John A. Wiggins passed away on February 5, 2018. He was 58. Born and raised in Kearny he lived his early married life in Toms River before moving to Richmond Va. Visiting will be on Friday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass Saturday 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church with burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
John is the son of Margaret (Radford) Wiggins Johnston and the late Charles T. Wiggins and Frank Johnston. Former husband of Caryn Weir he is the father of Carly Herzing (Shelley), Amanda Wiggins and Chelsea Wiggins. Brother of Claire Korzon (Bob) and Mark G. Wiggins (Noreen) and the late Margaret, Charlie and Patti. He is also survived by his sister in law Denise Wiggins and his grandchildren Kyla, Zeke and Mazie along with his loving companion Pat Damiano. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to www.earcommunity.org/donate. John's granddaughter Mazie's first hearing aid came from this amazing organization.
John had been a Special Education Teacher at the Chesterfield County Public School System. In Virginia he was an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels, he loved being involved with his church and was a member of The Knights of Columbus. Always a music lover, John was the quintessential "deadhead" and enjoyed The Asbury Park, NJ Jamily immensely . He was a proud member of AA and especially loved his brothers and sisters at Camp David.
His mother, Marge, wants to acknowledge The Beachwood NJ Police and EMT's for their incredible attempt to save John's life. Their commitment to their work and compassionate way they treated John's mother will never be forgotten.