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Ina Petro

Died July 28, 2014

 
 

Evelyn M. Rude

Died July 28, 2014

 
 

Coralie E. Thomas

Died July 26, 2014

 
 

Janet E. Struble

Died July 21, 2014

 
 

Francis Merrill Carlson

Died July 20, 2014

 
 

Ruth Minkewicz

Died July 16, 2014

 
 

Carolyn P. Dennis

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Ina Petro(nee Robbins)

Franklin, NJ:  Ina Petro(nee Robbins), 96 years old, died after a short illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, Andover, NJ on Monday, July 28, 2014.  Born to Charles and Minnie Robbins in Wantage Twp., NJ, she had lived in Hamburg, NJ and then Franklin, NJ for the last 40 years. 

Ina worked as an inspector for Morley Shirt Company in Franklin, NJ for many years before retiring in 1985.  She was a member of the Franklin First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed spending time with family, doing arts and crafts, cooking and gardening. 

Ina was predeceased by her husband, Michael Petro(1985) and a sister, Mary Bowen(2004) and is the devoted mother of Marian Stickle of Warwick, NY and Michael Petro of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Carole Burkard, Donna McIntyre and Hillary Petro.  Dear sister of William Robbins of Titusville, FL.  Cherished by 4 great grandchildren and a great great grandson. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Franklin First Presbyterian Church, 11-13 Main Street, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated.

       

Evelyn Marie Rude(nee Ellis)

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Evelyn Marie Rude(nee Ellis), 91 years old, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Monday, July 28, 2014.  Born to James and Gladys Ellis in Hamburg, NJ, she had resided in Hamburg most of her life before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ, 8 years ago. 

Evelyn worked for DuPont during WWII and then worked as a line worker for Ames Rubber in Hamburg, NJ for many years retiring in 1988.  She was a member of the Hamburg Presbyterian Church and was a doting grandmother and great grandmother.  She enjoyed doing crafts and always remembered her family and friends birthdays. 

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Alan W. Rude, Sr.(1984) and was the devoted mother of Allen W. Rude, Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Hamburg, NJ, Nancy G. Sciascia and her husband, Rocco of Oviedo, FL, William E. Rude and his wife, Deborah of Hamburg, NJ and Candace A. Leatham and her husband, Robert of Hamburg, NJ.  Dear sister of Marian Pulcini and her husband, Ernest of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Hamburg First Aid Squad, 16 Wallkill Avenue, Hamburg, NJ  07419 or Hardyston Twp. First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 129, Stockholm, NJ  07460 would be appreciated.

       

Coralie E. Thomas

Vernon Twp:  Coralie E. Thomas, 70 died Saturday July 26, 2014 at Newton Medical Center surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Mrs. Thomas, daughter of the late Richard and Coretha (Jennings) Hocking was born in Sussex July 9, 1944.  She had resided in Hamburg before moving to Vernon Twp. in 1971.

Mrs. Thomas worked in the Order Entry Department at Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg for 16 years, retiring in 1978.  She was an Avon Representative since 1989.

Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alan “Butch” Thomas in 2012 and a brother Thomas Hocking in 2010.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Mindy Wunder & her husband Rick of Wantage; cherished granddaughter, Kaitlyn Rae Wunder of Wantage; loving grandchildren, Nicole Hickey & her husband Eugene of Sussex and Ricky Wunder of Wantage; great grandchildren, Elizabeth & Olivia Hickey; sister, Betty Lynne Willis & her husband Jeff of Branchville; brother, Dick Hocking & his wife Elaine of Troutman, NC; brothers & sisters in law, Janice Hocking of Sussex, Audrey & Gene Kimble of Hamburg, Maryann & Alex Thomas of Vernon, Judi Stevens of Vernon, Lowell Thomas of Vernon and Harry McDole of Sussex as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Janet E. Struble

WANTAGE: Janet E. Struble 93, passed away peacefully on Monday July 21, 2014 at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Frankford, Twp. Born in Sussex she has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and was the daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Blanchard) Runyon.

Janet was a homemaker over her many years always being there to care for and raise her family. Janet always found a way to bring a smile and happiness to everyone she met. 

Over the years she also managed to find time to work outside of the home, for ten years she was a switchboard operator for the Continental Telephone Company. she also was a bus driver for eight years for Dunn’s bus service in Wantage. She was a graduate of Sussex High School and attended The NJ College for Women (Douglas College). In her spare time she was an avid reader, and always loved life and her family and many friends. She was a seventy year member of the Sussex Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary serving as president from 1962-1963. She also volunteered for many years with the Sussex First Aid Squad. She faithfully attended over the years the Wantage United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Sussex.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of fifty-seven years Harold Struble (2006), daughters Joanne Pecoriello (1982), Peggy Jareck (2004), and Nancy Compton (2004). She is survived by her children, a daughter Barbara Richards of Liberty, SC, and a son Michael A. Struble and his wife Suzanne of Wantage. Twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. And her son in-laws Daniel Pecoriello and Kevin Jareck.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Friday July 25th, at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 24th at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Sussex Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary services will be held on Thursday during the visitation period. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to: The Sussex Fire Department 25 Loomis Ave. Sussex, NJ 07461 or the Wantage United Methodist Building fund 199 Libertyville Rd. Sussex, NJ 07461.  To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Francis Merrill Carlson

Lake Wallkill, NJ :  Francis Merrill Carlson, 94 years old, died after a brief illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, Andover , NJ on Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Born to Francis and Veronica Carlson in Bronx, NY, he was a summer resident of Lake Wallkill since1959 and became a resident in 1973.

Mr. Carlson worked as a crane operator and oiler for the Operating Engineers Union Local # 15, New York City, NY for many years.  He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Sussex Elks Lodge #2288, the St. Raymond’s Knights of Columbus, Bronx, NY and a parishioner of St. Monica’s RC Church, Sussex, NJ. His great passion and joy was instructing and playing golf.

Frank was predeceased by his wife, Marion in 1994, his brother, Gregory in 1985 and his sister, Dorothy in 1939.   He was the devoted father of Donald and his wife, Anne of Newton, NJ and Richard and his wife, Ellen of Montague, NJ.  Known as Pop to his grandchildren  Donald Carlson and his wife, Jean Flaherty, Sean Carlson, Clint Carlson and his wife, Clara, Erin Carlson and Veronica Curran and her husband, Francis.  Pop was great grandfather of Ryeland Carlson, and Saoirse and Declan Curran.  He is survived by his dear sister Veronica Morley of Baltimore , MD.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Frank's life will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12 Noon at St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, Sandyston Twp., NJ.  Cremation services entrusted to Ferguson Funeral Home.  Memorial gifts may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, B2 , Sparta, NJ   07871.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Ruth Minkewicz

Franklin, NJ:  Ruth Minkewicz, 86 years old, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home early Wednesday morning.  She was born to Harry and Laura Minkewicz in Kingston, PA. She resided in her family home, built by her father, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ for the majority of her life.  After her retirement in the early 90's, she moved to Brick, NJ to be closer to her brother, Jerry.  She then settled in Franklin, NJ to be cared for by her sister Maryann in 2005.

Early on, Ruth worked for Bell Telephone Company and Ford Motors.  She retired from a 30+ year career as an Office Manager at John Crane Industries, a company that invented the first automotive mechanical seal.  Ruth was a valued employee at John Crane and made many contributions to the company throughout her career there.

Ruth was a loving and devoted Aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She was very generous and always took the time to send a card or note with loving words and a small gift to her family and friends.  She especially adored and doted on all of the children.  She loved to read and especially enjoyed knitting.  She was always knitting afghans, socks, scarves, hats, and mittens to gift to someone.  She often made baby blankets for any expectant mother she would hear about. She even sent one to former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter and recieved a thank you letter from him personally.  Ruth loved to talk (argue) politics around the dinner table.  She had a great sense of humor but also knew how and when to be tough.

Ruth is survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Minkewicz and her many nieces and nephews: Bob, Jim, and Steve Minkewicz; Joel Woltjen; Lisa Maxwell, Leslie Flaum; Andy Minkewicz; Louis and Suzanne Ratti.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2-6 PM.  Funeral service to commence at 6 PM.  Cremation will be private. 

       

Carolyn "Pat" Priscilla Dennis

FRANKLIN: Carolyn "Pat" Dennis, 73, passed away on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Newton she is the daughter of the late Willard and Carolyn (Perigo) Straway. Carolyn has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County living in Franklin since 1959.

For 33 years she was employed as a certified nurse’s aid with Barnhill Care Center in Newton, retiring in 2007. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and word puzzles. She loved and always cherished the time she would spend with her family and especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchild. She always enjoyed the holidays. She loved her cat “Mister Jingles” and her granddaughter’s dog “Sadie”

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband David D. Dennis (2005). She is survived by her children: Guy Arthur Dennis of Sebring FL, Jeffrey Allen Dennis and his wife Nancy of Wantage, and Kelly Lynn Dennis of Ogdensburg. Grandchildren: Brandy Allen Dennis of Wantage, Eliza Jane Beach and her husband Eric of Franklin, Michelle Lynn Guehne of Hardyston, Matthew Kyle Hernandez of Ogdensburg and David Benjamin  ThomasHall of Ogdensburg, and a great-grandchild, Sebastian Edward Beach.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday July 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to: The American Heart Association 1 Union St. suite #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Deborah J. Breitweiser

VERNON, NJ: Deborah J. Breitweiser, died at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ on Sunday July 13, 2014. Born in Elizabeth, NJ she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Mussenden. Deborah had been employed as a medical secretary for Eastern Vascular L.L.C.  in Denville, NJ. She enjoyed the times she would spend at the New Jersey shore and gardening. She is survived by her dear friends; George Toell of Vernon, NJ, Rhea Mastenbrook of Hardyston, Twps., NJ and Arlene Sabino of Allendale, NJ. Final disposition was held privately and entrusted to the care of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home of Vernon.

       

Christopher James Smith

Scenic Lakes, NJ:  Christopher James Smith, 30 years old, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT surrounded by his family.  Born to Steven and Kathleen Smith in Newton, NJ, he grew up in Scenic Lakes and lived in Danbury for the last 5 years. 

Christopher was a graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Class of 2002 and a graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Illinois in 2003.  He became an auto technician and then worked as an Audi Technician for Danbury Audi for the last 5 years.  He was an avid skier and fisherman. 

Christopher is predeceased by an uncle, Michael Kelly and was the devoted son of Steven and Kathleen Smith of Scenic Lakes.  Dear brother of Carolyn Smith-Simmons of Vernon Twp., NJ and Kevin Smith of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving uncle of Sophia Simmons.  Grandson of Agnes Kerr of Whiting, NJ.  Nephew of Mark and Virginia Kobovitch of PA, Donald and Diane McGowan of Bayville, NJ and John Steimle of Birmingham, AL.  Also survived by several cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 3-7 PM.  Funeral service to commence at 7 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts to Praxair Cancer Center, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT  06810 would be appreciated.

       

Johanna Diane Van Den Broek(nee Durr)

Franklin, NJJohanna Diane Van Den Broek(nee Durr), 68 years old, died after a short illness at her home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  Born to George and Helena Durr in Paterson, NJ, she had lived in Haledon, NJ before moving to Franklin, NJ in 1971. 

Mrs. Van Den Broek worked as a receptionist for Paterson Canning in Paterson, NJ and then for Dr. Jerome Kesselman in Newton, NJ before retiring.  She was a doting wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed decorating. 

Mrs. Van Den Broek is the beloved wife for 47 years of Fred J. Van Den Broek of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted mother of Michael Van Den Broek of Highland Lakes, NJ, Marc Van Den Broek of Stillwater, NJ and Brian Van Den Broek of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Cherished by 5 grandchildren.  Dear brother of George Durr of Wheeling, IL. 

Graveside services will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Funeral under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated. 
       

Ralph Schmoyer

Green Twp:  Ralph Schmoyer, 67 died Thursday July 3, 2014 at Hackettstown Medical Center.  Mr. Schmoyer, son of the late Ralph and Marian (Bianchini) Schmoyer was born in Allentown, PA December 31, 1946.  He resided in Morris County for most of his life moving to Green Twp. 5 years ago.

Mr. Schmoyer was a Chef and had worked throughout NJ, Alexandria, VA and Phoenix, AZ.  He later retired from A. Fiore & Sons of Dover where he was a Tri-Axle truck driver.  Mr. Schmoyer was a member of NHRA and had a 10 second Bracket Racing Car (drag racing).

Mr. Schmoyer is survived by his wife Lynne (Van Orden) Schmoyer; daughters, Karan Becker of Phillipsburg, NJ and Kymberley Schmoyer of Leander, TX; grandkids, Dakotah Schmoyer of Leander, TX, Bryanna Peters of Elizabeth City, NC, Leigha Apgar of Washington, NJ and Ryan Regad of Succasunna, NJ; sisters & brothers, Evelyn Williams of Flanders, NJ, Casilda Gonzalez of Dover, NJ, Gene Schmoyer of North Hampton, PA and Robert Schmoyer of Slatington, PA; mother in law, Barbara Van Orden of Green Twp., NJ and best friends, Vinny Fonzo and Carol Withers of New Haven, CT.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Allamuchy Green First Aid Squad 284 Alphano Rd. Allamuchy, NJ 07820 or Green Twp. Fire Department P.O. Box 68 Greendell, NJ 07839.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Anna V. DiPersia

Vernon Twp:  Anna V. DiPersia, 88 died Thursday July 3, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.  Mrs. DiPersia, daughter of the late Pietro and Annunziata Campione was born in Brooklyn, NY September 12, 1925.  She grew up and lived in Brooklyn before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon in 1978.

Mrs. DiPersia was the Secretary to the Commander of Communications for the US Government in Bayonne, retiring in 1983.  She was a parishioner and member of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes.

Mrs. DiPersia is survived by her sons, James DiPersia & his wife Barbara of Closter and Victor DiPersia & his wife Gloria of Vernon; sisters, Mary Icolari of Patchogue, L.I., NY and Jean Biaso of Otisville, NY as well as 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday July 7, 2014, 12:00 Noon at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Court) Vernon.  Interment will follow at Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday prior to the funeral from 10AM-12noon.

       

Veronica Jean Babcock(nee Ross)

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Veronica Jean Babcock(nee Ross), 72 years old, died after a short illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center on Friday, June 27, 2014.  Born to Wesley and Theresa Ross in Wantage Twp., NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Wantage Twp., NJ. 

Mrs. Babcock received her BA in Home Economics from Montclair State College and worked as a substitute teacher and then as a bus driver for the Sussex-Wantage Board of Education for 25 years before retiring in 2006.  She was a life member and first female member of the Colesville Fire Department.  She enjoyed reading, was an avid genealogist and a doting grandmother. 

Mrs. Babcock was the beloved wife for 56 years of Orin Babcock, Sr. of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Debra Mankovich of Orlando, FL, Orin Babcock, Jr. of Wantage Twp., NJ and Kathleen DeMott of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Private burial services were directed by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex,NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Wantage United Methodist Church Building Fund, 199 Libertyville Road, Sussex,NJ  07461 would be appreciated.

       

John Saski, Jr.

Vernon Twp., NJ:  John Saski, Jr., 73 years old, died after a brief illness at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  Born to John and Ann Saski in Franklin, NJ, he had lived in Franklin, Ogdensburg and then Vernon Twp for the last 42 years. 

Mr. Saski served with the United States Army from 1960-1963 and was stationed in France for the majority of that time.  He later worked as a Welder/Pipefitter for DuPont in Pompton Lakes and Givaudan in East Rutherford, NJ before retiring in 1998.  He was a member of the Wallkill Valley VFW Post # 8441 in Vernon Twp., NJ and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and birdwatching.  He took great joy in visiting New York City and spending time with his friends there. 

Mr. Saski was predeceased by his father, John Saski, Sr. and is the beloved husband for 45 years of Dorothy Saski(nee Stalevicz) of Vernon Twp., NJ, devoted father of Lisa Marie Saski of New York City, NY, dear brother of Patrick and Michael Saski of Franklin, NJ, Stephen Saski of Wantage Twp., NJ and David Saski of Fort Knox, KY and loving son of Ann Saski of Franklin, NJ.  He was cherished by his nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends for Memorial Visitation at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 2-4 PM.  Cremation was private.  Memorial gifts to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ  07078 of the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, NNJVMC, P.O. Box 463, Vernon, NJ  07462 would be appreciated.

 

       

Francis J. "Frank" Laner

FranklinFrancis J. “Frank” Laner, 85 died Tuesday July 1, 2014 at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.  Mr. Laner, son of the late John and Frances (Lynch) Laner was born in Franklin February 22, 1929.  He was a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Mr. Laner was a welder/fabricator for Lock Joint in Wharton.  He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He was predeceased by a nephew, Bruce Laner and is survived by his brother, John Laner & his wife Jane of Staunton, VA; nephews and niece, J. Mike Laner & his wife Lynn of Wantage, Patricia & her late husband Walter of Oak Island, NC and Martin Laner & his wife Barbara of Sparta; great nieces and great nephews, John Martin, Michelle, Martin, Daniel, Courtney and Travis.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday July 7, 2014, 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday prior to the funeral from 9-11AM.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Donald J. Kerwin

HamburgDonald J. Kerwin, 81 died Monday June 30, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Kerwin, son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Kerwin was born in Brooklyn, NY September 17, 1932.  He had resided in Bloomingdale before moving to Hamburg in 1998.

Mr. Kerwin had worked for Ramapo Bank and later retired as a bank auditor from Resolution Trust Company in 1994.  He was a parishioner of St. Jude The Apostle RC Church in Hamburg.

Mr. Kerwin proudly served his country with the US Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Kerwin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Narissi) Kerwin; daughters, Valerie Kerwin of Hamburg, Victoria Macaluso of Totowa and Christine Van Orman of Washington Twp.; grandchildren, Brenna, Max, Bailey and Isabella as well as his sister Kay McComiskey of Staten Island, NY.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 from 2-4PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  A Memorial Mass will be held Monday July 7, 2014 at 10:00AM at St. Jude The Apostle RC Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg with enichment of cremains to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum, Franklin.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America 7 Mill Brook Rd. Wilton, NH 03086.  www.supportveterans.org.  For online condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Richard J. DiCorcia

SUSSEX: Richard J. “Leroy” DiCorcia, 61, passed away on June 26, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Jersey City, NJ he is the son of Jean (Albers) DiCorcia and the late Frank DiCorcia.

Richard was employed for many years (1973-1997) as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service working out of the Manhattan, New York City branch. He was very proud of the fact that during his employment he learned foreign country codes and was able to understand foreign languages to help him better perform the duties of his job. During the early 1970’s he was a volunteer fireman for the New Jersey Civil Defense and Disaster Control for the city of Newark, NJ.  

In addition to his mother he is survived by his children; daughters, Kristen DiCorcia and her fiancé Michael Martin of Hamburg, Ann Marie Henderson and her husband Jason of Port Jervis, NY, son, Jason P. DiCorcia and his wife Jessica of Port Jervis, NY. Sisters, Donna Davis and her husband Richard. of South Carolina, and Karen Lamparello of Feura Bush, NY, grandchildren, Jessica L. DiCorica and Snelynia Henderson along with great-grandchildren Antonio Francis DiCorcia, Kyera Marie Price, and Paris Nikole Price.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 2:00 pm on Saturday July 5, 2014 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will held at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. To offer online condolences go to www.fersonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Catherine H. Pintak

VERNON, NJ: Catherine H. Pintak, 83, passed away on June 28, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Midland Park, NJ she was the daughter of the late William Raymond and Hattie (Start) Kleiwerda. Catherine has been a resident of Vernon since 1998 and prior to that had resided in Closter, in Bergen County, NJ. She always enjoyed the time she would spend knitting and sewing.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son Keith Robert Berry and a nephew David Martin Kleiwerda. She is survived by her loving husband August Pintak of Vernon, a daughter Linda Keller and her husband Robert of Vernon, a brother Jacob M. Kleiwerda of Brooksville, FL and five grandchildren and one great-grandson, along with two nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday July 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

       

Benjamin E. Harty, Jr.

Franklin, NJBenjamin Edward Harty, Jr., 81 years old, died after a short illness at his daughter’s residence on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Born to Benjamin E. Harty, Sr. and Marguerite Harty in Stonetown, NJ, he had lived in Wanaque, NJ, Wayne, NJ and Lake Ariel, PA before moving to Franklin, NJ 3 years ago. 

Mr. Harty served in the United States Army during the Korean War with the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and then worked as a Boiler Operator for Arrow Metals in Haskell, NJ and then was a Groundskeeper for Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, NJ.  He also volunteered as a farmhand for many years for local farmers.  He was a member of the VFW Post # 6765 in Wanaque, NJ, VFW Post # 6520 in Cortez, PA and American Legion Post # 132, Franklin, NJ. 

Mr. Harty was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Dolores M. Harty(2013), a son, Benjamin E. Harty, Jr.(1993), and several brothers and sisters and was the devoted father of Darlene Wixon of Walker Valley, NY, Theodora Harty of Virginia and Dawn Rueckel of Hamburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Sherry Ann Byrne, Samuel Wixon, Jr., Justine, Constance, John Rueckel, III and Jacob.  Cherished great grandfather of Samuel Wixon, III, Lillian and Elliana.  Dear brother of Gertrude, Mae, Joyce and Gary.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1-3 PM.  Funeral service will commence at 3 PM at the funeral home.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Kenneth J. McDonald

Dingman's Ferry, PA: Kenneth J. McDonald, 74 died Sunday June 15, 2014. Mr. McDonald, son of the late Raymond and Sophie (Adamowicz) McDonald was born in Queens, NY August 14, 1939. Mr. McDonald had resided in the Sussex Hills section of Vernon before moving to Dingman's Ferry, PA 21 years ago.

Mr. McDonald worked at Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg and later retired from the County of Sussex Maintenance Department. He was an Exempt Member of Pochuck Valley Fire Dept. and was honored as Fireman of the Year in 1981. He was an avid fisherman and animal lover.

Mr. McDonald was predeceased by a brother Raymond McDonald and is survived by his wife Maureen (O'Connor) McDonald; daughters, Maureen Munn of Lakeville,PA and Linda Boniface of Glenwood; grandchildren, Bradley, Kelly, Jessica and Melissa and is expecting 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday June 20, 2014 at 10:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8PM Fire Dept. services will be at 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pochuck Valley Fire Dept. 13 Lake Wallkill Rd. Sussex, NJ 07461.

       

Sandra J. Babitz

Vernon Twp:  Sandra J. Babitz 71 died Saturday June 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.  Mrs. Babitz, daughter of the late John R. and Elizabeth P. (Evans) Morcom was born in Blakely, PA March 16, 1943.  She has resided in the Scenic Lakes section of Vernon for the past 41 years.

Mrs. Babitz worked at the former Bouquets by Bobbie Florist in Sussex.  She was a member of Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Hardyston

Mrs. Babitz was predeceased by her husband Robert A. Babitz Sr. in 2001 and is survived by her 3 sons, Brian Westerholt of Kannapolis, NC, Jeffrey Westerholt of Concord, NC and Robert A. Babitz Jr. of Jefferson Twp.; brothers and sister, Robert Morcom of Hamlin, PA, John Morcom of Hamlin, PA, William Morcom of Milford, PA and Mary Morcom of Red Creek, NY as well as her 8 grandchildren which she adored.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 18, 2014, 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Janet Korger

UNIONVILLE, NY: Janet Korger, 100, passed away on Sunday June 15, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. Born in Paterson, NJ she was the daughter of the late John and Eve (Dixson) Hodge.  Janet has been a resident of Unionville for the past forty-two years and prior to that had resided in Paterson, NJ. Over her many years she was a homemaker who was always loving and caring for her family.  In her spare time she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years Joseph J. Korger (1995) , along with her siblings Logan, Eva, Helen, John, and Ruth. She is survived by her children Donald J. Korger and his wife Rosemarie of Westtown, NY, David W. Korger and his wife Mary Ellen of Denville, NJ and Richard J. Korger and his wife Patricia of Stockholm, NJ. Seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday 10:00 am at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main Street Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery Totowa, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of the donors choice would be perfered. To offer on line condolences go to www.fergusonfamilyfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Jennie C. Ramage

Jennie C. Ramage went to be with her lord surrounded by her family on June 13, 2014 in Burlington, PA. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was born on January 27, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NJ, daughter of Wade H. and Susie Jacobus Phillips. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Wade H. Phillips, Jr. and granddaughter, Felicia Sanabria.

She is survived by her husband Richard of 66 years, daughter Joyce Faasse (Robert), daughter Patricia Sanabria with whom she lived, daughter Louise Blodis and son Richard J. Ramage, Jr. (Carren), 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, her sisters, Myrtie Crane of East Smithfield, PA, and Betty Crane of Ogdensburg, NJ. along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Jennie was formerly employed by Accurate Forming in Ogdensburg, NJ, Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ and Wal Mart in Franklin, NJ. Jennie is an exempt member of the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad where she was the treasurer for a number of years. She has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for (51) years working her way up the chairs to become President of the Unit several times. She is now a member of Unit 213 in Sussex, NJ. In 1993-1994 Jennie was elected to the high office of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey as President, to serve one year, then one year as National Executive Committeewoman. One of the many rewarding experiences was placing a wreath of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown in Washington, DC. She received an award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in Valley Forge, PA, for her service with the American Legion Auxiliary. A very special “Thank You” to all the staff on the 5th floor of Hematology/Oncology at Robert Packer Hospital and all others that showed such loving care that touched Jennie’s life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 8:00 pm on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. American Legion Auxiliary Services will be held at 7:30 pm. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 6pm until the time of services. Burial will be at the convenience of the Family. Jennie will be buried next to her granddaughter Felicia at the Mountain Lake Cemetery in Burlington, PA. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to; Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862 (www.wish.org). To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

David F. Wood

SUSSEX: David F. Wood, “Woodsy”, passed away on Friday June 13, 2014 at the Forest Manor Health Care Center. Born in Sussex, he has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County. He is the son of the late Vernon and Berchie (Williams) Wood.

For many years he was a farmer and had worked with Sytsema Family Farm in Wantage. Davey was never happier than when sitting on the seat of a tractor, and took pride in a hard day’s work.  He was a man of few words and never one to show much emotion, but had the kindness of any good man.  He was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need.  Dave Wood will be dearly missed by those who truly knew him.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Wood of Hardyston, and his cousin, Arnold “Spook” Williams of Matamoras, PA along with his dear and close friend Troy Orr and his wife Nancy of Branchville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to; Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg.B, Suite2, Sparta, NJ 07871. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Yvonne Jane Smith(nee Westenski)

Frankford Twp., NJ:  Yvonne Jane Smith(nee Westenski), 76 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.  Born to Alex and Nellie Helen Westenski in Sussex, NJ, she had lived in Wantage Twp., NJ for 28 years before moving to Frankford Twp., NJ in 1986. 

Mrs. Smith was a self employed housekeeper for many years and enjoyed reading and crocheting. 

Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur G. Smith(2004) and her son, Wilbur G. Smith, II(2011) and was the devoted mother of Annette Bross of Frankford Twp., NJ.  Mother in law of Debbie Smith of Norfolk, VA.  Loving grandmother of Kevin Smith and his wife, Roberta and Dana Smith all of Norfolk, VA.  Great grandmother of Connor and Liam.  Dear sister of Kathleen Glynn of Franklin, NJ and LuAnn Riker of Gainesville, FL.  Cousin of Eileen DeGroat of Sussex, NJ.  Best friend of Archie.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends for a Celebration of Life at Private Charles Auberger Memorial American Legion Post # 213, Route 23, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 12 to 3 PM.  Cremation services were by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Private Charles Auberger Memorial Post # 213, P.O. Box 447, Sussex, NJ  07461 would be appreciated.

       

Hazel A. Johnson(nee Hunt)

Frankford Twp., NJ:  Hazel A. Johnson(nee Hunt) 97 years old, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at The Homestead in Frankford Twp., NJ.  Born to Elmer and Alice Hunt in Hamburg, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, NJ. 

Mrs. Johnson worked as an assembler for Plastoid Corp and also worked at the family’s garden center, Haggerty’s, on Route 23 in Wantage Twp., NJ.  She was a member of the Hamburg and Hardyston Senior Citizens and loved to garden and tend to her flowers at home. 

Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Johnson(1979), a brother, Lester Hunt and a sister, Nellie Hanson and was the devoted mother of Linda Haggerty and her husband, Wendall of Wantage Twp., NJ and Robert Johnson and his wife, Charlene of Hamburg, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Tina Jacobs, Scott Haggerty, Beth Crane, Alan Haggerty and Erin Kelmeris.  Cherished by 10 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 6 – 8 PM.  Funeral service will be Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Josephine "JoJo" Grieco

HIGHLAND LAKES, NJ: Josephine “JoJo” Grieco, 93, passed away at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY on Monday June 9, 2014. Born in the Bronx, NY she was the daughter of the late Michael and Angelina (Graziano) Grieco. Josephine has been a resident of Highland Lakes for the past six years and prior to that had resided in the Bronx section of New York City for eighty-eight years.

