JOHN R. MESZAR passed away on April 8, 2020 after
a long battle with cancer. Born in 1938 at Morristown
to John & Marion Moro Meszar, he grew up in Basking
Ridge, NJ and lived all his life there.
He graduated from Pingry and from New Jersey Institute
of Technology with an engineering degree. He served
in the U.S. Army and was stationed at a missile base
in N.Y. He worked for the Bell System in West St., NY
and then in Whippany, NJ which later changed to AT&T
Bell Labs in Parsippany. After it became Lucent Techno-
logies he worked in Texas for several years.
He was an avid bridge player & played in many tournaments
with his brother-in-law Bill Ledder. He was also an avid
model railroader and collected coins & stamps and enjoyed
watching football and Nascar, and was very interested in
history and statistics. He was also interested in ancestry
as his parents came from Hungary.
He traveled to many places with his family and to Europe
with his wife. John is predeceased by his parents, his
sister Marguerite Ledder, and brother John Alexander. He
is survived by his loving wife Pam of 52 years, his son
Mark of Basking Ridge, his daughter Holly Griffin, of
Scotch Plains, and son-in-law John and grandson, John
Patrick, whom he adored, and many nieces and nephews