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Hubert "Frank" Churchman

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WANTAGE - Hubert "Frank" Churchman, 92, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Kearny to the late Percy James and Mary (Billingham) Churchman, Mr. Churchman lived in Flanders before moving to Sussex County in 2005. Along with his wife, Therese, Mr. Churchman summered in Stuart, Fla., from 1993 to 2004.

Mr. Churchman served in the United States Army in the 347th Infantry during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 213 in Wantage and was an assistant coach for Thistle FC of Kearny. Mr. Churchman had been employed as a truck driver and dispatcher for Chasta Motor Transportation in Kearny, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Churchman was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Therese, on Feb. 16, 2009; his son, Francis "Frank" Churchman, on Sept. 10, 2009; and his daughter-in-law, JoAnne Churchman, on Dec. 18, 2008. He is survived by his three sons, Brian, of Wantage, Mark, of Wharton, and James, of Wantage; his daughter, Nancy Mary Shaffer and her husband, Harry, of Lake Ariel, Pa.; and his five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St., Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Wantage First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 721, Wantage, NJ 07461.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Pinkel Funeral Home
31 Bank Street
Sussex, NJ 07461
(973) 875-3272
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 25, 2014
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