Nafash, Richard 'Dick'

Closter Location

Richard 'Dick' Nafash suddenly passed away on September 6, 2019. Born March 16, 1940. Devoted son of the late Dr. Shafeek and Emma Nafash. Loving husband of the late wife Patricia Nafash (1988). Loyal brother of the late Lynne Warnke.

Proud uncle and great uncle to Craig and David Warnke and their families. Many cousins and friends mourn his passing. He is survived by his current wife, Ellie.

Richard served in the United States Army. He also served his community well, volunteering in many capacities; especially the Republican Club, where he served as County Committee Chairman.

His dedication to the Republican party stretched from his town to the county into the state. He really enjoyed socializing with the members of the Boat Jumpers on Saturdays, sharing conversation and great lunches.

He graduated from the private schools of Dwight Englewood and Dwight Morrow in Englewood, NJ. He then went on to graduate from a university in Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in addition to a Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He had a long term employment with OLIN Industries where he served as Chemical Engineer, Troubleshooter and an expert in chemistry. His career afforded him the opportunity to travel around the world.

When Dick Nafash cared about you…you had a true friend.

Funeral service Saturday, 10am at the Moritz Funeral Home in Closter with burial to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. Visitation Friday, 2-4 and 7-9pm.