Funeral Mass celebrated for Deacon John Haney, 78

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.
Funeral Mass celebrated for Deacon John Haney, 78
Funeral Mass celebrated for Deacon John Haney, 78


Father Michael Sullivan, pastor of St. Martha Parish, Point Pleasant, was principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial Dec. 18 for Deacon John J. (Jack) Haney who died Dec. 14. He was 78.

Born June 4, 1932 in Atlantic City to Helen and John J. Haney, he lived there for 12 years before moving to Schenectady, N.Y., where he attended the Nott Terrace High School. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War, where he was First Class Petty Officer, serving on the Ticond­eroga and the Intrepid in the Medi­terranean. Upon leaving the Navy, he started his insurance career with the Keystone Insurance Company in Philadelphia.

He later worked for Glens Falls Insurance Company in Atlantic City, Oliver and Company Adjusters, Atlantic City, before he moved to King of Prussia, Pa., where he started the Martin-Oliver Company. In 1975, he started the first Eastern Regional Office of the National Dealer Services Inc., in King of Prussia, and later in Manasquan. In 1985, he and his wife, Rita, started Atlantic Adjustment Associates, Inc., servicing the needs of the insurance companies. He was an expert in No Fault claims handling.

Deacon Haney was very active in civic organizations and was also an avid runner. He participated in many races and marathons including the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City and Boston Marathons. He won the “Comeback Athlete of the Year” for the Shore A.C. in 1982.

Deacon Haney entered the dioc­esan diaconate formation program in 1985 and was ordained a deacon May 13, 1989, by Bishop John C. Reiss in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathe­dral, Trenton. He served in St. Martha Parish for the past 25 years, and was active in numerous ministries includ­ing training of altar servers, and of­ficiating at Baptisms, weddings, wake services. He was also a member of the RCIA team.

In addition to his wife, Deacon Haney is survived by six sons, Joseph (Tamara); Kenneth (Andrea); Rich­ard; Brian (and fiance, Debbi); John, and Daniel (Kathleen); nine grand­children; one brother, one sister; two brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law and their husbands; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Burial was in Holy Cross Cem­etery, Mays Landing.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s charity of choice or Jefferson University Hospital-Kimmel Cancer Center, 925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.

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Father Michael Sullivan, pastor of St. Martha Parish, Point Pleasant, was principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial Dec. 18 for Deacon John J. (Jack) Haney who died Dec. 14. He was 78.

Born June 4, 1932 in Atlantic City to Helen and John J. Haney, he lived there for 12 years before moving to Schenectady, N.Y., where he attended the Nott Terrace High School. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War, where he was First Class Petty Officer, serving on the Ticond­eroga and the Intrepid in the Medi­terranean. Upon leaving the Navy, he started his insurance career with the Keystone Insurance Company in Philadelphia.

He later worked for Glens Falls Insurance Company in Atlantic City, Oliver and Company Adjusters, Atlantic City, before he moved to King of Prussia, Pa., where he started the Martin-Oliver Company. In 1975, he started the first Eastern Regional Office of the National Dealer Services Inc., in King of Prussia, and later in Manasquan. In 1985, he and his wife, Rita, started Atlantic Adjustment Associates, Inc., servicing the needs of the insurance companies. He was an expert in No Fault claims handling.

Deacon Haney was very active in civic organizations and was also an avid runner. He participated in many races and marathons including the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City and Boston Marathons. He won the “Comeback Athlete of the Year” for the Shore A.C. in 1982.

Deacon Haney entered the dioc­esan diaconate formation program in 1985 and was ordained a deacon May 13, 1989, by Bishop John C. Reiss in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathe­dral, Trenton. He served in St. Martha Parish for the past 25 years, and was active in numerous ministries includ­ing training of altar servers, and of­ficiating at Baptisms, weddings, wake services. He was also a member of the RCIA team.

In addition to his wife, Deacon Haney is survived by six sons, Joseph (Tamara); Kenneth (Andrea); Rich­ard; Brian (and fiance, Debbi); John, and Daniel (Kathleen); nine grand­children; one brother, one sister; two brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law and their husbands; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Burial was in Holy Cross Cem­etery, Mays Landing.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s charity of choice or Jefferson University Hospital-Kimmel Cancer Center, 925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.

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