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William C. Van Tassel

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DELHI, N.Y. - William "Billy" C. Van Tassel, 66, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his residence after a short illness. Born to William and Doris Van Tassel in Sussex, he was a lifelong resident of Sussex before moving to Delhi in 2004.

Billy served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a mailman for the United States Postal Service in Sussex for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He also served as a policeman for Sussex Borough and the court officer for Wantage Township for many years and was an exempt member of the Sussex Fire Department. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post 213 in Sussex and the American Legion Post 190 in Delhi. He enjoyed woodworking and hunting and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Van Tassel was predeceased by his father, William Van Tassel (2004). He was the beloved husband of Sandra Van Tassel (Hosking) of Delhi; loving son of Doris Van Tassel of Sussex; and cherished by his beloved kitty cat, Muppett.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Sussex.

Memorial gifts to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, N.Y. 13820, would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at

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Ferguson Funeral Home
27 Third St.
Sussex, NJ 07461
(973) 875-4941
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Sept. 30, 2013
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