Over her many years she had been employed as a bookkeeper with the Nickerson and Waterman Company in Manhattan, NY retiring in 1986. She was a former member of the Daughters of Italy in the Bronx. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes and a member of the Church’s Alter Rosary Society. Josephine was an avid Yankees baseball fan, she also enjoyed the times she would spend with family and friends dancing and singing. She will be remembered by all that knew her as a kind and loving person and how she loved living and being in New York and the Bronx. She was and always will be a “City Girl”.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Triano of Highland Lakes, NJ., her nieces and nephews with whom she was always a second mother to; Michael Triano and his wife Linda of Eldersburg, MD, Angela Triano of New York, NY, and Robert Triano and his wife Sherry of Highland Lakes, NJ, along with her grand-nieces Annemarie and Jennifer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 184 Breakneck Road Highland Lakes, NJ. Interment Glenwood Cemetery Vernon, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences go to; www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Robert C. Latella

HIGHLAND LAKES: NJ: Robert C. Latella, 66, passed away at Newton Medical Center on Sunday June 8, 2014. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Frank C. and Hannah (Decker) Latella. He has been a resident of Sussex County for the past thirty-six years and prior to that had resided in Lodi, NJ.

Mr. Latella was a veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. For many years he was a salesman-driver of Hostess Brand baked goods retiring in 2002. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes where he served as a Eucharistic Minster. He was a former Little League Baseball coach in Vernon.

He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (nee Irvolino) Latella of Highland Lakes, his children; Janine Latella and Sean Brady of Highland Lakes, Christopher Latella and his wife Carmen of Browns Mills, NJ, and Elyse Latella of Pittsburgh, PA., grandchildren; Sage, Brooke, and Adelynn Latella and his niece and nephew Kelly and Craig Irvolino.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral starting 8:00 am on Saturday at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court). Mass of Christian Burial 9:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 184 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes, NJ. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Mausoleum in Totowa, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to; Disabled American Veterans Endowment Fund P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 (www,dav.org).  To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Edward G. O'Hara

Bronx, NY:  Edward G. O’Hara, 72 died Monday June 9, 2014 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ.  Mr. O’Hara, son of the late Augustus and Florence (Goodchild) O’Hara was born in New York, NY October 19, 1941.  He has been lifelong resident of Manhattan and The Bronx, NY.

Mr. O’Hara was a member of Teamsters Union Local #814 of New York City.  He is a US Army Veteran having served in the early 1960’s and a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James O’Hara and a sister, Patricia De Feo.  Mr. O’Hara is survived by his son, Edward J. O’Hara of Congers, NY; brothers and sisters, Dorothy Coffey of Port Lucie, FL, Florence I. O’Hara of Owen Mills, MD, Robert O’Hara of Franklin, Elizabeth Alvarado of Summitville, NY and William O’Hara & his wife Theresa of Milford, PA as well as 4 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Grace H. (Gross) Paulson

Hamburg: Grace Helen (Gross) Paulson, 82 of Hamburg passed away Monday June 9, 2014, just one week shy of her 83rd birthday.  Grace was born in Paterson June 16, 1931 to the late Charles and May (McNish) Gross.  She resided in Hamburg for the past 9 years.  Prior to that she had lived in Haskell and Paterson.

Grace was employed over the years at Marcal, Arrow Sheet Metal and retired from Datascope Inc. in Oakland.  She was a faithful Yankees fan.  Grace loved to travel to the Jersey shore and Lancaster, PA.  Although, she often said her best vacation ever was the cruise to the Caribbean.

In addition to her parents, grace was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Paul Paulson Jr.; a son, Donald Mattade; sisters, Helen Purdy and Helen Gross and brothers, Roy, Charles and Edward Gross.  She was the devoted mother of Dawn Inglis of Franklin and Glenn Paulson & his wife Angela of Little Falls; Sister, Margaret Messina of Paterson; grandchildren, Cheryl Mattade & her fiancé Eric Cardonell of Ringwood and Sean & Hope Inglis of Franklin; Great Grandson, Logan Cardonell of Ringwood as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at Pompton Reformed Church Cemetery, Pompton Lakes.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers you may donate to the charity of your choice in Grace’s name.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Theodore "Ted" M. Stephens, Jr.

Huguenot, NY:  Theodore “Ted” M. Stephens, Jr., 84 years, of Huguenot, NY, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at his home following a long and brave battle with cancer.  Ted was born to the late Theodore M. and Pluma Stephens in Hamburg, NJ.  He resided in Sussex County, NJ for the better part of his life, moving to the Port Jervis, NY area 25 years ago. 

Ted graduated from Hamburg High School and completed his undergraduate studies in education at Dickinson College, PA and William Paterson University in NJ.  He completed his graduate studies in Education at Montclair State Teachers College, Seton Hall University and Lehigh University.  Ted was employed in public education for 25 years holding positions both as a teacher and school superintendent in various school districts in New Jersey.  Upon his retirement from public education he was a part time graduate studies administrator for the New School of Social Research, Middletown, NY satellite campus.  Ted was a lover of both antiques and woodworking.  He was a master craftsman and later in life enjoyed the full time endeavors of furniture restoration and the buying and selling of antiques.  Ted was an ardent sports fan and remained true to the New York Giants and New York Knicks. 

In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by 9 sisters, Beatrice Hessler, Caroline Corey, Gladys Trethaway, Helen Kisac, Lois Joustra, Marion Kimble, Mattie Runnals, Theodora Search and Virginia Stephens.  Devoted father of Katherine Gomez and her life partner, Jeffrey Huff, Theodore R. Stephens and his wife, AnnMarie and Jonathan Stephens all of Wantage Twp., NJ, Seth Stephens and his wife, Jean of Hamburg, NJ and Tom Stephens and his wife, Laurene of Honesdale, PA.  Dear brother of Barbara Bott of Mine Hill, NJ.  Cherished by 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9 to 11 AM.  Funeral service will commence at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY  12550 would be appreciated.

       

Bridget Mary Largey

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Bridget Mary Largey, 27 years old, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family.

       

Cori Dekmar

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Cori Dekmar, 33 years old, was taken from us to be with her heavenly father. She died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  Born Warwick, NY, she lived in Wantage Twp., NJ, Hamburg, NJ and Hardyston Twp. for the last 2 years.

Cori was a graduate of High Point Regional High School in Wantage Twp., NJ and then completed her Emergency Medical Technician Training.  She worked as a caregiver for many years and was a volunteer at Camp Johnsonburg in Johnsonburg, NJ and also served with the Hamburg First Aid Squad as an EMT.  She enjoyed Camp Johnsonburg, and Science Fiction shows and movies.

Cori is survived by her mother, Sheryl Lynn Dekmar (nee Ottens) of Wantage Twp., NJ: her father, Stephen James Dekmar and his wife, Linda of Stockholm, NJ., a daughter , Kaci of Stillwater, NJ., two brothers, Richard and his wife, Bonnie, of Washington, NJ; and William of Teaneck, NJ;and a sister, Tracy, of Washington, NJ; fiancée, David White of Hardyston Twp, NJ; two nephews, Luke of Stillwater, NJ and Jack of Branchville, NJ; and a niece, Hennessey, of Washington, NJ.

Memorial Service will be Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Sussex Presbyterian Church, Sussex, NJ.  Private cremation by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, Attn: Camperships, 822 Route 519, Johnsonburg, NJ  07825 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Marie Antonia Zsiray(nee Stivala)

Newton, NJ:  Marie Antonia Zsiray(nee Stivala), 91 years old, died after a short illness at her residence at Bristol Glen in Newton, NJ on Monday, June 2, 2014.  Born to Luigi and Concetta Stivala in Montclair, NJ, she spent many years in Pompton Plains, NJ and then Hardyston Twp., NJ for 2 years before moving to Newton, NJ 3 years ago. 

Marie worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Newark, NJ and then as a cashier for Meyer Brothers in Wayne, NJ.  She enjoyed knitting, reading and bowling. 

Marie was predeceased by her husband, Stephen W. Zsiray, Sr.(2006) and was the devoted mother of Stephen W. Zsiray, Jr. of Logan, UT and Patricia Quinn of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Sean Quinn, Rev. Brian Quinn, John and Jennifer Zsiray.  Cherished great grandmother of Aspen and Aiden Zsiray.  Dear sister of Angelo Stivali of Pequannock, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 9 – 10 AM.  Funeral from the funeral home at 10 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.

       

Stephanie P. Walilko

VernonStephanie P. Walilko (nee Doerner), 55 died peacefully at home on Saturday May 31, 2014.  The daughter of Ernest and Eleanor (Weder) Doerner, she was born in Bloomingdale March 21, 1959.  Mrs. Walilko grew up in Bloomingdale and had resided in Hawthorne and Prospect Park before moving to Vernon 22 years ago.

Stephanie worked for Prudential Insurance Company in Parsippany from 1977 to 1992 as a computer programmer supervisor.  Most recently she was self employed as a computer network administrator until her retirement 3 years ago.

Stephanie’s love of life, travel and animals was surpassed only by her love for her family.  She lived life to its fullest and was thankful for each and every day she was here.  She fought a long, tough fight against cancer with her head held high, and she truly appreciated all of the love and support from her family and friends throughout her battle.

Mrs. Walilko was predeceased by her mother, Eleanor Doerner in 2002 and is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Joseph Walilko; father, Ernest Doerner of Vernon; sisters, Debbie Woodin & her husband Kenneth of Denville and Lori Zuckerman & her husband Scott of Pequannock; nieces, Kaille & Klaire Woodin and Rachel & Kate Zuckerman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vernon Animal Welfare League P.O. Box 299 Vernon, NJ 07462.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

William H. Clark

Newton, NJ:  William Herbert Clark, 71 years old, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Born to John and Sadie Clark in Sussex, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Hamburg and Franklin, NJ. 

Mr. Clark worked as a truck driver for Biscak Trucking in Franklin, NJ for many years retiring in 2009.  He was an exempt member of the Hamburg Fire Department and an honorary member of the Franklin Fire Department.  

Mr. Clark was predeceased by 2 nephews and was the devoted father of John W. Clark of New York, Justine Kody of Milford, PA, Christopher Raymond of Franklin, NJ and Crystal Talmadge of Franklin, NJ.  Dear brother of Irene Slate of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Cherished by 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a niece and nephew. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the family would be appreciated.

       

Susan Avery

HAMBURG: Susan Avery, 59, Passed away at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover on Friday May 30, 2014. Born in Montclair, NJ she was the daughter of Sue (Zambri) DeMilia and the late Vincent DeMilia. Susan has been a resident of Hardyston for the past 29 years and prior to that had resided in Verona, NJ. She worked as an Administration Assistant with United Silica Products in Franklin. She always enjoyed the times she would spend at the shore and loved gardening.

She is survived by her mother Sue DeMilia, of Verona, children: Allison Avery of Hamburg, NJ, and Matthew Avery and his wife Jessica of Durham, NC, her loving companion William “Brad” Greenwald of Hamburg, brothers: Richard DeMilia of Andover, NJ, Stephen DeMilia of Verona, NJ, and Peter DeMilia of Philadelphia, PA., also surviving is a sister-in-law Maryann DeMilia of Andover, NJ and a nephew Christopher DeMilia of Andover, NJ.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Monday June 2, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 (www.leukemia-lymphoma.org). To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Roger G. Ackerman

VERNON: Roger G. Ackerman, 82, passed away at Barn Hill Care Center on Wednesday May 28, 2014. Born in Wanaque, NJ, he was the son of the late Edward and Charlotte (Gainer) Ackerman. He has been a resident of Vernon for the past 14 years and prior to that had resided in West Milford, and Wanaque. 

For Many years Roger was self employed as a roofer retiring in 2001. He was a longtime senior member of the Mountain Creek Ski Patrol. He always enjoyed the time he would spend outdoors skiing and biking.   

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by five siblings: Edward Ackerman, Elmer Ackerman, Giles Ackerman, Charlotte (Susie) Baird, Donald Ackerman and a grandson Tyler. He is survived by his children, Deborah Hollingsworth of Temecula, CA, Roger Ackerman of Mesa, AZ, Judy Sullivan of Short Hills, NJ, and Ralph Ackerman of Temecula, CA, grandchildren: Matthew, Kelly, Shannon, Jordan, Garrett and Jenna. Along with siblings: Clinton Ackerman of Butler, NJ, Earl Ackerman of Mt. Bethel, PA, Mary Jane Lewis of Wantage, NJ, Grace Wolbrink of Allendale, MI, and Frank Ackerman of Teaneck, NJ. A cousin Edith Seibel of Indianapolis, IN, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial visitation on Saturday June 7, 2014 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. (for gps directions use 1 Vanderhhoof Court Vernon). Final disposition was held privately. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: Father John’s Animal House 50 Father John’s Lane Lafayette, NJ 07848. 
       

Anunziatta Fava

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Anunziatta Fava(nee Ycaza), 68 years old, died after a long illness at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Sunday, May 25, 2014.  Born to Luis and Mercedes Ycaza in Guayaquil, Ecuador, she came to the United States in 1970 settling in Orange, NJ.  She then lived in Paterson, NJ and moved to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1986.

Mrs. Fava worked as an assembler at North American Sterilization and Packing in Franklin, NJ for 20 years retiring in 2011.  She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ and enjoyed travelling, cooking and entertaining.  She was a doting wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Fava was the beloved wife for 43 years of Pompeo Fava of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Joanna Patereck and her husband, John of Vernon Twp., NJ and Danny Fava and his wife, Maureen of Boonton, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Jackie and Nicholas.  Dear sister of Ivonne Moran of Palm Coast, FL, Elsy Ycaza of Miami, FL, Patricia Bravo, Joaquin and Gustavo Ycaza all of Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

Joseph W. Martin

HARDYSTON: Joseph W. Martin, 74, died peacefully at his residence on Sunday May 25, 2014. Born in Sussex Borough, NJ he was the son of the late Walter T. and Maryette (Babcock) Martin, Sr.  He was a life long resident of Hardyston Twp.   

For many years he was employed as a degreaser operator for the Metal Tec Company in Franklin. In his spare time he enjoyed the sport of fishing and was an avid supporter of animal rights. Joseph was very well know to many Sussex County residents as the gentleman that would walk daily on Rudetown Road in his orange jacket always waving to passing cars.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three siblings a brother Walter Theodore Martin and a sister Eleanor White and a brother Raymond Martin. He is survived by a nephew Michael Martin and his fiancée Kristen of Hardyston, a niece Yolanda Crane and her husband David of Hamburg, along with many other nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his brothers James R. Martin of Harriet AR, and Leo Martin of Montague, NJ, and a sister Elvira Levitt of Martial, AR., along with his beloved cats “Boog” and “Sox” and his rabbit “Oreo”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 12:00 Noon on Friday May 30, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to Follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: Father John’s Animal House 50 Father John’s Lane Lafayette, NJ 07848. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Ray B. Doland Jr.

NewtonRay B. Doland Jr.,83 left this world on Saturday May 24, 2014 to join the love of his life, “Shirley” on the other side, who had to leave before him on October 25, 2010.  He fought a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Mr. Doland, son of the late Raymond B. and Sarah (Valentine) Doland was born in Hardyston Twp. March 1, 1931.  He had lived most of his life in Hamburg and has been a resident of Bristol Glen since 2011.

A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Doland served his country from 1952 to 1954 having been stationed in Germany and Paris, France.  Upon returning from the military he worked for Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg.  He worked in the Lab Dept. and became a Lab Technologist.  After more than 45 years with Ames Rubber Corp., Mr. Doland retired in 1996.

Mr. Doland was a past member of the Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad in Franklin.  He was also a past member of the Hamburg First Aid Squad which he helped to establish.  Mr. Doland was an Exempt Member of the Hamburg Fire Department where he was a member for the past 48 years.

Mr. Doland was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed woodworking, bowling and helping his family, friends and neighbors.

In addition to his wife Shirley and his parents he is also predeceased by his brothers,  Charles and Newman Doland; sisters, Mary Williams and Doris Doland as well as a nephew, David Doland.  Mr. Doland is survived by his daughter, Donna Miller & her husband Eugene of Ogdensburg; son, Wayne Doland & his wife Suzie of Arvada, Colorado; grandchildren, Billy Gancarcik & Wife Sandy of Byram, Joshua Gancarcik of Ogdensburg and Jeffrey Doland & Katee Mink of Colorado, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 29, 2014 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Fire Department services will be held Wednesday 7:30PM at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860 or Hamburg Fire Department P.O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

William Munkacsy

NewtonWilliam Munkacsy, 92 died Saturday May 24, 2014 at Bristol Glen in Newton.  Mr. Munkacsy, son of the late James and Esther Munkacsy was born in McAfee June 24, 1921.  He was a resident of Hamburg for most of his life.

Mr. Munkacsy was a self-employed carpenter/builder.  He was a Past Chief and Chaplain as well as an Exempt Member of the Hamburg Fire Department.  He was a former Hamburg Borough Mayor, Councilman and Water Commissioner.  Mr. Munkacsy was a parishioner and usher at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg.

Mr. Munkacsy is survived by his wife Jean (Kazar) Munkacsy; daughters, Carolann Van Blarcom & her husband Ralph of Glenwood and Marion Murphy & her husband Anthony of Hamburg; brother, Michael Munkacsy & his wife Marie of Ship Bottom; grandchildren, Karen Eastman, Lisa Permunian and Maggie Castro as well as great grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Eastman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church, Hamburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Fire Department services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30PM.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church Building Fund P.O. Box 1 Hamburg, NJ 07419 or Hamburg Fire Department P.O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419.  For directions or online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Anne Kogan(nee Buczek)

Oakland, NJAnne Kogan(nee Buczek), 89 years old, died on Monday, May 19, 2014.  The daughter of the late Mary and Michael Buczek in Passaic, NJ, she lived in Wallington, NJ with her parents before her marriage.  She has been a resident of the Cedar Ridge section of Vernon Twp., NJ for almost 50 years. 

Anne was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ and a member of the XYZ Club and the Leisure Club of Vernon.  She enjoyed reading, sewing and tending to her garden. 

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Walter in 1989 and a brother, Eugene Buczek in 1999 and was the devoted mother of Nancy Caporoso and her husband, Robert of Oakland, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Kathleen and Ashley Caporoso of Oakland, NJ.  Dear sister of Helen Flejzor and Sophie Kraska both of Wallington, NJ. 

Private funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908 would be appreciated.

       

Antoinette M. Pinto

VernonAntoinette M. Pinto age 93 died Friday May 16, 2014 at home in Vernon.  Mrs. Pinto, daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Randazzo) Facciarossa was born in New Castle, NY September 15, 1920.  She had resided in Monroe Twp., NJ for many years before moving to Vernon 5 years ago.

Mrs. Pinto was a homemaker and always enjoyed taking care of her family and had a love of cooking.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Norwood American Legion Post.

Mrs. Pinto was predeceased by her husband, Anthony M. Pinto in 1994; brothers, Nicholas and Ranny Facciarossa and a sister, Rose Marie Ferreri.   She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Schmidt & her husband Steven of Vernon, Elaine Brodmerkel & her husband Roger of Englewood, Gregory Pinto & his wife Lisa of Montvale and Anthony Pinto & his wife Susan of Flanders; grandchildren, Daniel and Steven Schmidt, 4 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon to St. Francis de Sales RC Church, Vernon for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Jamesburg.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3-5 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.

       

Lewis Ramirez

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Lewis Ramirez, 72 years old, died unexpectedly at University Medical Center, El Paso, TX on Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Born to the late Pilar and Josephine Ramirez in Greenville, NY, he has resided in Ogdensburg, NJ for many years. 

Lewis served with the United States Air Force from 1960-1964 and had worked at the Hercules Black Powder Company in Kenvil, NJ and also served as a firefighter for Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department in Wharton, NJ.  He owned and operated LR Paving Company in Ogdensburg, NJ from 1975 till 2010.  Lewis was an Exempt Member and Former Chief of the Ogdensburg Fire Department, he was a member of the Sgt Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post # 132, Franklin, NJ and a parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ. 

Lewis was predeceased by a son, John Sullivan(1989), a grandson, Grayson, a sister, Yolanda Ramirez and his parents, Josephine and Pilar Ramirez and was the devoted father of Louis Ramirez of Rolla, Missouri, Richard Sullivan and his wife, Kelly of Sandyston Twp., NJ, Mary Sullivan of Hamburg, NJ and Eileen Sullivan of Punta Gorda, FL.  Dear brother of Armando Ramirez of Dover, NJ, Irene Centenaro of Newton, NJ, Robert F. Ramirez of Wichita, KS, Irma Ramirez of Dover, NJ and Raul Ramirez of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Rodney, Blare, Brady, Emily, C.J., Louis, Blaine, Maximus and Brody.  Cherished by Aunt Soledad of Dallas, TX and Uncle Ernesto of El Paso, TX.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ.  Ogdensburg Fire Dept. Service will be Sunday at 7 PM.  American Legion Service to follow.  Memorial gifts to Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post # 132, P.O. Box 114, Franklin, NJ 07416 would be appreciated.

       

Ida M. Repasy

NEWTON: Ida M. Repasy, 91, passed away at Newton Medical Center on Monday May 12, 2014. Born in Sussex, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Owens) Casterline. She has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

Ida was a longtime employee of the former Morley Shirt Company in Franklin where she worked as a stitcher retiring in 1984. She attended Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin and Mt. Carmel church in Swartswood.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Repasy (1975) a son Frank J. Repasy (2004) and her longtime companion Andrew Hurta. During her many years she was also predeceased by her 15 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters Joan Doman of Branchville, Patricia Meister of Pompton Plains and Cindy Day and her husband Mark of Milford, PA., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Friday May 16, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday May 15th from 5 to 8 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Mary E. Larity

LAKE STOCKHOLM: Mary E. Larity, “Nana” 84 years, passed away peacefully on Friday May 2, 2014 with family and friends by her side. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Kowalski) Cox. For 28 years she was a resident of Lake Stockholm and prior to that had resided in Lyndhurst, NJ for 19 years.

Mrs. Larity was a homemaker who always took great pride in caring for her family. In her spare time she greatly enjoyed dancing and singing and always looked forward to going out to lunch with her friends. She also was a avid bingo player with her many friends at the Lakeside Community Care Center in Oakridge. She was a former member of American Legion Post #139 in Lyndhurst.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Harold Larity (1981). She is survived by her children; a son Harold Larity and family of Toms River, NJ, Daughters;  Margaret Laplaca and husband Philip of Oak Ridge, NJ, and Sharon Savasta of Stockholm. Cherished by her grandchildren, Vincent, Sherry, John, Kristin, and Thomas along with great-grandchildren Jett, Kyra, Lyla, Finley, Erin, Anthony, and Brileigh.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington, NJ. Visitation will be held on Monday May 5th at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to; Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Anna Tellini

HAMBURG, NJ: Anna Tellini, 98 years, died unexpectedly at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Friday May 2, 2014. Born in Cardato-Reggio-Calabria, Italy she was the daughter of the late Peter and Francesca (Benedetto) Fotia.

Anna has been a resident of Hamburg for the past 19 years and prior to that had resided in Teaneck, NJ. Over her many years she was very devoted to her family. She was a member of Saint Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg and was a former member of the churches’ senior citizens group.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years Aldo Tellini (2000), and three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her children, a son Alexander Tellini of Hamburg, a daughter Louise Competielle and her husband William of Ogdensburg, a brother Sebastian Fotia and his wife Ann of Toms River, NJ along with granddaughters Debbie Kistle and her husband Jeff of Sandyston, and Teri Competielle of Ogdensburg. And great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Melissa, and Kelsey Kistle.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am on Monday May 5, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Saint Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery-Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the funeral home today from 2pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942 To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Holly Beth Newman

MORRISTOWN: Holly Beth Newman, 56, of Morristown, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Holly was always the hostess with the mostess, and loved to cook and entertain.  She was known for her world-famous chocolate chip cookies and homemade pizza. 

Holly had a love of nature, which was evident by the beauty of her gardens.  She valued treating people kindly, and had a special ability to understand and appreciate all the small blessings and joys in her life.

Holly is survived by her four children, Ryan, Morgen, Emily and Helen. Private funeral services were held and entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey funeral Home Franklin, NJ. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Timothy J. "TJ" Wamback

Stockholm, NJ:  Timothy J. “TJ” Wamback, 28 years old, died unexpectedly in Franklin, NJ on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Born to Timothy Wamback and Michele Bellois-Scott in Newton, NJ, he has lived in Stockholm, NJ. 

TJ was a graduate of Sussex Tech and then worked as a self employed carpenter in the construction business.  He was a volunteer with the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service. 

TJ was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Stephanie and John Bellois and is the devoted son of Timothy Wamback and his wife, Mimi of Stockholm, NJ and Michele Bellois-Scott of Sparta, NJ.  Dear brother of Matthew, Nicole and Kaitlyn Wamback all of Montague, NJ.  Cherished grandson of Sondra Goerner and Richard Cron of Montague, NJ.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-8 PM.  Funeral service to commence at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in care of his aunt, Dawn Scanlon would be appreciated.

       

Antonia Troche(nee Vargas)

Ogdensburg, NJAntonia Troche(nee Vargas), 83 years old, died after a brief illness at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Born to Baltazar and Maria Vargas in New York City , NY , she has been a resident of Ogdensburg , NJ for 50 years. 

Mrs. Troche was a dedicated homemaker and doting wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking, listening to music, doing puzzles and caring for her pets. 

Mrs. Troche was the beloved wife for 63 years of George Troche, Sr. of Ogdensburg , NJ .  Devoted mother of George Troche, Jr. of Andover, NJ, Gregory "Mickey" Troche of Cary, NC, Tara Troche of Ogdensburg, NJ and Gerald Troche of Edlesborough, England.  Loving grandmother of Gregory, Tatiana and Jesse.  Dear sister of Carmen Schembri of Milford , PA and Martha Selesky of Blairstown , NJ. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street , Franklin , NJ on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 3 to 4 PM.  Memorial service will commence at 4 PM.  Cremation is private.

       

Raymond Jerome Ganz, Jr.

Stockholm, NJ:  Raymond Jerome Ganz, Jr., 80 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Monday, April 28, 2014.  Born to Raymond and Louise Ganz in Bronx, NY, he was raised in the Bronx and has lived in the Stockholm section of Hardyston Twp., NJ since 1966. 

Mr. Ganz served in the United States Merchant Marines and then the United States Army and then was a mechanic and became the co owner of Beaver Lake Auto in Hardyston Twp. since 1980.  

Mr. Ganz is predeceased by 2 sisters, Virginia and Joan and is the beloved husband of Carmen Louise Ganz of Stockholm, NJ.  Devoted father of Jennifer Reickman & her husband Bart of Vernon Twp., NJ and Raymond Ganz, III & his wife Pattie of Hamburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Desiree, Olivia, Eric, Shayna, Jade and Jenna. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6-9 PM.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ  07834 would be appreciated. 
       

Diane C. Shirley(nee Arciszewski)

Lake Panorama, NJDiane Christine Shirley(nee Arciszewski), 44 years old, died after a brief illness at her home on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Born to the late Henry and Lydia Arciszewski in Suffern, NY, she was raised in Franklin Lakes, NJ and then moved to the Lake Panorama section of Vernon Twp., NJ 14 years ago. 

Diane received her BA in Accounting from Seton Hall University and then worked as an accountant for Stryker Orthopedics in Mahwah, NJ.  She enjoyed gardening, shopping and working outdoors. 

Diane was predeceased by her parents and is the beloved wife for 8 years of James Shirley of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Travis Strube and Stephanie Shirley at home.  Dear sister of John Arciszewski of Cedar Park, TX and Stephen Arciszewski of Los Angeles, CA.  She is also survived by 2 nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7-9 PM and Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, May 2, 2014 at the funeral home at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated

       

Edward Rembish, Jr.

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Edward Rembish, Jr., 72 years old, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, April 21, 2014.  Born to Edward Rembish, Sr. and Mary C. Rembish in Passaic, NJ, he had lived in Wallington, NJ before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1969.  

Edward was a graduate of Garfield High School and then served with the United States Navy on the Destroyer, USS Massey, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Bay of Pigs and while in the engineering department received numerous commendations for his leadership and operational abilities while serving.  He then owned and operated Brittashan Enterprises Corp. of Franklin, NJ for many years.  Edward served on the Board of the Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York and chaired and served on the Mission Boards of McAfee Union Bible Church and Lafayette Federated Church of which he is a long time member.  He was a member of the Saddle Brook and Wallkill Valley Rotary Clubs, the American Legion Post #1000, The USS Little Rock Association, the Tin Can Sailors of The National Association of Destroyer Veterans and Trout Unlimited.  He was an avid supporter and life member of the NRA and a strong supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and took great joy being outdoors.  He was best remembered for a positive attitude and a zest for adventure. 

Mr. Rembish is predeceased by a son, Matthew(1971) and is the beloved husband for 44 years of Linda Rembish(nee Sudol) of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Shannon LoBue of Wantage Twp., NJ and Brittany King of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Rachel, Katelyn, Nicholas and Vincent.  Dear brother of Mary Ann Andrukiewicz of Ballston Spa, NY and Richard Rembish of Discovery Bay, CA.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Memorial visiting will be Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Lafayette Federated Church, 180 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ from 10 to 12 Noon.  Memorial service to follow at 12 noon.  Private cremation by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York, 250 Nimham Road, Carmel, NY  10512, www.cbfny.org would be appreciated.

       

Anna P. "Nancy" Dinkins

West Milford:

Anna P. Dinkins (Nancy), 82 years old passed away on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospice Center in Wayne, NJ.  Born to Marie (Donovan) and Edward Ryan in Englewood, NJ, she lived in Paramus, NJ for many years before moving to Sarasota, FL then returning to West Milford, NJ.  

