John Wolverton

Obituary of John Francis Wolverton

John F. Wolverton, 90, of Phillipsburg, NJ and previously of Washington, NJ passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at Lopatcong Care Center with loved ones by his side. John was born on November 20, 1933 in Washington, NJ to the late William and Helen Wolverton. He served in the United States Army and would go on to graduating the Churchman's Business School. John worked at the Grand Union Grocery Store as a department manager. He was a member of the Washington Historical Society and a member of the Knights of Columbus. John was an avid bowler and bowled at Oakwood Lanes in Washington, NJ for over 60 years, holding the title of "secretary of the fun league" for 50 of those years. John was a train enthusiast and painter. He especially loved painting landscapes and trains. He won many prizes for his work. John is survived by his children; Margaret Herman and her husband Joseph Tardanico, James G. Wolverton, John P. Wolverton and Kevin I. Wolverton. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Jennifer Saxton, Kristyne Kalmowitz, Sarah Wolverton and Katie Calliendo and great grandchildren; Katherine, Dylan, and Claire. In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his cherished wife, Bridget who passed in 2018 and his siblings; Rose Shaeffer, Lewis Wolverton, Evelyn Baron and William Wolverton. He is also preceded in death by his son in law, Russell Serafino and his daughter in law, Rachel Wolverton. Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 West Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Washington, NJ. Burial will immediately follow at the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an online condolence please visit