In Memoriam


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John P. Gaw, Port Authority Police Lieutenant
Saturday, December 16, 2006

John P. Gaw Continental Airlines head of security Port Authority police lieutenant Korean War Navy veteran, 75 John P. Gaw, 75, of Monroe Township died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick.

Services will begin at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the Lester Memorial Home, 16 W. Church St., Jamesburg, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at Nativity of Our Lord R.C. Church, Monroe Township. Burial will be in Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick. Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Long Island City, N.Y., Mr. Gaw lived in Ridgefield Park for 30 years before moving to the Ponds at Clearbrook community in Monroe Township in 1995. He was employed for 12 years as the head of security for Continental Airlines, Newark, retiring in 2000. Previously, he was employed for 31 years by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, retiring in 1986 as a lieutenant.

Mr. Gaw was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Tin Can Sailors. He was also a member of the Ponds at Clearbrook Tennis Club, and the Elks and Knights of Columbus, both in Ridgefield Park. Mr. Gaw was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Werbkay) Gaw, in 2005, and a brother, Edward. Surviving are his son, Robert, of Galloway Township; two daughters, Carol Petrosino of Hillsborough and Mary Ann Giambagno of Plainsboro, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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