Nancy dedicated her time by volunteering at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ and Sarasota Memorial, Sarasota, FL.  She was a parishioner at The Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota.

Nancy was predeceased by her son Bill Dinkins (2013). She is survived by Tom Dinkins, Tucson, AZ, Carole Duffy, West Milford NJ, Jim Dinkins and his wife Wendy, Vernon NJ, Patti Darker and her husband Todd, Glenwood NJ, and daughter-in-law Judy Dinkins, Hamburg NJ; dear sister of Mary Cantu, Dublin OH; cherished by 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales RC Church 614 Rt. 517 Vernon on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 3PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to The Parkinson's Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  For online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Helen Sullivan

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Helen Sullivan(nee Denega), 94 years old, died at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY after a short illness on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  Born to Adam and Katherine Denega in Brooklyn, NY, she was raised in Brooklyn then spent her married life in the Parkchester section of the Bronx and moved to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 5 years ago. 

Ms. Sullivan was supervisor of the accounting department for Castle Coal and Oil in the Bronx were she worked for over 25 years retiring in 1987.  She was a parishioner and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Helena RC Church in the Bronx.  After retirement, she volunteered at St. Helena Elementary School helping the students develop both reading and computer skills.  She also volunteered to help troubled teens and assisted in teaching English as a second language.  She was a volunteer at Calvary Hospice.

Ms. Sullivan was predeceased by her son, Edmond Sullivan(2004), 2 brothers, Edward and Alex Denega and a sister, Julia Choynowski, and was the devoted mother of Helen Carew and her husband, Austin of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Mother in law of Regina Sullivan of Lindenhurst, LI, NY.  Loving grandmother of Tara, Mathew, Austin, Shannon, Michelle, Michael and Bryan.  Great grandmother of Sydney, Madison, Oscar, Gabrielle, Grace, Brianna, Samantha, Jake and Amelia.  Dear sister of Veronica Guihan of Middletown, NY, Theresa Coleman of Sayville, NY and Katherine Denega of Brooklyn, NY.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family will receive their friends at St. Helena RC Church, Bronx, NY on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 10 to 11 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.  Memorial gifts to The Columbia University Center for Motor Neuron Biology & Disease c/o Dr. Neil Schneider, Columbia University Medical Center, P&S 5-423, New York, NY 10032, would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Peter J. McNulty

WANTAGE: Peter J. McNulty, 54 years, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday April 22, 2014. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of Peter McNulty of Vernon, NJ and the late Patricia (Nogan) McNulty. During his younger years Peter was a resident of Pittsburgh prior to moving to Sussex County with his family.

For 26 years he was a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service working out of the West Milford Office. Peter was an avid football fan and especially enjoyed watching his favorite team the Pittsburgh Steelers play. He also enjoyed the time he would spend outside working around his home.

In addition to his father he is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Johnson) McNulty of Wantage, his daughters Ashley Shay and her husband Timothy of Wantage and Kelly McNulty of Wantage. A brother Patrick McNulty of Vernon,  and a grandson Mason Shay. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 5:00 pm Saturday April 26th at the Lafayette Twp. Fire House 126 Route 15 Lafayette, NJ 07848. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. To offer on line condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Ferguson Funeral 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.

       

Roy J. Meyer

Hardyston:  Roy J. Meyer, 68 died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at Chilton Medical Center in Pequannock Twp.  Mr. Meyer, son of the late Alfred and Mussette (Thompson) Meyer was born in Passaic February 26, 1946.  He resided in Wallington before moving to the Lake Tamarack section of Hardyston 35 years ago.

Mr. Meyer was a carpenter for Nurminen Construction in Hawthorne.  He was a member of former Local #15 which is now Local #256.  Mr. Meyer is a US Army Vietnam Veteran.

Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife Louise (Salvio) Meyer; children, Roy F. Meyer & his wife Connie and their child Brianna of Hamburg and Tiffany Meyer-Bozydaj & her husband Eddie and their child Logan of Highland, NY; brother, Jack Meyer of Pennsylvania and sister, Nancy Filipowicz of West Milford.

The family will welcome friends and relatives to pay their respects on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 12-2PM & 6-8PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Private cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ at www.njsheltierescue.org, 609-788-4953.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Helen Lucas

Ogdensburg, NJHelen Lucas(nee Gallahue), 82 years old, died after a brief illness at her home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  Born in New York City, NY to William and Nora Gallahue, who immigrated from Ireland, she grew up in New York City and then moved to Rutherford, NJ before settling in Ogdensburg, NJ 42 years ago.

Mrs. Lucas graduated from Father Youngs Memorial Academy High School and then earned her BA in Business from Hunters College and her MA in History from Columbia University, all in New York City.  She worked for some time in the Bloomingdale’s Executive Training Division in New York City, and then became a History Teacher at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, NJ in Sept. of 1984, retiring in June of 2003.  She served as the Faculty Representative to the Archdiocese while at Pope John for many years.  Mrs. Lucas was recognized as the DAR Teacher of Year during her career.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ and served as a Councilwoman in Ogdensburg from 1976 to 1979 and then was elected Mayor from 1979 to 1983, garnering the honor of being the First Female Mayor in Sussex County.  She also served on the Ogdensburg Planning and Zoning Boards.  She was the Founder of the Ogdensburg Senior Citizens group.  Mrs. Lucas volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels and she was an avid fan of the New York Football Giants.

Mrs. Lucas is predeceased by her brother, Fr. John Gallahue(Sept. 2, 2004) and was the beloved wife for 48 years of Michael Lucas of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Devoted mother of Laura Sanderson and her husband, Steven of Succasunna, NJ and Joseph Lucas and his wife, Marci of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Loving grandmother of Ryan, Brendan, John and Daniel.  Dear sister of Patricia Cozzi of Oceanside, NY and William Gallahue of Denmark.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Pope John XXIII Regional High School Angel Fund, 28 Andover Road, Sparta, NJ  07871 or St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, 53 Kennedy Avenue, Ogdensburg, NJ  07439 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

David Makepeace

Franklin, NJ:  David Makepeace, 63 years old, died unexpectedly at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Monday, April 21, 2014.  Born to Frank, Jr. and Mary Makepeace in Passaic, NJ, he lived in Fair Lawn, NJ, then Oak Ridge, NJ and Ogdensburg, NJ for 23 years before moving to Franklin, NJ almost 2 years ago.

Mr. Makepeace worked as a self employed carpenter for many years and took great joy in fishing, hunting, camping, visiting the Jersey Shore and just being outdoors.

Mr. Makepeace is predeceased by his father, Frank Makepeace, Jr.(1996) and is the devoted father of Jennifer Schultz and her husband, John of Ogdensburg, NJ, Amy Goodyear of Montague, NJ, Sarah Makepeace of Franklin, NJ and Kate Lyn Makepeace of Cape Coral, FL.  Loving son of Mary Makepeace of Oak Ridge, NJ.  Dear brother of Robert Makepeace and his wife, Lisa of Oak Ridge, NJ, Anne Makepeace of Butler, PA and Laura Makepeace and her husband, Tony of Wintersville, OH.  Cherished by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

       

Miles T. Van Tassel, Jr

Hardyston:  Miles T. Van Tassel, Jr of Hardyston died Monday April 21, 2014 at Care One Madison in Morristown.  Miles was born in Franklin on May 18, 1936 to the late Miles T. Van Tassel Sr. and Lona M. (Taylor) Van Tassel.

Miles was a lifelong resident of the Franklin/Hardyston area.  He was employed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for 361/2 years, retiring in 1997.  He was a 1955 graduate of Franklin High School.  Miles was an outstanding high school basketball player.  He was the first basketball player in Sussex County to score over 1000 points during his high school career.

After high school, Miles enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served a 3 year stint of which he was extremely proud.  Miles was inducted into the Sussex County Sports Hall of Fames in 2010 for his accomplishments in basketball during his high school career.  He was a member of the former Samaritan Masonic Lodge #98 F &AM.  Miles was an avid New York Yankees, New York Giants and Notre Dame football fan.

Miles was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Betty J. (Cooper) Van Tassel,  June 12, 2013.  He is survived by his children, Miles Van Tassel III & his wife Laurie of Vernon, Lori Van Tassel & her fiancé Wayne of Wantage and Susan Olsen & her husband James of Lafayette; grandchildren, Alyssa & Erin Van Tassel and Taylor & Ryan Olsen; brothers, James Van Tassel & his wife Virginia of Franklin and John Van Tassel & his wife Brigitte of Florida and his sister, Bertha Canfield of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 28, 2014 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Cancer Research Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929 or the Franklin Fire Department 137 Buckwheat Rd. Franklin, NJ 07416.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Edward A. McLaughlin, III

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Edward Augustus McLaughlin, III, 46 years old, died at his residence on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  Born to Edward A. McLaughlin, II and Carol A Cybulski in Livingston, NJ, he has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp. for many years.  Edward worked as a painter for many years.

Edward is the devoted son of Carol McLaughlin of Highland Lakes, NJ and Edward A. McLaughlin, II of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Dear brother of Donna Doyle of Vernon Twp., NJ, Brian McLaughlin of Whippany, NJ and Todd McLaughlin of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ.  Private cremation services by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ

       

Wilbur D. Brown, Sr.

SUSSEX, NJ: Wilbur D. Brown, Jr., 75 years, passed away on Tuesday April 15, 2014. Born in Boonton, NJ he was the son of the late Wilbur D. Brown, Sr. and Elizabeth (Vanampworth-Smith) Brown. Mr. Brown has been a resident of Sussex County for the past 19 years and prior to that had resided in West Milford, NJ.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. For 23 years he was employed as the head of custodial maintenance for the Township of West Milford, NJ. He was an avid collector of “State Quarters”.

He is survived by his children; Susan Hoitsma of Monroe County, PA., Joseph Brown of West Milford, NJ, Debra Makris and her husband Tom of Vernon, NJ, Colleen Milne and her husband Jeff of Vernon, and Kimberly Runo and her husband Chris of Wantage, NJ. Fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchilden. And a sister Elizabeth Dubel and her husband Sam of Frankford, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 11:00 am on Thursday April 17, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main Street Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Ave Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Joyce A. Cetrino(nee Peterson)

Newton, NJJoyce A. Cetrino(nee Peterson), 75 years old, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ.  Born in Oakland, NJ, she had lived in the Scenic Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ for many years before moving to Newton, NJ 10 years ago. 

Mrs. Cetrino worked as a banker at Lakeland Bank in Andover, NJ for many years before retiring in 2012.  She was a parishioner and soloist at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ and took great joy in singing and being with people. 

Mrs. Cetrino was predeceased by her husband, Richard V. Cetrino(1989) and was the devoted mother of Richard A. Cetrino of Newton, NJ, Julie K. Cetrino of Newton, NJ and Brett Cetrino of Montague, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Brett Tyler Cetrino.  Dear sister of Albert Peterson of CA. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Funeral service to follow at the funeral home at 8:30 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts to the family would be appreciated. 

       

Lawrence J. Seccafico

Lawrence J. Seccafico, of Greenwood Lake, passed away on April 13, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern.  He was 73 years old.

Born on September 16, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Anna (Papa) Seccafico.

Lawrence was married to Theresa B. (Foresta) Seccafico for 51 years.

He was retired as a Mechanic with NYC Transit Authority, Brooklyn.  He was a member of Holy Rosary RC Church in Greenwood Lake, a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2067 in Greenwood Lake, and he volunteered with the Greenwood Lake Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus. 

Larry was an avid model train collector and a member of the New Jersey Live Steamers.

He was the beloved husband of Theresa; the loving brother of Frances Seccafico and brother-in-law of Arthur Foresta and his wife Alina; the loving father of Christopher, Lawrence and Kari Seccafico; and the wonderful grandfather of Adam, Angela, Stephen, Alex, Nicholas and Christopher.  He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 15th, from 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS).  Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 pm on Wednesday at Holy Rosary RC Church,  41 Windermere Ave., Greenwood Lake, NY 10925.  Interment will follow in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Church, 41 Windermere Ave., Greenwood Lake, NY 10925. 

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rrangements under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY 10990

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Eva Zidek(nee Huz)

Franklin, NJ:  Eva Zidek(nee Huz), 86 years old, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, April 12, 2014 while in residence at The Homestead in Frankford Twp., NJ.  Born to the late Wasil and Mary Huz in Franklin, NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ. 

Mrs. Zidek was a graduate of Franklin High School and upon graduation worked in the office of the New Jersey Zinc Company in Franklin, NJ.  Then she worked as a secretary to the Franklin School Principal and then at National Community Bank.  She then worked as a bookkeeper at the Franklin Hospital and Wallkill Hospital which later became St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex, NJ before retiring in 1998.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed polka music, antiquing with her late husband, Gusty and spending time with her family. 

Mrs. Zidek was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph W. Kulsar, Jr.(1964) and her second husband, Eugene Augustine “Gusty” Zidek(2000),a daughter in law, Cindy Kulsar(2001) and a sister, Sofia Staso.  She was a beloved mother and cherished grandmother and great grandmother.  She is survived by all;  Candace and her husband, Brian Knoll of Franklin, NJ, their children, Drew and his wife, Jennifer Knoll and the most recent addition to Eva’s family, great granddaughter, Hadley Eva Knoll of Middleboro, MA and Brittany and her husband, Dr. Daniel Cataldo, D.O. of Washington Township, NJ.  Mary Elizabeth and her husband, George Harper and their children, Jennifer Harper, Clayton and his wife, Jamie Harper and their children, Zackary and Kenzie and Brett and his wife, Anna Harper and their children, Waylon and Ranger all of Layton, NJ, Joseph Kulsar, III of Franklin, NJ and Nina Kulsar of Franklin, NJ.  Dear sister of Helen Geydoshek of Ogdensburg, NJ 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Easter Seals New Jersey, Highlands Workshop, 133 Main Street, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated. 

       

Nancy Rosset(nee Hutoff)

Oak Ridge, NJ:  Nancy Rosset(nee Hutoff), 87 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Saint Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ.  Born to Frank and Anna Hutoff in Monessen, PA, she had lived in Wood Ridge and Carlstadt, NJ before moving to the Cozy Lake section of Oak Ridge, NJ 43 years ago. 

Nancy was born and raised Catholic and had worked as a Quality Control Officer for Johnson Controls in Towaco, NJ.  She was an avid Yankees Fan. 

Nancy was predeceased by 2 brothers, Frank and Frank Rosset, a sister PollyAnn Rudovsky and is the devoted mother of Cheryl Novak of Wantage Twp., NJ, Debra Beisel of Hawley, PA and Kenneth Rosset of Florida.  Dear sister of Mary Nega of BelleVernon, PA, Jean Fleming of Baltimore, MD, Cookie Bulger of Virginia Beach, VA, Noreen Susher of Centerville, OH and Elaine Rullo of Monessen, PA.  Cherished by 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. 

Celebration of Life Get Together at the Lamp Post Inn Restaurant, 1601 Rte. 565, Vernon, NJ on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM.  If you will be attending The Celebration of Life, please contact the family in advance at (973)875-7549.  Private cremation services by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. 
       

Walter T. Cosgrove

HAMBURG, NJ:  Walter Thomas Cosgrove, 61 years, passed away at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late William Walter and Dorothy Walter T. Cosgrove

Frances (Yeomans) Cosgrove. Walter has been a resident of Hamburg since 1985 and prior to that had resided in Wayne, NJ.

Walter was a 1970 graduate of Wayne Hills High School, and of the Granite Computer Institute in 1972. For many years, he was employed as a Sr. Computer Programmer with American Cyanimid and Grand Union, and most recently, worked for Fred Beans Automotive Parts, Sussex, NJ. In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Mets and the Giants. Over many years, he played hockey, golf, baseball and softball. He was a very devoted animal lover and was always rescuing stray animals in Sussex County, along with taking care of them and feeding them.

He is survived by his uncle, Harold Cosgrove and his wife Geraldine of Ridge, NY, aunts, Mary Sterling of Menomonee Falls, WI, and Evelyn Dunlop of New Port Richey, FL. He is also survived by  cousins Lloyd Stires and his partner, Tina. of Pittsburgh, PA, John L. Stires and his wife Caroline of Campbell Hall, NY, Nancy Sterling of Chester, NY, Janet Belz and her husband Bradley of Manhasset, Long Island, NY, Margaret Zahn and her husband Ralph of Menomonee Falls, WI, Robert Cosgrove of West Palm Beach, FL, Virginia Conklin and her husband Ron of Spring Hill, FL, Kenneth Dunlop and his wife Susan of New Port Richey, FL and Patricia Caron and her husband Michael of Florida.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 2:00 pm on Sunday April 27, 2014 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ 07462 (for gps directions use (1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon, NJ). Memorial visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Interment of ashes will be held privately at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. To offer online condolences, go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com  

 

       

Elizabeth J. Iuppo(nee Zagyi)

Kinnelon, NJElizabeth Jean Iuppo(nee Zagyi), 80 years old, died after a long illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne, NJ on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Born to Michael and Elizabeth Zagyi in Franklin, NJ, she grew up in Franklin, NJ and then lived in Irvington, NJ and then Kinnelon, NJ for the last 45 years. 

Mrs. Iuppo graduated from Franklin High School and then received her BS from Rutgers University.  She served as Vice President of the Northwestern Association for Children with Learning Disabilities and also served as Vice Chairman for Life Visions which seeks housing for children with learning disabilities.  She was also appointed the Parent Advocate for the State of New Jersey. 

Mrs. Iuppo is the beloved wife for 57 years of Vincent Iuppo of Kinnelon, NJ.  Devoted mother of Marc Iuppo at home.  Dear sister in law of Joseph Mercurio of Morristown, NJ.  Loving aunt of Michelle Yager of Morrisville, PA and Michael Zagyi and his wife, Lee of Summit, NJ. 

Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.

       

Michael F. Guarini

VernonMichael F. Guarini, 55 died Monday March 31, 2014 at his residence in Vernon Twp.  Mr. Guarini was born in Sun Valley CA April 24, 1958.  He had resided in Clifton before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon 15 years ago.

Mr. Guarini was a welder and was a veteran of the US Army.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Ann Guarini of Highland Lakes and a cousin Heidi Schwegler of Cedar Grove.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:00PM at the Highland Lakes Country Club & Community Assoc. 2240 Lakeside Drive West Highland Lakes, NJ 07422.  Memorial donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses, c/o Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home P.O. Box 329 Vernon, NJ 07462.  For online condolences please go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Alex Bodnar

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Alex Bodnar, 90 years old, died after a long illness at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ on Monday, March 31, 2014.  Born to Andrew and Rose Bodnar in Hardyston Twp., NJ, he has been a lifelong resident of Hardyston Twp., NJ. 

Mr. Bodnar was a self employed Dairy farmer in Hardyston Twp. for many years and also worked for the Hardyston Twp. Road Department for 15 years, retiring as Road Supervisor in 1990.  Mr. Bodnar was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening. 

Mr. Bodnar was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Bodnar, his companion, Irene Stormes, 4 brothers, Andrew, Joseph, John and James Bodnar, a sister, Rose and a nephew, Dr. William Bodnar and was the beloved uncle of Rosemary Wolverton of Hardyston Twp., NJ, Joseph Bodnar of Maine and James Bodnar of Andover, NJ.  Cherished by many grandnieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 7-9 PM.  Graveside service at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Memorial gifts to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg. B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.

       

Rolf N. Sorensen

Franklin, NJRolf Normann Sorensen, 72 years old, died after a brief illness at his residence on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Born to Olaf and Esther Sorensen in Brooklyn, NY, he had lived in Stockholm, NJ, then Hamburg, NJ for 5 years and Dingman’s Ferry, PA for 4 years before moving to Franklin, NJ 3 years ago.  

Rolf was a self employed salesman for many years retiring in 2004.  He was a former President, Board member and very active with the Lake Stockholm Association, served as a Councilman and Mayor of Hardyston Twp., NJ from 1975 – 1984, was a former member of the North Hardyston Cemetery Board and was a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge # 98 in Hardyston Twp., NJ. 

Rolf was the devoted father of Christine Hopler of Rockaway, NJ, Scot Sorensen of Wantage Twp., NJ and Nancy Baker of Hawley, PA.  Cherished by 8 grandchildren.  Dear brother of Anne Lisa Sexton of Chelmsford, MA. 

Memorial service will be Friday, April 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Stockholm United Methodist Church, 27 Route 515, Stockholm, NJ.  Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Sparta Cancer Center, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.

       

Ian A. Johnstone

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Ian Angus Johnstone, 78 years old, died after a short illness at his residence on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Born to Peter and Susan Johnstone in Bloomfield, NJ, he lived there for many years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in the 1960’s. 

Mr. Johnstone served with the United States Army during the Korea and Vietnam Wars working as a Radio Equipment Operator and then worked as an Installer for New Jersey Bell for 31 years retiring in 1995.  He was also the Owner/Partner of the McAfee Ski and Sport Shop in Vernon Twp., NJ from 1969-1992. 

Mr. Johnstone was predeceased by his sister, Helen Tanis(1992) and is survived by many dear friends. 

Private cremation services are under the direction of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Ethel M. Stephens(nee Carboy)

Franklin, NJEthel M. Stephens(nee Carboy)89 years old, died after a short illness at her home on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Born to Edward R. and Ethel Carboy in Franklin, NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ. 

Mrs. Stephens graduated from Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a member of the United States Nurse Corps in World War II.  She then worked as a Registered Nurse at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, NJ, Franklin Hospital in Franklin, NJ, Alexander Linn Hospital in Sussex, NJ and as a Private Duty Nurse.  She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin. 

Mrs. Stephens was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Thomas LeRoy Stephens on October 27, 2004 and her youngest daughter, Sandra Drake in 1990 and was the devoted mother of Susan Smith and her husband, Rusty of Eutawville, SC and Sharon Swiss and her husband, Bill of Franklin, NJ.  Cherished by 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 10 to 11 AM.  Funeral service to commence at 11 AM at the church. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Memorial and Endowment Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, 11-13 Main Street, Franklin, NJ  07416.

Joseph P. Begley

Stockholm, NJ:  Joseph Patrick Begley, 74 years old, died unexpectedly at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Born to John and Mary Begley in Brooklyn, NY, he has resided in the Stockholm section of Hardyston Twp., NJ for many years.

Mr. Begley worked as a custodial engineer for the New York City Board of Education for 38 years retiring in 2001.  He loved traveling and cruising the world with his family. Most of all he loved helping people. He had a great appreciation for the entire Columbia University Medical Center LVAD heart team which he considered his second family.

Mr. Begley was predeceased by his brother, John Begley and is the beloved husband of Christina Begley(nee Sweeney) of Stockholm, NJ.  Devoted father of Joseph Begley and his wife, Jennifer of Farmingdale, LI, NY, Karen Rodriquez of Hamburg, NJ and Christina Begley of Stockholm, NJ.  Dear brother of Peter Begley of Morristown, NJ, Maureen Keyes of New Providence, NJ and Elizabeth Casey of Staten Island, NY.  Loving grandfather of Kaitlin, Amanda, Collin, Luke and Julia.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney RC Church, Stockholm, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

Richard H. Tintle

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Richard Howell Tintle, 69 years old, died after a short illness at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY on Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Born to Leonard and Mary Tintle in Decatur, AL, he had lived in Butler, NJ, Vernon Twp. and Sussex, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 25 years ago. 

Mr. Tintle worked as a heavy equipment operator for Public Service Electric & Gas in Oakland, NJ for 35 years before retiring in 2003.  He was a member of the Pochuck Valley Fire Department and the Vernon Senior Citizens and enjoyed music, partying and just chillin’. 

Mr. Tintle is the devoted father of Kristen Pacos of Middletown, NY, Kacey Riley of Bedford, IN, Kurt Tintle of Indianapolis, IN, Kendra Squier of Sussex, NJ and Keith Tintle of Kissimmee, FL.  Cherished by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Joan Amos of Williamsburg, VA.  Boyfriend of Carol Gormley of Franklin, NJ. Step father of Tammy McTeague of Sussex, NJ and Kristen Ortiz of Franklin, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street,  Sussex, NJ on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Pochuck Valley Fire Department Service will be Thursday at 8:00 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at the funeral home at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Boys Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 would be appreciated.

       

Leonard H. Riker, Jr.

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Leonard Hamilton Riker, Jr., 88 years old, died suddenly at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Friday, March 21, 2014.  Born to Leonard H. Riker, Sr. and Mary Emma Norman in Milton, NJ, and then he had lived in Lawrence River, NY and Wantage Twp., NJ before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ 14 years ago. 

Mr. Riker attended Butler High School and during his Senior Year in 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy and was graduated in absentia while he served his country as a gunners mate on the USS Tuscaloosa and participated in the D-Day Invasion as well as the North African, Pacific, European, China and Philippines Liberation Campaigns.  He worked many jobs, some as a milkman and grocer, but was best known as a skilled carpenter for most of his life.  He took great pride and enjoyment in gardening and was known for his Jersey Tomatoes and was an avid reader of western novels.  

Mr. Riker was predeceased by his brothers, Douglas and George and was the devoted father of Michael L. Riker of Ogdensburg, NJ, Keith D. Riker of Rehoboth Beach, Del. And Linda D. Riker-Romero of Bronx, NY.  Loving grandfather of Cory G. and Alyssa L. Riker.  Dear brother of Joan Ward, Blair Riker and Frank Riker. 

Memorial visiting will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 12 Noon till 1 PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.   Memorial service to commence at 1 PM at the funeral home.  Cremation services will be private. 
       

Elizabeth Ann Wunder

HARDYSTON: Elizabeth Ann Wunder, 78, passed away on Sunday March 23, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Riverdale, NJ she was the daughter of the late Harold and Regina (Ernest) Sisco. Elizabeth has been a resident of Hardyston since 1964 and prior to that had resided in Riverdale, NJ.

Elizabeth was a co-owner and proprietor for over 30 years with her husband Richard of the former Fone Booth Restaurant in Franklin. Over her many years she greatly enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Richard D. Wunder (1989), and a brother William Harold Sisco.  She is survived by her children; Regina Wunder of Florida, Rick A. Wunder and his wife Mindy of Wantage, and Linda Spicer and her husband Jerry of Hardyston. Her grandchildren; Nicole, Ricky, Freddie, Kristen, and Kaitlyn, along with great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, and Olivia. She is also survived by her best friend and partner in crime Nancy Szipocs.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Thursday March 27, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday March 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Douglas Frech

Naples, FL:  Douglas Seigle Frech 79 of Naples, FL and Stetson, ME passed away peacefully at his home in Maine Tuesday March 18, 2014.  Born March 26, 1934 to Walter and Mildred (Dennis) Frech in Sussex.  He grew up in Sussex and attended the Sussex Schools.  After high school, Douglas graduated from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and Montclair University.  His career as an educator and administrator was primarily in Morris County.

As a master woodcarver, Douglas was an active member of the Golden Gate Woodcarvers in Naples, FL.  His many artistic carvings were shared with family and friends.  Doug was a voracious reader with a keen interest in history.  He loved music from classical to jazz and was an accomplished drummer.

He enjoyed golf at Wilderness Country Club in Naples, FL and was a member of Morris County Golf Club.  For many years he was active in the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge.

Douglas was preceeded in death by his sister, Shirley Haffner and his wives, Barbara Bridges and Mary Jane Webster.  Mr. Frech is survived by his wife Elinor Halma Frech; children, Eric Frech of Mountain View, CA, Scott Frech & his wife Cheryl of High Bridge, NJ and Claudia Teetsel & her husband Jeffrey of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughter, Jackie Marcucci of Gibbstown, NJ; brother, Bruce Frech & his wife Betty of Sussex, NJ; grandsons, Justin and Brandon Frech, Ryan and Jason Teetsel and Christopher Brangwin as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday March 24, 2014, 10:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Interment will follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp.  Friends May call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-6PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church 39 Grove St. Newport, ME 04953 or to a charity of your choice.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Calvin G. Rome

SUSSEX: Calvin G. Rome 89 years passed away at Newton Medical Center on Friday March 21, 2014. Born in Sussex he is the son of the late Clarence and Margery (Judson) Rome. Mr. Rome has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

Mr. Rome was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during WW II. He was a 60 year member of Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213. He was a self-employed mason contractor and was very proud to say he built many of the county facilities here in Sussex County. He always enjoyed working and was a perfectionist in everything he did. Over his many years he also built, owned, and operated (over 40 years) “Ikes” car wash and gas on Route 23 in Wantage. In his spare time he was an avid hunter.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers; Albert, Thomas and Pete Rome. He is survived by his beloved wife Florence (Russell) Rome of Sussex, his sons; Marty Rome and his wife Pamela of Wantage, and Dwight Rome of Wantage. A brother Stanley Rome of Bovina, NY and a sister Mae Green of Winchester, VA. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 10:00 am on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Interment with military honors to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday March 24th from 4 to 8 pm. Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 services will be held on Monday during the visitation. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 P.O. Box 447 Sussex, NJ 07461 or Wantage Twp. First Aid Squad P.O. Box 721 Wantage, NJ 07461. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

James D. Schutte

OGDENSBURG: James David Schutte, 77 years, passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. James was born on December 22, 1936 in Wyckoff, NJ. He was the son of the late Arrent and Matilda (Morgan) Schutte.

James joined the United States Marine Corps. proudly serving his country for six years as a sharp shooter, earning the rank of Corporal.  After the Marines he graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy (Municipal Class #66) in Sea Girt, NJ. James served with the Ramsey Police Department. He then worked for VRH Corporation in Englewood, NJ, retiring after 39 years.

