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George  Shepherd

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Born in Paterson, NJ on Mar. 4, 1924
Died on May 8, 2016 and resided in Sparta, NJ.
Service: Private Service

George Shepherd of Lake Mohawk in Sparta, New Jersey, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Newton Medical Center. He was 92.

The son of the late Alexander and Martha Shepherd, he was also predeceased by two sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Josephine (nee Steyling) Shepherd; his son Robert (Mary) Shepherd of Princeton, NJ; his daughters Joan (Philip) Gocke of Wallingford, PA, and Kathleen (Scott) Slagel of Souderton, PA; grandchildren Garrett Shepherd, Eric (Winter) Gocke, Timothy Gocke, Kyle Shepherd, Trevor (Kristin) Strunk, Caitlin Strunk, Elizabeth Gocke and Lucy Shepherd; and three great-grandchildren, Hailey Shepherd, Evan Gocke and Tilly Strunk.

A veteran of World War II, long-time corporate officer at New Jersey Bell, expert builder, sports car enthusiast, inventor, tinkerer and dream-maker, George will be missed tremendously by his loving family, friends and neighbors.

Funeral arrangements will be private. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta, New Jersey, 07871.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, New Jersey. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.


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