Obituary of William Detlefsen
William H. Detlefsen passed away Monday afternoon, January 15, 2024 at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville. He was 89.
Born and raised in the Red Hook section of New York City, NY, he had lived in Parsippany for the last 35 years.
Mr. Detlefsen served in the United States Army during peacetime.
A painter by trade, he had worked with various painting companies over the years before his retirement 15 years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean (nee Tolnai) Detlefsen; five children, Duke Detlefsen, Adrian Detlefsen, Amy Westfall, Charles Bertoline and Robert Bertoline; a sister, Loretta Plunkett; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Charles Detlefsen.
At the family's request, arrangements are private.
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