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Robert J. VanGorden Sr.

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HAMPTON -- Robert J. VanGorden Sr., 76, of Hampton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Franklin, Mr. VanGorden Sr. was a long resident of Hampton. Mr. VanGorden Sr. was a truck driver for Hamm’s Sanitation in Lafayette. He was a member of the Branchville Businessmen’s Association, an avid bowler, and a member of the Pioneer Gun Club in Branchville.

The son of the late Merlin and Emma (Gould) VanGorden, Mr. VanGorden Sr. was also predeceased by his wife, Vida, and three brothers. Mr. VanGorden Sr. is survived by two children, Robert VanGorden Jr. and Priscilla “Missy” Fletcher and her husband, Bill, of Hampton; three grandchildren, Tasha Burgess and husband, Eric, Jason VanGorden, and Brooke Fletcher; two great-grandchildren, Scott and Ryder Burgess; and his sister-in-law, Priscilla Utter and her husband, Kenneth.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville. Interment will follow in the Branchville Cemetery, Pines Road, Branchville. Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hampton Township Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 646, Augusta, NJ 07822 or Hampton Township Fire Squad, 1 Municipal Complex, Newton, NJ 07860.

Online condolences can be made at

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Wood Funeral Home
16 Main St
Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 948-3030
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 7, 2014
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