Life Story: Kevin Bristol, 74; Avid Golfer, Sports Fan

Kevin Bristol, 74, passed away on March 21 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Mr. Bristol was born May 22, 1944 in Queens, New York to the late Milton and Catherine (Fennelly) Bristol. Kevin grew up in Queens and New Milford, CT, where he graduated from New Milford High School. He attended the University of Maine and earned his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper. He was also the president of the TKE Fraternity. Kevin then relocated to North Plainfield before settling in Franklin Township.

Kevin was a parishioner at St. Matthias Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Somerset. He was a Service Technician Manager at National Starch in Bridgewater and until his retirement, he was the Vice President at American Key Products. Kevin was an avid golfer and loved to watch sports, especially the NY Giants, NY Mets and the Boston Red Sox. He was a loving father and a caring grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Kevin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dolores Bristol of Somerset; his son, James and his wife Fran Bristol of Toms River; his daughter, Laura and her husband Todd Oram of Hillsborough; his sister, Susan Kubat of Florida and his five grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan, Eric, Kaitlyn and Tyler.

Family and friends may visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. March 28 at Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton St.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. March 29 at the Gleason Funeral Home. Burial and committal service will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Home Dialysis Central, www.homedialysis.org or to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.


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