Richard J. Krauter, age 77, of Asbury NJ

Obituary of Richard Krauter

Richard J. Krauter, age 77, of Asbury NJ, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at home.  Richard was born on October 3, 1940, in Elizabeth, NJ. He is the son of the late Richard and the late Kay (Rutkowski) Krauter.

For almost 59 years, Rich was employed by Jay R. Smith MFG. CO., Member of Morris Group International.  Throughout his career at Jay R. Smith, Rich advanced from manufacturing, policy and shipping to Director of Sales.  He was the recipient of numerous service awards; yet was especially proud of his bowling trophy housed within the lobby of Jay R. Smith.

Rich is survived by his loving wife: Arlene (Cavuto) Krauter;daughters: Denise Singer of Easton, PA, and Kim Krauter of Bethlehem, PA; son: Rich Krauter and his wife Juliana Malinverni of Pennington, NJ; stepson: Shawn Phillips and his wife Melissa of Cream Ridge NJ; sister: Helen Opalka and her husband John of Somerset, NJ; four cherished grandchildren:Evelyn and Emily Krauter, and Chase and Logan Phillips;brothers in law: Neil Cavuto and wife his wife Mary, and Ron Cavuto; niece: Tara Cavuto; and nephews: Jeremy and Bradley Cavuto.

Family and friends may gather on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809. Additional viewing hours will be on Wednesday, January 17 at the funeral home from 10 to 11 am, followed by a service of remembrance from 11 to 11:30. Cremation will follow all services privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through IN MEMORY OF, for the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center at