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Philip W. Karcher Jr.

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DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. - Philip W. Karcher, Jr., 77, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg, Pa.

Born in Glen Ridge and raised in Montclair, Mr. Karcher moved to Dingmans Ferry in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Karcher was a master woodworker, avid photographer, outdoorsman, environmentalist, and occasionally was a Civil War re-enactor.

The son of the late Philip W. and Betty (Acker) Karcher Sr., Mr. Karcher also was predeceased by his wife, Robin Oswald Karcher, on Jan. 18, 2013. He is survived by four sons, Billy Karcher and his wife, Deirdre, of Montclair, James Karcher and his girlfriend, Tracey, of Nyack, Danny Karcher and his wife, Erica, of Pattenburg, and Tim Oswald and his girlfriend, Dani, of Morristown. He also is survived by his brother, David L. Karcher, of Arapahoe, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp., PO Box 186, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328; or the Pocono Medical Center Foundation at www.poconohealthsystem.org/foundation.

Online condolences can be made at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 24, 2013
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