Richard P. Einwechter, Sr.
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AGE: 82 • Toms River
Richard P. Einwechter, Sr, age 82, of Toms River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at VanDyke Hospice - Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he resided in Pleasantville before moving to Toms River in 1959. He was employed as a Station Foreman with Dover Township Municipal Utilities Authority for thirty-seven years before his retirement. He served his country in the US Navy during Word War II and then re-enlisted in the US Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1948. He was a communicant of St. Justin's RC Church in Toms River. He was a loyal life member of the East Dover Volunteer Fire Company of Toms River moving through the ranks as Fire Chief and then elected as Dover Township Fire Commissioner. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather who will be missed dearly by his family.
He was predeceased by his brother, Russell Einwechter; a sister, Cecelia Hopkins and a granddaughter, Dayna Nine. Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Bunker) Einwechter of Toms River; his son, Richard P. Einwechter, Jr and his wife Cathy of Old Bridge; his four daughters, Theresa Reynolds and her husband John of Little Egg Harbor Township, Shelly Nine-Pera and her husband Michael of Key West, FL, Kelly McAmis and Charles McVaugh of Barnegat and Christal LaPorte and her husband Robert of Manheim, PA; his sister, Jean Sponhiemer of East Smithville, PA and Aunt Mary Whedbee of Egg Harbor Township. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 29th from 6:00-9:00PM and Saturday from 8:30-9:00AM at "The Family Owned" Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 9:30AM at St. Justin's RC Church in Toms River. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Toms River. Condolences can be sent to: carmonabolenfh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 28, 2012