James married Gail on March 19, 1960 and was married for 54 years, and they were inseparable. James was involved with numerous organizations and was a very devoted volunteer for most of his life. He coached Little League in Ogdensburg for numerous years, as well as the Babe Ruth League. After coaching he went on to umpiring many games. He also volunteered at Newton Medical Center and with Toys for Tots, and was a proud member of Marine League attachment #747 and American Legion Post #747. What James enjoyed most in life was the time he would spend with his family; his children and grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, Yankee baseball games, and watching many of the sports channels on the television.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by six brothers and a sister. He is survived by his loving wife Gail of Ogdensburg, NJ his daughters; Debra Schutte of Mount Arlington, NJ, Kim Snyder and her husband Dale of Hardyston, NJ, and a son James Schutte and his wife Lori of Stillwater, NJ. Along with his grandchildren; Katie, JD, Taylor, Trevor, Ali and Dylan, and many nieces and nephews.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Monday March 24, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Friends may also call on Monday from 10:00 until the time of service. Interment with Marine Corp. Honors to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm with Marine Corp. League services that evening. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation The Cooper Center 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172-1776. To offer online condolences got towww.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

David N. Haas, Jr.

PatersonDavid N. Haas, Jr., 54 died Wednesday March 19, 2014 at his residence in Paterson.  Mr. Haas, son of David N. and Clara (Casterlin) Haas was born in Sussex September 24, 1959.  He grew up in Hamburg and had resided in Franklin before moving to Paterson 10 years ago.

Mr. Haas worked for Limecrest Quarry in Sparta and later worked for Eclipse Systems in Franklin for 12 years where he served as Plant Manager.  He was a 1976 Graduate of Sussex County Vo-Tech High School.  Mr. Haas was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on hot rods.

He is survived by his parents, David and Clara Haas of Hamburg; brother Brad Haas of Hamburg and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private cremation has been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Memorial donations in his name may be made to a local animal shelter.  For online condolences please see, www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Frances Cuoco(nee Rannazzisi)

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Frances Cuoco(nee Rannazzisi), 88 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Born to Salvatore and Lucy Rannazzisi in New York City, NY, she had lived most of her life in Passaic, NJ and summered in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ before moving there in 1995.  

Mrs. Cuoco was a dedicated homemaker, parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church in Vernon, NJ, member of the Vernon Twp. Senior Citizens and enjoyed crocheting, cooking and basking in the sun. 

Mrs. Cuoco was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Cuoco(1984) and a brother, Salvatore Rannazzisi, Jr. and was the devoted mother of Joann Dix and her husband, Randy Nagle of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Loving grandmother of John, Tara and Dana Dix and Reanna Nagle.  Dear sister of Rose Schillaci of Oak Ridge, NJ and James Rannazzisi of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Funeral Mass at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.

       

Clifford H. Talmadge, Sr.

FRANKLIN, NJ: Clifford H. Talmadge, Sr. 93 years, passed away at Newton Medical Center on Thursday March 13, 2014. Funeral Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

       

Florence E. Stephens

Hardyston Twp:  Florence E. Stephens, 89 died Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Dover.  Mrs. Stephens, daughter of the late Charles and Florence Ringle was born in Hawthorne June 3, 1924.  She resided in Wharton before moving to the Stockholm section of Hardyston in 1963.

Mrs. Stephens was an English and Humanities Teacher at Morris Hills High School.  For many years she served as the director for the school plays.  She was a member of the Dover College Club, Friends of The Library-Dorothy E. Henry Library in McAfee and was a Past President of the Snufftown Garden Club.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband David Stephens; daughter, Susan Stephens & her fiancé John Tunis of McAfee; sister, Carol Jewett of Swanton, VT; granddaughter, Jaclyn Tassey, nephews, Corey and Jeff Jewett and great niece, Allison Jewett.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5PM.  For online condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Audrey Sargent

Wantage:  Audrey Sargent, 80 died Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Overlook Hospital in Summit.  Mrs. Sargent, daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (Compton) Dyer was born in Sussex February 26, 1934.  She was a lifelong resident of Wantage Twp.

Mrs. Sargent was a school bus driver for many years before later retiring from the US Postal Service, Sussex Post Office where she worked for over 20 years.  She was a member of the Beemerville Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Sargent was predeceased by her husband Charles A. Sargent Feb. 7, 2014.  She is survived by her children, Scott Sargent & his wife Ilene of Wantage, Gary “Buzz” Sargent & his wife Cheryl of Branchville and Patricia Francavilla & her husband Frank of Wantage; Grandchildren, Melissa Vanderberg & her husband Daniel, Matthew Sargent & his wife Ashley, Stephanie Phillips & her husband Scott, Victoria Francavilla, Nicholas Francavilla, Erin Longo and Rob Longo; great grandsons, Anthony Longo, Brody Phillips and Jaxon Phillips.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday March 16, 2014 at 1:00PM at Beemerville Presbyterian Church 226 Rt. 519 Wantage.  Interment will follow at Beemerville Cemetery.  Friends may call at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Beemerville Presbyterian Church 226 County Rt. 519 Wantage, NJ 07461.  For online condolences and directions please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Elisabeth Schillaci(nee Tom)

Barry Lakes, NJ:  Elisabeth Schillaci(nee Tom), 78 years old, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  Born to Karl and Anna Tom in Romania, she came to the United States in 1951 settling in Clifton, NJ, she then lived in Oak Ridge, NJ before moving to the Barry Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 4 years ago. 

Mrs. Schillaci was a factory worker for Alfred Dunner in Parsippany, NJ for many years before retiring in 1987.  She enjoyed the outdoors and was dedicated to her family. 

Mrs. Schillaci was predeceased by her son, Emil Schillaci, Jr.(2009) and was the devoted wife for 57 years of Emil Schillaci, Sr. of Barry Lakes, NJ.  Devoted mother of Debra Shelly and her husband, John of Highland Lakes, NJ.   Loving grandmother of Danielle Shelly of Hardyston Twp., NJ and Kayla Shelly of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Dear sister of Stephen Tom of Hackettstown, NJ and Hilda Havlik of Lake Wallenpaupack, PA.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.

       

Joseph N. Byra

Vernon Twp:  Joseph N. Byra, 62 died Tuesday March 11, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in Wayne, NJ.  Mr. Byra, son of the late Michael and Albina Byra was born in Kingston, PA August 22, 1951.  He resided in Garfield, NJ before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon in 1985.

Mr. Byra was a self employed carpenter and owner of Joe Byra Home Repairs in Highland Lakes.

He was predeceased by his wife, Paula S. Byra in 2013 and 2 brothers, Michael and Peter Byra.  Mr. Byra is survived by his sons, Robert Byra of Stockholm and Joseph N. Byra & his wife Rory of Vernon; sisters, Sylvia Brown of California and Darlene Mould of Denville; brother, Vincent Byra of Garfield and granddaughters, Elizabeth Rose Byra, Catherine Margaret Byra and Kaylin Emily Byra.

Funeral services will be held Monday March 17, 2014 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association 1 Union St., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.  For online condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Martin R. Vogel

HAMBURG, NJ: Martin R. Vogel, 82 years, passed away at Newton Medical Center on Monday March 10, 2014. Born in Stettin Germany he was the son of the late Erich and Lucie (Freter) Vogel. Mr. Vogel has been a resident of Hamburg for the past 42 years.

Mr Vogel was an electronic assembler and was employed with ADT Security Systems in Clifton, NJ. He was an avid reader and was known to his family and friends as “Mr Fix it” and could tinker with and fix many things. He and his wife enjoyed the time they would spend at Crystal Springs Spa in Vernon.

He is survived by his loving wife Thea Vogel, a son Ronald Vogel and his wife Darla of Pittstown, NJ, a daughter Rhea Kielty and her husband Shawn of Hamburg, NJ, a brother Hartmut Vogel of Latren-Hanover, Germany and his grandson Erik Kielty.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 11:00 am on Saturday March 15, 2014 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

       

Cynthia J. Loomis

VERNON, NJ: Cynthia J. Loomis, 58 years passed away suddenly on Friday March 7, 2014 at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, NY. Born in Midland Park, NJ she was the daughter of the late William and Jean Wilson. Cynthia has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp. for the past 40 years and prior to that had resided in Midland Park.

Cynthia was a long time employee in the food service industry and was a manager for Wendy’s restaurant. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, music, baking and cooking. She loved to entertain and host parties for her family and friends. She always found the time to care for and give attention to those in their time of need.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a step-son Jesse Donoher. She is survived by her husband Charles Loomis of Vernon, sons Dan Winkler of Highland Lakes, and Matthew Winkler and his wife Lisa of Thornton, CO, a step-daughter Jami Loomis of Highland Lakes, and a brother William Wilson and his wife Kathy of Wilmington, NC.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 10:00 Thursday March 13, 2014 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

       

Margaret Kelly(nee Connor)

Newton, NJ:  Margaret Kelly(nee Connor), 91 years old, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Sunday, March 2, 1014.  Born to Ernest and Estella Connor in Hamburg, NJ, she had lived in Hamburg, and then Deland, Fl before moving to Newton, NJ. 

Mrs. Kelly was a hairdresser and owner and operator of Silhouette Salon in Rockaway, NJ for many years retiring in 1970.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed painting. 

Mrs. Kelly was predeceased by her husband, William Kelly, 2 sisters, Maxine and Ethel and a brother, Harry and was the devoted mother of Clayton Rowe and his wife, Maureen of Hampton Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of James and Lori.  Cherished by 3 great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Merril Connor of Exeter, PA and Shirley Nagle of Vernon Twp., NJ. 

Private cremation under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Burial of cremains to be set for a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

       

Theresa Martin

VERNON: Theresa “Terri” Martin, 68 years, of the Barry Lakes section of Vernon Twp. passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, NY. Born in Passaic, NJ she was the daughter of Rosalie (Mastrella) Torres and the late Frank Torres. Terri has been a resident of Vernon Twp. for the past 44 years and prior to that had resided in Clifton, NJ.

Terri was a longtime (30 years) Coordinator of Religious Education at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Highland Lakes, retiring from that position in 2009. In her spare time she enjoyed being at the ocean. Being a devoted member of Our Lady of Fatima she will always be remember by family and fellow parishioners as truly an angel on earth that selflessly gave to all. She left a footprint on everyone’s heart she met.

In addition to her father she was predeceased by her beloved husband Emil R. Martin, Sr. (2000). She is survived by her mother Rosalie Torres of Lodi, NJ, daughters Dawn Martin of Vernon and Staci Acker of Dingmans Ferry, PA, and  a son Emil R. Martin, Jr. of Gouldsboro, PA. Brothers John Torres of Saddlebrook, NJ and Frank Torres of Lodi, NJ, along with her loving grandchildren Gordy, Adam, Richard, Ryan, Amber, Lucas, Sabrina, and Ayla.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral starting 9:00 am on Monday March 10, 2014 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 184 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes, NJ Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery Vernon, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 9, 2014 from 2 pm to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908. To offer on line condolences got to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com 

 

       

Newman V. Doland

Sussex:  Newman V. Doland, 81 died Sunday March 2, 2014 at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitaion Center.  Mr. Doland, son of the late Ray and Sarah (Valentine) Doland was born in Hardyston Twp. February 18, 1933.  Mr. Doland has been a resident of Sussex since 1955.

Mr. Doland was Shipping Director for Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg where he worked for 40 years.  He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of PVT. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 of Sussex.  He was an Exempt Member of the Sussex Fire Department where he served as Chief 1972-1973 as well as a member of the Sussex Ambulance Squad.

Mr. Doland was predeceased by his son, David Doland in 1975 and sisters, Mary Williams and Doris Doland.  He is survived by his wife, Helen (Witkowski) Doland; daughter, Diane Eakman & her husband Bruce of Wantage and brother Ray Doland of Newton.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday March 7, 2014, 10:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Interment will follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9PM.  Fire Department services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Sussex Fire Department 25 Loomis Ave. Sussex, NJ 07461.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Dolores P. Dobbs(nee Purcell)

Narvon, PADolores P. Dobbs(nee Purcell), 80 years old, died after a brief illness at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, PA on Friday, February 28, 2014.  Born to Lee T. and Dorothy Purcell in Paterson, NJ, she spent many years in Wayne, NJ, then Highland Lakes, NJ for 15 years. 

Dolores graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Montclair, NJ and worked as a secretary for Lee T. Purcell Associates Engineering and then owned Cedar Hill Crafts in Wayne, NJ and then worked as a realtor for Rita Casey/Century 21 in Wayne, NJ.  She was a member and past president of the Vernon Twp. Historical Society where her favorite projects were the Barrett House and High Breeze Farm.  She was a parishioner and member of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ. 

Dolores was predeceased by her husband, Dean M. Dobbs, Sr.(1999) and a brother, William Purcell and was the devoted mother of Dean M. Dobbs, Jr. of Highland Lakes, NJ, Colleen Admirand of West Milford, NJ, Charette Radionoff of Hawley, PA and Suzanne Mayer of Akron, PA.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.  Dear sister of Lee Purcell, II of Basking Ridge, NJ, Fenton Purcell of Upper Saddle River, NJ, Margaret Mary Purcell of Brick, NJ and Mary Lou Smith of Spring Lake, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(GPS is 1 Vanderhoof Court), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.

       

Doris "Dode" Van Tassel

Sussex, NJ:  Doris “Dode” Van Tassel, 90 years old, died at her residence after a short illness on Thursday, February 27, 2014.  Born to Horace and Mary Van Tassel in Newton, NJ, she has been a resident of the Clove Lake section of Sussex, NJ most of her life. 

Doris was known as the “Ice Cream Lady” at the Sussex-Wantage Middle school where she worked for many years. 

Doris was predeceased by her husband, William Van Tassel, Jr.(2004), a son, Billy C. Van Tassel(2013) and a brother, Charles Van Tassel(2013) and is the devoted mother in law of Sandra Van Tassel of Delhi, NY.  Also survived by 2 grandnieces, 5 great grandnieces and many good friends and neighbors. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10 to 12 Noon.  Funeral service will then be at 12 Noon.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38101-9908 would be appreciated.
       

 Amelia T. Petrovich

WAYNE, NJ: Amelia T. Petrovich, 96, years passed away on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Oakridge Nursing Center in Wayne. Born in Guttenberg, NJ she was the daughter of the late John and Christine Rabeck. Amelia was formerly of Toms River, NJ. Over her many years she was very devoted to taking care of her family and home.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph and her siblings; brothers, Steven and Rudy and her sisters Mary, Helen, and Ann. She is survived by her children a son Joseph Petrovich and his wife Mary of Vernon, and a daughter Barbara Kudile and her husband Robert of New Ringgold, PA, five grandchildren; Russell, Steven, Carrie, Angela, and Nicole, and six great-grandchildren Eleni, Nicholas, Charlie, Jack, Anthony and Ryan, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am on Thursday February 27, 2014 at St. Frances de Sales Church 614 Route 517 Vernon, NJ 07428. (everyone will be meeting directly at the church on Thursday morning). Final disposition will be held privately. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Geraldine M. Grecco

HAMBURG: Geraldine M. Grecco. 65 years, passed away peacefully at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ on Saturday February 22, 2014. Born in Montreal Canada she was the daughter of the late Frank and Jean (DiPasquale) Polizzi. Geraldine has been a resident of Sussex County since 2001 and prior that hat had resided in Saddlebrook, NJ.

Geraldine had been employed as a clerk with the Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ before her retirement in 2005. Before her employment as a clerk she was a telephone operator with Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. In her spare time she enjoyed the time she would spend with her family friends and especially her grandchildren. She loved to listen to the music from the 1950’s; she was an avid reader and animal lover along with being an “awesome” baker and cook. She will always be remembered for wonderful sense of humor.

She is survived by her children a daughter Christine Cimo and her husband Gary of Stockholm, a son Vincent Grecco and his wife Elizabeth of Saddlebrook, her grandchildren Joseph and Brianna Cimo and Harrison Grecco, and her partner Dorothy Eiermann of Hamburg.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral starting 9:00 am on Tuesday February 25, 2104 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church 75 Church St. Franklin. Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Waclaw "Walter" Kolbik

Franklin, NJ:  Waclaw "Walter" Kolbik, 62 years old, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  Born to Michal and janina Kolbik in Krakow, Poland, he came to the United States in 1985 settling in Garfield, NJ.  He then moved to Franklin, NJ 20 years ago.

Walter worked as an accountant at Quality Industries in Clifton, NJ for the last 14 years and served as President of the Vistula Soccer Club in Garfield, NJ.  He was an avid soccer fan.

Walter is predeceased by a brother, Adam Kolbik and his father, Michael Kolbik and is the beloved husband for 40 years of Danuta Kolbik(nee Bolek) of Franklin, NJ.  devoted father of Wojtek Kolbik of Randolph, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Amelia and Matthew Kolbik.  Dear son of Janina Kolbik of Krakow, Poland.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremations is private.

       

Linda J. Raperto(nee Freitas)

Newton, NJLinda Jane Raperto, 57 years old, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Born to the late Helen Current and John Freitas in New York City, NY, she has lived in Franklin, NJ before moving to Newton, NJ.  

Linda worked as a Home Health Care Nurse.  She had a big heart and cared deeply for her loved ones. 

Linda was predeceased by her parents, Helen Current(2000) and John Freitas(2000) and was the devoted mother of Vanessa Larrea of Newport Richey, FL, Tracy Raperto of Largo, FL, James Raperto, Jr. and his wife, Kristi, of Vernon Twp., NJ and Michael Raperto of Franklin, NJ.  Linda was the loving grandmother of Zachary Chamberlin, Mia Larrea, Christopher and Kaitlin Collett, Taylor and Ella Raperto and Noah De Graw.  Dear sister of Henry Freitas, Richard Strickland, Louis Freitas and John Freitas, III all of Texas. 

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM.  Repast will follow at the Franklin Fire Department.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Newton Medical Center, 175 High Street, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated. 

       

Barbara H. Forcier

VernonBarbara Haskell Forcier, 81 died Monday February 17, 2014 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY.  Mrs. Forcier, daughter of the late Vernon and Rebecca (Haskell) Henry was born in Tulsa, OK March 4, 1932.  She has been a resident of Vernon for the past 51 years.

Mrs. Foricer was a school teacher in the Sussex-Wantage School System before her retirement.

She is survived by her husband Robert R. Forcier; children, Richard Forcier & his wife Joanne of Florida, NY and Kathryn Zerbe & her husband Robert of Vernon; grandsons, John and Robert Chasmar as well as great grandchildren, Madison, John, Kaydance and Robert.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday March 1, 2014, 10:30AM at St. Francis de Sales RC Church 614 Rt. 517 Vernon.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  For online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Wesley A. Rude

VernonWesley A. Rude, 87 died Monday February 10, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Franklin.  Mr. Rude, son of the late Abram H. and Phoebe Rude was born in Hamburg February 15, 1926 and has resided in Vernon for the past 58 years.

Mr. Rude was a miner for the NJ Zinc Co. working in the Ogdensburg mine form 1948-1953.  He then went to work for Plastoid Corp. at their Franklin plant where he worked until 1977.  Mr. Rude retired in 1997 from Chester Cable and Wire in Chester, NY where he was a die cutter.  He was a US Army WWII Veteran having served in the 3rd Army, 16th Armored Division under the command of Gen. George Patton.  He was also a member of the Drum & Bugle Corps during WWII.  Mr. Rude was a member of Wallkill Valley VFW Post #8441 of Vernon.

Mr. Rude loved to read, fish and attend his children’s sports and other events.  He also enjoyed woodcarving, skiing, gardening and making wine.

Mr. Rude was predeceased by his brothers and a sister, Walter Rude, Sonny Tottin and Kay Fredericks.  He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Cassidy) Rude; daughters, Bonnie Gaynor & her husband Jeff of Franklin and Vickie Haggerty & her husband Bill of Culvers Lake; sister, Jeanette Deichel of West Milford; grandchildren, Brie Kolan, Aimee Kolan, Devin Haggerty & his wife Ashlee and Erin Haggerty; great grandchildren, Brody, Briden and Mason as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday February 12, 2014, 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at Frankford Plains Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Charles A. Sargent

WANTAGE: Charles A. Sargent, 82 years, passed away at Newton Medical Center in Newton on Friday February 7, 2014. Born in Palmerton, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Minverva (Noll) Sargent.  Mr. Sargent has been a resident of Wantage for 60 years.

Charles was a veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his country during the Korean War. He was a long time self employed sheet metal contactor serving the heating and air conditioning trades. He was a very dedicated family man and was a very hard worker over his many years.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Richard and Robert and a sister Ellen. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years of marriage, Audrey (Dyer) Sargent of Wantage, his children Scott Sargent and his wife Ilene of Wantage, Gary “Buzz” Sargent and his wife Cheryl of Branchville, and Patricia Francavilla and her husband Frank of Wantage. Along with grandchildren: Melissa Vanderberg, Matthew Sargent, Stephaine Phillips, Victoria Francavilla, Nicholas Francavilla, Erin Longo and Rob Longo, and 3 great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews, and a sister Barbara of East Stroudsburg, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at the Beemerville Presbyterian Church 226 County Road 519 Sussex, NJ 07461 (everyone meeting directly at the church), Interment to follow at Beemerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. In lieu of flowers donations in his name would be preferred and may be made to the Beemerville Presbyterian Church at the above address. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Rosa A. "Rah" Hagin, Ph.d.

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Rosa A. “Rah” Hagin, Phd., 92 years old, died at home after a brief illness on Friday, February 7, 2014.  Born to William and Jennie Hagin in Elizabeth, NJ, she had lived in Manhattan, NY and Cranford, NJ before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ 12 years ago. 

Dr. Hagin was an educational psychologist, teacher and advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities.  In her early years she taught in the demonstration school of Trenton State College which was her alma mater.  She later returned to New York University where she received her Doctorate in Educational Psychology.  She completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital(officially as a fellow in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of NYU School of Medicine) and continued her work there for several years where her primary role was research.  She, along with Archie Silver, MD, developed the Search & Teach Program which was validated by the US Dept. of Educations Joint Dissemenation Review Panel.  Their research has been reported in a recently published book, Disorder of Learning in Childhood and in seventy seven papers.  Dr. Hagin served as Division President of Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 1972 – 1973 and received its Distinguished Service Award in 1979, the year she started work at Fordham.  While at Fordham, she served on university committees of Research and on the board of the Fordham University Press.  Dr. Hagin organized the School Consultation Center in 1983 which was later named after her.  Although she retired in 1990, her work at Fordham continued.  She remained involved with Learning Disabilities Association of America where she headed the Professional Advisory Board and chaired the Program Committee in 1994.  She also had a dedicated private practice for children and adults with learning disabilities. 

Dr. Hagin was predeceased by a nephew, Keith Deckhut(1999) and is the dear sister of Millicent Deckhut of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Devoted aunt of Susan Killacky of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Cherished grandaunt of T.J., Christopher and Emily Killacky, Rob and Tracy Deckhut. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC  20036 or the Franklin First Presbyterian Church, 11-13 Main Street, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated.

       

David S. Cooper

HamburgDavid S. Cooper, 48 died Tuesday February 4, 2014 at his residence in Hamburg.  Mr. Cooper, son of Samuel and Margaret (McNellan) Cooper was born in New York, NY May 21, 1965.  He has resided in Vernon and Hamburg for the past 30 years.

Mr. Cooper was a maintenance supervisor for Heritage Village in Hamburg and was a stone setter by trade.

He is survived by 2 sons, David and Keith Cooper, both of Vernon; mother Margaret Cooper of Vernon; brother Alan Cooper & his wife Rosemary D’Errico of Thiells, NY as well as 2 nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Samuel Cooper.

Visitation will be held Friday February 7, 2014 from 5-9PM at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Cremation will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to NCADD-NJ, National Council on Alcoholism and drug Dependence, Attn: Development Office 360 Corporate Blvd. Robbinsville, NJ 08691.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Bernadette E. Nolan(nee Keck)

Lake Wallkill, Vernon Twp., NJ:  Bernadette Eileen Nolan(nee Keck), 84 years old, died after a short illness at her residence on Sunday, January 2, 2014.  Born to Anthony and Christina Keck in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Queens, NY and vacationed in the Lake Wallkill section of Vernon Twp., NJ for 10 years before moving there 30 years ago. 

Mrs. Nolan had worked as an LPN at Wallkill Hospital in Sussex, NJ for 5 years before retiring in 1990.  She was a parishioner of St. Monica’s RC Church, Sussex, NJ, a member of the Lake Wallkill Community, was an avid walker and enjoyed her family, her faith and her dogs. 

Mrs. Nolan was predeceased by her husband, Mortimer Nolan(2007) , a grandson, Thomas Nolan(1990), 5 brothers, John, Joe, Henry, Anthony and Bill Keck and a sister, Mildred Guthy and was the devoted mother of Marty Nolan and his wife, Mary of Queens, NY, Billy Nolan and his wife, Patty of Greenwood Lake, NY, Danny Nolan and his wife, Lorene of Wantage Twp., NJ and Jean Nolan at home in Lake Wallkill.  Loving grandmother of Ellen, Kim, Becky and Kyle.  Cherished by 3 great grandchildren.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monica’s RC Church, Sussex, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Brooklyn Diocese Futures in Education, 243 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY  11215 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.

       

Bromslaw "Ben" Zuczek

Franklin, NJBromslaw “Ben” Zuczek, 81 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  Born to Ignacy and Josefa Zuczek in Belleville, NJ, he had lived in Belleville, NJ then Clifton, Ringwood and Bloomfield before moving to Franklin, NJ 25 years ago.  

Mr. Zuczek was a graduate of Belleville High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University and served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He worked as a Field Service Manager for IBM in Waldwick, NJ for 35 years before retiring.  He was a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg, NJ. 

Mr. Zuczek was predeceased by his 1st wife, Jean Zuczek and a brother, Edward Joseph Zuczek and was the beloved husband of Betty Zuczek(nee Mara) of Franklin, NJ.   Devoted father of Ellen Griffiths of Stillwater, NJ, Steven Zuczek and his wife, Laura of Dallas, TX.  Loving grandfather of Shane, Carly, Jesse and Sarah Griffiths of Stillwater, NJ and Leia Rodgers and her husband, Cason of Houston, TX.  Dear brother of Theodore Zuczek and his wife, Linda of Sarasota, FL.  Cherished uncle of Thomas and Todd Zuczek of Florida. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Doraline May Abbate(nee Leonard)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Doraline May Abbate(nee Leonard), 84 years old, died after a short illness at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick, NY on Monday, January 27, 2014.  Born in Saugerties, NY, she had lived in Paterson, NJ then Fairfield, NJ for 40 years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1993. 

Doraline was a dedicated homemaker and a doting wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking. 

Mrs. Abbate is predeceased by her husband, Philip Robert Abbate(1988) and is the devoted mother of Philip Abbate and his wife, Kathleen of Long Valley, NJ, Dennis Abbate and his wife, Leslie of Hilton Head, SC and Lori Dorsey and her husband, Patrick of Glenwood, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Anthony, Philip, Michael, Patrick and Krista Briett.  Dear sister of Arlene Susslin of Rosita, PA and Veronica Schamble of Garnet Valley, PA.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.

       

James R. "Ron" Roskelly

FranklinJames R. “Ron” Roskelly, 91 died Sunday January 19, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Roskelly, son of the late James S. and Gladys (Rowe) Roskelly was born in England March 21, 1922.  Along with his family, he emigrated from England to Franklin in 1927.

Mr. Roskelly was an Insurance Agent for Van den Heuvel & Fountain Insurance Agency in Branchville until his retirement.  He was a US Army Lieutenant serving in Italy during WWII and was a member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132 of Franklin.  He was also a Master Mason and served as Secretary for over 20 years of the former Samaritan Masonic Lodge #98 F&AM of Hardyston.

Mr. Roskelly is survived by his wife Josephine (Calabro) Roskelly; children, Robert J. Roskelly of Franklin and Diane Ladd of Jefferson Twp.; grandchildren, Christie Ladd of Mechanicsburg, PA, Brian Roskelly and Angela Faseler of Arlington, TX; great grandchildren, Zeven Faseler, Kanan Faseler and Cadence Roskelly as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Franklin 11-13 Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416 or Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Esther Marie Guarducci(nee Mulder)

Glenwood, NJ:  Esther Marie Guarducci(nee Mulder), 52 years old, died after a long illness at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  Born to Albert and Shirley Mulder in Paterson, NJ where she lived before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1994. 

Mrs. Guarducci worked as a health aide at Van Dyk Manor in West Milford and most recently as a home health aide for Senior Helpers in Sparta, NJ.   She was an active member of Journey Church in West Milford, NJ and enjoyed caring for the elderly and was always available to meet their needs. 

Mrs. Guarducci is predeceased by 2 brothers, Alan and Casey, a sister, Linda and was the beloved wife of Leonard Guarducci of Glenwood, NJ.  Devoted mother of Aaron, Esther Ann and Ashley Guarducci all at home.  Dear sister of David Mulder of Passaic, NJ, William Mulder of Morristown, NJ, Thomas Mulder of PA, Jeffrey Mulder of Paterson, NJ and Carol Polizzi of Florida.  Aunt of Danielle, Robin, Linda and Daniel.  Cherished by her dogs, Dash, Rozzie, Buttercup and Flash. 

Private cremation services by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial service will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Journey Church, 184 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the family would be appreciated.

