Richard B. Ahle
Richard B. Ahle

March 4, 1932 - May 11, 2019
Born in Roselle Park, NJ
Resided in Garwood, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Richard B. Ahle, of Garwood, passed away on Saturday, May 11 at the age of 87, after a long illness.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 17 from 6 to 8 pm at Walter Johnson Funeral Home, Clark. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:45 am at St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Road, Clark. A procession to Fairview Cemetery, Westfield will follow.

Rich was a life-long public servant. After graduating from Roselle Park High School in 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as a corpsman and operating room technician during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in May of 1955. After that he joined the Union County Police Department and served for over 27 years until his retirement in 1985. He also served as an Officer in the PBA for his entire career.

Rich is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years Esther and his children Elaine and Kimberly. Rich had four grandchildren Jonathan (predeceased), Timothy, Taylor and Morgan and two great-grandchildren Jade and Jonathan. He is also survived by five step-children Phia, Stephen, Maria, Ralph and Anne and seven step-grandchildren James, Hannah, Tessa, Drew, Patrick, Kelli and Stephen.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Center for Hope, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Agnes RC Church
332 Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:45 AM
Fairview Cemetery
1100 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ US 07090
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:15 AM


Center for Hope Hospice
1900 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076


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