John E. Crown, 78, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at home. Born in Elizabeth, John moved to Old Bridge Twp. 50 years ago. He was a manager for General Motors in Linden for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, and considered himself a philanthropist by donating to several organizations, specifically the ASPCA, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Easter Seals. John was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Crown, in 1998; his brother, Clinton; and his sister, Jane. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Elizabeth & Andrew Coles; his son, Michael Crown; his son, Richard Crown; his grandchildren: Kyle, Rachel, & Cameron; and his sister, Marilyn. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, 3377 Rt. 9, Old Bridge, NJ. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 11 at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow to Marlboro Memorial Cemetery, Marlboro. Condolences can be sent to www.hegartyfuneralhome.com.