Thomas Runkel

Thomas W. Runkel

Thursday, September 16th, 1954 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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THOMAS W. RUNKEL, 64, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at home. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ, and resided in the Madison Park section of Old Bridge, NJ, prior to settling in Jackson Twp., 31 years ago.
Thomas was employed with Rex Lumber, Englishtown, NJ, for the past 30 years.
He loved fishing, camping, photography, woodworking, and being outdoors, visiting Promised Land State Park and Childs Park in PA, Cape May Point in NJ, and the Colorado Rockies.
Thomas was predeceased by his mother, Phyllis Runkel. He is survived by his wife, Bridget (McCall) Runkel of Jackson Twp.; his son, William Runkel of Honolulu, HI; his daughter, Cassie Runkel-Mechler and her husband, Joseph of Barnegat, NJ; his father, Edgar Runkel of Parlin, NJ; his brothers, Scott Runkel and his wife, Susan, David Runkel and his wife, Catherine, and Timothy Runkel and his wife, Rosa; his in-laws, Patrick and Linda McCall and the entire McCall family; and by his many beloved nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Gathering from 1:00 – 3:30 PM followed by his Memorial Service at 3:30 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ 08527. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please select a tab on the left.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    George S. Hassler Funeral Home
    980 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    PO Box 1326
    Jackson Township, NJ 08527
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Gathering
  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 3:30pm
    George S. Hassler Funeral Home
    980 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    PO Box 1326
    Jackson Township, NJ 08527
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Service

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Patrick & Linda McCall

Posted at 01:58pm
From the Catholic burial service: May angels lead you into Paradise On your arrival, may the Martyrs receive you and carry you to the Holy City, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels accept you, and with Lazarus, once a poor man, May you have eternal rest.

Anne Slaght and Monica Bisiots

Posted at 10:59am
Dearest Bridget, Runkel and McCAll family,I May you be comforted by the outpouring of the love surrounding you.

Chuck Ries

Posted at 12:20pm
I'm very sorry for your loss. Tom was a good, kindhearted man and will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him.

The Wight Family

Posted at 11:46am
Bill & Family, We are so sorry for your loss, and we are sorry we can't be there in person to express our condolences. Very Sincerely, Aaron, Niki, Mackenzie & Michael Wight
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CFM Management Services

Posted at 10:42am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
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