Raymond E. Steinbacher
Published in The New Jersey Herald on January 23, 2011
SUSSEX -- Raymond E.
Steinbacher, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Saint ClareÕs
Hospital in Sussex.
He was born in West New York, N.J., to the late Jacob and Helen Steinbacher.
He lived in the Packanack section of Wayne before moving to Sussex County
Mr. Steinbacher was an all-state baseball player during high school and
was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in the Minor League
as a centerfielder on the Newport News Builders team, where he was awarded
the 1940 most valuable player ring. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army
during World War II, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Steinbacher was active in many Packanack Lake activities and events,
including coaching basketball teams and Little League baseball in the
He was an avid woodworker, restoring and refinishing antiques and creating
He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Katherine "Jean"
Steinbacher, on May 31, 2010.
Mr. Steinbacher is survived by his son, Richard E. Steinbacher and his
wife, Jackie, of Florida; his daughters, Eleanor Ann Steinbacher and Barbara
Dalane and her husband, Stephen; his grandchildren, Richard E. Steinbacher
Jr. and his wife, Joy, Lauren Steinbacher Lockwood and her husband, James,
Kathleen Steinbacher Vehslage and her fiance, Robert Williams, Kari Anne
Dalane, Scott Stephen Dalane and Maureen Cooper Shork; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Pinkel Funeral
Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to
the family on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made
to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241,
or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be offered to
the family at www.PinkelFuneralHome.net.