Elmer Hugo Terhune
Died: Nov 29, 2017

Elmer Hugo Terhune, 94, of Port Murray, NJ, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the House of Good Shepard in Hackettstown, NJ.  Born in Morristown, NJ, on March 28, 1923, Elmer was a resident of Port Murray for over sixty years.  He was the son of William and Marion (Caufield) Terhune and the loving husband to his wife, Helen Terhune, for 70 years prior to her death in 2015.  Elmer leaves behind a daughter, Beverly Novy and her husband George of Danbury, Connecticut, and a son, Ted Terhune and his wife Nancy of Port Murray.  Additionally, Elmer was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren:  Annie, Lauren, Preston, Katie, Kristy, and Laura as well as two great-grandchildren, Lennon Grace and Nora Franklin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William, and his sister Marion.


After graduating from Roxbury High School, Elmer attended Rutgers University.  He returned home to the family farm in Chester and then moved to Brookdale Farm in Port Murray.  Together, Elmer and Helen worked tirelessly on their successful dairy farm for 42 years.  Elmer was a member of Rockport Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee for many years.  An avid Mets fan, Elmer also enjoyed camping, traveling to Florida, and talking about farming and farm equipment.  Elmer will always be remembered as a kind, loyal friend.


Macintosh HD:Users:nancyterhune:Desktop:IMG_1147.jpgA graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 11:00 am, at Hackettstown Union Cemetery under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rockport Presbyterian Church, Port Murray, NJ.


Karen Arnold
December 4th, 2017 12:52 am
Dear Ted and family -- Ted and I are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers Karen and Ted Arnold
Terry Perrine Cyphers
December 1st, 2017 10:02 am
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father / grandfather. I have many good memories of Helen & "Terry" during my lifetime.
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