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Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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63 High Street
Newton, NJ
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Friday, Sep. 21, 2018
10:30 AM
St. Joseph R.C. Church
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William G. "Bill" Brucker

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William G. "Bill" Brucker Obituary
HAMPTON -- William "Bill" G. Brucker, 84, of Hampton, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born and raised in Hackensack to the late William G. Sr. and Theresa (Diana) Brucker. He was a graduate of Wood-Ridge High School and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Bill worked as a union electrician for Local Union #581 in Morristown for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1994. He had been living in Sussex County for 50 years.

Bill was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Newton for many years and was the past president of Newton Little League. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing and fishing.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary A. Brucker; his sons, William G. Brucker III and wife, Donna, of Blairstown, John S. Brucker and wife, Susan M., of Sparta, Michael F. Brucker and wife, Susan L., of Hampton, and Jeffrey E. Brucker and wife, Tracey, of Collierville, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Ashley and husband, Jay, Jennifer and husband, Bobby, Ryan, Joshua, Johnny, Jessica, Nicholas, Kristopher and Matthew; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Carol Cawley and husband, Jerry, of Allendale.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 24 Halsted St., Newton. Interment will take place at a later date at the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta.

Memorial donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860 or The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Sept. 16, 2018
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