Manfred Fritz Reichardt

October 27, 1934 - June 23, 2018
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Manfred Fritz Reichardt, age 83 years, of the Croton section of Franklin Township, Hunterdon County, NJ, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home.

Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, October 27, 1934, he emigrated to the United States in 1960 where he worked as a baker for the Gaston Avenue Bakery, Somerville, NJ. He would later buy a farm in Croton and spend the rest of his life between there and Matlacha, FL.

Growing up in the fishing community of Bremerhaven, Manfred joined the Merchant Marines at an early age where he earned the title of, “Master Baker.” After working for several years in New Jersey, he opened the Bridgewater Pastry Shop, Inc., which he operated for several years. He then went on to open the Ranch II Diner in North Branch, NJ as well as the Snook Harbour Inn Restaurant in Matlacha, FL.

Manfred was well known for his baked goods, particularly his cheesecakes, as well as being a man of honesty and integrity.

He enjoyed skiing, and was a member of the Enzion Ski Club. Manfred’s love of snow was no match for his love of the water, and he owned two boats over the years, the “Hein Muck,” a cabin cruiser, and the “Suzie-Bea,” a 75′ sailboat.

Proud of his German heritage, he was a longtime and dedicated member of the German American Social Club of Cape Coral.

Manfred would want to be remembered for being a true free spirit and for always living each moment of his life to its fullest. Those who knew him will always remember him each time a sailboat passes by, or they eat a pastry, a good pastry, but not as good as Manfred’s. He leaves a legacy that will certainly endure, especially through his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Hildegard Graper; a brother, Horst; and a nephew, Brian.

Surviving are his two daughters, Sabina Bridgette Reichardt and Suzanne Karin Skowronek; his grandchildren, Willy, Nadine, Bridgette, Drew, Brittany, Stefanie, Vincent and Antoinette; his companion of over twenty years, Renate Hollingsworth; a niece, Heidi Pote; a nephew, Fred Reichardt; his former wife, Karin Sigle; and many dear friends

Life celebration services and cremation arrangements are private under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.

Please visit Manfred’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com where one can light a candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the German American Social Club of Cape Coral, 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

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Chapel of Ewing Crematory

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78 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

Cremation was private at Ewing Crematory under the direct supervision and care of the  Wright & Ford Life Celebration Care Team Family.


 

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Born: October 27, 1934
 
July 28, 1962
Manfred marries Karin in Dover, NJ
Manfred marries Karin in Dover,  NJ
 
January 5, 1960
Manfred comes to America
Manfred comes to America
 
December 24, 1969
Manfred & brother Horst
Manfred & brother Horst
 
November 6, 1978
Manfred skiing with the Enzian Ski Club
Manfred skiing with the Enzian Ski Club
 
July 15, 1987
The wet down of the Suzie Bea
The wet down of the Suzie Bea
 
August 20, 1993
Manfred bakes a cake for the German Club
Manfred bakes a cake for the German Club
 
July 4, 1971
Manfred and his daughters Suzie & Bina
Manfred and his daughters Suzie & Bina
 
June 29, 1962
Manfred in America
Manfred in America
 
December 5, 1990
Manfred and Renate
Manfred and Renate
 
September 6, 1940
Manfred as a young boy
Manfred as a young boy
 
May 9, 1978
The Farm
The Farm
 
December 24, 2002
Manfred and his grandchildren
Manfred and his grandchildren
 
June 2, 2000
Manfred in the water
Manfred in the water
Died: June 23, 2018

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