• The Hammonton Gazette

Raymond W. Wetzel Sr.



Raymond W. Wetzel Sr., 81, of Newtonville, N.J. died on Sunday December 6, 2020.


He was born in Philadelphia and he lived in Williamstown, N.J. for many years before moving to Newtonville in 2002. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962. Ray worked for the N.J. Transit for more than 54 years as a mechanic and bus driver at the Maple Shade, Camden, Washington Twp. and Egg Harbor branches.


He is predeceased by his wife, Joan E. (nee Smith) and daughters, Gail F. DiPasquale and Kimberly Wetzel.


Surviving are his son, Raymond W. Wetzel, Jr. (Angelita) of Egg Harbor Twp. N.J.; daughter, Susan Watson (Albert) of Franklinville, N.J.; his brother, George Wetzel (Lydia) of Florida; son-in-law, Pete DiPasquale of Sweetwater, N.J.; brother-in-law, Steven Smith of Blackwood, N.J.; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Jones (Wilbert) of Virginia and Colleen Smith of Garden Lake, N.J. He is the loving grandfather of Patrick Wetzel and Justin Wetzel, Melissa DiPasquale, Peter DiPasquale (Cassandra), Maryanne DiPasquale, Tristan Watson and Tara Fleming (Anthony) and great-grandfather of Tristan and Tara Watson and Lucas Anthony Fleming.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Burial will be held privately to the family.


Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.