Wheeler,  Lester 

Lester  Wheeler, 79 , died  10/20/10 in  Lopatcong Care Center, Lopatcong Township, NJ.  Lester lived in  Washington, NJ for 1 year coming from Hackettstown, NJ where he lived for 4 years, and previously lived in Great Meadows, NJ for 44 years and was born in Dayton, Ohio on 07/03/31.

Husband/Wife of: late Patricia Ann (O'Neill) Wheeler (2005)

Son/Daughter of: the late Lester and Marie Wheeler

Survived By: 3 Daughters-Linda and her husband Joseph Feenan, Pohatcong, NJ; Maureen and her husband Donald Kimble, Lebanon Township, NJ; Sheryl and her husband Michael Burd, Gate City, VA
7 Grandchildren-Leslie Pierson, Hackettstown, NJ, Michael and Patrick Pierson, Easton, PA, Ashley and Garrett Kimble, Lebanon Township, NJ; Jonathan and Kelsey Wheeler,who lived with their grandfather in Washington, NJ
1 Sister-Rose Clancy, Westfield, NJ

Occupation: Mr. Wheeler was employed by the United States Post Office (Phillipsburg),NJ from 1971-1991.

Veteran Info: He served faithfully and honorably as a Boatswain's Mate in the United States Navy for 20 years, August 1949 to October 1970. During that time he completed a variety of successful tours of duty which included the USS RICHARD E. KRAUS (DD-849), USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVS), USS INTREPID (cvs-11), USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59), and the USS AMERICA (CVA-66) plus several shore establishments. His devotion to duty, professionalism and leadership abilities had contributed greatly in maintaining the high traditions of the Navy.

Additional Information:  After his retirement he was a volunteer at the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ and he worked part time at Heath Village and Sunrise House, Hackettstown, NJ

Visitation: Monday, October 25, 2010, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Services: 11:30 AM following the visitation- at the Cochran Funeral Home

In Lieu of Flowers:

Interment: Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