Charles "Chuck" A. Abbate Jr. died Nov. 8 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. He was 83.
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Born and raised in Garfield, he lived in Parsippany for 43 years and Lakehurst for nine years before moving to Heath Village in Hackettstown three and a half years ago.
Chuck served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and the Korean War. He was a salesman for Chrysler Motors in Boonton for over 40 years, retiring in 1996. Chuck was a member and past District Governor of Rotary International.
Abbate is survived by his wife, Jane K. (Kelly); his sons, Charles A. and Andrew and his wife, Judy; his five step-children and their families; his sister, Marie Volpe; his grandchildren, Corey, Christian and Corinne; and his great-granddaughter, Haley. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred "Midge" C. (Cicala) on Feb. 20, 1995 and his sister, Ninfa Corrubia on Dec. 6, 2007. Arrangements by the Par-Troy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Rotary International, c/o Hackettstown Rotary Club. P.O. Box 561 Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 13, 2010