Arthur (ART) C. Voorhees
JULY 19, 2021
Arthur Charles Voorhees, age 81, of Mullica Hill passed away on July 19, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Harold and Anna (Skene) Voorhees, he grew up in East Berlin, Connecticut. Arthur also lived in Southington and Stonington, CT and eventually moved to Mullica Hill, NJ where he resided for the last 17 years, to be closer to his daughters and their families.
After graduating from Berlin High School in 1958, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve where he served for a year, receiving a medical discharge. Arthur began his career working production in the factory at American Hardware in New Britain, CT. He then went on to work for Sargent Hardware in New Haven, CT and Assa Abloy from which he retired in 2004 and moved to New Jersey.
Arthur enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and spending time on his boat “Seaweed”. He was a member of Big Brothers of Connecticut, DHI and the Quinton Gun Club. Upon his retirement, he worked at Hill Creek Farms during the apple harvest.
Arthur truly loved his family and he took immense joy in going out with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gail Elizabeth (Thomas) Voorhees of Mullica Hill; his daughters Cheryl-Ann Sorbello and her husband Fred and Bethann Mitchell, both of Mullica Hill; grandchildren Daniel Sorbello and his wife Heather, Alexandra Sorbello, Ryan Mitchell and Nathaniel Sorbello; great grandchildren Alexander Sorbello, Theodore Gular, Evelyn Sorbello, Dante Gular and Anthony Gular; his brother William Voorhees and his wife Christine of Clinton, CT; his sister in law Sandra Voorhees of Southington, CT; and his nieces and nephews Cindy Voorhees, Craig Voorhees and his wife Judy, Lori Smilnak, Drew Van Voorhees, Lynn Thomas and David Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Donald Voorhees and his nephew Billy Voorhees.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus Church, 17 Earlington Avenue, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. There will be a visitation starting at 9 AM leading to the memorial mass at 10 AM.
A life that touches others goes on forever.