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Retired Mansfield Township Police Sergeant Charles Almer Jr passes away

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Retired Mansfield Township Sergeant Charles Almer Jr. passed away Monday

The police department posted news of his death on Facebook, saying “It is with deep sadness that we announce the end of watch of our brother retired Sgt. Charles Almer Jr.”

Charles W. Almer, Jr., 85, of Oxford, NJ died Monday, January 11, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital – Warren Campus, Phillipsburg, NJ. Charles was born December 12, 1935 in Newton, NJ to the late Charles W. and Ruth (Sidner) Almer, Sr, according to his obituary .

Charles was previously employed by Independence Central School, Great Meadows, NJ as a Teacher, prior to that he worked for the U.S. Government at Picatinny Arsenal.  He had a great love for law enforcement and was a retired Sergeant with the Mansfield Police Department. Charles was a past member of the local school boards and the Mansfield Masonic Lodge #331, was one of the original members of the Mt. Bethel Fire Department and was a member of the Mt. Bethel Methodist Church. In addition, he was a Mansfield little league coach, an avid fisherman and boater, enjoyed history,  was a New York Giants and Yankees fan, succeeded in attaining his pilot’s license and loved spending time at Cape Hatteras and the Outer banks.  Above all, Charles was a loving devoted husband and a wonderful father and grandfather, the obituary said.

“He dedicated his life to the people of this town and we couldn’t be prouder to have called him one of our own. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family during this sad time,” police said.

He is survived by his wife: Nancy (Heil) Almer, his daughter, Cynthia DeTommaso, his two sons, Jeffrey Almer and Charles Almer, III, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

At the request of the family a private graveside service and burial will be held at Pequest Union Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Great Meadows, NJ.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mansfield PBA Local 369, P.O. Box 657, Hackettstown, NJ  07840 in memory of Charles.


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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