Charles "Chuck" A. Abbate Jr. died Nov. 8 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. He was 83.
Born and raised in Garfield, he lived in Parsippany for 43 years and Lakehurst for nine years before moving to Heath Village in Hackettstown three and a half years ago.
Chuck served in the U.S. Navy
during WW II and the Korean War. He was a salesman for Chrysler Motors in Boonton for over 40 years, retiring in 1996. Chuck was a member and past District Governor of Rotary International
Abbate is survived by his wife, Jane K. (Kelly); his sons, Charles A. and Andrew and his wife, Judy; his five step-children and their families; his sister, Marie Volpe; his grandchildren, Corey, Christian and Corinne; and his great-granddaughter, Haley. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred "Midge" C. (Cicala) on Feb. 20, 1995 and his sister, Ninfa Corrubia on Dec. 6, 2007. Arrangements by the Par-Troy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Rotary International, c/o Hackettstown Rotary Club. P.O. Box 561 Hackettstown, NJ 07840.