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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Eric Henry Stochholm
August 17, 1927 - July 8, 2016

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Donation - Christ Church in Short Hills - 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078 - 973-379-2898 - Map

Eric Henry Stochholm – 88, died on July 8, 2016 in his home. He was born Aug 17, 1927 in Alhambra CA. He moved to Short Hills, New Jersey with his family at the age of seven. He is survived by his wife Laura Doyle Stochholm, his children Christian Stochholm and Sharon Stochholm Wetzel, and two grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Millburn High School in 1945 and graduated from Princeton University a member of the Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. He was a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Class of 1957, P.D. P Fraternity, and won the Kent Court Stone Honor Argument award.

Mr. Stochholm started work in the insurance industry as an underwriter, house counsel, and corporate secretary. He maintained a C.P.C.U. In 1965 he joined the Stickel and Frahn law firm in Chatham NJ where he became a partner in 1970. He opened his own private law practice in Chatham, NJ in 1980 and served the community until his retirement in 2006.

Mr. Stochholm was a member of the Republican County Committee in Millburn NJ, was co-founder of the Millburn Township Community Fund, and was a member of the Millburn Township Board of Adjustment. Mr. Stochholm was an dedicated and engaged member of the Kiwanis Club of the Chathams, serving as President and Secretary Emeritus. He was the founder of the Chatham Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. He was a member of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and served as Vice President and director of counsel. He was a member of the Episcopal Christ Church in Short Hills, NJ. Over the years he served the church as vestryman, sidesman, layreader, and Chair Trustee of the Nursery School.

Mr. Stochholm was a lover of nature and enjoyed spending many hours in his garden.
Services will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to Christ Church in Short Hills for the benefit of the memorial garden, 66 Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078 www.christchurchshorthills.org.

Messages can be sent to Eric’s family at www.wetzelandson.com

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