Eppa E. Cornelius
Eppa E. Cornelius

January 14, 1928 - June 18, 2017
Born in Elizabeth, NJ
Resided in Scotch Plains, NJ


Eppa Cornelius, 89, of Scotch Plains, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 am, thence to Rosedale Cemetery, Linden for a Graveside Service at 11:00 am. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 7 - 9 pm.

Mr. Cornelius was born in Elizabeth to Charles and Naomi (Barefield) Cornelius. He proudly served his country in the Army, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He lived in Edison, prior to moving to Scotch Plains 20 years ago.

Mr. Cornelius was a Manager with Acetylene Supply of Woodbridge for 38 years, retiring in 1994. He was a Deacon at Hydewood Park Baptist Church in North Plainfield. He was a member of the Westfield Tennis Club and a former member of the VFW in Edison. He was the Leader of the Eddy Cornel and the Western Playboys, a country western band, from 1950 to 1955.

Mr. Cornelius was the beloved husband for 59 years, of Eugenia (Frezza) Cornelius; devoted father of Denise Freeman and her late husband Peter and Gary Cornelius and his wife Keith Ann; cherished grandfather of Christina, Joseph, James and Sarah and brother of Emma (late), Daniel (late), Floyd, Carlton, Naomi and Frances.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rosedale Cemetery
355 East Linden Ave.
Linden, NJ US 07036
Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:00 AM
Graveside Service
Rosedale Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:00 AM

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