Wantage: Douglas V. Havens, 86, passed away in the comfort of his home Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Douglas was born on May 6, 1933 at home on the family farm to Walter and Bessie (Clark) Havens and was a lifelong resident of Wantage. Douglas served in the United States Army stationed in several places including Korea from 1954 to 1956. He was employed by the State of New Jersey, Forests and Parks Division, for 30 years first as a mechanic and later as a Maintenance Supervisor. Douglas enjoyed travelling and would spend the winters with his friends in Winter Haven, Florida. He also enjoyed antique cars and was especially fond of his Ford Model A's.
Douglas was predeceased by his wife of over 46 years, Doris (Lempka) Havens in 2004. He is survived by his children, Dawn Foley and her husband Bill of Florida, Daren Havens and his wife Coleen of Wantage, Dennis Havens and his wife Brenda of Washington state and Denise Havens and her fiance' Juan "Carlos" Fallas of Branchville. Also survived by his grandchildren, Phillip, Clarissa, Drew, Carly and Brandon as well as his sisters, Marie Havens of Wantage and Beverly Hawk of Pennsylvania.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service at the First Presbyterian Church at Unionville 35 Main Street, Unionville, NY on September 7th at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ. For directions and condolences see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com