John Steven Pirres
, 33, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Bridgewater for 28 years before moving to Hamburg four years ago.
Mr. Pirres worked as a Learning Disability Specialist at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison for the past five years, where he graduated as an Honor Student with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology. There, he taught learning skills at the Regional Center and was a faculty advisor for Zeta Beta Tau. John was listed on the Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
John was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown; Industrial Workers of the World, Local 620, Madison; volunteered at the Erik Johnson House in Morristown; and was a former member of the Red Cross.
John was an avid reader and writer and had one of his poems published and enjoyed hiking the Appalachian Trail.
He was a loving uncle to his nieces and enjoyed spending quality time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Surviving are his loving parents, George and Mary Mastorides Pirres of Bridgewater; his beloved sister, Katie Roussos and her husband, Matthew of Bridgewater; his two dear nieces, Venetia and Maria; his cherished companion, Karen Croghan of Hamburg; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will begin with a prayer at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (908) 526-7638 followed by 11 AM Services at Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Route 28, Bridgewater. Viewing hours are Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home with a Prayer Service at 8 PM under the direction of Rev. Nicholas Pastrikos.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Salvation Army Morristown Corp, 95 Spring Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 539-2700
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