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John J. Napoleon, D.O.

John J. Napoleon, D.O.
  • May 23, 1938 - November 29, 2016
  • Cape May Court House, New Jersey
  • The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association through:
  • In Memory Of
    P.O. Box 5472
    Charlottesville, VA 22905

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“My heartfelt sympathies to Cecilia and the family ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Theresa Karter - Cody, WY

“I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. I pray that God will grant you the strength. Please accept my...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: OLGA ROESSNER - MAYVILLE, NJ

“Dear Mrs. Napoleon, Just a little note, ' that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Donna Repici (retired CMC...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Repici - Belleplain, NJ

“So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I always enjoyed my conversations with Doc as he was well informed and could talk on many subjects. My...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Sheets-Oslar - Green creek, NJ

“Cecelia, Joe and family so sorry for your loss John was a good man I always enjoyed chatting with you guys. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Hoff - Cape May, NJ - Friend

“Cecelia, I am so sorry to hear about Doctor's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lynda A. Callaway - CMCH, NH

“Cecilia and family- Teresa and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Doc. John was a mentor and friend in the model railroad...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: John Curl - Friend

“Aunt Ceil, Bill and I are sorry for your loss. Doctor John was an interesting man, we enjoyed talking Trains with him at Greg and Joanne's Christmas...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Janice Carson - NJ

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. Enjoyed visiting him at Crest Haven and always talking with him with his great sense of humor. My prayers and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Ann Callinan - Cape May, NJ

“I am sorry that Doc has left us. Memories of the many years of having him at the train club will be with us all for many Years ahead. He will be...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Mulford - New Gretna, NJ

“So sorry to hear about Dr. Napoleon. Mrs. Napoleon and Joseph sending you both love and prayers. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Dana Dramis-Simpson - Rockport, TX


NAPOLEON, DR. JOHN J., D.O., 78, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Cape Regional Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph J. and Mary Helene Millevoi Napoleon.

Dr. Napoleon was a graduate of LaSalle University, received his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and served his internship at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia. He served as president of the medical staff at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital, now Cape Regional Medical Center. He also served as vice president of the medical staff and was on the medical staff executive committee, hospital board of directors, joint conference committee, professional and legal affairs committee, quality assurance committee and was chairman of the emergency services committee. Dr. Napoleon was also the Cape May County Medical Examiner and medical director of the Cape May County prison and Bayside State Prison.

Dr. Napoleon was president of the New Jersey Association of County Medical Examiners and was a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the Cape May County Osteopathic Medical Society.

Dr. Napoleon was a longtime elected county committee person in District 9 and was a longtime respected member of the Middle Township Republican Club and the Cape GOP. He was also a longtime member of the Union League.

Dr. Napoleon was a model train collector and was a member of the Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club. He also enjoyed fishing and hot rod cars. He was a party boat captain and a member of Tow Boat US.

Dr. Napoleon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cecelia Giudice Napoleon; his son, Joseph J. Napoleon; and his grandchildren, Miranda Targum and Jaycie Napoleon.

Funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, where visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Dr. Napoleon's memory through In Memory Of for the benefit of the American Diabetes Association at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.