       

Thomas Ralph Miranda

Pleasant Mount, PA:  Thomas Ralph Miranda, 87 years old, died at his residence on Friday, January 17, 2014 after a long illness.  Born in Paterson, NJ, he had lived in Paterson, NJ before moving to Pleasant Mount, PA in 1990. 

Mr. Miranda served with the United States Army and then became a painter with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local # 711 out of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ for many years before retiring in 1989.  He took great joy in hunting and fishing. 

Mr. Miranda was predeceased by his wife, Lillian M. Miranda(2005), a son, David Smith, a daughter, Debra Scott and 7 brothers and sisters and was the devoted father of Theresa Kowalski of Glenwood, NJ, Floyd Scott of Pleasant Mount, PA, Cindy Miranda of Pleasant Mount, PA and Jack Scott of Hudson, FL.  Cherished by 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Josephine MacDonald of Wayne, NJ. 

Graveside services under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.

       

Sidney W. Crum, Sr.

WEST MILFORD: Sidney W. Crum, Sr., 86 years passed away on Saturday January 11, 2014 at Milford Manor Nursing Home. Born in Ogdensburg he was the son of the late William and Rosalie (Talmadge) Crum. He has been a resident of Hamburg for most of his life.

Mr. Crum was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during WW II.  For over 30 years he was employed as a mechanic/truck driver at the Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. Upon his retirement he worked for Dahn Trucking and Dunn’s Bus Service. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 in Sussex, a member of the New Jersey National Guard in Franklin. He was a member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief’s Association, the Sussex County Fire Police and an Exempt 60 year member and former Chief of the Hamburg Fire Department.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister’s Martha Conner, Jennie Babcock and Sarah Shauger and Violet Lust. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Virginia (Conner) Crum, his children Pat and Paul Morrison of Sussex, Sidney and Donna Crum of Hamburg, and Terry Crum of Hamburg, six grandchildren Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Chris, Misty, and Mark,  nine great-grandchildren David, Tyler, Timothy, Madison, Dakota, Isabella, Maggie, Logan and Lucas, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 AM on Thursday January 16, at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Hamburg Fire Department Fireman’s Service will be held Wednesday Evening. In lieu of flowers donations in Sidney’s memory would be preferred and may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department P. O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Carl Lee Howey

SUSSEX: Carl Lee Howey, Sr., 55 years old passed away at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex on Friday January 10, 2014. Born in Newton, NJ he was the son of the late Joan (Wildrick) Howey and is survived by his father Donald E. Howey, Sr. Carl has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

Carl was a longtime truck driver and most recently had been employed by Ayer’s Sanitation in Layton and prior to that had work for Waste Mgmt. Corp. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, he was an avid cook, he also spent time “treasure hunting”, and mostly Carl will be remembered for his generosity towards his many family members and friends.

In addition to his father he is survived by his wife of 33 years Charlene (Coursen) Howey of Sussex, his children Carl Howey, Jr. and his wife Hope of Sussex, Donald James Howey and his fiancée Melinda Velez of Branchville, a sister Donna Bensley and her husband Dale of Branchville,  a brother Donald Howey, Jr. and his wife Georgette of Tennessee. Along with grandsons Matthew and Julian, and his nieces Robin and Melody and nephew Paul, Jr. and many more nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 8:00 PM on Tuesday January 14, at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Vincent D. Moncelsi

Hamburg, NJ:  Vincent D. Moncelsi, 60 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Born to Clancy and Josephine Moncelsi in New York City, NY he had lived in Milford, PA and Hamburg, NJ. 

Vince owned and operated Vince’s Karate Academy for many years touching many of the local families lives with his training, dedication and leadership and a personal friend with everyone he met.  He took great joy in meditation, exercise and was a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. 

Vince was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Bisogno(2013) and was the devoted father of Brianna Moncelsi of Warner Springs, CA, Danielle and Vincent Moncelsi at home in Hamburg, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 6-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10 AM.  Funeral mass at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to the family would be greatly appreciated. 

       

George W. Styles

Vernon Twp., NJ:  George W. Styles, 83 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Born to Raymond and Levina Styles in Willow Grove, PA, he had lived in Elizabeth, NJ and Roselle, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 20 years ago. 

Mr. Styles served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then owned and operated T & J Deli in Elizabeth, NJ and then served as a foreman at S. Kaplan & Sons Scrapyard in Newark, NJ for 30 years.  He then worked as a custodian at Glen Meadow School in Vernon Twp., NJ for 9 years and Shop Rite Deli Department in Franklin, NJ and was most recently working as a handyman at Catholic Charities in Franklin, NJ.  He was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ and a member of the Sussex Elks Lodge. 

Mr. Styles was predeceased by his wife, Rose Styles(1998) and 20 brothers and sisters and was the devoted father of Steven Styles, Sr. and his wife, Tina of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Steven Styles, Jr., Stacey Jalowiec, Suzanne Styles and Scott Styles.  Great grandfather of Alecia, Jenna, Nicholas, Mason, Madox and Mirek.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2-6 PM.  Religious service to commence at the funeral home on Sunday at 6 PM.  Interment will follow at Hazel Wood Cemetery, Rahway, NJ on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM.  Memorial gifts to Catholic Charities, 48 Wyker Road, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated. 

       

Don J. Elliott

VERNON: Don J. Elliott, 84 years passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday January 1, 2104. Born in Detroit, Michigan he was the son of the late Hazel (White) and Roy Elliott. Don has been a resident of Vernon for 2 years and prior to that had resided in Leesburg, FL.

Prior to his retirement he was a manager for the Sadvik Corp. in Fairlawn, NJ He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a former member of the Elks Club in Clawson, Michigan. In his spare time he loved to “tinker and fix “anything. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Janie Marie, and his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Joan (Oswald) Elliott of Vernon, and his children Geralynn Trussler and her husband Tony of Villages, Fl, Marilyn Stewart and her husband James of Durham, CT, Charles Elliott of Tavares, FL, Carolyn Brinster and her husband Raymond of Vernon, and Laura Dayon and her husband John of Vernon. 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. To offer on line condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home of Vernon.

       

Theodora Bergeron

WANTAGE:  Theodora Bergeron, 94 years, formerly of Groveton, NH passed away peacefully at the home of her son Chuck in Wantage Twp, NJ on December 29, 2013. Born October 6, 1919 in Groveton, NH as Theodora Pearl Clark she attended Groveton High School and cosmetology school in Boston. During her many years Theodora worked in the office at the Groveton Paper Company and was then self-employed as a cosmetologist.

She married Roger Bergeron in August of 1943. Roger worked as an accountant/comptroller at the Groveton Paper Company. She was a life long resident of Groveton until she moved to New Jersey a few years ago to reside with her son Chuck. She was a life-long member of the Groveton Methodist Church where she helped put on bean suppers and luncheons. In her spare time she enjoyed dancing with her husband and spending time at their cabin on Maidstone Lake, VT, where they would entertain friends and family. She also enjoyed spending time on the lake swimming and canoeing. She enjoyed outing with her knitting club friends and she volunteered at the Weeks Memorial Hospital Sunshine Shop.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Roger Bergeron and a sister Gaynelle Stone. She is survived by her son “Chuck” Bergeron and his wife Carol of Wantage, brothers Stan Clark of Manchester, NH and Ron Clark of Durham, NH. Along with grandchildren Chelsea Vander Groef and her husband Justin of Wantage, and Amanda Justino and her husband Chris of Hamburg. She was looking forward with great expectation to the birth of her great-grandchild (Chelsea) in January of 2014.

A memorial service is planned to honor her memory in the Spring of 2014 in Groveton, NH. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made (checks) to Groveton Methodist Church (Dora Bergeron Memorial Fund for the Elderly) and can be mailed to Mr. Chuck Bergeron 24 Northfield Drive Sussex, NJ 07461. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com Local funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ferguson Funeral Home, Sussex, NJ.

       

Dorothy M. Sinfield

VernonDorothy M. Sinfield, 75 died Saturday December 28, 2013 at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock Twp.  Mrs. Sinfield, daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Emmanuel) Senor, was born in New York City July 8, 1938.  She resided in North Bergen before moving to Vernon 12 years ago.

Mrs. Sinfield was a clerk for IMS (Pharmaceuticals) in Totowa.

She is survived by her children, Susan Sinfield of Vernon, Arthur Sinfield of Phoenix, AZ and Steven Sinfield of Victorville, CA; sister, Patricia Senor of North Bergen; brother, Charles Senor of Fairview and 8 grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday January 2, 2014, 4:30PM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.   Cremation will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service from 2-4:30PM.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Claudio D. Crooks

FranklinClaudio D. Crooks, 75 died Friday December 27, 2013 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Crooks, son of the late Courtney and Daisy (Richards) Crooks was born in Costa Rica November 14, 1938. He resided in California before moving to the Sussex County area in 2009.

Mr. Crooks was a Private Investigator prior to his retirement.  He was a Veteran of the US Army.  A devout Jehovah’s Witness, Mr. Crooks was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Franklin.

He was predeceased by a son, Ivan Maxwell Crooks in 1982 and is survived by 6 children, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a sister.

Private cremation has been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  For online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Thomas C. Westbrook

Wantage Twp:  Thomas C. Westbrook, 58 died unexpectedly Saturday December 28, 2013 at his home in Wantage.  Mr. Westbrook, son of the late Francis and Jeanette (Nichols) Westbrook was born in Morristown November 9, 1955.  He grew up in Morristown and had resided in Lafayette for 14 years, moving to the Beemerville section of Wantage in 2007.

Mr. Westbrook was the Owner/Operator of TC Westbrook Trucking in Morristown.  He was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps, and was a member of Hillside Fire Department in Morristown where he was also a member of the heavy rescue unit which responded to and assisted the NJ State Police.  Mr. Westbrook was also an avid coin collector.

He was predeceased by 2 brothers and a sister, Francis Westbrook Jr., Gregory Westbrook and Lucille Ortwein.  Mr. Westbrook is survived by his wife, Mary (Leavitt) Westbrook; daughter, Lindsay Westbrook at home; sister, Janice Strowbridge of Morristown; several nieces and nephews as well as several cats.

A visitation will be held at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 3-7PM.  Cremation will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, P.O. Box 225 Augusta, NJ 07822.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Marie G. Otersen

Warwick, NY:  Marie G.Otersen, 97 died Friday December 27, 2013 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY.  Ms. Otersen, daughter of the late Herman and Valerie Otersen was born in New Jersey May 2, 1926.  She had resided in Cambria Heights, NY for most of her life recently moving to Warwick, NY.

Ms. Otersen was a Hair Stylist for 35 years.  She enjoyed the time she would spend at the horse races, especially at Belmont Park.

Ms. Otersen was predeceased by a sister, Valerie Sammon and a niece, Christine Sammon.  She is survived by a sister, Helen Otersen of Warwick, NY; cousin Robert Pellet & his wife Betty of Highland Lakes; 2nd cousins, Jennifer Pellet & her husband Michael Gelfand of Highland Lakes and Jeff Pellet of Clifton.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 11:30AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday one hour prior to the service, from 10:30AM-11:30AM.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Robert H. Hazen

Wantage Twp:  Robert H. Hazen, 76 died Monday December 23, 2013 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Hazen, son of the late Wilbur and Florence (App) Hazen was born in Medford, MA September 3, 1937.  Mr. Hazen grew up in Somerville, MA and had resided in Vernon for 27 years before moving to Wantage in 1999.

Mr. Hazen was a machinist for Tesa Tape in Middletown, NY retiring in 1995 and was a veteran of the US Navy.

Mr. Hazen joins his 3 sisters and brother, Elizabeth Dillon, Barbara Bowes, William Hazen and Margaret Hazen as well as a niece, Diana Spano in heaven.  He is survived by his wife Marie (Reel) Hazen; daughters, Colleen Hazen of Wantage, Adrianne Hazen of Hewitt, Deirdre Hazen of Blairstown and Meghan Hazen of Wantage; granddaughter, Ashley Hazen of Hamburg; sister Florence Picard of Hudson, MA and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Clement’s RC Church in Medford, MA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Funeral services have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  For online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Mary I. Thomas

FranklinMary I. Thomas, 81 died Sunday December 22, 2013 at her home in Franklin.  Mrs. Thomas, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Vadovsky) Bacinsky was born in Franklin March 29, 1932.  She was a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Mrs. Thomas was a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin.  Mrs. Thomas enjoyed cooking, shopping for the family, horror movies, gardening and the finer things in life.

She was predeceased by her husband Albert C. Thomas in 1996 and a brother Joseph Bacinsky.  Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughters, Deborah DeRouyn of Hamburg and Valerie Strack of Franklin; grandchildren, Christine, Scott & Tiffany Puopolo, Cory Gross and Allen Strack; great grandchildren, Isabella and Nicholas; sister, Irene Durina & her husband Dick of Franklin and brother Vincent Bacinsky of Newton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.  For directions or online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert H. Eichler

VernonRobert H. Eichler, 73 died Sunday December 22, 2013 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Eichler, son of the late Harry and Elsie (Grimstead) Eichler was born in Queens, NY December 19, 1940.  He has been a resident of Vernon since 1970.

Mr. Eichler was an accountant for Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville and was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

Mr. Eichler is survived by his wife, Barbara (Fennell) Eichler; daughters, Barbara Hasbrouck & her husband Steven of Hamburg, Beth Lamarca & her husband Douglas of Mountain Top, PA and Dana Eichler of Vernon; sister, Barbara Schoenig of Malverne, LI, NY; grandchildren, Evan, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Lauren, Adam, Victoria, Vanessa and William.

Funeral services will be held Friday December 27, 2013 at 9:00AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct) Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Goldie Repasy(nee Concoy)

Montague, NJ:  Goldie Repasy(nee Concoy), 74 years old, died after a brief illness at Bristol Glen Care Center, Newton, NJ on Sunday, December 22, 2013.  Born to Joseph and Irene Concoy in Franklin, NJ where she was lifelong resident until moving to Montague, NJ 10 years ago. 

Mrs. Repasy worked as a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ for many years retiring in 1998.  She enjoyed tending her flower and vegetable gardens and loved cooking. 

Mrs. Repasy is predeceased by 2 sisters, Irene Thompson and Elaine Sim and a brother, Herbert Concoy and was the beloved wife for 54 years of William Repasy of Montague, NJ.  Devoted mother of William Repasy of Hardyston Twp., NJ and Louis Repasy of Fredon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Kylie, Nicholas, Casey, Corey, Joseph and Jessica.  Dear sister of Joseph Concoy of Moncks Corner, SC.  

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Graveside service will be at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11 AM.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Lt. Col. Ronald S. Liss, M.D.

Wantage Twp:  Lt. Col. Ronald S. Liss, M.D., 81 died Monday December 16, 2013 at Morristown Medical Center.  Dr. Liss was born in Brooklyn, NY and has resided in Wantage Twp. since 1972.

Dr. Liss was an Orthopedic Surgeon and maintained a practice in Vernon for 35 years, retiring in 2006.  He was a retired Lt. Col. with the US Army having served in both the Vietnam Era and the Gulf War.  He was also a very proud farmer.

Dr. Liss is survived by his wife, Lyn Liss; children, Steven Liss of Frankford Twp and Sherrie Swafford of Bakersfield, CA; grandson Brandon and 3 sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday December 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-3 & 5-7PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. – WEB P.O. Box 78960 Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

William Robert McCall

Vernon Twp., NJ:  William Robert McCall, 59 years old, died unexpectedly at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick, NY on Monday, December 16, 2013.  Born to Harold and Joan McCall in Weehawken, NJ he spent his childhood in North Bergen, NJ then his family moved to Bloomingdale, NJ and he then lived in West Milford, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 27 years ago.  

Bill was a 1972 graduate of Butler High School and then continued his education at William Paterson University, earning his Bachelor of Science in 1978.  Two years later he completed coursework at Chubb Institute earning a certificate in Computer Programming.  Bill then worked as a Tech Support Analyst at Bear Stearns/JP Morgan in Whippany, NJ for 23 years till 2012.  Bill was an avid hunter and sports enthusiast. 

Bill was the devoted husband for 28 years of Kathleen McCall(nee Carroll) of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving father of Kyle McCall at home and Erik McCall of Delray Beach, FL.  Devoted son of Harold and Joan McCall of Fort Myers, FL.  Bill will be dearly missed by his extended family which includes his mother in law, 5 sisters in law, 5 brothers in law, 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 cousins and his faithful dog, Chaz. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, NJ.  In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 would be appreciated.

       

William H, Caldwell

WANTAGE, NJ: William H. Caldwell, 93 years, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday December 15, 2013. Born in Glasgow Scotland he was the son of the late Colin G. and Mary (Matthew) Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell moved with his family to the United States in 1929 settling in Kearney, NJ. Prior to living in Wantage he had been a longtime resident of Spring Hill, FL.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during WW II. For many years he was employed as an Electrician for the Kearfott Corp. in Little Falls, NJ. Prior to working at Kearfott he worked at DuPont Corp. in Arlington, NJ. He cherished the time he would spend at his church and sang in the church choirs of Clifton 1st Presbyterian Church and Spring Hill United Church of Christ. In his spare time he enjoyed singing, was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Edith Rosa Caldwell (1978) and his second wife Rita Schwab Caldwell (2009). He is survived by daughters Terry DeWaal and her husband Case of Wantage, NJ, Meredith Muirhead and her husband John of Bloomfield, NJ, and a son Gary W. Caldwell and his wife Sharon of Clifton, NJ, along with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside interment of ashes 11:00 am Monday December 23, 2013 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (meeting directly at the cemetery office) McLean Blvd. and Crooks Ave. Paterson, NJ. Memorial donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home Franklin, NJ. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Ilona Parak(nee Toth)

Vernon Hills, IL:  Ilona Parak(nee Toth), 88 years old, died after a short illness at Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL on Friday, December 6, 2013.  Born to Janos and Ilona Toth in Karad, Hungary, she lived in Sussex, NJ and Vernon Twp., NJ before moving to Vernon Hills, IL. 

Mrs. Parak was a dedicated homemaker and took great joy in reading. 

Mrs. Parak is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John Parak(1995) and a brother and 2 sisters and was the devoted mother of John S. Parak and his wife, Betty of Vernon Twp., NJ and Ilona M. Best and her husband, Doug of Vernon Hills, IL.  Cherished by 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Marika Kormoczi of Hungary. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.

       

Anna Papa(nee Risnyovszky)

Franklin, NJ:  Anna Papa(nee Risnyovszky), 82 years old, died after a short illness at her daughter’s home in Franklin, NJ on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  Born to Lajos and Ilona Risznovsky in Komarom, Hungary, she came the United States in 1957 settling in Franklin, NJ. 

Mrs. Papa worked as a Lacquer Department Supervisor for Accurate Forming in Ogdensburg and Hamburg, NJ for 30 years retiring in 1987.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ and enjoyed working and gardening as well being an avid animal lover.

Mrs. Papa is predeceased by a brother, Karoj Risnyovszky and 3 sisters, Irene Csolle, Maria Kiss and Idu Risnyovszky and is the beloved wife for 59 years of Steve Papa of Franklin, NJ. Devoted mother of Erzsebet Caparotta and her husband, Silvester of Franklin, NJ.  Loving aunt of Katherine Etelvari of Franklin, NJ and George Etelvari and his wife, Cheryl of Gordonsville, VA.  Loving grandmother of Tanya and Angela Caparotta   Great grandmother of Vincenzo and Gianna Maione.  Grandaunt of Paige, Devon and Dallas Sell.  Dear sister of Ilona Nagy, Erzsebet Risnyovszky and Kalman Risnyovszky and also survived by many nieces and nephews in Hungary.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Guenter Toedtmann

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Guenter Toedtmann, 84 years old, died after a long illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Saturday, December 7, 2013.   Born to Frederick and Herta Toedtmann in Buende, Germany, he came to the United States in 1952 settling in Astoria, Queens, NY.  He then lived in Paramus, NJ and moved to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1978. 

Mr. Toedtmann served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as a machinist and master mechanic for International Paper Company in Suffern, NY for many years retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon, NJ and the Wallkill Valley VFW Post # 8441 in Vernon, NJ. 

Mr. Toedtmann was the beloved husband for 58 years of Dolores Toedtmann(nee Munk) of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Lore Toedtmann of Glenwood, NJ, Mark Toedtmann and his wife, Cassandra of Bloomingdale, NJ and Roger Toedtmann and his wife, Hope of Sparta, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Kristin, Scott, Brian and Kevin. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. VFW service will be Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Burial will be private.

       

Rose D. Search

New Holland, PA:  Rose D. Search, 82 died Friday December 6, 2013 at her residence in New Holland.  Mrs. Search, daughter of the late Andrew J. and Rose (Sugar) Danis was born in Ogdensburg July 25, 1931.  She had resided in Ogdensburg and later Hardyston Twp before moving to New Holland 7 years ago.

Mrs. Search was a Registered Nurse and had worked at the former Franklin Hospital and Sparta Medical before retiring from Ogdensburg Elementary School where she was the School Nurse for 30 years.  She was an active parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church in Ogdensburg.

Mrs. Search was predeceased by her husband Leonard T. Search October 7, 2013 and a sister, Ann Morris.  She is survived by her children, Patricia Hutton of Yorktown Hts., NY, Linda Sikora of Ogdensburg, Timothy Search of Lancaster, PA and John Search of Kennit Square, PA; sisters, Helen Koch of Hardyston Twp, Theresa Tomblen of Whippany and Agnes Shelton of Sparta; brother John Danis of Lafayette; brother in law, Ronald Search & his wife Dixie of Ogdensburg, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg for a 10:00AM  Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery.  Friends may call at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Wednesday from 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Ellen L. Holt

Middle Smithfield Twp, PA: Ellen L. Holt, 76 died Saturday December 7, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Easton, PA.  Mrs. Holt was born in Pompton Plains, NJ August 3, 1937.  She had resided in Ogdensburg, NJ before moving to the Middle Smithfield Twp area 18 years ago.

Mrs. Holt worked at the former Rock Oak Lodge in Sparta, NJ and later at Top of The World Restaurant at Saw Creek Estates in Bushkill, PA.

She was predeceased by her sister, June Flynn and is survived by her beloved husband Wain Holt; Devoted sons, Glen Scymanski of Camas, WA, Bradley Scymanski of Owego, NY, Barry Scymanski of Branchville, NJ and Robert Holt of Plainsboro, NJ; loving grandmother of 19 and cherished by 16 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 11:30AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon, NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service, from 10:30-11:30AM.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Frank A. Gentile

VERNON, TWP:  Frank A. Gentile, 76 died Tuesday December 3, 2013 at his home in Barry Lakes.  Mr. Gentile, son of the late Frank A. and Vaney E. (Nacrate) Gentile was born in Charleston, WV December 20, 1936.  Mr. Gentile grew up in Morgantown, WV and resided in the Bronx, NY before moving to the Barry Lakes section of Vernon in 1968.

Mr. Gentile formerly owned King Size Tire in Oak Ridge.  He later retired from the Andover Nursing Center where he worked for over 30 years and was the Operator of the Sewer treatment plant.  Along with his late wife, they started the Annual Barry Lakes Labor Day Party which continues today.  He was a softball coach and very active in the recreational aspect of Barry Lakes.
 
Mr. Gentile was predeceased by his wife, Carole J. Gentile in 2006 and a brother Peter Gentile.  He is survived by his daughters, Donna Cook & her husband Greg of Hewitt and Debra Gentile & her fiancé Philip Casillo of Barry Lakes; grandchildren, Preston Cook and Samantha Casillo.
 
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday December 7, 2013 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes. Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS) Vernon on Friday from 3-6PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Vernon Animal Shelter 21 Church St. Vernon, NJ 07462 or West Milford Animal Shelter P.O. Box 72 West Milford, NJ 07480.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

Francis "Buddy" Colligan

VERNON, NJ: Francis “Buddy” Colligan, 87 years old passed away on Saturday November 30, 2013 at Andover Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Colligan has been a resident of Vernon for the past 25 years and prior to that had resided in Staten Island, NY.

For 25 years Mr. Colligan was employed as a truck shifter with United Parcel Service at their New York City terminal, retiring in 1988. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during WW II. In his spare time he loved the time he would spend with his daughter and grandchildren doing jigsaw puzzles, he was an avid New York Mets fan and he enjoyed the trips he would take to the Atlantic City casinos.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary “Marion” Colligan in 1986, also predeceased by his parents and a niece Regina Sussina. He is survived by his daughter Maureen Moscato and her husband Michael of Vernon, 3 grandchildren, Melissa Garling of Hamburg, Michelle Moscato and Lisa Moscato both of Vernon. A great-granddaughter Gianna Garling and a niece Teresa Cobanchi.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Thursday December 5, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Saint Francis DeSales Church Route 517 Vernon. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 4, 2013 from 2-4 ands 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Mary Roverse

Montague:  Mary Roverse, 71 died unexpectedly Monday November 25, 2013 at Overlook Hospital in Summit.  Mrs. Roverse, daughter of the late John and Gladys (Brink) Arnot was born in Unionville, NY July 26, 1942.  Mrs. Roverse was a lifelong resident of Sussex County having resided the last 14ears in Montague.

Mrs. Roverse was Office Manager for Petro-Mechanics in Lafayette.  She also worked for a short time as a secretary in the guidance office at the Kittatinny Regional School.  She was a parishioner of St. Monica’s RC Church in Sussex and a member of the Franciscans Community.

Mrs. Roverse is survived by her husband, Robert A. Roverse; sons, Richard Nemeth of Montague and Ed Nemeth & his wife Cindy of Bushkill, PA; brother and sisters, Teri Heck & her husband Jim of New Cumberland, PA, William Arnot & his wife Beverly of Swartswood and Emily Krause & her husband Herman of Palm City, FL as well as 3 grandchildren.

Private cremation services have been entrusted to Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Memorial donations may be made to Overlook Hospital Neuroscience Unit 99 Beauvoir Ave. Summit, NJ 07902.  Online condolences may be sent to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Hobart Jay Burd

Franklin, NJ:  Hobart Jay Burd, Sr.,  87 years old, died after a long illness at his home on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Born to Hobart C. and Doris D. Burd in Allamuchy, NJ, he has been a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ. 

Mr. Burd left High School at 17 to serve with the United States Navy during WWII and he served in the Battle of Okinawa and then was discharged to finish High School in 1946, graduating in 1947.  Jay then received his BA in Social Studies from Bradley University in Illinois in 1952 and then received his MA in Business Administration from Montclair University in 1964. Jay taught social studies and physical education as well as being the athletic director at Hamburg High School from 1952 till 1957 when he then taught physical education at Franklin Elementary School where he became principal of the K-6 grades and in 1983 was principal of the K-8 grades retiring in 1986.  Jay was a member of the Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame and very well recognized for all of his coaching and contributions to the local sports programs. 

Mr. Burd was predeceased by his wife, Anna Marie Burd(2000) and a daughter, Therese Marie(1967) and is the devoted father of Elizabeth Ann Major of Clarkville, GA, Ronald Burd of Franklin, NJ, Mari Jo Spina of Tafton, PA, Jay Burd, Jr. of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, Gerard Burd of Salisbury, MD, Peter Burd of Fairfield, NJ, James Burd of Franklin, NJ, Thomas Burd of Durham, NH and John Burd of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Joan Bertalan of Ogdensburg, NJ 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM.  Funeral service will be 10:15 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Harry E. Netzer

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Harry Edward Netzer, 81 years old, died after a short illness at his residence on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  Born to William and Anna Netzer in Paterson, NJ where he lived before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1969. 

Mr. Netzer served with the United States Navy during the Korean War and then worked as Building Maintenance for the Passaic Valley Water Commission in Little Falls, NJ for 34 years retiring in 1992.  He was a member of the Franklin American Legion and the Bergenfield VFW and enjoyed working on cars. 

Mr. Netzer was predeceased by his brother, Fred Netzer(2006) and was the beloved husband for 56 years of Doris Netzer(nee Moore) of Vernon Twp., NJ.    Devoted father of David Netzer of Vernon Twp., NJ, Martin Netzer of Blooming Grove, PA and Barbara Potsel of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Cherished by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. 

Memorial visiting will be Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 12 Noon till 4 PM at the Sussex Firehouse.  Private cremation arrangements were by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

David R. Jones

Wantage Twp:  David R. Jones, 78, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord Wednesday November 20, 2013 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Jones, son of the late Joseph and Audrey (Pugh) Jones, both from Wales, was born in Taylor, PA January 16, 1935.  He grew up in Morris Twp. and had resided in Dover before moving to the Beemerville section of Wantage in 1956. 

Mr. Jones worked for Jersey Central Power & Light for 42 years, retiring in 1996.  From 1954 to 1986 he worked as a lineman out of both the Franklin and Newton Offices and then over the next 10 years worked as a Supervisor and then Trouble Department Supervisor at the Morristown Office.

Mr. Jones served with the US Navy Reserves from 1952-1958 which was during the Korean War.  He later served active duty with the US Army from 1958-1960 in the Signal Corps stationed in Frankfurt, Germany.  A member of the Beemerville Rod & Gun Club, Mr. Jones was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He especially enjoyed surf fishing the beaches on Long Beach Island and duck hunting with his dog “Smokey.”  He was also a former member of the Beemerville Fire Department and the Sussex Elks Lodge.

