Donald J. Hough, age 66, passed away peacefully on February 11th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Donald was born on April 3rd, 1953 in Sussex Borough. Donald enjoyed farming, hunting, bowling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He worked as a custodial / maintenance worker for the Sussex Wantage Board of Education for 33 years, retiring in 2016. After retirement, Donald returned to working on the farm at Deckertown Holsteins as a farmhand. In October of 2019, Donald had to retire from farming when he became ill. Donald was an active member of the Sussex Fire Dept., serving as captain of the Fire Police from 2010—2020.
Donald was predeceased by his parents, William D. and Jean F. Hough. Donald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda (Jackson) Hough; his children Craig Hough and fiancé Missy Babcock, and Colleen Little and husband Jake; grandchildren Danielle, Christopher, Hannah, Audry, Heath, Julie, and Kyle; and a great-granddaughter, Paisley. He is also survived by his siblings Ronnie, Billy (Rachel), Dickie (Becky), Brian (Theresa) Hough, Carol (Don) Card, Patty (Daniel) Pelt, and Donna Mack, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
A visitation for Donald will be held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 from 10AM to 12 noon at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial in the Frankford Plains Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sussex Fire Dept.