John Paynter, Jr.
John Paynter, Jr.
John Paynter, Jr.
John Paynter, Jr.
John Paynter, Jr.

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2023
The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home
2122 Millburn Avenue
Maplewood, New Jersey, United States


11:15 am
Saturday, January 28, 2023
St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills
50 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of John Russell Paynter, Jr.

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John Russell Paynter Jr. (Russ),78, of Randolph passed away on January 18, 2023.


Visitation will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home 2122 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ on Friday, Jan 27th  from 4-8 PM . The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills, 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills on Sat, Jan 28th  at 11:15 AM. Interment is private. 


John was born in Summit and lived in Millburn for most of his life before moving to Randolph in 2000. John attended Millburn High School and graduated from Irvington Tech in 1962. He became a firefighter for Millburn Fire Department in 1966 and retired as a Battalion Chief in 1994. John was also the owner of Paynter Electric.


John was predeceased by his parents, John Russell Paynter Sr. and Mary Horvat Paynter, daughter Lorelei Edwards, brother Robert Paynter and grandchildren Brandon Curry and Don Edwards III.


He is survived by his children Sheryl Paynter (Kenneth Gallant), Susan Donofrio (Douglas) and John Russell Paynter III (Laura.)


He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren; Augustine (AJ) Donofrio, Gabrielle Donofrio, Alexis Donofrio, Hunter Donofrio, John Russell Paynter IV (Jack), Vanessa Rhodes, Jessica Curry, and Nicholas Paynter, as well as 3 great grandchildren; Connor Hicks, Nicholas Paynter, Jr and Brynlee Paynter.


He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Ann Marcelliano, former wife Rosemary Paynter, and many beloved Nieces and Nephews.


In lieu of flowers donation to Millburn-Short Hills First Aid Squad would be appreciated.



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