In Memory of

Gerard

Robert

Monzillo

Obituary for Gerard Robert Monzillo

Gerard (Jerry) R. Monzillo of Toms River passed in peace on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the age of 87. He was born in Newark where he resided most of his life before moving to Toms River in 1997. Jerry was a Korean War veteran and worked for the United States Postal Service in Glen Ridge for 39 years before retiring in 1994. He was the President of the NJ State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for 20 years and was the recipient of the NJ APWU Man of the Year Award in 1992. Jerry proudly marched on Washington in 1967 as part of the National Postal Union’s White House Vigil and in 1970 courageously led his Union members in the first and only strike against the Post Office Department. He enjoyed being a guest lecturer at Rutgers University for classes on Collective Bargaining and Foundation in Labor Studies classes. Upon retirement, he became the President of the Lake Ridge Government Committee. Jerry married the love of his life, Dolores and treasured their 65 wonderful years of marriage. He enjoyed rooting for the Jets & Mets and being the best grandpa in the world! He is predeceased by his sisters Margaret and Rose (Ricciardi) and brother, Rev. Oneil. Surviving is his wife, Dolores, son, Gerard W, daughter & son-in-law, Maryann & Paul Young, 5 grandchildren, Kristin, Gerard V., Alaina, Nicholas, Kelly Anne and 4 great-grandpets, Mikey, Oliver, Franklin & George. Visitation is Tuesday, February 8th from 10 AM – 1 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home, 125 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson with interment to follow at Br Gen Wm C Doyle NJ Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Saint Jude Children’s Research Foundation, 501 Saint Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.