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John Goebel of West Milford age 83 Jr.

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WEST MILFORD — Services were held for John Paul Goebel Sr., 83, of this township, who died on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Goebel moved to West Milford 20 years ago. As the founder of John Paul Goebel Inc., he was named Designer of the Year by Time Magazine and the first recipient of the New Directions Award for Excellence in Fashion. Also, he was president of the Fashion Institute of Technology Alumni Association.

Services were Tuesday at the Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.

Mr. Goebel is survived by his son, Nick of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his daughter, Tara Goebel Murphy of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; his sister, Audrey Vion of Tenafly; and seven grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Kenny; his daughter, Suzette Goebel Caggiano; his son, John; his parents, James and Frances; and his brothers, Robert and James.

Published in Suburban Trends on Nov. 27, 2012
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