John J. Koestler, 84, of Hewitt, passed away on Tuesday, July 9.
The beloved husband of Gail (Gatlin) Koestler, John was born in Hillsdale, the son of the late James F. and Martha (Quackenbush) Koestler.
A resident of Hewitt since 1966, he moved from Hillsdale, and was an Army veteran.
He made his living as a printer while enjoying gardening, skiing and collecting memorabilia.
He was a man of many talents but his first love was for his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Karin Casole (husband, Frank), Kris Thompson (husband, Todd), and four grandchildren, Kristie and Joe Casole, and Tierney and Tiege Thompson.
He is predeceased by siblings James A., Edward, Mary, and William; survived by sister, Margaret.
A memorial service is planned for September at the West Milford Presbyterian Church.
A private disposition is planned.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in John’s name.