Daniel Sackett

Daniel Sackett

Daniel Sackett, 74, of Rockaway died Jan. 19, 2020. He resided in Rockaway for more than 47 years.

A mechanical engineer, Mr. Sackett was a member of the team that created GPS and the lunar moon rover.

He was a graduate of Cooper Union, where he was a member of Sigma Kappa Tau fraternity.

A Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts troop leader, he was the head coach for soccer and baseball for all of his children.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois; three sons, Craig (Laura) of Barnegat, Adam of Scotch Plains, and Jonathan (Lori) of Rockaway; his daughter, Rachel (Brandon) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his mother, Virginia; six brothers, Nelson, Glenn, Brian, Terry, Mark, and Jeffrey; two sisters, Sharon Conroy and Sandra Isabella; and six grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 22 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, Dover. Memorial contributions may be made to Adath Shalom, Parsippany, or The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

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