Mr. Jones was an active member of the Sparta United Methodist Church and was involved in many missions and was a recipient of the Special Mission Recognition Award from the United Methodist Women in 2010.  He was a volunteer for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice for 11 years.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean C. (Beemer) Jones; daughters, Kathy Gelston & her husband Gary of Branchville, Kimberly Green & her husband James of Sandyston Twp and Karen Van der Groef & her husband Neal of Wantage Twp.; brother, Robert Jones of Swartswood; grandchildren, Kirk and Hollie Gelston, Steven Green & his wife Janessa, Kevin Green & his wife Alison, Jenna Sebring & her husband Seth, Dustin Van der Groef & his wife Rebecca and Kelsey Van der Groef as well as 3 great grandchildren, Hudsyn, Clayton and Adrielle.

Mr. Jones was a hard worker and a good provider for his family.  He was extremely proud of his three daughters and especially proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday November 25, 2013 10:00AM at Sparta United Methodist Church 71 Sparta Ave. Sparta.  Interment will follow at Beemerville Cemetery, Wantage Twp.  Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ 07461 on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Basking Ridge 136 Mountain View Blvd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860 or Sparta United Methodist Church 71 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ 07871.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Agnes Kolic(nee Verkey)

FRANKLIN, NJ: Agnes Kolic, 100 years old, passed away at Newton Medical Center on Saturday November 16, 2013. Born in Rockaway, NJ she was the daughter of the late Julian and Julia (Danielsicz) Verkey. She has been a resident of Franklin for the past 30 years and prior to that had resided in Rockaway, NJ. 

In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, over her many years Mrs. Kolic held several jobs. She worked as a housekeeper for Saint Cecilia’s R.C. Parish and Church in Rockaway, she worked at Dick’s Bakery, and she worked at RSVP for 15 years. She volunteered her time for 15 years at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. She was past president of Rockden American Legion Post #175 Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting. She was a very proud recipient of the Larry Albanese Award in May of 1993 for being an Outstanding Senior Citizen offering “Countless Good Deeds” to the Senior Citizens of Sussex County.    

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mario Kolic(1982) and her eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons John Kolic of Franklin, NJ, Peter Kolic of Bloomington, Indiana, and Dennis Kolic of Willcox, AZ, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial funeral mass on Monday November 25, 2013 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church 75 Church St. Franklin, NJ. Final disposition was held privately. Memorial donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ.
       

Loretta A. McDonald

VernonLoretta Ann McDonald, 70 died Monday November 18, 2013 at her home in Vernon.  Mrs. McDonald, daughter of the late Martin and Ida May (Little) Predmore was born in Franklin November 26, 1942.  She has been a lifelong resident of Vernon.

Mrs. McDonald retired in 2006 as the Sussex Borough Tax Collector.  During her 25 years of service with the Borough she served in many capacities.  As a youth she was a member of the 4H Club.  Mrs. McDonald was a loving and forgiving wife.  A caring person, she enjoyed spending time with her family.  She truly loved baking cakes and teaching her nieces to bake.

Mrs. McDonald was predeceased by her son, John K. McDonald in 1975 and 2 brothers, Gary E. Predmore in 1981 and Keith M. Predmore in 1998.  She is survived by her husband Kenneth McDonald; sister, Paulette Finnigan & her husband Thomas of Vernon; brother, Larry Predmore & his wife Brenda of Vernon; nieces and nephew, Melissa Caton, Tammy Watson, Martin Predmore, Amy Breitenbach and Amanda Breitenbach as well as close family friend Patricia Stevens.

Funeral services will be held Friday November 22, 2013  11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sussex United Methodist Church P.O. Box 244 Sussex, NJ 07461 or Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences, please go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Donald Finnegan

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Donald Finnegan, 48 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Sunday, November 17, 2013.  Born to Dal and Beatrice Finnegan in Sussex, NJ, he was raised and lived in Hamburg, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 2 weeks ago. 

Mr. Finnegan received his BA from William Paterson in teaching and taught at Franklin Elementary School for a year before moving to Montague Elementary School in 1991 where he has worked since. 

Mr. Finnegan was predeceased by his father, Dal Finnegan and is the beloved husband of Shawn Finnegan(nee McCabe) of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Dear brother of Dal Finnegan of Hackettstown, NJ, Jamie Finnegan of Dingmans Ferry, PA and Brenda Finnegan of Hamburg, NJ.  Devoted so of Beatrice “Bea” Finnegan of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by his extended family of Chris, Tracy, Olivia and Matt Bouma-Hannan of Sparta, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 7-9 PM and Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Funeral service to commence at 8:30 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts to Montague Township Elementary School, 475 Route 206, Montague, NJ 07827 would be appreciated.

       

Anthony R. Piechowski

Hamburg, NJAnthony Raymond Piechowski, 71 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Born to Anthony and Violet Piechowski in Passaic, NJ, he had lived in Franklin, Hardyston Twp., Sussex and for the last 12 years in Hamburg, NJ.  

Mr. Piechowski owned and operated Sunset Home Improvement for many years retiring in 2008.  He also served as building inspector for Franklin, West Milford, Hamburg, Wantage, Hardyston, Newton and Montague for many years.  He enjoyed times at the Franklin American Legion and The Irish Cottage, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working on cars. 

Mr. Piechowski was the devoted father of Beverlie Lejeune of Virginia Beach, VA, Nanci Eriksson of Lancaster, PA and Anthony Piechowski of Wantage Twp., NJ.   Loving “Pop Pop” of Stefin, Heather, Misty, Jade, Ian, Sage, Oden, Grace and Austin.  Dear brother of Allen A. Piechowski of Califon, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.

       

Donna Marie Aquino-Phister

HamburgDonna Marie Aquino Phister, 55 died Sunday November 3, 2013 at her home in Hamburg.  Donna, daughter of the late Donato (Dan) S. and Kathleen (Watson) Aquino was born in Paterson May 31, 1958.  Her family moved to Sussex County when she was in the 7th grade.  She then attended Sussex County Vo-Tech, graduating in 1976 as a licensed cosmetologist.

After working at the Playboy Club Salon as a stylist, Donna opened her own salon in 1979, New Creations in Franklin.  She worked long hard hours until illness forced her to stop working in June 2013.

Donna loved her shop and the customers she worked for, rarely even taking a vacation.  Other than collecting tea pots and cookie jars, Donna’s interests were all about her shop and her customers.

Donna was predeceased by her grandparents as well as her mother and father.  She is survived by her husband, Don; sisters, Dani Aquino DeVine & her husband Jack, Karen Aquino and Joanna Aquino Garrera & her husband Billy; brothers, Darren Aquino & his wife Jacklyn and Andrew Aquino & his wife Carrie; stepdaughters, Melissa Phister Russell & her husband Matt, Kristen Phister and Penelope Phister Buccheri & her husband Carmello; 7 nieces and 2 nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Donna’s Honor, Friday November 8, 2013 from 5-8PM at the Franklin Fire House 137 Buckwheat Rd. Franklin.  In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  Private cremation has been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  For online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Helen S. Stone

NEWTON, NJ: Helen Sophie Stone, 92, died Friday November 1, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Great Meadows, NJ, and grew up in Vernon, NJ. Ms. Stone attended Jersey City Medical Center where she completed the nursing program and became a registered nurse. She worked as a registered nurse at Jersey City Medical Center and later worked for Wausau Insurance, NYC, as a malpractice adjuster. She resided in Manhattan, NYC, and North Bergen, NJ, before returning to Vernon upon retirement to be near her family.

The daughter of the late Tony and Sophie Stone, she was predeceased by brother Michael and sister Mildred. She is survived by her brother John Stone, his wife Marlene, and many beloved nephews, nieces, and great-grand nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third Street Sussex, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. Monica’s Church 33 Unionville Avenue Sussex. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery in Wantage. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 5, 2013 from 4-7 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Clarence E. Babcock, Sr.

FRANKLIN, NJ: Clarence Edward Babcock, Sr., age 93 years passed away on Friday November 1, 2013 at Andover Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover Twp. Born in Vernon, NJ he was the son of the late George and Eva (Green) Babcock. Mr. Babcock has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and a resident of Franklin Borough for 68 years.

For 20 years Clarence was employed by Franklin Borough working in the Department of Public works division, retiring from that position in 1986. He also had worked in building construction for many years with the Arthur D. Crane Company in the Lake Mohawk section of Sparta. During his younger years he enjoyed the time he would spend outdoors hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Jennie Babcock, a daughter Patricia Babcock, and sons Ernest Babcock and Leroy Babcock. Along with sisters, Ada Space, Emma Lazier, and Helen Bailey, brothers Robert Babcock, Lewis Babcock, and Elmer Babcock. He is survived by his daughters Betty Henderson and her husband Roy of Franklin, Evelyn Talmadge and her husband Charles of Franklin, June Rider and her companion Butch of Branchville, sons Clarence Babcock, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Franklin, Lester Babcock and his wife Shirley of Hampton Twp, and Earl Babcock and his wife Sherral of Wantage. Along with 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 4, 2013 fronm 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Memorial donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Wallkill Valley First Aid  Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416. to offer online condolences go to

       

Joseph J. Spina, Jr.

Glenwood, NJJoseph J. Spina, Jr., 82 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  Born to Joseph J. Spina, Sr. and Charlotte Spina in Fort Lee, NJ where he was raised and then lived in Closter, Demarest and Bound Brook before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon Twp., NJ 22 years ago. 

Mr. Spina was a graduate of Fort Lee High School and served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then served for the Fort Lee Police Department in Fort Lee, NJ retiring after 27 years as a Detective Lieutenant in 1980 serving as Commander of the Special Investigations Unit covering organized crime in New Jersey and New York.  Mr. Spina was an Exempt Member of the Fort Lee Fire Department serving with Rescue/Engine Company 2.  He then served as Security Manager for Mayfair Supermarkets-Foodtown for 17 of the 35 stores from 1980-1987 and then owned and operated Joseph Spina & Associates, Inc. of Denville, NJ in charge of investigations.  He was a graduate of the New Jersey State Police and Bergen County Police Academies and was a New Jersey State Licensed and Bonded Private Detective.  He was a member of the NJ State Police Benevolent Assoc. Local 245, Bergen County PBA Mutual Aid Society, International Assoc. of Auto Theft Investigators, NJ Exempt Firemans Association, American Society for Industrial Security and National Association of Security Personnel.

Mr. Spina is the beloved husband for 33 years of Janet Spina(nee Whittemore) of Glenwood, NJ.  Devoted father of Joseph J. Spina, III of Mt. Bethel, PA and William Spina of Hamburg, NJ.  Step father of Kathleen Whelan of Glenwood, NJ, Deborah Whelan of Fort Lee, NJ, Pamela Whelan-Roy of York, ME and William A. Whelan of Tyrone, GA.  Dear brother of Geraldine Layman of Monroe, NC.  Cherished by 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will commence on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

Kathryn H. Schneider

SPARTA, NJ: Kathryn H. Schneider, 89 years passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Wednesday October 9, 2013. Born in Newark, NJ she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Schoene) Graessle.  Kathryn has been a resident of Sparta since 1960 and prior to that had resided in Irvington, NJ.

For many years she was employed as a secretary working for Suburban Propane Co. in Lafayette, NJ. Prior to working for Suburban Propane she also had been employed as a secretary with the Sears Roebuck and Company in Newton. Kathryn loved birds and watching them. She also enjoyed the time she would spend sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Henry Schneider, a son John Schneider and his wife Donna of Hampton Twp., a sister Florence Sinn of Belvidere, a brother Charles Graessle of Belford, NJ, a grandson John Schneider, Jr., of Quakertown, PA, a granddaughter Heidi Schneider of Lafayette, NJ and a great-granddaughters Madison and Marlene along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service11:00 am on Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Church of the Good Sheppard 200 South Highway 23 Wantage, NJ, 07461 (church is located across from the Wantage Plaza).  Followed by Interment of ashes which will be held at the church’s memorial urn garden. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

George B. Tansey

Vernon Twp:  George B. Tansey, 79 died Wednesday October 30, 2013 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood following a short illness.  Mr. Tansey, son of the late Daniel and Rose (Cleary) Tansey was born in New York City March 26, 1934.  He grew up in Leonia, later moving to Tenafly where he lived for 33 years.  While residing in Tenafly Mr. Tansey maintained a summer residence in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for 25 years, before becoming a year round resident in 1995.

Mr. Tansey graduated from Leonia High School and attended Brown University where he was the quarterback for the school’s football team.  He joined the US Army during the Korean Conflict and played quarterback for the Army football team while being stationed in Germany.  Upon his Honorable Discharge, Mr. Tansey continued his education at Wagner University where he once again played quarterback for the school’s football team until graduation.  He then completed his education attending New York and San Francisco Law Schools.  Mr. Tansey returned home to open the Jade Room & Brandy’s Pub in Fort Lee. He later worked for his brother-in-law, Ed Garry at AG Young Associates in Fort Lee until his retirement.

Mr. Tansey was an active member of Highland Lakes Country Club & Community Association for 43 years.  He was a 22 year member of Warwick Valley Country Club and formerly served on the Board of Directors.  Mr. Tansey was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes and was First Generation Irish-American.

Mr. Tansey was predeceased by 2 brothers, Daniel Joseph Tansey and Patrick James Tansey.  He is survived by his wife Catherine (Garry) Tansey; daughter, Michele Haas & her husband Stephen of Ridgewood; granddaughters, Lindsay and Casey Haas; twin brother, John William Tansey of Fort Lee and his nieces and nephews, James, Brian and Lauren Tansey, and Dorien and Ashley Garry

Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 4, 2013 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-8PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Association for Cancer Research 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106. www.aacr.org or to the Goodwill Fund at Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association P.O. Box 578 Highland Lakes, NJ 07422. For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Lois South(nee Montross)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Lois South(nee Montross),  91 years old, died after a short illness at Barn Hill Care Center, Newton, NJ on Sunday, October 27, 2013.  Born to Samuel and Cora Montross in Vernon Twp., NJ, she has been a lifelong resident. 

Mrs. South owned and operated with her late husband, Wheymer, The Old Homestead Dairy Farm in Vernon Twp., NJ and also worked for the Township of Vernon, Dupont and Lozaw Garage over the years finally retiring in 2013.  Mrs. South had a great affinity for gardening, woodworking and inventing things from what she had available. 

Mrs. South was predeceased by her husband, Wheymer C. South, Jr.(2003), a brother and 5 sisters and is the devoted mother of Carl South and his wife, Doris of Nancy, KY, Earl South of Pond Eddy, NY and Alan South and his wife, Brenda of Columbia, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Adam South and Erin Meyer.  Dear sister of Marion Ackerson of Florida.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 10 to 12 Noon.  Funeral service to commence at 12 Noon with interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.

       

Constance Irene Mylor(nee Legge)

Glenwood, NJConstance Irene Mylor(nee Legge), 60 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at her residence.  Born to Douglas and Jane Legge in Glen Ridge, NJ, raised in Pompton Lakes, NJ, she lived in Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ before moving to Glenwood in 1986. 

Mrs. Mylor worked as a graphic artist for O’Sullivan Menu in Parsippany and volunteered at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, NY and for the Project Keep Afterschool program. 

Mrs. Mylor is cherished by 2 grandchildren.  Dear sister of Julia Schneider of Hampton Twp., NJ.  Aunt of Christine Syslo, Laura, Mary and Douglas Schneider. 

Cremation services are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial service to be planned for a later date.  Memorial gifts to a favorite animal shelter would be appreciated.

       

Sandra L. Wildrick(nee Ramage)

Sussex, NJ:  Sandra Lucille Wildrick(nee Ramage), 70 years old, died after a brief illness at her residence on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Born to Samuel and Viola Ramage in Salem, NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Sussex, NJ. 

Ms. Wildrick worked as a clothing coordinator at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center in Andover, NJ for 28 years retiring in 2011.  She was a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a dedicated daughter. 

Ms. Wildrick was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Wildrick(1989), a daughter, Kim Marie McMickle(2009), 2 brothers, Floyd Sanders(1993) and Charles Sanders(2010), a sister, Arbutus Ramage(1965) and her longtime companion, Andrew Dingman(2013) and is survived by a son, Scott Dingman and his companion, Linda Slaughter of Sussex, NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Alice Henderson of Cortland, NY, Katherine Bucknam of Unionville, NY, Marjorie Hess of Salem, NJ, Harriet Little of Sussex, NJ, Elaine Schoonover of Hendricks, IA, Geraldine Gould of Middletown, NY, Harold Sanders of Wantage Twp., NJ and Lawrence Sanders of Unionville, NY.  Loving daughter of Viola Sanders of Unionville, NY.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 7 to 9 PM.  Graveside services will commence at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Donald R. Matthews, Jr.

VernonDonald R. Matthews, Jr, 48 died Saturday October 19, 2013.  Mr. Matthews, son of Donald R. and Mary (Finnegan) Matthews was born in The Bronx, NY September 1, 1965.  He grew up in Greenwood Lake, NY and has resided in Vernon for the past 23 years.

Mr. Matthews worked for UPS for 20 years and was presently a Supervisor/Technician for NuCO2 of Sparta.  He served with the United States Coast Guard from 1983-1987. 

For many years, he was a coach for Vernon Youth Sports.  He was an avid skier and enjoyed working out at The Spa and Snap Fitness in Vernon. 

Mr. Matthews was predeceased by his father, Donald R. Matthews and is survived by his wife, Diana (Schwiedereck) Matthews; children, Dylan and Demi Rae Matthews at home; mother, Mary Matthews of Greenwood Lake, NY; sister, Donna Melay of Greenwood Lake, NY; mother-in-law, Barbara Schwiedereck-Istvan of Myrtle Beach, SC and his Venezuelan daughter, Eugenia Cristina Lopez Marvez.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:00AM at St. Francis de Sales RC Church 614 Rt. 517 Vernon, NJ.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (use 1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Vernon PAL P.O. Box 755 Vernon, NJ 07462.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Helen R. Williams

SPARTA, NJ: Helen R. Williams, 93 years, passed away at Newton Memorial Hospital on Friday October 18, 2013. Born in Hamburg, NJ she was the daughter of the late Oscar L. and Ada B. (Mann) Hosking. Helen has been a resident of Sparta for the past three years and prior to that had resided in Wantage, Twp.

For several years she was employed by the Newton Board of Education in the custodial department. Helen was a very active and devoted member of the Baleville Congregation Christian Church in Hampton. During her many years at the church she served in many capacities, she was the church historian, a Sunday school teacher and worked with the acolyte guild.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Albert Williams, a brother Richard Hosking and a grandson Timothy Williams. She is survived by her sons Thomas Williams and his wife Helen of Timberlake, NC and Bruce Williams and his wife Susan of Sussex. Also three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, and one great-great step grandson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 11:00 am on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at the Balveville Congregation Christian Church 6 Church Road Newton, NJ 07860 (Hampton Twp.) Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to the church at the address listed above. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to the care of Ferguson Funeral Home 27 third St. Sussex, NJ

 

       

Dennis E. Downey

Vernon, Twp, NJ: Dennis E. Downey, 70 years, passed away at his home on Friday October 18, 2013. Born in Nutley, NJ he was the son of the late William and Carolyn (Toy) Downey. Mr. Downey has been a longtime resident of Sussex County.

Mr. Downey was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. For 45 years he was employed with the I.B. M. Corporation in New York as a manager in the Information Technology Division. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, gardening and sailing.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Peter Downey. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Jane Rounds Furce Downey, a son Charles Furce and his wife Rowena of Fairfax, Va, daughters Elizabeth Cetrino and her husband Brett of Montague, NJ and Kimberly Donnelly and her husband Ryan of Sea Girt, NJ, seven grandchildren Alyssia, Jasmine, Tyler, Devon, Liam, Jake and Grace, along with two nephews Sean and Christopher Downey.   

Funeral services were held privately and were entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home of Vernon. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

Joan R. Gaba

Franklin, NJ:  Joan Rita Gaba(nee Kovach), 77 years old, died   Friday, October 18, 2013 at Newton Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.  Born to Joseph and Ann Kovach September 13, 1936 in Franklin.  Mrs. Gaba was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ.

Mrs. Gaba worked as a secretary for American Cyanamid in Wayne, NJ for 15 years and then worked as a secretary for Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ for 10 years before retiring in 2000.  She was an active parishioner, member of the Rosary Society and helped run the CCD program for Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ.  She was a member of the Franklin Historical Society, the Franklin Senior Citizens and the Frankford Twp. Senior Citizens.  Mrs. Gaba also served with the Franklin Board of Elections for over 30 years. 

Mrs. Gaba was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Edward M. Gaba, Sr.(2002) and is the devoted mother of Karen Gaba & her significant other, Joe of Treasure Island, FL, Edward M. Gaba, Jr. & his wife Kristen of Poconos, PA and Joseph Gaba of Chatham, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Carly, Amanda and Andrew Gaba.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Research at the Sparta Division of Regional Cancer Care Associates, 89 Sparta Avenue, Suite 130, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Stella Flynn (nee Klecha)

Franklin, NJStella Flynn(nee Klecha), 100 years old, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  Born January 7, 1913 in Newark, NJ to the late Adam and Katherine Klecha, Stella spent most of her life in Franklin, NJ. 

Stella worked as a bookkeeper for Franklin Borough for many years retiring in the 1980’s. 

Stella was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Flynn, 3 brothers, John, Joseph and Chester Klecha and 2 sisters, Mary Federkiewicz and Nellie Golembosi.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Weinstein and her husband, Burton of Lords Valley, PA and Monica Flynn of Franklin, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Jill Blessington, Robin and Rob Lucas and James Weinstein.  Great Grandmother of Glen and Jenna Blessington, Crystal Weinstein, Joseph, William and Margo Lucas. 

A private memorial service with interment of cremains at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ are under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.

       

Theresa D. Miller (nee Wacha)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Theresa D. Miller(nee Wacha), 60 years old, died peacefully at home after a short illness on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  Born to Joseph and Teresa Wacha in Paterson, NJ, she lived in Paterson, NJ before moving to the Pleasant Valley Lake section of Vernon Twp., NJ 28 years ago. 

Mrs. Miller worked as a bus driver for NJ Transit for 3 years and then worked as a school bus driver for Havens Bus Service in Wantage Twp., NJ for 14 years before retiring in 2011.  She was an avid bowler and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gin rummy and talking with her social media friends. 

Mrs. Miller is predeceased by her two daughters, Lauren Miller(1985) and Laura Danielle Miller(2012) and a brother, Joseph Wacha and is the beloved wife for 31 years of William Miller of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Melissa T. Miller of San Diego, CA and Lindsay M. Miller of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Step mother of Lisa Kaminski of Lodi, NJ, Jennifer Koolman of East Rutherford, NJ and William Miller of Slingerlands, NY.  Loving grandmother of Kyle, Courtney, Chase and A.J. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 4-8 PM.  Funeral service to commence at 8:00 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Kings Bible Ministry, P.O. Box 364, Vernon, NJ  07462, www.kingsbibleministry.org , would be appreciated.

       

Lisa Ann Schmidt

VERNON, NJ: Lisa Ann Schmidt, 52 years passed away on Tuesday October 15, 2013 at St. Clare’s hospital in Sussex, NJ. Born in Newton, NJ she is the daughter of the Betty Domzalski and the late Donald Domzalski (2013). Lisa has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

Lisa was a proud veteran of the United States Navy serving her country from 1981 to 1985. She was a homemaker who loved and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a sales administrator in advertising and was employed by CBS Outernet in Fairfield, NJ.

In addition to her father she was predeceased by her beloved husband John D. Schmidt (2011). She is survived by her mother Betty (Bush) Domzalski , her children a daughter Sarah Christine Schmidt of Vernon, a son Austin John Schmidt also of Vernon, her siblings sisters Sue and Kevin Grahm of Andover,  Dawn Domzalski of Sussex, Denise and James Carroll of Franklin, a brother Donny and Tracy Domzalski of Washington, NJ, along with several nieces and nephews and two great-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 3:30 pm on Saturday October 19, 2013 at the Franklin Fire House 137 Buckwheat Road Franklin, NJ 07416. A period of visitation will be held at the firehouse on Saturday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home of Franklin.

       

William "Bill" Ryan Dinkins

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  William R. "Bill" Dinkins 54, of Vernon, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Ridgefield Park, NJ on December 21, 1958. He grew up in Paramus, NJ and lived in Vernon for 30 years before moving to Hardyston Twp. last year. 

Bill married Judy Dinkins(nee Mattis) on October 10, 1981; they were married 32 wonderful years.  Together they enjoyed traveling, camping and NASCAR races with their family and friends.  Bill and his brother, Jim, opened Vernon Valley Auto Body, Vernon Twp., NJ in 1984. 

Bill is survived by his wife Judy, two children, Grant and his wife, Melissa and Victoria.  He also leaves behind his mother, Nancy; brothers, Jim and Tom Dinkins; sisters, Carole Duffy and Patti Darker; along with many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his father, Robert Dinkins. 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM at the Polish Legion of American Veterans in Pine Island, NY.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that all who knew and loved Bill, take time to celebrate life with a toast in his honor while remembering his amazing smile!  Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ

       

Minard L. Houghtaling Sr.

Ogdensburg:  Minard L. Houghtaling Sr., 77 died Monday October 7, 2013 at Morristown Medical Center.  Mr. Houghtaling, son of the late Minard W. and Pearl (Clarke) Houghtaling was born in Warwick, NY August 21, 1936 and has been a resident of Ogdensburg for over 50 years.

Mr. Houghtaling was an electrician at US Mineral Wool in Stanhope for over 35 years.  Upon his retirement he worked as a custodian at Ogdensburg Elementary School for 10 years.  Mr. Houghtaling was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member and Past Commander of PVT. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 of Sussex.  He was an avid runner and ice fisherman.

Mr. Houghtaling was predeceased by a brother, Charles Houghtaling, formerly of Port Jervis, NY and a sister, Vivian Beemer, formerly of Portville, NY.  He is survived by his wife Romona (Worden) Houghtaling; son, Minard L. Houghtaling Jr. & his wife Sue Ellen of Ogdensburg; grandsons, Minard Jerry Houghtaling, Corey Michael Houghtaling and Steven Tyler Houghtaling as well as his brothers and sisters, Fred Houghtaling of Hamburg, Philip (Pete) Houghtaling of Wantage, Betty Johnson of Wantage and Jean Featherman of Wantage.

A funeral service and American Legion services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:00PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Cremation will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-6PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to PVT. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 P.O. Box 447 Sussex, NJ 07461.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert Carl Reagan

Franklin, NJRobert Carl Reagan, 79 years old, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 7, 2013.  Born to John and Alma Reagan in Philadelphia, PA where he was raised and he then lived in Willingboro, NJ and then Franklin, NJ for the last 30 years. 

Mr. Reagan attended St Bernard’s School and St. Joseph’s Prep and then attended St. Joseph’s University earning his BS in Physics and then attended Drexel University earning his MS in Technical Engineering, all in Philadelphia, PA.  He then served with the United States Army during peacetime and then worked for the United States Government for 35 years as a Branch Chief of the Small Caliber Ammunitions Division at Picatinny Arsenal before retiring in1990.  Mr. Reagan was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church and a member of the Wallkill Valley Country Club serving on the Board of Directors and as Secretary.  He also served with the Borough of Franklin Zoning Board and took great joy in playing golf. 

Mr. Reagan was predeceased by a son, Kevin G. Reagan(2005) and was the beloved husband for 55 years of Mary Reagan(nee Wood) of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted father of Robert C. Reagan, Jr. of Medford, NJ, Maryanne McCringdle of Arlington, VA and Kathleen Mazzei of Warren, NJ.  Cherished by 8 grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:00 AM.   Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.

       

Leonard T. Search

New Holland, PA:  Leonard Theodore Search, 83 years old, died after a short illness at his home in New Holland, PA on Monday, October 7, 2013.  Born to Leonard T. and Martha Search in Franklin, NJ, he was raised in Ogdensburg, NJ and then lived in Hardyston Twp., NJ before moving to New Holland, PA 7 years ago. 

Mr. Search continued his education after high school and earned his Laboratory and X-Ray Technician Certification serving at that position at Franklin Hospital and Sparta Medical and then had a long and successful career with Schering-Plough in Lafayette, NJ as a Plant Manager before retiring in 1992.  Mr. Search was an Exempt Member of the Ogdensburg Fire Department and served on the Ogdensburg Board of Education.  He was a parishioner and member of the Holy Name Society of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ as well as being an active member and supporter of SCARC, Inc. 

Mr. Search is the beloved husband for 60 years of Rose Search(nee Danis) of New Holland, PA.  Devoted father of Patricia Hutton of Yorktown Heights, NY, Linda Sikora of Ogdensburg, NJ, Timothy Search of Lancaster, PA and John Search of Kennit Square, PA.  Cherished by 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Ronald Search and his wife, Dixie of Ogdensburg, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ.  Memorial gifts to SCARC, Inc,   11 US 206, Suite 100, Augusta, NJ  07822 would be appreciated.

       

Sally P. DeGroat

DINGMANS FERRY, PA: Sally P. DeGroat, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 5, 2013 at Belle

Reve Care Center in Milford, PA. Born on December 29, 1930 in Newton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Charles and Voila Mills. Mrs. DeGroat has been a resident of Dingmans Ferry for 18 years and prior to that had resided in Lafayette, NJ.

