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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > September-December > Little League International Mourns the Passing of Longtime District Administrator Charlie Fortenbacker

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Longtime District Administrator Charlie Fortenbacker

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Longtime District Administrator Charlie Fortenbacker

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Little League International mourns the passing of New Jersey District 17 Administrator Charlie Fortenbacker. He was 81.

Mr. Fortenbacker of Basking Ridge, N.J., served as New Jersey District 17 Administrator for several years. He began his volunteer service to the Little League program as a member of the Basking Ridge Little League in 1968, and served as its President from 1983-to-1997.

Credited as one of the founding fathers of the Basking Ridge Little League field complex, Mr. Fortenbacker, in 1991, was honored by the league as it re-named is main field after him and his wife, Carmen, for their commitment to the children of Bernards Township, N.J.

A 1948 graduate of Bernards High School, Mr. Fortenbacker joined the United States Marine Corps that same year and served in the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1952.

Mr. Fortenbacker joined the Bernards Township Police Department in 1955, and became a patrolman in 1956. Rising through the ranks, he retired in 1998 as Captain. His career in the Bernards Township Police Department spanned 42 years.

A charter member of the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association (1974), in 1998, Mr. Fortenbacker was awarded the Anthony Parenti Achievement award for his 25 years of dedicated service to the association.

Mr. Fortenbacker is survived by Carmen, his wife of 55 years; sons Charles and Craig; and five grandchildren.