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Muehlbach, Richard K. April 26, 1955 - May 9, 2021

Richard K Muehlbach, age 66, of Mansfield Township, NJ died Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.  Richard was born April 26, 1955 in Hackettstown, N.J.. He is the son of the late William and the late Maria (Geisnerr) Muehlbach.

Richard was employed at Berger Machine Tool for 18 years and then he worked at Rain Soft in Hackettstown NJ for 8 years.

The Memorial Service will be held 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Pastor Debrah Devos officiating.

Calling hours will be Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent the veterans affairs or to an animal foundation.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at


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    Dan Miller says

    I will miss Rich. He always had something to say. He had an opinion on everything. He loved to laugh. He was never too “full of himself” that he couldn’t laugh at himself too. Unique, he was unique ! I am sure God smiled when He made Rich. I will miss him.

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    Lisa A. Laureys says

    My deepest sympathies to Rich’s sister, Lisa, and all his neighbors, friends and acquaintances that he crossed paths with during his 66 years here on earth. He was a man of many interests, a keeper of many facts and a proud veteran of the US Navy. He loved being at the ocean and fishing was a favorite past-time. I’ll fondly remember our time spent at the Warren Village pool, always amazed that one could keep so many facts in his head. His huge presence will be missed. It was a pleasure knowing you my friend. May you rest in peace.

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    Gina Knudsen says

    You will be missed and never forgotten. RIP RICH

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    Debbie &John Cortez says

    We will miss you Richie
    you’re like a brother to me we laughed ~we cried ~we fought ~we loved 🥰
    We had a lot of great times together ! We went on vacation we did a cruise ~we had a lot of fun with everybody ! You were always funny when i was busting your chops .
    you always looked up to me and listen when I talk to you as I did to you !
    You were always respectful to me and John and my kids!
    I know deep down inside you loved us as we did you!
    I’m Honoring everything that you had wished and requested!! We were so much alike as far as organized ,prompt on time , and I know in my heart that’s why you trust me to take care of everything Richie!!

    I knew in my heart when I came home from the operation and I didn’t see you , I knew right away something was wrong because that’s how well I know you~You’re at peace now Richie friends forever we love you!!
    You were always grateful that we involved you in our family because you have taken care of your whole family and you were by yourself~ I always cared~~

    4ever friends!!
    Love always

    Debbie,John, & Giovanni

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    Doug and Peg (Sheldon) Russaxk says

    So sorry to hear this news. We would run into Rich and always had a good talk. He will be missed.

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      Jen and Pete Loucanides says

      Rich you will be missed. Warren Village won’t be the same!! I know the Angels met you at the Gates of Heaven! Rest in Peace ,till we all meet again!

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    Dori Taylor says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of a one of a kind ! We grew up in the same neighborhood and have crossed paths many times since school. He was always happy and yes always had some thing to say !!Too young to leave us. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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    Stephen Laureys says

    My deepest sympathy to your family. You were a good friend and neighbor, a man’s man who was always willing to help a neighbor. I’m so proud of my wife, Lisa, and how she tried to ensure that you received the best care possible in your final weeks by following your wishes. You were one of a kind Rich and will never be replaced. I’ll hold our memories close and until we meet again may you rest in peace

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    Marybeth and Rick Sprayberry says

    Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to family and friends , Rest Peacefully Rich

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    Danny and Clair Valentino says

    A Litany of Remembrance

    Poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer

    “In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.

    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.

    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.

    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.

    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.

    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.

    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.

    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.

    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.

    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”

    Rest In Peace Rich ~ you will always be remembered ~ as you are unforgettable. Gone too soon…

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    Ron Nehrings says

    I had the pleasure of knowing Rich the last decade. He was one of my first friends when I moved into Warren Village. I will remember all the fun we had at the pool. Every year he would grab the scrub brush and clean the tile around the entire pool because he wanted it too look nice for everyone. That’s the Rich I knew and respected. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Randibeth Gallant & Tim Cleary says

    Rich, I hope you’re up there floating on a nice fluffy cloud resting and listening to great music. I will miss our talks about all of our favorite bands. Going to the pool was always more colorful when you were there. You were a Warren Village fixture and will definitely be missed. We will miss you for sure! Love and hugs to all your family and friends.

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    Joe Macowski says

    My deepest sympathy to Rich’s family and friends as I was sorry to hear of Rich’s passing last weekend. We had good times together several years ago when our friendship was strong while going down the shore together as those were the “good times” for me. Rich was a good family man as witnessed by his taking care of his Mom, who was in assisted-living care, having his sister Lisa over for Thanksgiving and concern for his brother. My prayers go out to those family and friends still alive and know that he is in a much beter place now.. So sad he is gone at such an early age. Rest in peace Rich..

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    Nancy Zingone says

    We only knew you for a very short time as we just moved into Warren Village this past summer. You were one of the first people we met and you had me laughing on that very first day. I will remember this past winter helping each other shovel out our cars, talking about food (even gave you some homemade Italian tortellini soup). loved our talks and am going to truly miss you. Looking out my kitchen window and seeing your beloved truck just sitting in your spot is heartbreaking, We knew something was not right when your truck hadn’t moved in a few days. I wish we had known you for longer as we believe we would have had many more laughs etc. Rest in peace Rich, you will be missed.
    Mark, Nancy & Dan

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    Nicole Arbogast says

    Richie, You will be missed. You were always there for our family, in rough times and in good times. I will always remember sitting with you and talking (and you playing like a child in the pool, ha ha). You had a big presence and and even bigger eccentric personality. We will miss that the most. My mom is holding true to her word and taking care of your estate as you requested. I will always remember how much you loved and respected my Mom. Love, Nicole Cortez Arbogast (Brian and Maria)

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    paul stahl says

    Mysincere condolences on the loss of your beloved RIch. I only knew him for a few short years, hanging out at SOund Effects Records, Main Street in Hackettstown. In the conversations we had about music, he went to a hell of a lot of concerts that were great ones!! Our other music friend, Rick, we lost on memorial day at Madness at M&M mars, he and RIch are talking music for sure!! Till we meet again, eternal rest RIch Paul Stahl

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