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Benjamin A. Christener III
Benjamin A. Christener III

October 12, 1957 - June 28, 2019
Born in Paterson, New Jersey
Resided in Andover Township, New Jersey


Benjamin A. Christener III, 61, of Andover Township, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in Paterson, Benjamin was raised in Andover Township, where he had lived for most of his life. He was a 1976 graduate of Newton High School and received his associate degree from Sussex County Community College. Benjamin was an Engineering Project Manager for Becht Engineering in Liberty Corner before his retirement in 2013. A member of the Alcan Rod and Gun Club, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as an ice hockey player. He was also a former member of the Andover Township Fire Department.

The son of the late Benjamin A. Christener and Adeline F. (DeVito) Christener, Ben is survived by many great friends and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Interment will follow in Tranquility Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Monday, July 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
11:00 AM
Tranquility Cemetery
19 Maple Lane Road
Green Township, New Jersey 07821
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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