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Richard C. Wheaton

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Richard C. Wheaton

Toms River - Richard C. Wheaton, age 84, passed away on March 28 in his Toms River home. "Dick" was born May 27, 1933 in Lakewood, son of Nathan "Slim" and Edna Mae. He was raised in Lakewood where he met and married his loving wife of 61 years, Nora Janice, who preceded him in death in 2012. The two were married in 1951 and resided in Lakewood where they would raise their three children. Dick was a dedicated volunteer of the Lakewood Fire Company Rescue #2 for 40 years and proudly served as fire chief from 1981-1982. Until his final days, Dick served as a trustee for the Lakewood Firemen's Relief Association. He loved being of service to others.

For 44 years, Dick worked as a lineman as a member of IBEW Local 104; the last 25 years with Freehold Electric Corporation. He shared a passion of bowling with his wife Nora for many years. After his retirement, Dick was able to pursue with vigor his two other hobbies - golfing and woodworking. Woodworking was more than just a pastime. He created many timeless pieces that family and friends will treasure for years to come.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Kathy and her husband, Richard Shearman, of Brick, NJ; his son Richard Wheaton and wife, Laura, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; his daughter Janice and her predeceased husband Edward White, Manchester, NJ; and his 6 grandchildren - Kristi and husband, Ken Mischio; Jason Wheaton and his wife, Melanie; Matthew White; Kelly Vigneault and husband Chris; Sarah White and her husband, Ed Maar and Allison Davis and her husband, Rex. Dick (Pop Pop) was endlessly devoted to his 5 great grandsons - Liam, Brennan, Gavin, Jacob and Chase. He was preceded in death by his sister Edna Mae Smoke.

Visiting will be Saturday 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River, NJ. Services will begin 5:30 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Richard C. Wheaton's name to the NJ State Fireman's Home, 565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 30, 2018
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