Relationship to me: paternal great uncle
Since this was my grandmother’s brother, she clipped a couple of obituaries from newspapers for Adam Repsher. One comes from the Star-Ledger and the other, a death notice, is from an unnamed newspaper.
“Adam O. Repsher, 87, WWII veteran, Hercules retiree, Legion commander” – Adam O. Repsher, 87, of Stanhope died yesterday in Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville.
A Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Michael’s Church, Netcong, after the funeral from the Morgan Funeral Home, 31-33 Main St., Netcong.
Mr. Repsher was a dynamite packer with Hercules Inc. in Kenvil, where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Hercules Retirees Breakfast Club.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Repsher was a life member and past commander of the American Legion Musconetcong Post 278, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lakeland Post 2347 and the Disabled American Veterans Mino Brice Chapter 63, Dover. He was past commander of the Sussex County American Legion, past vice commander of the New Jersey American Legion and served on the American Legion Children and Youth Committee Department of New Jersey. He also served as a finance officer with the Netcong-Stanhope American Legion Ambulance Squad.
He was an exempt fireman with the Stanhope Fire Company, a life member of the New Jersey State Fireman’s Association and a member of the Sussex County Shade Tree Commission.Mr. Repsher served as a Democratic committeeman and was a past grand knight of the St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Council, Netcong.Born in Stanhope, he lived in Netcong for many years before moving back to Stanhope.
Surviving are Catherine, his wife of 61 years; sons, Jeffery, Michael and John; a daughter, Ann Moyer, a sister Beatrice Guierrie [sic, should be Guirreri], and four grandchildren.
“Repsher” – Adam O., of Stanhope, N.J., age 87, on Thursday, April 29, 2004, husband of Catherine, father of Jeffrey of Sparks, Nev., Michael of Charlestown, N.H., John of Bradford, Vt., and Ann Moyer of Mount Bethel, Pa., brother of Beatrice Guierrie [sic, should be Guirreri] of Newton, N.J., grandfather to Leah Wilson of Sausalito, Calif., Jason Repsher of Reno, Nev., Adam Moyer of Mount Bethel, Pa., and Carrie Moyer of Phillipsburg, N.J. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. from the MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 31-33 Main St., Netcong, to a Liturgy of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Netcong. Interment to follow at Stanhope Union Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday, May 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.