John K. Chisolm, 92, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2013, at his daughter’s home in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 N. Beverwyck Rd., Lake Hiawatha, (973) 335-4700. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Private cremation will follow. For further information, please see parsippanyfuneral.com. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., John lived in Caldwell, N.J., and Cedar Grove, N.J., before moving to Fairfield, N.J., in 1962. Mr. Chisolm was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the Asian and South Pacific Theatres aboard the USS Intrepid and the USS Franklin, from which he was ejected during battle. He received numerous medals and citations for his service, including two Purple Hearts. He worked as a plastics engineer with Owens Illinois in Wayne, N.J., for many years before retiring. He was honored to serve as grand marshal of the Fairfield Fourth of July celebration in 2007. Mr. Chisolm was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (nee Groman) Chisolm; a sister, Janet Connelly, and a niece, Pam Metrokotsas. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Osgood and her husband, Robert, of Lake Hiawatha, and three grandsons, Ryan, Jared, and Shane Osgood. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to either the Humane Society or Disabled American Veterans.
Published in Star-Ledger on February 25, 2013