Obituary of Charles J. Yaiser Jr.
Charles J. “Chuck” Yaiser, Jr, 87, of Toms River passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Rahway and Jackson before relocating to Milford, DE after his retirement. Chuck recently returned to New Jersey, the home of some of his favorite memories of all time; he was especially fond of his childhood memories of summer vacations at the Jersey Shore, specifically at Point Pleasant Beach. He served in the United States Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He then continued to serve in the Army Reserves. Chuck was passionate about his country, church and serving his community. After his service in the Army, he began his career as a Systems Analyst at RCA in Clark. Later in his career, he went on to start his own consulting company and provided consulting services for large pharmaceutical and insurance companies in New Jersey and Manhattan. He and his wife, Joan, raised their family in Jackson. Chuck took great pride in serving various and numerous civic organizations including the Jackson Jaycees and Auxiliary Police. These acts of service led to Chuck being elected mayor of Jackson, where he was recognized as the youngest mayor of Jackson ever to be elected, and then winning the prestigious Outstanding Young Man of New Jersey award.
In his retirement, he was elected President of the Lions Club of Milford, DE. He loved and was very active in the local theater, first at the Jackson Community Players, where he acted in multiple plays. He then joined the Theater Arts Group, where he directed multiple plays. Chuck’s interests were wide- ranging, and his curiosity was endless. His passions included his model train collection, collecting books, reading, classical music, drawing, oil painting, woodworking, the beach, and all things outdoors, including skiing and fishing. Chuck was a beloved and devoted husband, father, and Pop-Pop; he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Catherine Yaiser and siblings, Duane Yaiser, Dorothy Jarmicki and Lorraine Yaiser. Chuck is survived by his wife, Joan Yaiser of Toms River; five children, Debra Lipaski and her husband, Ray of North Hanover, Gail Murray and her husband, George of Manalapan, Laurie Yaiser of Toms River, Tamara Yaiser and her fiancé Lee Dean III of Freehold, Duane Yaiser and his wife, Katherine of Freehold; five grandchildren, Janine Knapp and her husband, Doug, Ray Lipski and his wife, Yulya, Bryan Lipski, Tara Koester and her husband Brandon, and George Murray III; five great grandchildren, Logan Knapp, Lucas Knapp, Dexton Koester, Carter Koester and Veronika Lipski.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route524), Freehold Township on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:30 AM Funeral Mass on Friday, August 11, 2023 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Entombment will then follow at Whiting Memorial Park, 600 State Highway 530, Whiting. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.