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AGE: 83 • Brick
Henry E. ("Hank the Mailman") Doebler, 83, of Brick, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Doebler was born in East Orange and raised in Irvington. After summering in Spring Lake Heights as a child, he became a resident there for many years before moving to Greenbriar I, Brick, 15 years ago. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and then worked for the Postal Service for 30 years as a letter carrier in Spring Lake Heights and Wall. After retiring in 1993, he worked for the Spring Lake Beach Department until he was 80 years old and was often seen at the beach in his Cushman scooter. He was an avid athlete and great competitor. Henry played semi-pro football with the Jersey Sharks at Wall Stadium in the 1950's. He was a past member of the Algonquin Bowmen, Farmingdale, NJ. And served as President of the Ocean Ski Club. He competed in baseball and softball with the Ludlow A.C. in Spring Lake. Henry was an avid tennis player and could often be found at the local tennis courts with his many tennis buddies.
Mr. Doebler was predeceased by his parents, Henry J. Doebler and Betty Fulton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley (Reese), with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this September 27th, as well as his son, Jeffrey Doebler, of Howell, and his daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Lorenzo Morgan, of Wall. He was also the beloved "Pop" to his grandson, Anthony Lorenzo Morgan. He is also survived by his step-brother and his wife, Paul and Kathy Mueller, of Florham Park, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Sunday, July 14, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake, on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hank's memory may be made to the
. For further information or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 13, 2013