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Charles L. Phelps

December 8, 1935 ~ March 5, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Charles Phelps Obituary

Charles L. Phelps, 87, of Spotswood, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Charlie lived in Newark and Middlesex County before settling in the Clearwater Community of Spotswood in 1981. He worked for more than 25 years as a plate stripper and plate maker for New Jersey Office Supply in Newark before retiring in the late 1980s. For a few years after his retirement, he continued to work part time for a few more years. He was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens. He enjoyed bowling at the former Mid-State Bowl, playing in the father and son league. For many years, he coached and managed little league with the East Brunswick Baseball League. Charlie looked forward to spending time in Wildwood Crest with his family. He was also very involved with the Clearwater Community as a member of the Homeowners Association, the Clearwater Village Players and, his Tuesday night card playing group.

Predeceased by his mother and step-father, Mamie and Roland Yakel and his step-daughter Carolyn Fahy, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathleen Phelps; his children, Charles M. Phelps and his wife Kimberly, Steven C. Phelps and his wife Tami and Monique Phelps and her husband Patrick McFarland; his step-children, George Arrants and his wife Mary and Kenneth Arrants; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and; his faithful canine companion, Phoebe.

The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, March 8th, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Spotswood Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Spotswood. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM during the visitation. Cremation will be private at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Charlie's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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March 8, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Spotswood Funeral Home
475 Main Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884

Prayer Service
March 8, 2023

7:00 PM
Spotswood Funeral Home
475 Main Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884

Private Cremation


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