Adeline "Addie" Tjon, 96, of Jackson was at home surrounded by her loved ones when she went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, April 28, 2023. She was born in Greenwich Village, NY into a large, loving family. Addie and her family moved to Staten Island, NY, where she later attended St. Christopher's School and graduated from St. John's Villa Academy. She graduated from Drake Business School and worked at General Public Utilities for years before starting a family. Addie later worked for the New York City Board of Education in the attendance office at I.S. #2. She was also a volunteer for the Ladies Service Auxiliary of Staten Island University Hospital.
Addie was a dear friend to many and was known for her sardonic wit and authenticity. She lived by her own code. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" was Addie's anthem. She enjoyed playing Canasta and Mahjong with her friends. Addie relished every opportunity to travel and go boating with the love of her life, her husband John. She loved animals, especially dogs; she had many over the years and cherished every one of them.
Addie was predeceased by her husband, John Tjon; her son, Kurt Tjon; and her brother, Ronald Fontana. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Leschak, and her husband, John of Jackson; five grandchildren, John, Peter, Ashley, Caitlin, and Taylor; and five great grandchildren Grace, JT, Jaxon, Joey and Liam; her dear sister-in-law, Barbara Fontana; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Visitation will be held at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road, Freehold Township on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068. . For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com