ANDOVER TWP. - Byron E. Phoebus, 89, of Andover Township, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at home. Born in Bloomfield, Mr. Phoebus grew up in Bloomfield then lived in the Pines Lake section of Wayne before moving to Andover Township in 1961. For the past 40 years, he wintered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A United States Navy veteran, Mr. Phoebus served during World War II. He was the architect and developer of the Farmstead Golf & Country Club in Andover Township, which just celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Mr. Phoebus also was a member of the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of New Jersey. The son of the late George S. and Lucy (Reeve) Phoebus, Mr. Phoebus also was predeceased by his brother, Preston Phoebus, and two sisters, Evelyn Long and Phoebe Chim. He is survived by his wife, Ruth-Ann (Davis) Phoebus; his son, Robert Phoebus and wife, Gail, of Andover Township; two granddaughters, Lindsey Vozza and Ashley Phoebus, both of Andover Township; and one great-granddaughter, Amelia Perry. A celebration luncheon will be held at noon Sunday, April 6, at the Farmstead Golf and Country Club, 88 Lawrence Road in Andover Township. Interment of cremains will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, 99 Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 19, 2014