Harold Edward Mapes Jr. ’72

Harold E. Mapes Jr., DDS passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 2 at the age of 65. He was born in Charlotte, NC and had been a long time resident of Glen Rock, NJ before moving to North Haledon, NJ. He was a graduate of Glen Rock High School, Davidson College and Emory University Dental School.

Hal had a private practice in Glen Rock for 30 years and recently began working for Rutgers Correctional Healthcare. He coached and was active in the youth sports programs in Glen Rock for many years. He was a prior member of the NJ Dental Association and the Glen Rock Jaycees, and recently served on the Condominium Association in his community.

Hal is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Carol A. (nee Vandenburgh); his mother Nancy Mapes; and his children Jennifer M. Wallace and her husband Kevin, Andrew D. Mapes and his wife Crista, Stephen G. Mapes and his wife Annie and Thomas E. Mapes. Loving grandpa to Taylor, Courtney, Dylan, Owen, Connor and Braden.

He is also survived by his sisters Susan Fredericks, Nancy Small, Diane Glass, Mary Lange and their families, along with many other family members. Hal was predeceased by his father, Harold E. Mapes Sr., in 2000. Hal cherished the time he spent playing with his grandchildren and will be remembered the most for the love he had for his family.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 at The Community Church of Glen Rock, 354 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Vander Plaat Funeral Home (vpfh.com), Wyckoff.