DALE E. ARTFITCH
AGE: 20 BRIDGEWATER
Dale E. Artfitch, 20, of Bridgewater entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 3, 2009 in Bridgewater. Born in Somerville, he resided in Bridgewater for the past 17 years. Dale graduated from Somerset County Vo-Tech in 2006 with his Diesel Mechanic Certification. Presently, he was employed as a general worker with Richie's Tire Service in Middlesex. Dale was proud to be named MVP and co-captain of the Somerset County Vo-Tech baseball team. He had been a member of Troop #64 and played Bridgewater Recreation soccer, baseball and basketball all throughout school. He was a past member of the Somerset County 4H Go-Kart Club and served as President for 2 ½ years. Dale was a member of the Finderne Rescue Squad since his junior year in high school and was a Trustee who was instrumental in helping to form the EMS Angels of Central New Jersey. He enjoyed racing his go-kart, riding his motorcycle and most recently playing baseball with his brother for the Jersey Twins of Clinton. He would have attended Raritan Valley Community College in the fall. Dale will always be remembered as a true friend to many-willing to help anyone, at anytime, at any cost to himself. "He will forever more be in our hearts."
Dale was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Marcella Collins and by his paternal grandmother, Janice Artfitch. Dale leaves behind his beloved parents, Dale K. and JoAnn (Collins) Artfitch; his two cherished brothers, Bryan and Sean Artfitch both of Bridgewater; and by his dear grandfather, Edward G. Artfitch. He will be deeply missed by his loving aunts and uncles, Marcy Collins, Cindy Collins, Leslye Artfitch, Jimmy Artfitch and Wayne Artfitch; and by his adored cousins, Christine, Kelli, J.J., Janice, Ashley and Nick. He will never be forgotten by the many friends he leaves behind whose relationships he so enjoyed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 35 Mountain Avenue in Somerville, NJ. Dale will be laid to rest in the family plot at Neshanic Cemetery in Hillsborough. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday July 10, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made in Dale's name to: Dale E. Artfitch Trust Fund for the educational needs of Dale's brothers via the Manville Area Federal Credit Union, 43 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 or donations to the Finderne Rescue Squad, 476 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. To send condolences to the family or sign an online guest book, please visit www.FucilloandWarrenFuneralHome.com