~~George A. Booth
Retired New Jersey Bell Telephone Manager
George A. Booth, age 92, of Morris Township died on Thursday, March 16th at the Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham. A Funeral Service will be held at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham on Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. An interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover.
Born on June 7, 1924 in Newark, he was raised in Irvington by his mother and father, the late Alice and Ralph Booth. After marriage he briefly lived in Newark and Springfield and then in Chatham Township for 53 years, before moving to the Moore Estate in Morris Township in 2006.
Mr. Booth was a 1944 graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, where he was a member of the V-12 program. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He last served as a gunnery officer aboard the battleship USS Iowa.
He had been employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 37 years before retiring as an Engineering Manager in 1983. He was a member of the Chatham United Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mr. Booth was the beloved husband of Jean Braden Booth for 68 years, and father of David Booth and his wife Jane of Jamestown, Rhode Island, Mark Booth and his wife Julie of Vienna, Virginia, and Jane Thomas and her husband Stuart of Bernardsville, New Jersey. His late daughter Katherine Booth predeceased him, as did his brother, the late Ralph Booth. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Garnett (and his wife Supriya), Taylor, Oliver, Aaron, Katherine and Emma.
George’s family extends their thanks to the compassionate staff at Garden Terrace Nursing Home for the wonderful care he received in his last several years. In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute in his name to the Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 or the charity of their choice.
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