Sally was a loving caregiver and babysitter over her many years to many children who passed through her home. She was a true friend to everyone. She was a member of the Sussex County Square Dance Club for 28 years. She attended the Sparta Faith Baptist Church in Sparta, NJ.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Oliver DeGroat and a sister Marie Caffasso and a brother Bill Hendershot. She is survived by her children, daughters Lisa and Marla Degroat of Dingmans Ferry, PA, sons Jeff of Corona, CA, Randall and Londa of Stillwater, and Dan and his wife Lydia of Branchville, along with 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters Doris Kline of Fl, and Dorothy Mallon of SC.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Interment to follow at Beemerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday October 11, 2103 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

 

       

Edward B. Waller

Frankford Twp:  Edward Bruce Waller, 84, died Wednesday September 19, 2013 at the Sussex County Homestead in Frankford.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY March 25, 1929.  He was predeceased by 3 older sisters; Joan Simmons of Forestville, CT, Eugenia (Lillian) Waller of Franklin and Louise Waller Pearson of Brooklyn, NY as well as his parents, Edward and Louise (Zeeb) Waller.

In his early years he attended and graduated from Brooklyn Vocational High School of Automotive Trades.  He had a great aptitude for mechanics and music.  Somehow he melded the two and became very good at the trumpet and the piano, with and without printed music.  “Eddie” worked for his parents in their Ice Cream Parlor/Luncheonette on Brooklyn’s Myrtle Ave. near Flatbush Ave ext. There he made many flavors of rich “homemade”  ice cream and candy (milk chocolate Easter Bunnies, etc) and served meals at breakfast and lunch.

Eddie was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Hardyston and Zion Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY.  He was drafted into the US Army Infantry in 1951 and sent to Korea after his Army training.  Having seen much action he came home to Brooklyn diagnosed with what is today called PTSD and was not able to cope with the post trauma of what he witnessed in battle in Korea.  As a result, he spent many years in and out of hospitals.  He found peace at last at the Sussex County Homestead where his very light hearted jokes were a regular feature in the monthly “Homestead Happenings” campus news letter.  “We will miss him.”  Arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  For online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Rudolph J. Philback

Hardyston:  Rudolph J. Philback 78, died Monday September 30, 2013 at home in Hardyston.  Mr. Philback, son of the late Rudolph and Mary (Shipskey) Philback was born in Forest City, PA December 30, 1934.  Mr. Philback resided in Ogdensburg for many years.  He later lived in Franklin before moving to Hardyston Twp. in 1999.

Mr. Philback was a self employed mason contractor.  He served with the US Army Airborne during the Korean War.

Mr. Philback was predeceased by his wife Marie (Doney) Philback in 1999 and a sister Lorraine Gwin.  He is survived by his children, Rudy Philback of Keyport, Rosemarie Hocking of Franklin, Ann Sakolsky of Sherrills Ford, NC and Joseph Philback of Hardyston; sisters, Louise Ezersky of Wayne, Marguerite Leo of Forest City, PA and Carol Bishop of Simpson, PA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Friday October 4, 2013 at 9:00AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.  For online condolences and direction please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Patsy Marrocco

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Patsy Marrocco, 94 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Born to Guiseppi and Maria Marrocco in Philadelphia, PA, he lived in Italy during his youth then lived in Hawthorne, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ in 2003. 

Mr. Marrocco served with the United States Army during World War II and then worked as a twister for Boris Kroll Jacqards in Paterson, NJ for many years before retiring in 1988.  He was a member of the Columbus Circle in Hawthorne, NJ and the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post # 213 in Sussex, NJ.  He was a doting father, grandfather and great grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. 

Mr. Marrocco was predeceased by his wife, Carmela Marrocco(2003) and 2 grandchildren, Gabriel Joseph and Joseph Quinton Marrocco.  He was the devoted father of Joseph M. Marrocco of Wantage Twp., NJ, Patrick Marrocco of Ward, CO and Mary Ann Probst of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and a great grandson. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Wantage First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 721, Wantage, NJ  07461 or the Beemerville Fire Department, 227 Route 519, Wantage, NJ  07461 or Beemerville First Presbyterian Church, 226 Route 519, Wantage, NJ  07461 would be appreciated.

       

William "Billy" C. Van Tassel

Delhi, NY:  William “Billy” C. Van Tassel, 66 years old, died after a short illness at his home in Delhi, NY.  Born to William and Doris Van Tassel in Sussex, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Sussex before moving to Delhi, NY in 2004. 

Billy served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a mailman for the United States Postal Service in Sussex, NJ for 35 years retiring in 2002.  He also served as a policeman for Sussex Borough and the Court Officer for Wantage Twp., NJ for many years and was an Exempt Member of the Sussex Fire Department.  He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post # 213 in Sussex, NJ and the American Legion Post # 190 in Delhi, NY.  He enjoyed woodworking and hunting and was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. 

Mr. Van Tassel was predeceased by his father, William Van Tassel(2004) and is the beloved husband of Sandra Van Tassel(nee Hosking) of Delhi, NY.  Loving son of Doris Van Tassel of Sussex, NJ.  Cherished by his beloved kitty cat, Muppett. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820 would be appreciated.

       

Stephen D. Gurnis

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Stephen D. Gurnis, 62, died unexpectedly at St. Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Sunday, September 22, 2013.  Born to Stephen D. and Helen Gurnis, he was the second generation of his family born of Polish Immigrants in the United States. 

Steve graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in 1974 with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  He worked for Bendix Corporation and subsequently retired from Honeywell International when it relocated. In June, 1989, he married Karen and they moved to Vernon Twp., NJ. Their son, Michael, is a graduate of St. John’s University. Steve’s passion was his family. He enjoyed being a grandfather.  His passions included playing his guitars, taking care of his home and in recent years being an advocate for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society by riding his bicycle with Team-In-Training.  He biked many miles to raise funds for research after being inspired by his cousin, Billy Dudjoc.  He was looking forward to again riding at Lake Tahoe in 2014 to that end. 

Steve is predeceased by his mother, Helen , 1979 and his father, Stephen Gurnis, 2012. Steve is survived by his wife, Karen and son, Michael both of Vernon Twp., NJ., sister,  Jeanne P. Gurnis, Hartsdale, NY and cousin of Helen Deverin of Northampton, PA.  He will be missed by his cairn terrier, Fergis. 

Funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ will be private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016, http://pages.teamintraining.org/nj/ambbr14/sgurnis would be appreciated.

       

Andrew Kinney 

HAMBURG: Andrew Kinney, 87, passed away at home on September 18, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Kinney was born in Franklin. Andrew was married to Viola (Keats) Kinney for 63 years.

Andrew was a veteran of World War II. He enlisted to serve his country before he could graduate from Franklin High School. A true war hero he was a Staff Sergeant and was stationed in the Mediterranean, Italy, and North Africa. He defended our nation as an aerial gunner with over 35 missions. He was a member of the American Legion.

He worked as a tool and die maker and was employed by Elastamold and retired from Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ in 1977. He built his own home in which he resided his entire life while raising three sons. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. His greatest enjoyment in life was hunting, fishing and gardening with his family. All that knew him will remember his kindness and love of nature. He is a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg. 

Andrew is survived by his wife Viola, his son Andrew, and his wife Susan, his son Paul and his wife Susan, his son Edward and his wife Maria and their three sons, his grandchildren Andrew, Joseph, and Michael. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and John Kinney, his sister Mary Kinney LaSalla, his brothers Joseph, Peter, and Michael Kinney, Peter and John Beber.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Saturday September 21, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at Deckertown-Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday September 20, 2013 from 7-9 pm.

The family wishes to thank Compassionate Care Hospice for their support and guidance. In lieu of flowers the family wishes to have donations sent to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Doris H. Salerno

Sussex: Doris H. Salerno, 89 died Tuesday September 17, 2013 at Newton Medical Center.   Mrs. Salerno, daughter of the late Patrick and Hilda (Blackmore) McCue was born in Cardiff, Wales December 10, 1923.  She was a “War Bride,” having met Patrick Salerno while he was serving in the US Army during WWII.  They married in Cardiff, Wales and returned to the United States in 1946.  Mrs. Salerno has resided in Sussex for most of her life.

Mrs. Salerno was predeceased by her husband Patrick Salerno in 1975 and a sister and brothers; Eileen, Patrick, Leslie and James McCue.  She is survived by her loving companion of 40 years, Robert “Bob” Oswald; children, Patrick Salerno of Reddington Beach, FL, Eileen Storms & her husband Daniel of Franklin, Donna Salerno of Port Jervis, NY, Michael Salerno & his wife Nancy of Sparrow Bush, NY, Peter Salerno of Orlando, FL and David Salerno & his wife Karen of  Beemerville; 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 nieces in Cardiff, Wales.

Funeral services will be held Monday September 23, 2013 11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Interment will follow in Clove Cemetery, Wantage.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758717 Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Arlene E. Hartman

SussexArlene E. Hartman, 78 died unexpectedly Tuesday September 17, 2013 at her home in Sussex.  Miss Hartman, daughter of the late David and Rose (Barasch) Hartman was born in Sussex April 8, 1935.  She was a lifelong resident of Sussex.

Miss Hartman was a School Teacher at Hardyston Twp. Elementary School for 40 years, retiring in 2001, and was formerly honored as Sussex County Teacher of The Year.  She was very active with Sussex County Retired Educators Assoc. (SCREA) and was the Chairperson of the Scholarship Fund.  She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Northern Chapter.

Miss Hartman is survived by her brother, Irwin Hartman & his wife Ricky of Wayne, NJ and Lake Worth, FL; nieces, Deborah Brown of California, Stephanie McGinnis of Oklahoma and Andrea Martens of Wayne as well as her extended family, the Musilli’s, Luna’s and Ferguson’s.  A Funeral Service will be held Friday September 20, 2013 10:30AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Interment will follow at Temple Sinai Cemetery, Circleville, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sussex County Retired Educators Assoc. for the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Arlene Hartman, 47 Rt. 206, Suite 2 Augusta, NJ 07822.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Henry J. "Hank" Ford

Westtown, NY:  Henry J. “Hank” Ford, 84 a retired dairy farmer in the Town of Minisink, NY, passed away unexpectedly at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY on Monday September 16, 2013 while surrounded by his children. Hank was born in Westtown, NY April 8, 1929 to the late William and Rose (Elder) Ford.  He was a long time resident of Westtown and also maintained a residence in Silver Springs, FL for many years.

Hank attended the one room Gardnerville Schoolhouse in Johnson, NY.  He spent his life working side by side on the family farm with his wife Pat (Kithcart) Ford, who sadly predeceased him on September 12, 2012.  They were married 64 years and he had missed her every day since she passed.

Hank still enjoyed his daily rides through the local farmlands, always commenting on farm animals and crops.  He was a wealth of information on the history of local farms and would retell numerous stories of his youth.  He was a proud member of Rutgers Engine Company in Johnson, NY since 1947.

Family Statement: “While we are greatly saddened about the passing of our Dad, we find comfort in knowing that he is reunited with our mother.  Mom was his whole world and he never recovered from her loss.”

In addition to his wife and parents, Hank was predeceased by a son, Daniel J. Ford in 1978, an infant great granddaughter, Marilee Ford and brothers & sisters, Joseph Ford, Robert Ford, Arthur Ford, Richard Ford, Gwen Plecan and Irene Gibbs.  He is survived by his children, William C. Ford of Port Jervis, NY, Rose M. Decker & her husband George of Greenville Twp., NY, Joanne Daly-Tejera & her husband Dan of Westtown, NY, Henry J. Ford II of Silver Springs, FL, Janet M. Ford & her husband Dan of Wurtsboro, NY and Joan M. McKinney of Wurtsboro, NY; Sister, Gladys Raymond of Johnson, NY; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held Saturday September 21, 2013, 11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.  Interment will follow at Deckertown-Union Cemetery, Wantage, NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8PM.  Fire Department services will be held at the funeral home at 7:15PM on Friday.

The family would like to thank the surgical team and the trauma unit at Westchester Medical Center for their valiant efforts to save our father’s life. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rutgers Engine Company P.O. Box 85  Johnson, NY 10933.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Derek P. Semanek

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Derek P. Semanek, 31 years old, died after a long illness at Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ on Friday, September 13, 2013.  Born to Alan and Lois Semanek in Livingston, NJ, he had lived in Vernon Twp., NJ most of his life. 

Derek worked as an electrician for J.M. Electric in Elizabeth, NJ for 8 years.  He was an active player with the Skylands and Mennen Adult Ice Hockey Leagues, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working out. 

Derek is the devoted son of Alan and Lois Semanek of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Dear brother of Jason Semanek of Great Meadows, NJ and twin brother of Lauren Lowell of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving uncle of Eva Lowell.  Also survived by Aunts Joanie and Cookie, Uncles George, Pete and Hughie and the Colianni Family. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94,(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  The family will celebrate his life at 8:30 PM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, Lymphoma Division, P.O. Box 417290, Boston, MA  02241-7290 would be appreciated.

       

John De Block, Jr.

Wantage:  John De Block, Jr. 83 peacefully entered eternal life with his Lord on Thursday September 12, 2013.  Mr. De Block, son of the late John and Josie (Tanis) De Block was born in Paterson June 5, 1930.  He has been a resident of Wantage Twp. since 1968.

Mr. De Block was an Assistant Vice President of Citizens First National Bank of Ridgewood, NJ and was a former member of the Ramsey Rotary Club.  He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Mr. De Block was an active member of Hope Church in Wantage where he served as Chairman of the Church as well as Treasurer.  He was a Board Member and Treasurer of Florence Christian Home in Wayne for 45 years as well as treasurer of the Clove Cemetery Association in Wantage.  Mr. De Block enjoyed the Sussex Airport Diner “Morning Gang” and loved to play golf.  He also enjoyed his winters at Happy Trails in Surprise , Arizona.

Mr. De Block was predeceased by a daughter, Jeanne Marie De Block in 1975 and 6 brothers & sisters.  He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Vanderbeck) De Block; children, Linda J. DeGroat & her husband Dennis of Stillwater, Nancy J. Bookbinder & her husband Robert of Middletown, NY and John David De Block & his wife Karina Maria of Alabaster, AL; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday September 16, 2013, 7:00PM at Hope Church 1441 Rt. 565 in Wantage.  Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 4:00-7:00PM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hope Church 1441 Rt. 565 Sussex, NJ 07461.   Arrangements are by Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  For further information and online condolences please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Stephen Hete

FranklinStephen Hete Sr., 74 died Wednesday September 11, 2013 at Newton Medical Center following a long illness.  Mr. Hete, son of the late Frank and Gladys (Haas) Hete Jr. was born in Franklin September 7, 1939.  He lived in Hamburg and then in Vernon for over 40 years moving to Franklin 5 years ago.

Mr. Hete was an Account Technician at Picatinny Arsenal for 36 years, retiring in 1996.  He served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era and was a member of the Ground Observers Corps in Ogdensburg.  Mr. Hete played clarinet in the Hamburg High School Band and had an appreciation for music, from country to classical.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Mr. Hete is survived by his wife, Barbara (Vance) Hete; sons, Stephen Hete Jr. & his wife Deborah of Milford, PA and Brian Lee Hete & his wife Keshia of Montague; grandchildren, Renee Elizabeth Hete and Christian Thomas Hete; brother Frank Hete III of Andover; sisters, Claire Rowe of Dandridge, TN and Lillian Vance of Dodgeville, NY.

Funeral services will be held Monday September 16, 2013 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Saverio D. De Mercurio

Vernon: Saverio D. De Mercurio, 73 died Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. De Mercurio, son of Dominick and Alberta (Bagnato) De Mercurio was born in Albany, NY March 29, 1940. He grew up in Fort Lee and had resided in Stockholm before moving to Vernon 20 years ago.
Mr. De Mercurio was a motion picture screening room technician for Motion Picture Laboratories at One Times Square in New York, NY. Previous to that he was a motion picture film technician for Triangle Laboratories in Fort Lee. Mr. De Mercurio was a member of the Jaycees of Sussex County. He loved spending weekends with his children and grandchildren and was an avid golfer and enjoyed drawing and painting.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Baldi) De Mercurio; daughters, Laura Giello & her husband Salvatore of Warwick, NY and Donna Schumann & her husband Kenneth of Vernon; grandchildren, Brittany, Dominick & Juliana Giello & Jillian and Rachel Schumann; mother, Alberta De Mercurio of Boynton Beach, FL and a sister Mary De Mercurio of Bogota.
Friends may call at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 4-8PM. A Prayer will be offered and last respects payed on Saturday September 14, 2013 at 11:15AM at the funeral home, followed by a Graveside Service in North Hardyston Cemetery at 12:00Noon. For online condolences and directions, please see http://www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

James Joseph DeLac

Ogdensburg, NJJames Joseph DeLac, 70 years old, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, September 8, 2013.  Born to Joseph and Rita DeLac in Baltimore, MD he had lived in Rochelle Park then Garfield, NJ before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ 13 years ago. 

Mr. DeLac served with the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Scorpion Submarine.  He received his AS in Science from the University of Maryland and worked as a retail manager for Channel, Rickle’s, some restaurants and pizzerias, Harmons and K Mart in Dover, NJ before retiring in 2002.  He was a member of American Legion Post 1000 and the United States Submarine Silent Service.  He was a volunteer with the Ogdensburg and Wallkill Valley First Aid Squads and enjoyed cooking, spending time with his family as well as being an avid animal lover. 

Mr. DeLac was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amber DeLac, a brother, Joseph DeLac and his step mother, Elsie DeLac and is the beloved husband for 15 years of Barbara DeLac(nee Gundling) of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Devoted father of Dennis DeLac of Greenwood Lake, Kevin DeLac of Midland Park and Michele DeLac at home in Ogdensburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Anthony, Joseph, Victoria, Matthew and Jason DeLac.  Dear brother of Donna Donhauser of Reheboth Beach, MD, Janet MacNab of Silver Spring, MD and Marita DeBus of Newark, DE. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10 AM.  Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Wounded Warrior Project,  P.O. Box 758517, Toepka, KS  66675 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312 would be appreciated.

       

Doris G. Zitzman

HamburgDoris G. nee Koeppel Zitzman, 89 died peacefully Sunday Sept. 8, 2013 at her home in Hamburg surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Zitzman, daughter of the late Charles and Estell (Bagott) Koeppel was born in Secaucus August 30, 1924.  She had resided in Toms River and Fair Lawn before moving to Hamburg in 1995.

Mrs. Zitzman graduated from Demarest High School at age 16 and went on to dance professionally in a trio that travelled throughout the United States.  She was a member of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon, St. Jude Senior Club in Hamburg and the Hardyston Twp. Senior Citizens.  Mrs. Zitzman enjoyed line dancing at the Vernon Senior Center.

Mrs. Zitzman was predeceased by her husband Walter Zitzman in 1994 and is survived by her children, Pamela Fertel & her husband Glenn of Highland Lakes and Glenn Zitzman & his wife Terry of Jacksonville, FL; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held Wed. Sept. 11, 2013 at 7:00PM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Cremation will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:30 – 7:00PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Robert A. Predmore

SPARTA, NJ: Robert A. “Griz” Predmore, 80 years old, died after a brief illness at his home on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Predmore was predeceased by his parents Tracy and Leona (Smith) Predmore. He had resided in Pompton Plains and Stockholm, NJ, and Ormond Beach, FL, before moving to Sparta 3 years ago.

Mr. Predmore served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a self employed Master Plumber for many years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Predmore was an Exempt member of the Pompton Plains Fire Department, Company 1. He was an avid NASCAR fan and also an avid fan of the late Dale Earnhardt.

Mr. Predmore is the beloved husband of fifty-nine years to Helen Predmore (nee Lischke). Devoted father of Robert A. Predmore, Jr. of Newton, Helen Predmore of Stockholm, Mari Catania of Kingsley, PA and Dorothie Colosimo of Hamburg. Loving grandfather of Robert and Matthew Predmore, Sara and Joseph Colosimo. Cherished by 3 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of James Predmore of Dunellen, FL. In addition to his parents Mr. Predmore was also predeceased by two brothers, George and Roger Predmore.

The family will receive family and friends for memorial visitation at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 from 2-4  & 7-8:30 PM.  A Memorial service to follow at 8:30 PM.  Cremation was private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 or to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

       

Joseph A. Krenicky

VernonJoseph A. Krenicky, 66 died unexpectedly Wednesday August 28, 2013 at his home.  Mr. Krenicky, son of the late John and Julia (Walkowiak) Krenicky was born in Passaic October 30, 1946.  Mr. Krenicky resided in Garfield before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon in 1976.

Mr. Krenicky worked for the United States Postal Service in the Passaic Office and then later retired from the Wallington Office where he was the Post Office Manager.  In his retirement he worked for Ferguson Funeral Homes in Sussex and Vernon and F. John Ramsey Funeral Home in Franklin.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Mr. Krenicky was a Sgt. with the 82nd Airborne, US Army serving during the Vietnam Era.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his grandparents, Anthony and Antonette Walkowiak.  Mr. Krenicky is survived by his beloved wife, Stella (Koch) Krenicky; loving children, Joseph J. Krenicky at home and Jenifer Hordych & her husband Chris of Glenwood and his cherished grandchildren, Madison, Tyler and Kaitlyn Hordych.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 3, 2013, 10:30AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 ( 1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Warwick, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1-4PM.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Lois Marie Rafford(nee Upton)

Newton, NJ:  Lois Marie Rafford(nee Upton),  78 years old, died at Bristol Glen Care Center, Newton, NJ on Monday, August 26, 2013.  Born to Byron and Elsie Upton in Houlton, Maine, she had lived in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and then Wantage Twp., NJ for 7 years before moving to Newton, NJ in 2009. 

Mrs. Rafford worked as a bookkeeper for Guido’s Restaurant in Hackensack, NJ for many years before retiring.  She loved reading and visiting New England. 

Mrs. Rafford was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Rafford(2010) and was the devoted mother of Ann Amari and her husband, Arthur of Vernon Twp., NJ and Charles B. Rafford and his wife, Tracy C. of Townsend, Tennessee.  Cherished grandmother of Brittany Amari, Byron, Meghan and John Rafford, Devon Pruitt and Caitlin Amari.  Also survived by 3 great grandchildren and her friends and family at Bristol Glen Care Center. 

Funeral services are private by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated. 

       

Jerry Fernandez

HAMBURG: Jerry Fernandez, 84 years, passed away on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Naples, Italy he moved to this country at a young age and became a United States Citizen.  Jerry has been a resident of Hamburg since 1995 and prior to that had resided in Wantage Twp, and Hawthorne, NJ.

For 40 years Mr. Fernandez worked as an Iron worker and had worked for Ferdinand’s Old Forge Inc. in Paterson, NJ. While working with Iron he discovered he had a talent and interest in sculpting various items out of iron and took great pride in giving those items to his family and friends. Jerry was an avid hunter, and he enjoyed making his homemade wine.

He was predeceased in February 2013 by his beloved wife of 62 years Angelina Fernandez. He is survived by his daughter Martha Preston of Glenwood, NJ, a son Robert Fernandez and his wife Elizabeth of Kannapolis, NC, grandchildren Dana Lorenzo, Daniella Louise Preston, and Theresa Hogan, great-grandchildren Kaela, Alexis, and Isiah, his two sisters still living in Italy, along with several nieces and nephews and a former daughter in-law Gloria Caramico of Wharton, NJ. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 8:00 pm on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 pm until the time of the service. Crypt side prayers will be held Thursday august 29, 2013 at 11:00 am at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Paterson, NJ. (meeting directly at the Mausoleum). To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

Robert D. Shane

FRANKLIN: Robert D. Shane, 51years passed away at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness on Sunday August 25, 2013. Born in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of Roger and Joan (Anderson) Shane of Franklin. Robert has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County most recently of Franklin and prior to that had resided in Hamburg.

Robert has worked for 29 years in retail food sales and was the bakery manager for the Stop and Shop Food store in Sparta. He was a member of Local #1262 (UCFW) food service workers in Clifton, NJ. He was a sports enthusiast of all sports and also enjoyed the game of golf. He also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving wife Lisa (Minnoia) Shane of Franklin, his children Jason Shane, Kyle Shane, and Ian Shane all of Franklin, siblings Roger Shane and his wife Sherri of Vernon, Lisa Hill of Myrtle Beach, SC, Megan Patrick and her husband Brett also of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Daniel Shane of Hamburg along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 8:00 pm on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871. To offer on line condolences go to www.johnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

Carol Van Buren

Westtown, NY:  Carol Ann (nee Ford) Van Buren, 65 died Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.  Carol, daughter of the late Joseph and Lorraine (Hosler) Ford was born in Middletown, NY November 30, 1947.

While growing up on the family farm in Westtown, NY, Carol attended the Gardnerville one room schoolhouse.  As she continued to live her entire life on the family farm she always kept her home and heart open to all.

Carol served as the Town Of Minisink Clerk for the past 29 years while also owning and operating CVB Enterprises, Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation.  An avid genealogist, Carol was the Minisink Town Historian and founder of the annual community event, “Minisink Heritage Days.”  Also as Town Historian, she was instrumental in the construction of the Log Cabin and the expansion of the town museum.  Carol was a member of the Land of Lenape’s Historical Group and the ladies auxiliary of Rutgers Engine Co. in Johnson, NY.

Carol is survived by her husband of 41 years, Donald Van Buren; children, Todd Van Buren & his wife Charlene of Westtown, NY, Stephanie McCall & her husband John of Clearwater, FL, Susan Reddan & her husband John of Blooming Grove, NY, Jennifer Van Buren of Saugerties, NY, Kimberly Van Buren of Westtown, NY and Adam Van Buren & his wife Cheryl of Orlando, FL; grandsons, Tyler and Christian Van Buren; brothers & sisters, Donna Danna of Wingdale, NY, Joseph Ford Jr. & his wife Sharon of Westtown, NY, Betty Fiore of Casa Grande, AZ, Mary Alice Newell & her husband Ed of Ballston Lake, NY, Bonnie Jennings & her husband Michael of Dade City, FL, Jo Ann Scott & her husband Wayne of Liberty, NY, Guy Ford of Palm Coast, FL and Rocky Ford of Glen Spey, NY as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and an abundance of loving friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday August 26, 2013, 10:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.  Interment will follow at Beemerville Cemetery, Wantage, NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5PM.  For online condolences and directions, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

 John Russian

VERNON, NJ: John Russian, 77 years, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday August 19, 2013. Born in Windber, PA, He was the son of the late Martin and Anna (Fondak) Russian. John has been a long time resident of Sussex County most recently living in the Lake Panorama section of Vernon, Twp.

He was an independent sub-contractor and had worked for Rainbow Play Sets in Parsippany, NJ. In his spare time he was a very avid skier and was a long time ski instructor with Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Vernon. He also enjoyed the game of golf; he loved living in Sussex County with all of its wooded areas and scenic beauty. He was a wonderful dancer and could dance to any type of music. John also cherished the time he would spend at his church the Beth Israel Jerusalem Center in Wayne, NJ. He was very active in the church; he took great pride in being involved with the Sunday morning teaching ministry, he also would spend time in providing security for the church pastor and other leaders.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son Raymond J. Russian and a brother Martin Russian. He is survived by his long time companion and fiancée Maria A. Kosatschkow of Vernon, daughters Deborah Smolar and her husband Robert of Washington Twp, NJ, Theresa Braithwaite and her husband Andrew of Vernon, and Pamela Carnevale and her husband Gerry of Waldwick, NJ., 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, also surviving is his sister Nancy Pelsang and her husband Howie of Florida, along with 2 nieces and 4 nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Saturday August 24, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation will held on Saturday morning only at the funeral home from 8:00 am until the time of the service.        

       

Dennis J. Heady

VERNON, NJ: Dennis J. Heady, 71 years, died on Friday August 16, 2013 at Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Born in Suffern, NY he was the son of the late William E. and Catharine (Bracco) Heady. Mr. Heady has been a resident of Sussex County for the past 18 years and prior to that had resided in Rockland County, NY.

Mr. Heady for 23 years was a commercial loan officer and was employed with First Fidelity Bank in Newark, NJ. He was a proud United States Army Veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War. In his spare time he enjoyed the game of golf, he was a past president of the Robert Morris Associates. He also took great pride in being able to help his fellow war veterans with personal matters whether it was taking them to run errands or assisting them with paper work.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Marie (1987). He is survived by sons Drew Heady and his wife Kathleen of Middletown, NJ, John Heady of South Orange, NJ, and Dean Heady of Brooklyn, NY a daughter Jennifer Schaefer and her husband Ernie of Lancaster, PA, a brother Bill Heady and his wife Terry of Stony Point, NY, sisters Cathy Meketa and her husband Stanley of Kingston, NY and Beverly Lawlor and her husband Ray of Oneonta, NY. Three grandchildren Layla, Sheen and Julian, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Friday August 23, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Saint Francis de Sales Church 614 Route 517 Vernon, NJ. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery Vernon, NJ.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday August 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences and fro driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Timothy Veltri

FranklinTimothy Veltri, 90 died Friday August 16, 2013 at Geisenger South Hospice in Wilkes Barre, PA.  Mr. Veltri, son of the late Daniel and Mildred (Staffa) Veltri was born in Garfield May 15, 1923.  He resided in Garfield before moving to Franklin in 1959.

Mr. Veltri was a construction worker for Tri-Us Landscaping in Lodi.

Mr. Veltri was a US Army WWII Veteran having fought in Po Valley, Anzio and Montecassino, Italy as well as North Africa.  Mr. Veltri served with the 338th Infantry, 85th Division, “Custer Division” and was active with it’s reunion group.  He was a life member of the Newton Memorial VFW Post #5360, was a past member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132 of Franklin and was a former member of General Judson Kilpatrick Knights of Columbus Council #5563.

