John Tomlinson

Obituary of John D Tomlinson

Tomlinson, John D., Sr, - 88, of Somers Point, passed away at home peacefully on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 with his family at his side. Born July 10th,1932, in Cross Keys, N.J., he lived in Ocean City until he married his teenage sweetheart, Diane S. Fries, in 1952. John served in the US Army 3rd Armored Division during the Korean War until his honorable discharge. Upon returning home, he was employed by the New Jersey American Water Co. where he worked for 34 years until retirement in 1991. John and Diane moved to Somers Point in 1962 where they raised their large family, he was a past member of Somers Point Police Dept, a past volunteer with the Somers Point Fire Dept Co#2 and Somers Point Rescue Squad and a current member of American Legion post 15 in Parkersburg, WV,, John’s passion in life was his family and support for the American Veterans. He is survived by his children Donna Ireland, Darlene VanOster (Jerry), John Tomlinson Jr (Maryanne), Darren Tomlinson (Debra), Derrick Tomlinson (Stacey), Dawn Tomlinson (Jimmy), Dixie Tomlinson (Jerry) sister Mary Belcher, 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his wife Diane of 68 years, brother Samuel and sister Florence. His Graveside Service will be offered Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ. For condolences to the family, visit

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Seaside Cemetery
559 S. Shore Rd
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
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