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Farewell to Don Wussler

Veterans Frank Russo (Marines), Don Wussler (Army), Malcolm Nettingham (Tuskegee Airman), and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover Credits: John Mooney

Dear Editor:

Joanne and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Don Wussler, and want to extend to his loving wife Judy, and his entire family our deepest sympathies on their loss.

Our friendship with Don goes back to our first days in the Town some 15 years ago. I’ve often said that what makes our Township a great place to live and raise a family comes from its citizens, and Don embodied the best of them.

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He was fun to be with, caring, thoughtful, unselfish, always willing to lend a hand, volunteering and providing leadership to many community events and activities, including serving as Chairman of the Scotch Plains – Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee. It was in this position that I first worked with him serving as the Township’s liaison to the parade committee, it was here that I learned of his lifetime commitment to honoring those who served and continue to serve our Nation in the armed forces.

While serving the community, he was all business, anyone who watched him singlehandedly lead the charge to erect the Korean War Memorial Clock in front of Townhall can attest to that, yet I cannot recall a time when we were together that he did not share the love he had for his family, or extend a kind blessing to mine and others.

I know I am speaking for all that knew him when I say that although gone he will never be forgotten. To his loving family, thank you for sharing him with us, may God bless and comfort you always.

God’s speed Don.
Mayor and Mrs. Kevin Glover  
The Township of Scotch Plains

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