Edward A. “Ted” Whitehouse of Ringoes, NJ, Owl’s Head ME, and formerly of Nantucket, MA, died February 12, 2017. He was 75.
Ted was born on November 10, 1941 in West Orange, NJ to the late Joseph H. Whitehouse and Anita F. Whitehouse. He grew up on a farm in Warren Township, NJ and graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1960. As a young man, he drag-raced in events sponsored by Ford Motor Company and raced snowmobiles for Polaris. Ted started his own company, Somerset Mechanical Contractors, Inc., and completed large-scale projects throughout New Jersey for companies such as Lipton Tea, Tenneco and Hunterdon Medical Center. He settled in Ringoes, NJ in 1973. He married the love of his life, Sarah Richardson Whitehouse, in 1989 and was a devoted husband and father. He cherished spending time with his seven grandchildren, who called him “Poppy.”
An avid outdoorsman, Ted loved to hunt and fish and spent many summers in Maine and Nantucket on his boat, Sundance. For most of his adult life, he served as President and then as Captain of the Hunt for White Game Club in Shohola, PA and successfully guided and oversaw each hunting season. He was an outstanding marksman and was a mentor to many in safe hunting practices and technique. He was also a member of Rockland Yacht Club, Rockland, ME.
Ted had a wicked sense of humor, an infectious smile and enjoyed unique hobbies such as vintage outboard motor restoration. He was a great role model, a caring friend, and was loyal to a fault.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah R. Whitehouse; his six children, Rena A. Whitehouse (Edwin Baskin), Omaha, NE; Melissa J. Whitehouse (Atiba Gomez), Brooklyn, NY; Edward J. Whitehouse (Dorothy), Rumson NJ; Whitney B. Ross (Stephen Moseley), Princeton, NJ; Dennis B. Ross, Stamford, CT; Hillary H. Nastro (Joseph), Wallingford, CT; seven grandchildren, Ross Moseley, Parkman Moseley, Hunter Ross, Joseph Whitehouse, Edward Whitehouse, Charles Nastro, and Anna Nastro; and a sister, Anita W. Hoag (Richard) of Rancho Mirage, CA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington NJ and services will be scheduled at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunterdon Hospice’s Residential Hospice Fund, 2200 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, or to the Raritan Township Fire Company, 303 South Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822.