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Wilhelm "Willie" Unhoch

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NEWTON - Wilhelm "Willie" Unhoch, 85, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at home.

Born in Schwangau, Germany, on July 14, 1928, Mr. Unhoch immigrated to the United States in 1950 and lived in Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., until 1957. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the American Legion Post 86. In 1957, Mr. Unhoch married Thea Pfaff, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and in 1960 moved to Newton, the town he dearly loved. He was employed as a tool and die maker for 39 years for Schneider & Marquard in Fredon.

An avid fly fisherman and skier, Mr. Unhoch also loved woodcarving, watercolor painting and gardening.

Mr. Unhoch is survived by his beloved wife, Thea; his three children, Richard W. Unhoch, of Newton, Lisa Ann Wong and her husband, Everett, of Ridgewood, and Robert C. Unhoch and his wife, Kim, of Frankford; and grandson, Luke E. Wong, of Ridgewood. He also is survived by his sister, Lydia, of Fussen, Germany.

Private entombment services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum in Newton. Public visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with American Legion services at 8 p.m., at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 86, 20 Yates Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-4600
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 11, 2014
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