Donald K. Jordan, 75 of Jersey City, formerly of Holmdel passed away Thursday night after a long-fought battle with cancer with his children by his side. Donald was born in Staten Island, NY to an Irish Immigrant mother Katherine Madden and his father Edward Jordan from Kingston, New York.
Donald grew up in Staten Island and attended New York University and graduated with a business degree as well as a Masters degree. He then went on to marry his friend and love Maria Frega in June 1969 and start a family of their own. They relocated to Holmdel in 1978. This is where Donald and Maria would raise their children.
Donald spent a third of his life working for the City College of New York and rose to the position of Executive Vice President of the Alumni Association, he retired February 2019. Donald loved trips to the beach with his favorites being Laguna Beach, California and Daytona Beach, Florida. The thing he truly loved was movies with his favorites being the classics. Donald was able to share that love with his grandchildren by taking them to the movies and bringing them to Broadway shows.
Donald is predeceased by his parents Edward and Katherine, his brother, Terrence Jordan and his sister Patricia Jordan Vuolo.
He is survived by his beloved former wife Maria, his daughter Lisa and her husband John Polivka of Holmdel, his son Neil and his wife Sally Jordan of Long Branch. He is survived by his three beloved grandchildren Kyle Polivka, Colin Polivka and Carter Jordan and beloved nieces and nephew and cousins.
Visitation will take place Monday August 12th from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A Funeral Mass will be offered Tuesday August 13th at 9:15 AM at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, 108 Middletown Road, Holmdel.
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