Richard J. Slockbower Jr. of Vernon, N.J., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Newton Medical Center. He was 75.
Born in Paterson, N.J., to the late Richard J. Slockbower, Sr. and Marion (Courter) Slockbower, Richard was one of 13 children. He grew up in Paterson and moved to Vernon in 1977.
He had been employed as an electrical hydraulic engineer for Multi Pak in Hackensack, N.J., and most recently at Chutes Enterprises in Newark, N.J.
Mr. Slockbower had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed telling stories and writing about them, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with all of his family and making lasting memories. His compassion, commitment to helping others and easy going nature will be missed by so many people.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter Amanda Nicole Thoenig on Dec. 21, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine (DeProspo); sons, Richard III of Matamoras, Pa., and Robert of Vernon; daughters, Regina Thoenig of Lord’s Valley, Pa., Raina MacLean of Vernon, and Elaine Henderson of Vernon; brothers, William of Spartanburg, S.C., and Thomas of Vernon; sisters, Marion Hancock of Wayne, N.J., and Janice Eckel of Ringwood, N.J.; grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Tricia, Jennifer, Katelyn, Devin, Rachelle, Damon, Kai, Kendelle, Nicole, and Jonathan; and great-granddaughter, Amelia Rose.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex, N.J. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to New Jersey government health restrictions, attendees will be limited and are required to wear face masks at all times and practice proper social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the family to help defray the funeral cost.