John Gager

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John J Gager, 72, a resident of Plainsboro, NJ and formerly of Manchester, MA, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Mr. Gager was born April 4, 1942 in Boston, MA, the son of John and Rachel Clark Gager. He was raised in Bozrah and New London, CT and graduated from Mount Hermon Academy in Mount Hermon, MA. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he acquired an MBA with a concentration in Finance, and a graduate of Boston University, from which he received a BA in Political Science. He was also a US Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Gager was a senior executive with extensive experience in translating business needs and strategies into effective solutions. He possessed excellent management and presentation skills and was particularly competent in describing technical issues in non-technical terms. He began his career as one of a team of systems analysts and progressed from analyst to senior analyst to project manager to senior project manager. After obtaining an MBA, he entered the consulting field and progressed through the ranks of consulting with several organizations, including AT&T Consulting Services, a division of AT&T Global Information Solutions (GIS). With the breakup of AT&T GIS, Mr. Gager returned to independent consulting, where he focused on managing complex projects requiring compliance with exacting standards. Mr. Gager was an enthusiastic life-long sailor, who was especially proud of his recent "entry by sea" into Bermuda, while crewing for a professional captain. In addition, he eagerly looked forward to sailing his 41' Island Trader on the Chesapeake Bay. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed many a quiet hour reading with his beloved dog, Amanda at his feet. Mr. Gager is survived by his wife of seventeen years-Linda Mumford Gager, his daughter-Kimberly Daly and her husband Jon of Andover, MA, and their two daughters, Samantha and Elizabeth, and his two brothers-Arthur of Standish, ME and George of San Francisco, CA. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gager was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen Carbine ¬¬¬and their daughter, Shawn. Friends will be received at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT from 9:30-10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 12th. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT. Interment will be in the Bozrah Rural Cemetery in Bozrah, CT. Memorials may be made to Eleventh Hour Rescue, a volunteer-based 501c3 organization that saves dogs and cats from euthanasia, at 50 International Drive, South Flanders, NJ 07836. Memories and condolences may be shared at Matherhodgefuneralhome.com.
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