Helen Delma and Margaret Horn. John is survived by his beloved wife and caregiver Jane E. (nee Elston), his son Donald and his wife Donna Traylor of Wantage Twp., and his daughter Donna Garigan of Montague. Also surviving are his sisters Ethel Sutton of Hopatcong and Alice Nylander of North Carolina, his seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Due to Covid-19, funeral arrangements are private and being held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements and Online condolences through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com

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