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John  Lovland
John Lovland

March 11, 1941 - October 22, 2019
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey
Resided in Vernon, New Jersey


John Lovland, 78, of Vernon, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at home.

Born in Jersey City, John was raised in Hasbrouck Heights and had been a longtime resident of Vernon. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. A member of Carpenters Union Local 620, Hudson County District, John was the owner/operator of Lands Contracting in Vernon. He was a member of Lafayette Federated Church and was dedicated to the Lord, his family and country. John enjoyed restoring old cars and flying model airplanes.

The son of Johannes and Ethel (Andersen) Lovland, John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Abrahamsen) Lovland; his children, Daniel Lovland of Montague, Suzanne Lukawski of Wantage, Janice Thomas of Wantage and Lori Drew of Wantage; as well as fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Lovland and Joyce Bernhardt, both of West Milford.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Lafayette Federated Church, 180 Route 15, Lafayette, with Military Honors to follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to Lafayette Federated Church, 180 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Online condolences may be offered at

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Memorial Service
Lafayette Federated Church
180 Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Sunday, November 3, 2019
1:30 PM

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