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Richard Wetzel

Richard George Wetzel

Tuesday, August 24th, 1937 - Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Vernon Twp., NJ: Richard George Wetzel, 82 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Sunday, may 17, 2020. Born to George and Eleanor Wetzel in West Paterson, NJ, he had lived in Passaic County before moving to the Lake Conway section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1969.

Richard received his BA and MA in Education from William Paterson College. He was a school teacher for the Vernon Township High School since 1974, retiring in 2010. He served on the Vernon Twp. Town Council for 2 terms and was a Board member for the Sussex Rural Co-Op and started the Vernon Township High School football program. Richard was also a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg, NJ.

Richard is predeceased by his wife, Valerie Wetzel(2006) and is the devoted father of Rick Wetzel and his wife, Rebecca of Orefield, PA, Scott Wetzel and his wife, Rachel of Plainview, NY, Kelly Kaminski and her husband, Jan of Whippany, NJ and Michele Nacinovich and her husband, David of Franklin, NJ. Loving grandfather of Zachary, Jacob, Scott, Kaitlind, Ashleigh, Joshua, Brielle, Michaela and Andrew. Dear brother of Kenneth Wetzel and his wife, Maria of Franklin, NJ and George Wetzel and his wife, Catherine of Toms River, NJ.

Due to government restrictions, private graveside services will be under the direction of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.
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    Rt. 517
    GLENWOOD, NJ
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***Due to government restrictions, gravesides services at Glenwood Cemetery will be private.***

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Janet Kleedorfer

Posted at 06:32pm
I was so surprised and saddened to learn about Dick’s passing. I had not heard that he was sick. I worked with him at VTHS for many years. He was such a gentleman and a kind man. I enjoyed seeing him at St. Judes for mass and social events.
My deepest condolences to his dear family.
Janet Kleedorfer
HS

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Posted at 04:25pm
In loving memory of Richard Wetzel. From the Loyal Listeners Dom, Huck, Mike and Mick. We never knew you but we love your son like a brother.
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Dan Sweetser

Posted at 09:55am
My sympathies to the Wetzel family for the loss of your father, grandfather, brother and friend. I graduated in 1984 and played football for Dick in 81, 82 and 83 for Dick and a great, colorful staff. I will always remember his fire in the locker room and on the field, and his willingness to listen to new ideas and try different things to make us a better team. As a result we were pretty, made it to the state finals in 82 and probably had a better in team that went 7-2 in my senior year. I also remember what a good, nice guy he was in school and around town, and Of course the 20 foot high slow softball pitch that he threw in the men’s league during the couple years that I played. My sincerest sympathies. Dan Sweetser.
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Stephen Hete Jr

Posted at 06:47am
My condolences go out to Kelly and the whole Wetzel family. I never had Mr. Wetzel as a teacher, but growing up in the same neighborhood as them in Lake Conway, I would remember Mr. Wetzel as being the most pleasant person. Always asking how my parents were doing and I was doing, and talking sports. My condolences again to the whole Wetzel family.

Sofia Perrillo

Posted at 11:04pm
My condolences to the family and friends. I have very warm memories of Mr. Wetzel as my high school teacher. I know many of my classmates feel the same.
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