Richard Taft

Obituary of Richard D. Taft

Richard Donald Taft of Hopatcong passed away Saturday October 22, 2022 at home.

He was 61.

Born on March 29, 1961 to the late Richard Damon Taft and the late Marlene (Benson) Taft, he lived in Parsippany prior to moving to Hopatcong in 1994.

A Senior Delivery Specialist with Dell EMC in Warren, Richard enjoyed professional photography, was a Train Team Member with the Whippany Railway Museum, a longtime member of the Sparta Elks Lodge #2356 and a coach of the Special Olympics Northwest District

Richard is survived by his wife Kathie L. (Roberts) Taft; his sister and niece Barbara and Jessica Vance (her uncle was her father figure) of Blacksburg Virginia and his brother and nieces Robert W. Taft and Delanie and Sydni Taft. Also survived by his extended family Edward Borkowski, Bekki and Ted Schnetzer and Jacob and Drew Schnetzer.

Cremation was private.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Stanhope United Methodist Church in Netcong at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sparta Elks Lodge #2356, Handicaped Committee, 6 W. Shore Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871 or to the Whippany Train Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981.



A Memorial Tree was planted for Richard
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