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Henry 'Hank' Bellene, Korean Conflict U.S. Marine Veteran, Dies at 84

Bellene, who lived in Hopatcong Borough for more than five decades, was a truck driver who had the CB radio handle 'The Good Guy.'

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Henry E. “Hank” Bellene of Hopatcong died last Friday at Morristown Medical Center, according to a notice on the website of Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home. He was 84 years old. 

The Nutley native lived in Madison prior to moving to Hopatcong over 50 years ago.

Bellene served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in the Korean Conflict. He spent his career as a driver for Anchor Motor FreightA United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of VFW Post 493 of Nutley, the American Legion Post 105 of Belleville and the West Hudson Detachment 209 of the Marine Corps League of Kearny.

He was a driver with Anchor Motor Freight in Linden, using the CB radio handle “The Good Guy” until his retirement. His family said he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bellene is survived by his children Stephen and Susan Bellene of Paris TX, Brian and Margaret Bellene of Stanhope, Patricia Ann and Thomas Eagle of Port Murray, Kathleen and Michael Scanlon of Jefferson and Mary Agnes and William McDonald of Linesville, Pa.;  15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Hudson Detachment 209 of the Marine Corps League, 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, N.J. 07032.

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