WEST MILFORD — Services were held for Jacob E. Blatz, 91, of this township, who died on Thursday, November 1, 2012.
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Born in Secaucus, Mr. Blatz moved to West Milford 40 years ago. He was a truck driver for Esso Gasoline, Secaucus, before retiring. Also, he was a member of the Teamsters. He had been a catcher with a New York Yankees farm team from 1937 to 1940. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. And, he was an exempt fireman and a member of Secaucus Hose Co. No. 2 for more than 20 years.
Arrangements were by the Richards Funeral Home, West Milford. Donations may be sent to the New Jersey Fireman's Home, 565 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005.
Mr. Blatz is survived by his wife, the former Jessie Ritchie; his sons, Robert Blatz of California, and James Caratura of Aberdeen; his daughters, Jane Olsen of Secaucus, and April Morrissey of West Milford; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Published in Suburban Trends on Nov. 13, 2012