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Ralph  Fancher
Ralph Fancher

January 3, 1954 - August 18, 2019
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Swartswood, NJ


Ralph Fancher, 65, of Swartswood died Sunday, August 18, 2019, at home.

Ralph was born in Jersey City and raise in Hamburg; he graduated from Sussex County Vocational & Technical High School. Ralph was the owner and operator of Newton Pool & Spa in Newton for many years. He enjoyed listening to country music, gardening and working on cars and trucks. Ralph had a love for cartoons and would turn it into a family event when his favorite ones came on. He will be remembered most as an incredible father and grandfather who was always active with his family.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Darlington and Hilda (nee Monaghan) Fancher. He is survived by his daughter, Sara Fancher of Sparta; his sons, Matthew Schwenzer of Dingmans Ferry, PA and Richard Fancher and wife, Carey, of Hopatcong; his brothers, Phillip Fancher of Clarksville, VA and Albert Fancher and wife, Sandy, of Milford, PA; his sister, Grace Mandle and husband, Jim, of Hernando, FL; as well as his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, with a 3:30 p.m. service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ 07205. Online condolences may be offered at

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Memorial Visitation
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Memorial Service
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
3:30 PM

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