June 10, 2011

Frederick Kotar, Sr.

Roxbury Township,     Mr. Frederick Kotar, Sr., 83, died on June 10, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in Franklin, NJ and lived in Harrison before moving to Succasunna 50 years ago. He served in the U S Army from 1951-1953 and then worked at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. as a mechanical engineer for more than 35 years, retiring in 1983. Following his retirement he worked as a consultant for the OLIN Corporation in Mt. Arlington. He was a member of St. Therese R C Church, former member of the American Legion, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Kotar is survived by his wife Rosalie (Zawalich) of 56 years, son Frederick Jr. (and his wife Anne) of Millington, daughter Audrey (and her husband Steven) Schwabe of Pelham Manor, NY. He also leaves his 4 grandchildren; Emma, Abigail, Sophie, and Alex, sister Vera Allen and brother Harry Talatinik, both of Franklin. He was predeceased by his brothers; Bill and Paul Talatinik, and sister Helen Griffin.

Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Friday from 2 – 5 pm.  The Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 4 pm at the Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. www.lls.org

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