September 17, 1934 – January 29, 2019
Julius Richard Kertesz was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey and was raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey. To his family and many friends, he was known as Richard although some called him Julius, some called him J.R., some called him Julio, and some called him Dickey. He married his childhood sweetheart, Doris Ellen Denniston, or Dorie as she was known on July 28, 1956. Richard and Dorie were inseparable and raised 3 children, Lyn Rene Kertesz of Andover, MA, William Richard Kertesz of Jupiter, FL, and Wendy Ellen (Kertesz) Nevin of Andover, MA. Richard and Dorie lived in South Brunswick, New Jersey until they moved to Homosassa, Florida in 1999. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage before Dorie passed away in August of 2012. Richard moved from Florida to Andover, MA in 2017 to be with family and died peacefully in Tewksbury, MA with his daughter Wendy at his side.
Richard served his country from 1951 – 1955 as an Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force. He was a Medic stationed in Misawa, Japan during the Korean War. Richard worked as an electrician with Public Service Electric and Gas in New Jersey for many years until starting his own business as an antique collector. He was very knowledgeable about all types of antiques but had a real passion for antique clocks and amassed a collection that was museum worthy. Richard loved boating, fishing, traveling, refinishing antiques, repairing clocks and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard was well loved by all who knew him and will be missed by his children; Lyn, Bill and his wife Kate, Wendy and her husband, Jay. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Fuentes of Edison, New Jersey and has a sister Gladys Weidemann of St. Petersburg, Florida and a sister Sandy Dudas of Oceanside, California. Richard “Pop Pop” loved his 3 grandchildren very much; Hannah D’Oliveira Kertesz of Jupiter, FL, John Denison Nevin and Julius Richard Nevin of Andover, MA. He also had several nephews, nieces and cousins and truly loved gathering together with his family. His life was a blessing to all and the knowledge that he is forever reunited with his beloved wife Dorie can be a comfort to everyone.
Memorial Donations can be made to: Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843
His final resting place will be with Dorie in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. visit: tewksburyfuneralhome.com