“64-year-old homeowner identified as victim in fatal house fire”

By | July 14, 2023



A tragic incident occurred on Monday morning in Williams Township when a two-alarm house fire claimed the life of 64-year-old homeowner, Donald C. Fey Jr. The Northampton County Coroner, Zachary Lysek, released the victim’s identity and revealed that Fey died as a result of carbon monoxide toxicity and smoke inhalation. His death has been ruled as an accident.

Fey, a native of Phillipsburg, graduated from Delaware Valley Regional High School in Hunterdon County in 1977. His obituary also mentioned his beloved cat, Spooker, who unfortunately also perished in the fire. The obituary highlighted Fey’s work as a highway construction worker for Laborers International Union Local 472 in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to his profession, Fey had several hobbies including antiquing, flea market shopping, and collecting slot cars. He was an ardent NASCAR fan, enjoyed trout fishing, and loved riding his Harley motorcycles. Above all, Fey cherished spending time with his family and caring for stray cats.

Services for Fey have been arranged for Saturday, July 22, with Johnson-Walton Funeral Home in Hunterdon’s Holland Township taking care of the arrangements.

The fire, which required two alarms, was swiftly knocked down by the Williams Township Fire Co. Chief, Jeff Murray. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The loss of Donald C. Fey Jr. is a tragic event that has deeply affected his family and community. It serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and the devastating consequences that can arise from such incidents. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Fey’s family and friends during this difficult time..