Edmund H. Henckel

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EDMUND H. HENCKEL AGE: 82 MT. BETHEL, PA Edmund H. Henckel, 82, of Mt. Bethel, PA, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at his residence. Born September 21, 1927, in Orange, NJ, the son of the late Edmund F. and Anna (Moore) Henckel. He and his wife, Judith (Berger) Henckel, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary last November. He was employed as a railroad operator and electrician for NJ Transit in Denville, NJ, until retiring in September of 1987. Prior to NJ Transit, Edmund was employed by the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and for Conrail. He served in the U.S. Navy During WWII and the Korean War. Edmund enjoyed traveling, hot rod cars, motorcycles and held a Hot Air Balloon License. He was also very active in the Boy Scouts and served as Ranger of the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, NJ. He was member and past officer of the Raptor Research Foundation and the Vulture Study Group. Edmund was a Master Raptor Bander, Master Falconer, and a Vulturologist. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electricians. In addition to his wife, Judith, Edmund is survived by a daughter, Cynde E. Sullivan of Kenville, NJ, a son, Wayne E. Henckel of Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., PA, two step sons, Leonard Policelli of Belfast, PA, Christopher Policelli of Lillian, AL, a brother, Jerre Henckel of North Carolina, a sister in law, Joan Henckel of Florida, 1 grandson, Ryan Sullivan, and 5 step grandchildren. Edmund was predeceased by one son Wade E. Henckel, and one brother Carl Henckel. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 1 PM Monday, September 20, 2010 in the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery, Succasunna, NJ. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Reed/Gaffney Funeral Home, Inc., "Village of Johnsonville", Bangor, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice of Monroe County, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Published in Daily Record on Aug. 26, 2010
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