FREEHOLD, N.J. – John Richard Pressey, 69, of Howell, N.J., died Tuesday, May 19, while surrounded by his family.

He was born and raised in Auburn. He resided in Wall before moving to Howell 22 years ago. He graduated from Edward Little High School, Auburn, in 1958.

He owned and operated Pressey Electrical Service, Howell, N.J. He was a member of the IBEW Local 567, Auburn. He was the inventor and patent holder of the Holocator.

He was a life member and past captain of the Wall First Aid and Rescue Squad and a Cub Scout Pack Leader for Troop 333, Wall. He was an avid camper who enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; four sons and their spouses, John and Maria, Michael and Alice, Kevin and David and Darlene; two stepsons and their spouses, Richard and Ann and Paul and Annie Castellano; two stepdaughters and their spouses, Denise and Kenny Worster and Patricia and Lou Nicosia; his former wife, Claudette; two brothers, Bobby and Allen; two sisters, Jean and Cathy; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his beloved pets, Rockey and Biscuit.

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