George R. Kugel (69) of Lake Hopatcong, Jefferson Township
George R. Kugel passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. He was 69. George was born in West Orange and lived there until the age of 12 when his family moved to Lake Parsippany. He graduated from Parsippany High School in 1964. George served in the US Army from 1966-1970, in both Germany and Vietnam; received an honorable discharge, and was a member of the Lake Hopatcong VFW for 10 years. A license plumber, he was the sole proprietor of George R. Kugel Heating and Plumbing.
George was predeceased by his parents, Mae Frances Kugel and Henry Francis Kugel. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 25 years, Patricia L. (Humphreys) Kugel, and by his brother Harry F. Kugel, of Forked River, NJ. His generous spirit and quick wit will be missed by his family and many friends. George was a unique character who enjoyed hosting parties and always made people laugh.
A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 5 pm. Friends may visit from 4 – 6 pm. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home in Succasunna. 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are welcome and can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association on line at www.dav.org.