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Terrence P. Farley Obituary

TerryTerrence P. Farley, 72 of Seaside Park, NJ died on Saturday October 31, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised his family in Toms River, NJ before moving to Seaside Park, NJ.

Terrence attended both Parsons College and Ursinus College. He received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law. Terrence had an incredible influence on the entire law enforcement community throughout his illustrious career. His passion was fighting the war on drugs. Terrence became a partner in the law firm of Novins, Novins, Grossman, and Farley in 1969. He was appointed as First Assistant Prosecutor for Ocean County, NJ under James Holzapfel. Terrence then worked as Director of The National Drug Prosecution Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Soon after, Terrence was appointed as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice under Governor Whitman. He returned to The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and was the Director of the Ocean County Narcotics Strike Force from where he retired in 2010. He was a mentor and teacher to many in the legal and law enforcement fields. He was also a beloved friend, father, and grandfather.

Terrence is predeceased by his parents Terrence J. and Jacqueline Farley and his sister Rosemary Janvier. He is survived by his children Rob Farley and his wife Barbara of Bayville, NJ and Karin Killian of Seaside Park, NJ and her husband Dr. Frank Killian; his former wife Marilyn Farley of Toms River, NJ; his grandchildren Lauren, Kyra, Kate, TJ, Jackson and Megan and his long time companion Debbie Chapter.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday November 4, 2015 and Thursday November 5, 2015 from 4-8pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 145 St. Catherine Blvd. Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday November 6, 2015 at 10am at St. Catharine of Siena RC Church Seaside Park, NJ. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the 200 Club P.O. Box 1749 Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742. Condolences may be sent by visiting