In Memoriam


Bernard J. Sloan

Bernard J. Sloan, 85, husband of the late Helen (Callaghan) Sloan, died Sept. 15, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave., Somerville, N.J. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville.

Bernard was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was so proud of it. He later became a resident of Somerville, N.J., for 50 years. He was the manager of Port Newark Marine Terminals for the Port Authority of NY/NJ , retiring after a 40-year career. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Philippines during their liberation. He received his BS and MBA from New York University. Barney, as he was fondly known, was an Irish Catholic through and through having been a steadfast parishioner at the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. He was a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, where he once served as the grand marshal for the AOH parade in Somerville. He was also a life member of the Somerville Elks and the Knights of Columbus.

He devoted many hours to various charitable organizations and community events. Barney had many friends and was well-known for his wit and generosity. He was predeceased by his sisters, Patricia Farrell and Marie Cassidy. Surviving are his children, Bernard (wife Jeannine), Maureen Kennedy (husband Bob), Peter (wife Mary), Hugh (wife Kathy), and Eileen Colangelo (husband Ron); his grandchildren, Matthew, Katie, Brian, Alli, Megan, Nick, Steven and Shannon; a brother, Thomas Sloan (wife Helen), and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Immaculata High School Foundation, 240 Mountain Ave., Somerville, N.J. 08876, or Jack's Kids, c/o the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068, 375 Union Ave., Bridgewater, N.J. 08807.

Published in Star-Ledger on
September 16, 2011

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