Jan R. Thatcher, 56, of Fayetteville, NC, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving daughters, Lyndsey Sue and Holly Lynn Thatcher, and grandsons, Christopher and Russel on February 2, 2017.
He was born August 4, 1960 to his beloved late parents, Janet E. (Thomas) and Phillip (Buck) Thatcher of Belvidere, NJ.
Jan graduated Belvidere High School, Belvidere, NJ, in 1978. Jan was a heavy machine operator for the Operating Engineers Local 825, Springfield, NJ, until April 2016. Jan is a former resident of Harmony Township., NJ, and more recently Lower Mt. Bethel, Pa. Jan was an outdoorsman who enjoyed bird and deer hunting as well as fishing. He raced motocross, rode snowmobiles and 4 wheelers, and enjoyed his sea-doo on the Delaware River.
In addition to his parents, Jan was predeceased by two brothers, Curtis and Colin Thatcher.
Surviving, in addition to his daughters and grandsons, are his sisters, Myrna Shoemaker and her husband, Butch of White Township, Kerri Shields and her husband, Michael of Fruitland, FL; two brothers, Wayne and his wife, Bunny of Monterey, TN, and Dana of White Township; several nieces and nephews. Jan also leaves behind his best buddy, Pete, his Brittany Spaniel.
A Memorial Gathering will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday, February, 18, 2017, at MacFadden Funeral Home, 325 Hardwick St., Belvidere, NJ.
Online condolences may be sent to www.MacFaddenFuneralHome.com
The family would like to thank Jan's caregiver, Aisha Johnson, for the loving care she provided Jan in the home which allowed Lyndsey to return to work, and Holly to resume her studies in the BSN program in Pembroke, NC. Also dedicated friend, Richard Kraus, who relocated to North Carolina to assist Jan and provide many fun filled days of laughter and conversation.