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Donald Jason Fuhr WEST AMWELL - Donald Jason Fuhr, 80, of West Amwell, NJ, died on Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Fuld Campus of Capital Health in Trenton, NJ. Born in Lambertville, Jason had been a West Amwell resident since 1960. He was a graduate of Lambertville High School and Philadelphia Barber Institute. Jason retired in 1999 after 30 years of service with Educational Testing Services in Princeton where he was their supervisor of the facilities' paint shop. Earlier he was also a licensed barber in Lambertville where he served his apprenticeship with Gus Librizzi. He continued to cut hair part-time and was always ready to stop at a shut-in's home for a visit and a trim. He served with the US Army during the era of the Korean War. Jason was dedicated to his community and his family. He was a board member of the Phillips-Barber Family Medical Center. He established the Jason Fuhr Charity Golf Tournament which supported the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, the Stockton Fire and Ambulance Squad, the Amwell Valley Rescue Squad, the South Hunterdon Municipal Alliance and the Hunterdon Hospice. He was a member of the South Hunterdon Municipal Alliance and for his work on their behalf, Jason was named Volunteer of the Year in 2008 by the NJ Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He was a member of the Stockton Masonic Lodge, the Young Men's Athletic Club, the American Legion Toscanni Post, the Doylestown Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose and was an honorary member of the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad. Jason was a past member and officer of the West Amwell Board of Education (1965-1977) and the South Hunterdon Regional High School Board of Education (1975 - 1999). He was a founder of the South Hunterdon Regional High School's Booster Club. He was a great supporter of the school and often attended school games and functions. He managed the ETS men's softball team and led the team to a national championship. In 2012, Jason was inducted into the Trenton Softball Hall of Fame. With his wife, Irma, he started and managed the Girls' West Amwell Softball League and was a member of the NJ State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Jason was a member of the Stockton Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a deacon. One of Jason's trademarks was a candy root beer barrel. He always had them in his pocket and was always sharing them with whoever he met. Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lambertville, 31 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. There will be calling hours on Saturday evening, February 22, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad Ballroom, 70 Alexander Avenue, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Memorial donations in Jason's memory may be made to the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, PO Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530 or to the Stockton Presbyterian Church, 25 S. Main Street, Stockton, NJ 08559. Arrangements are by the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
Published in The Trentonian on Feb. 20, 2014
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