John David Moeller, age 92, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at RWJ University Hospital Somerset. Dave was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1930, was raised in Hampton, NJ, had resided in Basking Ridge, NJ, and Somerville, NJ, and had been a resident of Martinsville, NJ since 1958.
After graduating from Bernard’s High School, Dave enlisted in the US Navy in September 1948 and earned his honorable discharge in September 1949.
Dave was a loving father, devoted husband, and a small business owner whose clients were family.
Dave started his employment as a driver and salesman of a wholesale pet supply company called Stirling Center Corporation in Stirling, NJ. After working for the company for 20 years Dave went on to purchase the business. He loved his work as a salesman and owner of a wholesale pet supply company. “Red,” as the shop owners called Dave, was known for his jokes and storytelling throughout pet shops across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Summer vacations were spent traveling in the family station wagon with camping gear, his wife Janet, and five children visiting parks, forests, and bluegrass festivals from Maine to Florida.
Dave was always sympathetic to those in need, he was a lifelong supporter of stray dogs, cats, and the New York Mets.
Dave is predeceased by his father Edwin Moeller in 1959, his mother Alita Moeller in 1984, his son Thomas Moeller in 1980, his brother Roy Moeller in 1995, and his granddaughter Alita Moeller in 1997.
He is survived by his wife Janet Moeller; his children Jay Moeller and his wife Kathy Fuller, Jeff Moeller, Chris Moeller and his wife Philomena, and Marie Moeller; his seven grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Colton, Rory, Faith, Brandon, and Dylan, and one great-grandson, Riley Moeller.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 11:00 am at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 279 US-202, Pluckemin, NJ 07978. Interment to follow at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dave’s loving memory to the American Legion Post 327 Auxiliary, Attn: Angela Papcun, 77 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. All donations will be used to aid local disabled and homeless veterans.