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Raymond H. Op't Hof

May 16, 1929 - March 18, 2012
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Raymond Herbert Op't Hof, age 82, passed away March 18 with his family at his bedside. Mr. Op't Hof was a retired choral music teacher. Raymond Op't Hof was born May 16, 1929 in Wallington, New Jersey, the youngest of 10 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine Den Bleyker and William Op't Hof. Raymond graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and received his Masters of Music at Columbia University in New York. He was the Choral Music Director at Central Regional High School for 30 years. Raymond served in the United States Navy for 4 years and was honorably discharged....
Raymond Herbert Op't Hof, age 82, passed away March 18 with his family at his bedside. Mr. Op't Hof was a retired choral music teacher.

Raymond Op't Hof was born May 16, 1929 in Wallington, New Jersey, the youngest of 10 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine Den Bleyker and William Op't Hof.

Raymond graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and received his Masters of Music at Columbia University in New York. He was the Choral Music Director at Central Regional High School for 30 years.

Raymond served in the United States Navy for 4 years and was honorably discharged. He was the first director of the barbershop chorus in Toms River. He was the choir director at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beachwood for 47 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anita Oge Op't Hof; son David and his wife Cathy of Utah; son Timothy and wife Eileen of Colorado; son Mark and wife Cindy of Virginia, and son Christopher and wife Laura of Toms River. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River. Funeral Services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beachwood. Interment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

"Dear Mrs. Op't Hof and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Op't Hof's passing away. He was such an inspiration to me and to my life-time music journey. ..." Sheila Rolph-Hammar (Hudson, OH)

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