J. Fletcher Creamer Sr., age 85, of Park Ridge, died Friday, March 30, 2012. Born in Teaneck, he lived in Saddle River and also enjoyed his home in Spring Lake, N.J.
Fletch joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater of World War II and during the Korean Conflict.
Fletch was Chairman of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son. Inc.; also had many business affiliations including: past director of Commerce & Industry Association of N.J. and was the chairman from 1984 to 1985; director of the New Jersey Alliance for Action. He also was: a member of the Fort Lee Fire Department where he served a term as chief; director of the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce; finance chairman of Bergen County under Gov. Tom Kean; a member of the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center; commissioner of Hackensack Meadowlands development; commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; honorary member of Bergen County Police Chief’s Association; founding member and director of the 200 Club of Bergen County; finance chairman and director of D.A.R.E. New Jersey; president and charter member of Hudson Tuna Club; charter member of Palisades Park/Fort Lee No. 2475 BPOE; life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars — Post 2342; member of the American Legion Post; member of the Fort Lee Athletic Club; and chairman of the Holiday Beagle Club.
Fletch also received many awards and honors including: man of the year from the Bergen County Boy Scouts of America; the De La Salle Award from Paramus Catholic Boys High School; CYO big guy of the year; first honoree of the 200 Club of Bergen County; man of the year from the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce; man of the year from the Boat Jumpers; man of the year from D.A.R.E.; inducted into the Hall of Fame of the foundation for Free Enterprise; and inducted into the Construction Hall of Fame of the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association.
Fletch is survived by his sons Fletch Jr. and his wife Edie of Wyckoff; Glenn and his wife Leigh of Saddle River; and Dale and his wife Nadine of Ramsey; 10 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren. Fletch was predeceased by his wife Kissie in 2011 and their son Jeffrey in 1989.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Fletch may be made to the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, Jeffrey M. Creamer Trauma Center, 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 07601 or Villa Marie Claire, 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, N.J. 07458.