Duane S. Alpaugh
Duane S. Alpaugh, age 92, of Washington, NJ, died Thursday, July 27, 2020, at the Hackettstown Medical Center.
Duane was born December 26, 1927, in Summit, NJ. He was the son of the late Urias and the late Anna (Wortman) Alpaugh. His beloved wife of 66 years predeceased him July 3, 2019.
A graduate of Washington High School where he played football and baseball, Duane worked as an electrician for Elastimold in Hackettstown.
A devoted and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, he served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and was also on the maintenance committee. Duane was also active with the Boy Scouts and was an exempt member of the Washington Fire Department, after active service for 17 years.
Duane had a gift for art, especially oil paintings. His artwork was in many local and state competitions.
Duane is survived by his daughter, Ellen Woolf and her husband, Arnold Jr., of Broadway, NJ; two sons, Steven Alpaugh and his wife, Karen, of Washington, NJ, and Jim Alpaugh and his wife, Dawn, of Lambertville, NJ; grandchildren, Victoria and Garrett, and sisters, Janice Merritt of Florida, and Elaine Hope Trachin of Washington, NJ. Along with his beloved wife, Duane was predeceased by his son, Daniel, and sister, Barbara Pletzer.
Graveside service will be held privately at the Washington Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date and time. Arrangements are under the care of Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 142 West Washington Ave., Washington, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Duane's name may be made through IN MEMORY OF for the First Presbyterian Church of Washington or the Washington Borough Fire Department at www.inmemof.org
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Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home and Cremation Service
142 W. Washington Ave.
Washington, NJ 07882