Richard Scudder

Age 99

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july 28 2012

I am from navesink, live and love this town my whole life. The wonderful memories I have either ice skating or sledding on the grounds at the Scudders, especially the warmth of the family. The hot chocolate in the kitchen by Mrs. Scudder was an added plus. Real people seem hard to come by, or we behave so guarded,but with the Scudders I knew it was all real. I hope many people have learned to put a better foot forward knowing Mr. and Mrs. Scudder. My sympathy to the...

I am son of member of class of 1935 at Princeton of which Dick and his late brother were members. I had a chance to do a story on Dick and his lifetime accomplishments for the Princeton Alumni Weekly two years ago; I also had a wonderful visit this past June 27th. I hope members of the family will attend the Princeton service of rememberance next February at the chapel. The university will send out notices to the next of kin.

I know I'm late to this page - having only just learned about Mr. Scudder passing away. But I wanted to note that as a kid growing up in Navesink, there were no neighbors better than the Scudders. Not all of the families were rich in our area - just the opposite - Navesink at that time was a place of high contrasts. Mrs. Scudder always rode around on a bicycle, long before any adult that I knew rode one - I rarely saw her drive when she could bike. One day when she spoke with my mother at...

Carolyn and family,
May your memories bring you warmth and happiness.

Rick Bennett, NJ

To the Scudder Family,
During the late 1930's, my parents worked for the Scudders, truly a blessing in those Depression years. I was a toddler; my brothers 2 & 4 years older. We still fondly remember Dick & Ned Scudder, and the lovely Scudder home on Ballantine Parkway in Newark, New Jersey, where we were welcomed and had some wonderful times. Sincere condolences, Barbara Montee (nee Thatcher), Bellevue NE

we are so sorry to hear of your passing..The Koppelman's and Irwin

Dear Holly, Charles, Carolyn, and Jean~

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father--an extraordinary man. I have always been filled with admiration for this great gentleman. His vision and idealism about the role of the media in our society gave others hope. His generosity to causes he believed in and his quiet support of those less fortunate was inspiring.

Growing up across the woods from your childhood home, your parents brought so much joy to...

Growing up in Navesink was great in so many ways, one of them was ice skating on Scudders Pond. Mr and Mrs Scudder were always so kind to all the local kids they were à wonderful family. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Scudder Family.

Agnes ,Lynn ,William,Mark,and Annette Hebler

So sorry for your loss. I prayed that God will give you peace, comfort and strength during this time.


Richard's Obituaries

Founded first newsprint recycling plant in Garfield Born into a newspaper family almost a century ago, Richard Scudder spent a lifetime working with words — and just as notably, the paper they were printed on, as a pioneer in newsprint recycling. Mr. Scudder died Wednesday at the age of 99 at...

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