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 Hewitt, Richard J.
Born: 08/27/1944
Died: 01/29/2012
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Hewitt, Richard J.

Hewitt, Richard J., age 67 of Mine Hill passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center, NY.  Born in Morristown, NJ, he grew up in Far Hills and on a dairy farm in Chester, NJ.  Mr. Hewitt lived in Mine Hill for the past 39 yrs.  

Richard was the son of the late Edward R. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Hewitt.  Richard was a graduate of Bernard's High School Class of 1962 where he was a star member of the football team.  Following high school, he proudly enlisted in the US Air Force in March 1963 and served over seas until March 1967 with the Rank of Sgt. Richard was a retired truck driver for Dan Barclay Inc., Franklin NJ.

A life member and past chief (1981) of the Mine Hill Fire Dept., Richard was a dedicated and caring friend of many.  A loving and devoted husband, father and brother, Richard never missed his children's sporting events. 
Over the years, Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching professional sports and car racing.  A caring and compassionate man, who enjoyed spending time with his family, Richard will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Lynn (Duffy) Hewitt, his cherished daughter Michelle Hewitt, DVM of Netcong, as well as his loving sons Brian of Roxbury and Todd of Netcong and his children's loving companions.  Also surviving are his brothers Kenny of Chester and Donald of Califon, his sisters Leatrice Hewitt of Chester and Karen Hewitt of Somerville, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Richard also had many beloved family pets: Puck, Sydney, Dixie, Dakota, PJ (deceased) and his favorite kitty Midgee (deceased).

Visitation will be in the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rt. 46), Dover, NJ Thursday February 2, 2012, from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday February 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home.  Entombment will immediately follow in the Locust Hill Cemetery Mausoleum Dover, NJ.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
www.mskcc.org or Saint Clare's Cancer Center www.saintclares.org
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Lynn, Michelle, Brian and Todd-Sending you all deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Richard will be missed. I have lots of fond memories of him over the years. From being in the parades as a Fireman, seeing him (and all of you) at the Mine Hill carnival and of course, hearing him and my Dad (Harvey) talking about and watching the Nascar races. Good times! Keep all the great memories, stories and special times with you always!
Melanie Coddington
Sending my love and prayers to all of you (my NJ family).
Cindy Hall Taylor
My husband Jerry and I are very good friends with Mr. Hewitt's daughter Michelle. For the last three or four years we had the pleasure of seeing her father at Michelle's annual barbecue. We loved talking to him each year when we saw him. He was such a nice, caring man and we will miss him. I know how much Michelle loved her father and how proud he was of his children. May he rest peacefully in heaven.
Jerry & Jeannine Filippone
Michelle, Brain and Todd I am so sorry. My big brother (the big guy) He was a easy going guy. He only yelled at Karen (sister when she was little) one time for playing with the radio in the car, and also nick named her Milt and stink weed (don't know how he got these names). I remember be little and he would go out hunting and love to watch sports and ju ju candy and pickle eggs. He loved and was so proud of all his childred. He will be missed.
Leatrice Hewitt
I love you Uncle Richard. I am at peace knowing that I have nothing but happy memories of you. I will remember you always. You are so loved. Words cannot express how much we miss you already. I hope Popsie and Grandma are taking good care of you... XoXo
Danielle Hewitt
Such a nice man, with the most LOVING and ACCEPTING family. I always appreciated all of the help you gave to Brian and to Pro Image. Puck and Sydney loved you more than you can ever know. You will be missed by all. Rest In Peace.
Scott Mirenda
I am so sad to hear the news about Dick. Words canâ??t explain how terrible I feel about his passing. It took a little while but I believe I had gotten to know him well. Many might say he was a man of few words but when you got to know him he actually wasnâ??t. I was proud to be able to decipher what he meant when he gave you bits and pieces of something he was explaining. I pray God helps all of his family and friends get through this hard time.
Lucille Loguidice
Lynn and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing; he was always such an easy going and fun loving guy. I will always remember our good times together at the Fire House. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Fondly, Carol Boyle
Carol Boyle
He was a good guy and I was proud to have him as a nephew. Enjoyed working with him.
Harvey & Marge

Kim Burd
To The Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I understand that this is a very difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort from the Bible's promise of a resurrection found in Acts 24:15. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim Burd
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