Jacob A. Wig, Jr., “Jack”, age 80, of Cream Ridge and formerly of Hamilton Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 09, 2019 at home. He was born in Trenton to the late Matilda and Jacob Wig, Sr. on March 17, 1939. Jacob graduated from Trenton Catholic High School and continued his education at Penn State where he earned his PhD (EdD) in Music Education. Jake worked as a music teacher for Hamilton Twp. School District until his retirement. He was a talented musician who played the piano, the accordion, and had a passion for jazz. Jack’s hobby was fishing and he designed lures and rods. His greatest joy was his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be deeply missed.
He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Catherine Wig of Cream Ridge; his daughter, Patricia Holden and husband Gregory of Mt. Laurel; his son Jacob “Jack” Wig and wife Barbara of Westampton; grandchildren, Ryan (Kristy), Abigail and Eric Wig, Daniel and Alexander Holden; 2 great-grandchildren, Ayden and Ethan Wig; siblings, Carol Thibault, Jerome Wig (Kathy), Gery Wig (Cheryl), Marian Wig (Dennis Martko) and sister-in-law, Doris Sitzler; along with many extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11AM to 2PM at the Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt, NJ 08533. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jacob’s memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1228 Route 37, Number 6, Toms River, NJ 08755 or to Give a Note Foundation, https://www.giveanote.org/donate/ . A special thank you goes out to all the caring and wonderful people at Holy Redeemer Hospice who took such great care of him. Your kindness will forever be remembered.