Arthur Ayres, Sr.

Visiting Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Dangler Funeral Home
600 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
United Methodist Church
2 State Route 183
Netcong, New Jersey, United States


11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Restland Memorial Park
22 Deforest Ave.
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Arthur Lawrence Ayres, Sr.

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Arthur L. Ayres, Sr. passed away in Morristown on March 23, 2022. Born in Morris Plains in 1925 to  Mae (Burnette) and Stanley Ayres, Sr. He attended school in Morristown and enlisted in the Army in 1944 and was later stationed in Germany. There he met the love of his life Kathe (Demmig). They married in Germany on March 24, 1948.

Art worked construction and joined Local 711 until his retirement. He also served as a fireman with Hillside Hose Co. #1 in Morris Township.

He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years in 1995 and his son, Kenneth in 2012. He is survived by his  son, Arthur, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, his daughter, Adrienne Blackenship, and his sister, Connie Finks. He loved being with family and treasured his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arthur is grandfather to Melissa Conklin and her husband, Kevin, Heather Tractenberg and her husband, Stephen, and Arthrur III and his wife, Emily. He is also great-grandfather to Carley and Henry Conklin, Lily Tractenberg, and Arthur IV and Jack Ayres.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 5-7 pm at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10:00am at Stanhope United Methodist Church, 2 State Route 183, Netcong. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park,  East Hanover, NJ.

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