Fireman's service held for Central Jersey firefighter, instructor


A number of Hunterdon County fire departments held a fireman’s service for Robert Motz, vice president of the Whitehouse Fire Company, on Wednesday evening at Kearns Funeral Home in the Whitehouse section of Readington Township.

In addition to Whitehouse, some of the departments in attendance were Readington Fire Company, East Whitehouse Fire Company, Lebanon Borough Fire Department, Clinton Fire Department, Oldwick Fire Company and Whitehouse Rescue Squad.

Motz, 54, died suddenly in his home on Sunday. He was a teacher at Whiton Elementary School in Branchburg and a board member for the Hunterdon Bears Hockey Club, where he also coached and focused on speed and agility training.

He coached numerous years for the Readington Recreation Baseball and Flag Football teams.

A 25-year member of the Whitehouse Fire Company, he was currently serving as vice president.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Whitehouse Station. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whitehouse Fire Company, PO Box 215, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 or U.S. Paralympics at www.usparalympics.org.



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