Mr. Veltri was predeceased by his wife Johanna (Lanza) Veltri in 1997 and a daughter, Carol P. Veltri in 2007.  He is survived by his children, John Veltri of Franklin, Kathy Klingener of Stroudsburg, PA and Barbara Veltri of Hackettstown; brother, Anthony Veltri of Lodi; 10 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 9:30AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery P.O. Box 463 Vernon, NJ 07462. or toward Mr. Veltri’s funeral expenses c/o F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416.  For online condolences and direction please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Marianne P. Brooks

GLENWOOD: Marianne P. Brooks, 67 years, died on Friday August 9, 2013 at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. Born in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (McCartney) Radigan. Mrs. Brooks has been a resident of Sussex County since 1990 and prior to that had resided in Ringwood, NJ and New York, City.

Mrs. Brooks was a longtime registered nurse working in the health care profession. Prior to her retirement in 2005 she worked at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. She was a former member of the Ringwood Ambulance Corps. She cherished the time she would spend with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a granddaughter Sierra Doering. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years John “Jack” Brooks of Glenwood, daughters Deirdre Doering and her husband Chad of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Colleen Brooks and her fiancé Leo Hernandez of Glenwood, a sister Kathleen DeLucia and her husband Edward of Ossining, NY, a brother Jim Radigan and his wife Ellie of Burke, VA, grandchildren Hunter and Ethan Doering and Savannah Hernandez, along with a nephew Matthew, and nieces Amy and Joy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at the Ferguson Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps/mapquest use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon, NJ). Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Saint Francis de Sales Church 614 Rt. 517 Vernon, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday August 12, 2013 from2-4 and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to CJ Foundation for SIDS, HUMC:WFAN Pediatric Center 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 (www.cjsids.org). To offer online condolences and for driving directions go www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Eva A. Talatinik(nee Regavich)

Stuart, FL Eva A. Talatinik(nee Regavich), passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness.  She was 94 years old.  Mrs. Talatinik was born in Lyon Mountain, NY to Anna and John Regavich.  Eva lived most of her life in Franklin, NJ and moved to Stuart, FL in 2008. 

Mrs. Talatinik was a waitress at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ for many years.  In her retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading, travel and going out with friends.  

Mrs. Talatinik was predeceased by her loving husband, William in 2007, a twin brother, Victor Regavich, 2 brothers, Joseph and John Regavich and a sister Pauline Silconas and her parents.  She is survived by her 2 daughters and their spouses, Catherine “Cathy” Serva and her husband, Chester “Bob” of Stuart, FL and Linda Adams and her husband, Robert “Bob” of Hamburg, NJ.  Grandson Robert W. Serva and his wife, Nannette of Binghamton, NY and 2 great grandchildren, Tyler and Rachel Serva of Binghamton, NY and many nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services in New Jersey will be held at the convenience of the family and a celebration of life will be held in Florida.  Arrangements by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Miles Grant Country Club Philanthropic Fund (In Loving Memory of Eva Talatinik), 5300 SE Miles Grant Road, Stuart, FL  34997 would be appreciated. 

       

Barry A. Abrams

Vernon Twp: Barry A. Abrams, 70 died Thursday August 8, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Mr. Abrams, son of the late Joseph and Alice (Slobodow) Abrams was born in Brooklyn, NY March 11,1943.  He resided in Bayshore, Long Island while maintaining a summer residence in Highland Lakes for 28 years before becoming a full time resident 9 years ago.
 
Mr. Abrams was the co-owner of Giant Copy Shop for over 30 years.  The business originated in Long Island and relocated to Warwick, NY 7 years ago.  Mr. Abrams was a Trustee of Highland Lakes and was instrumental in starting the Highland Lakes Garden Club.  He also was instrumental in beautifying the freeways to the main lake and installing benches at 6 of the freeways.  As well, he was an avid sailor, tennis player and skier.
 
Mrs. Abrams is survived by his wife, Angela (Sica) Abrams; children, Kevin and Carolynn Abrams, both at home; brothers, Allan Abrams of Boca Raton, FL and Mark Abrams of Staten Island, NY as well as 8 nieces and 2 nephews.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon on Friday August 9, 2013 from 2-3PM followed by a Memorial Service at 3PM.
       

Jean Dolsay (nee Fraser)

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Jean Dolsay(nee Fraser), 89 years old, died peacefully at Forest Manor Care Center, Hope, NJ on Saturday, August 3, 2013.  The daughter of David Donald and Wilhelmina Fraser, Jean was born in Victoria, Australia on January 19, 1924.  She met her future husband, Elmer Dolsay in Australia while he was serving with the Armed Forces.  After her marriage she came to the United States in 1944 and settled in Hardyston Twp., NJ.  She became an American Citizen and spent her entire life here raising her family. 

Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmer Dolsay in 1985, her dear sons; Douglas in 2000, Duane in 2010 and her brother, Donald Fraser of Victoria, Australia.  She is survived by her daughter in law, Rhonda Dolsay of Sussex, NJ, her dear sister, Dorothy Lemin and nephew Donald Lemin of Melbourne, Australia, 5 granddaughters and 6 great grandchildren  

Mrs. Dolsay was employed as a cashier for A & P Supermarket in Sussex, NJ for many years retiring in 1989.  She was a member of the Hamburg Baptist Church, the Hardyston Twp. Senior Citizens and Minerals Spa in Vernon Twp., NJ.  She enjoyed travelling, knitting, swimming and walking.  She volunteered for many years at the “Partnership for Social Services Thrift Shop” in Franklin, NJ. 

Jean will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, a thoughtful, supportive, generous mother to her family, and a caring, dear, trusted friend to many.  She will be greatly missed. 

Friends may pay their respects at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM.  Funeral services to follow from 7 to 8 PM with Rev. Richard Sharber of The Hamburg Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 9, 2013.  Memorial gifts to the Hamburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 393, Hamburg, NJ  07419 would be deeply appreciated.

       

Andrea Lee Schipper (nee Davis)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Andrea Lee Schipper(nee Davis), 62 years old, died peacefully at home on Friday, August 2, 2013.  Born to Robert and Beverly Davis in Stanford, CT, she had also lived in Monroe, NY before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 20 years ago. 

Mrs. Schipper worked as a bookkeeper for many years and enjoyed gardening.  She had a true love for all animals and adopted many cats over the years. 

Mrs. Schipper was predeceased by her brother, Larry Davis and was the beloved wife for 30 years of Cornelius “Casey” Schipper of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Dear sister of Sue Walasik of Oxford, CT and Janet Frazier of Thornton, CO. 

Private cremation services by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.

       

Nancy J. Bicsak

Franklin: Nancy Jane Bicsak, 74 died Sunday August 4, 2013 at her home in Franklin.  Mrs. Bicsak, daughter of the late Kenneth and Thelma (Dolsen) Youngs was born in Newton April 25, 1939.  She grew up in Newton and has resided in Franklin for over 50 years.

Mrs. Bicsak was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Joseph P. Bicsak  April 16, 2013; daughter, Susan Martin December 10, 2010; sister, Dot Savacool and a nephew, Alex Kalamar.  She is survived by her daughters, Nicole Bicsak & Jesse Kaar of Franklin and Sandra Bicsak Grimm of Franklin; sister, Gloria Biamonte & her husband Lewis of Newton; brother, Gary Youngs of Newton; grandchildren, Daniel Grimm & his wife Laura, Heather Grimm and Eric & Julia Martin; great grandchildren, Jacob & Tessa Grimm; nieces and nephews, Noamia Kalamar, Vincent & Nicholas Tucci, Karen, Paul & Brian Bicsak, Karen Biamonte, Lori Card, Ashley Card and Justin Kramer as well as her beloved dog “Abby”.

Funeral services will be held Thursday August 8, 2013 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Joan L. Raperto

WARWICK, NY: Joan L. Raperto, 86 years, died on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at Saint Anthony’s hospital in Warwick, NY. Born in Stamford CT, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Hayes) Eike.  Mrs. Raperto was a resident of Sussex County for over 40 years and had originally resided in Connecticut, then Sparta, and Franklin, NJ.

Joan was employed over her many years as a factory worker working for Metaltech Corp. in Franklin retiring from that position in 1990. She was a doting mother and grandmother and in her spare time enjoyed camping, the beach, crabbing, and vacationing with her family. 

In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Joseph Raperto (1976). She is survived by her children a daughter Jo-Anne Brewer of LaGrange, OH, sons Joseph Raperto of Warwick, NY, James Raperto of Franklin, NJ, John Raperto of Florida,  a sister Nancy Magazzi of Utica, NY,  many grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Monday August 5, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Allan Frederick Niebuhr

            Allan Frederick Niebuhr 84, of Hamburg, NJ, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was a long time farmer and resident of NJ residing in Kingwood, Alexandria Township and most recently Hamburg.  He is predeceased by his mother, Clara Marie (Hartwig) Niebuhr, father, John Frederick Niebuhr and brother, Robert Niebuhr.

            Allan attended the Horace Mann Lincoln School in Manhattan and was awarded his Dairy Engineering degree from Iowa State University in 1951. He recently earned his realtors license and was a sales associate for Mountain Resort Properties. Allan served as president of A.F. Niebuhr Sales, Inc. since 1964 as well as vice president of Machinery Group Inc. He represented the machinery company Van Dorn-Demag for 31 years and Milacron for 14 years. He was inducted into the Van-Dorn hall of Fame in 1988. Allan was a member Emeritus of the Society of Plastic Engineers since 1955 and served as President of the Newark Chapter. He was also a member of the Plastic Pioneers Association and the Air Craft Owners and Pilots Association.

            In addition to his work Allan spent much of his time volunteering within his community. From 1985 to 2010 he was a member of Kingwood Township Volunteer Fire Company, serving as president, secretary and member of the executive committee.  From 1980 to 1983 Allan was Mayor of Kingwood Township.  He also served Kingwood Township as a member of their Planning Board, Board of Health and Board of Adjustments. 

            In his spare time Allan enjoyed boating, skiing, golfing, fox hunting, flying and reading. He was also an avid antique car collector and storyteller. Allan could often be found at Casa Bellisima having lunch and hanging out with cronies. He was also constantly planning his next trip to Cape Cod.

            He is survived by his wife Lisa Mauro Niebuhr and his children Nicole Barrar and Andrew Niebuhr, four grandchildren, Thomas, Jake, Charlie and Annabelle and two godchildren, Mikayla and Gunther.

            A funeral mass for Allan will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, 614 County Hwy 517, Vernon at 10:30 a.m. Saturday August 3.  Burial services will be held privately. Donations may be made in Allan’s memory to Kingwood Township Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 99, Baptistown, NJ 08803 or Plastic Pioneers Scholarship Fund,

c/o Plastic Pioneers Association, Inc., 3900 Dayton Street, McHenry, Il 60050 or Msgr. John F. Corr Stroke & Wellness Center at ARI, 95 Mt Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. To offer online condolences go to www.feregusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Warren W. Fahrenfeld

FRANKLIN: Warren W. Fahrenfeld, 97 years, passed away on Sunday July 28, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in the Bronx, NY he was the son of the late William and Matilda (Nebeling) Fahrenfeld. Mr. Fahrenfeld has been a resident of Franklin since 2005 and prior to that had resided in Toms River, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

He was a proud Army Veteran serving his country during WW II. He retired in 1978 as a store manager for the former Food Fair Supermarkets after 40 years of employment. He greatly enjoyed the time he would spend with his family and grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother Wilbur Fahrenfeld. His is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Ruth (Ludwig) Fahrenfeld of Franklin, sons Warren Fahrenfeld and his wife Elaine of Little Falls, NJ, Kenneth Fahrenfeld, Jr. and his wife Jane of Ogdensburg, and Robert Fahrenfeld of Franklin, a brother Belford Fahrenfeld of Toms River, NJ,  9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Thursday August 1, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday July 31, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Josephine Ann Bisogno(nee Moncelsi)

Hamburg, NJ:  Josephine Ann Bisogno(nee Moncelsi), 65 years old, died after a short illness at Saint Clares Hospital, Dover, NJ on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Born to Clancy and Josephine Moncelsi in New York City, NY, she had lived in Woodside, Queens, NY and then Milford, PA for 14 years before moving to Hamburg, NJ 3 years ago. 

Josephine was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed watching TV Game shows, cooking and baking. 

Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Tony Bisogno(2007) and is the dear sister of Vince Moncelsi of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by 2 nieces, a nephew and 3 step children. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 2-5 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10 AM.  Funeral Mass to follow at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 would be appreciated. 

       

Betty J. Fraser

STOCKHOLM: Betty J. Fraser, 83 years, passed away on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital Northeast, NJ in Rochelle Park. Born in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lillian (Braun) Stark. 

Mrs. Fraser has been a resident of Stockholm for 45 years and prior to that had resided in Fairlawn, NJ. For 20 years she was a teacher’s assistant and had worked at The Learning Grove in Wantage Twp. retiring in 2001. She found great joy in being with her family and the times she would spend at the beach. 

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister Vera Fertel. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Fraser of Stockholm, her daughters Kelly Caldwell and her husband Eric, Pamela Wisse and her husband Warren, all of Wantage, a sister Muriel Leodori of West Milford, her loving grandchildren Eric, Tyler, Brandon, Clayton, and Austin Caldwell and Gavin Wisse, a great-granddaughter Brooke Caldwell along with a niece Patricia Ensign of Hamburg and a nephew Glen Fertel of Highland Lakes.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Saturday July 27, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday July 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. 

 

       

Anthony Aguanno

VERNON TWP: Anthony Aguanno, 22 years passed away on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Pequannock, NJ he is the son of Philip and Mary (McGrogan) Aguanno. Anthony was a 2008 graduate of Vernon Twp. High School. He was employed as a Bellman for the Grand Cascades Lodge in Hardyston Twp. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his siblings: brother Philip Aguanno Jr. of Washington Twp, NJ, sister Carol Kuhles of Hewitt, NJ, sister Christine DeMario of Jefferson Twp, NJ, and a brother Leonard Sheldon of Stockholm, NJ. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 6:00 pm on Friday July 26, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court). Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service. Final disposition will be held privately.

       

Helen B. Golden

NewtonHelen B. Golden, 92 died Monday July 22, 2013 at Bristol Glen in Newton.  Mrs. Golden, daughter of the late Ernest and Helen Barnes was born in Yonkers, NY October 14, 1920.  She grew up in Kingston and was a 60 year resident of Princeton.

For many years, Mrs. Golden was the bookkeeper  for Philip J. Golden Plumbing & Heating in Princeton.

Mrs. Golden was predeceased by her husband Philip J. Golden in 1999 and 2 brothers, Ernest and Thomas Barnes.  She is survived by her children, Nancy Morgenstern & her husband Robert of Sparta, Walter Thomas Golden & Regina Jones of Homosassa, FL, Daniel P. Golden & his wife Aine of Dublin, Ireland and Phyllis Andrews & her husband Robert of Durham, NC as well as 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday July 26, 2013 at 11:00AM

at Our Lady of The Lake RC Church, Sparta.  Friends may call at the church to pay their respects to the family one hour prior to the mass.  An interment graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00AM in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.  For online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Dorothy T. Gary

NewtonDorothy T. Gary, 97 died Sunday July 21, 2013 at Bristol Glen in Newton.  Mrs. Gary, daughter of the late Louis and Eva (Grob) Tissiere was born in West Hoboken May 29, 1916. Mrs. Gary had resided in Vernon Twp before moving to Sugar Mill Woods in Homosassa, FL.  She returned to Sussex County in 2007.

Mrs. Gary was a Registered Nurse at Hackensack Hospital as well as owner of the former Gary’s Vernon Lodge.  She was a former member and Captain of the Vernon Twp. Ambulance Squad and along with her late husband, Rudolph they were both recognized in 1981 by the ambulance squad for their dedicated service.

Mrs. Gary was predeceased by her husband Rudolph C. Gary in 2002, her son Dennis Gary in 2008 and her brother Kenneth Tissiere.  She is survived by her daughters, Anita Lenhardt & her husband Martin of Hayes, VA and Lisa Quinn & her husband Jeffrey of Hardyston Twp., as well as 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church, Hamburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-7:30PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund 200 Bristol Glen Drive Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert D. Storms

Sparrowbush, NY:  Robert Drew Storms, 83 years old, died after a long illness at Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis, NY on Monday, July 22, 2013.  Born in Vernon Twp., NJ, he has been a lifetime resident of the Vernon and Sussex areas. 

Mr. Storms worked as a dairy farmer for many years at Eddie’s Farm in Sparrowbush, NY.  He also worked as a laborer for RC Plastics in Hamburg, NJ then for RAIA Industries in Hamburg, NJ.  He was an avid snowmobiler, animal lover, recycler and enjoyed collecting movies. 

Mr. Storms was predeceased by his wife, Roberta Storms(2000) and is the step father of Nicholas Cuccia and his wife, Nina of Hamburg, NJ and Robert Cuccia and his wife, Debi of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Father in law of Shari Rovner of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Ross and McKenzie. 

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.

       

Sandra R. Wallace (nee Coyle)

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Sandra R. Wallace, 65 years old, died after a short illness at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born to William and Clara Coyle in Paterson, NJ, she had lived in West Milford, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp. less than 2 years ago. 

Mrs. Wallace worked as a waitress for many years retiring in 2000.  She took great joy in crafts and sewing and was a doting wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Mrs. Wallace is predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Gravatt and is the beloved wife of William Wallace of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Catherine Wallace and Glen Rusinack of Vernon Twp., NJ, Tracie and Donald Slater of West Milford, NJ, William and Christine Wallace of Ogdensburg, NJ and James and Jessica Wallace of Pocono Summit, PA.  Loving grandmother of Sheena, Stephanie, Alexandra, Miranda, Samantha and Gabriel.  Cherished great grandmother of Destiny, Isabella, Kaylee, Rylee and Joseph.  Dear sister of Lois Diamond, Linda Coyle, Catherine Stepka and Gail Knoblach.  

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS) Vernon, NJ on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM.  Cremation was private.

       

Dolores M. Harty (nee Dow)

Franklin, NJ:  Dolores Marion Harty(nee Dow), 76 year sold, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  Born in Pompton Lakes, NJ, she had lived in Wayne, NJ, Wanaque, NJ and Lake Ariel, PA before moving to Franklin, NJ 2 years ago. 

Mrs. Harty worked as a nurse’s aide at Lakeland Care Center in Wanaque, NJ for many years retiring in 1995.  She took great joy in puzzle solving, BINGO, cross stitch and needlepoint.  

Mrs. Harty was predeceased by a son, Benjamin Harty, Jr.(1993) and a daughter, Theodora Harty(1958) and was the beloved wife for 56 years of Benjamin Harty of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted mother of Darlene Wixon of Pinebush, NY, Dawn Rueckel of Hamburg, NJ and Sissy.  Cherished by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9 to 11 AM.  Funeral service to commence at 11 AM.  Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.

       

Theodore "Teddy" W. Manzo

Andover, NJ:  Theodore “Teddy” W. Manzo, 68 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ.  Born to Phillip and Frances Manzo in Jersey City, NJ where he was raised and then lived in South Carolina and Hamburg, NJ before moving to Andover, NJ 2 months ago. 

Mr. Manzo served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a manager for Shop-Rite in West Milford, NJ before retiring in 2004.  Mr. Manzo was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants. 

Mr. Manzo was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Manzo, Jr. and is the beloved husband for 10 years of MaryEllen Manzo(nee Liberti).  Devoted father of Steven Manzo of East Stroudsburg, PA and Jason Manzo of Randolph, NJ.  Step father of Christina Fiorentino of Haledon, NJ, Paul Fiorentino of Franklin, NJ and Anthony Fiorentino of Sussex, NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren.  Dear brother of Florence DiPadova of South Carolina and Lorraine Manzo of Wood-Ridge, NJ.  

Memorial Mass will be Monday, July 22, 2013 at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Funeral arrangements by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ  08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

John Richard Yankowski

Highland Lakes, NJ:  John Richard Yankowski, 78 years old, died unexpectedly at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick, NY on Monday, July 15, 2013.  Born to John and Rose Yankowski in Passaic, NJ, he had lived in Elmwood Park, NJ before moving to the Highland Lakes, section of Vernon Twp., NJ 46 years ago. 

John worked as a tool and die maker for many years in Pompton Lakes, NJ before retiring in 2003.  John was a Former Fire Chief and Exempt Member of the Highland Lakes Fire Department.  He was very active with the Highland Lakes Swim Team and enjoyed fishing, gardening, working on the computer and reading.  He was a doting husband, father and grandfather and had a passion for dogs. 

Mr. Yankowski was the beloved husband for 57 years of Joan Yankowski(nee Orin).  Devoted father of Karen Knight of Bridgewater, NJ, Gail Oroho (James) of Highland Lakes, NJ, Lori Yankowski of Gatlinburg, TN and Jodi Geary (Dan) of Williamsport, PA.  Loving grandfather of Marietta, Megan, Kelly, Patrick, Justin and Alyssa.  Dear brother of Richard Yankowski of Roseland, NJ and Margaret Iannaccone of Hawthorne, NJ. Cherished by his 18 grand dogs. 

Funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ are private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Highland Lakes Fire Department, 813 Canistear Road, Highland Lakes, NJ  07422.

       

Richard Kuntz

Highland Lakes:  Richard Kuntz, 83 of Highland Lakes, died peacefully Sunday July 14, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.  Mr. Kuntz, son of the late Peter and Dorothea (Gilbert) Kuntz was born in Novi Verbas, Yugoslavia July 4, 1930.  He came to the United States in 1949, settling in Queens, NY and has been a resident of Highland Lakes since 1972.

Mr. Kuntz was a retired precision machinist having been the sole owner of Excel Instrument.  In 1986 he founded the Toy Chest in Vernon.

Mr. Kuntz is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cosette “Elaine” Kuntz; his son Richard Kuntz & his wife Susan and their son Peter of San Diego, CA and his daughter, Susan Loughren & her husband Ray and their children, Raymond, Julia and Eric of Highland Lakes.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:00AM at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church 68 Sandhill Rd. Vernon, NJ.  In lieu of flowers Richard’s family requests donations be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  www.karenannquinlanhospice.org  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  For online condolences please see

www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Jacqueline K. Schwind

Vernon Twp:  Jacqueline K. “Jacque” Schwind, 51 died Tuesday July 16, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Schwind, daughter of John and Mary (Knoblauch) McGlinchey was born in Elizabeth October 28, 1961.  She grew up in Piscataway and has been a resident of the Vernon Valley Lake section of Vernon Twp. for the past 23 years.

Mrs. Schwind was the Office Manager for LJ Securities of Glenwood.

She is survived by her husband Larry Schwind; sons, Reno and Kyle Schwind at home; father and stepmother, John and Ann McGlinchey of Hometown, PA; sister, Michelle Mertrud of Wayne as well as a niece and nephews.

Private cremation has been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Angels Fund 28 Andover Rd. Sparta, NJ 07871.  Online condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Dorothy J. Moore

FranklinDorothy J. Moore, 72 died Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the Hospice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne.  Mrs. Moore, daughter of the late James and Dorothy (Meyer) Schoon der beck was born in Paterson July 15, 1940.  She had resided in Wayne and Prospect Park before moving to Franklin 10 years ago.

Mrs. Moore was a Clearing House Clerk for Haband Co. in Prospect Park for 10 years.  She was a doting grandmother and enjoyed living life young.

Mrs. Moore was predeceased by her husband Thomas Moore in 2003 and is survived by her daughters, Lori Todd of Franklin and Tammy Walther of Mahwah; sisters, Sheri McCarthy of Waterford, NY and Nancy Smith of Pompton Plains as well as 8 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 at 4:00PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Friends are welcome to arrive at the funeral home one half hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations may be sent to Relentless Against Cancer, Inc 19 Briar Court Hamburg, NJ 07419.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Frank James Savasta

Hardyston:  Frank James Savasta, 65 died Friday July 12, 2013 at his home in the Lake Stockholm section of Hardyston.  Mr. Savasta, son of Leo Lawrence and Mary Margaret (O’Toole) Savasta was born in Newark January 18, 1948.  He has resided in Hardyston for the past 31 years.

Mr. Savasta was an Air Traffic Control Specialist at Morristown Municipal Airport, retiring June 1, 2013.  He also served as the Facility Union Representative for 26 years.  He was a member of the Wallkill Golf Club in Franklin and had served with the US Navy from 1966 to 1969.

Mr. Savasta is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee (Larity) Savasta; children, Frank James Savasta II of Chattanooga, TN, Brian Lawrence Savasta & his wife Missy of Nolensville, TN, Andrea Lea DiGiovanni & her husband A.J. of Hackettstown, John Anthony Savasta of Stockholm and Kristin Margaret Savasta of Sparta; father, Leo Lawrence Savasta of West Orange; sisters, Jennifer Melito & her husband Matthew of Mt. Airy, MD and Diana Iovino of Basking Ridge as well as 3 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Jude The Apostle RC Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

John B. Franek

Franklin, NJJohn Bernard Franek, 79 years old, died after a brief illness at The Sussex County Homestead in Frankford Twp., NJ on Thursday, July 11, 2013.  Born to Thomas and Magdalenia Franek in Franklin, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ. 

Mr. Franek served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a hydraulic technician at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ for 36 years before retiring in 1989.  He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ, a former member of the Wallkill Valley Country Club and a 36 year member of the Newton Country Club. 

Mr. Franek was predeceased by 4 brothers, Steve Franek, Adam Franek, Ed Potera and Joseph Potera and 4 sisters, Helen Pittenger, Victoria Franek, Julia Tal and Carolyn Swayze and is the beloved husband of Joan M. Franek(nee Feinberg).  Devoted father of Richard Franek and his wife, Miriam of Lodi, NJ and Barbara Franek of Flanders, NJ.  Dear brother of Michael Franek and his wife, Marlene of Lansdale, PA and Margaret Reiker of Lakewood, NJ.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2-6 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ  08691-4183 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312 would be appreciated.

       

Sara L. Puder

Hardyston:  Sara L. Puder, 89 died Tuesday July 9, 2013 at her home in Hardyston Twp. Mrs. Puder, daughter of the late George and Ruth Ella (Hough) Geary was born in Sussex February 2, 1924.  She grew up in Hardyston Twp. and had resided in Pompano Beach , FL for many years before returning to the family home in Hardyston in 1985.

Mrs. Puder was a Registered Nurse and worked in the Emergency Room at the former Wallkill Valley General Hospital (Saint Clare’s Health Center ) in Sussex .  She was avid Bridge Player and gardener.  Mrs. Puder was a member of the Lafayette Center Preservation Foundation and the Sussex County Historical Society.

Mrs. Puder was predeceased by her husband John H. Puder and a brother Harry Geary.  She is survived by her children, Jeanne Massey of Salem , NY and John G. Puder of Marco Island, FL; sister & brother, Ruth Howard of Providence , RI and George Geary Jr. of Hardyston; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service for the Burial of Cremains will be held Saturday July 13, 2013 at 10:00AM in Frankford Plains Cemetery Plains Rd. , Frankford Twp.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation JDRF, Northern NJ Chapter 560 Sylvan Ave., Suite 4460 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 www.northernnj.jdrf.org or Sussex County 4-H 129 Morris Tpke. Newton , NJ 07860 . Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Online condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Joseph C. Malvano

VernonJoseph C. Malvano, 63 died Monday July 8, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Malvano, son of the late Nicholas and Virginia (Roca) Malvano was born in Paterson October 10, 1949.  He was raised in Paterson and has been a resident of Vernon since 1978. 

Mr. Malvano was a retired Mail Carrier having worked at the Riverdale Post Office.  He was a Founding and Life Member of the Glenwood-Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and was an avid golfer.  His legacy is his family reunion barbecues at the Jersey Shore on Columbus Day Weekend.

Mr. Malvano is survived by his beloved wife, Diane (DeGise) Malvano; devoted children, Rhonda Ramaglino & her husband Steven of Wantage, Gina Hagemann of Vernon, Melynda Paul of Vernon and Nicola Becker & her husband Nick of Vernon; loving sister, Joan Magna of Hawthorne; cherished by 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration and Barbecue will be held Sunday July 21, 2013 from 3-7PM at Pochuck Valley Firehouse  13 Lake Wallkill Rd. Vernon Twp.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ  07860.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Online condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Mildred E. Owens

FRANKLIN, NJ: Mildred E. Owens, 72 years passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday July 4, 2013. Born in Sussex, NJ, Mildred was the daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice (Baird) Utter. She has been a life long resident of Sussex County and for the past 33 years a resident of Franklin.

For 26 years Mildred  worked as a nurse’s aid at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover Twp. Over her many years she enjoyed gardening and flowers. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, arts and crafts and using her computer. She was an avid animal lover. She especially enjoyed the time she would spend going to Atlantic City on bus trips.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Jack Owens (1992), sons Harold Butler and Frankie Owens and grandchildren Jessica Thompson and Jonathon Owens. She is survived by her loving children: daughters Kathleen Reilly and her husband Bryan of Newton, Jeanette Thompson and her husband Robert of Vernon and Deborah Roll and her husband Dennis of Branchville, sons Michael Owens and his wife Marlene of Vernon, Wayne Owens and Mitchell Owens both of North Carolina, and Richard Owens and his wife Shannon Bensley of Franklin. 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and a sister Shirley Murphy of Lake Hopatcong.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday July 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Agnes C. Lyness

Hamburg, NJ: Agnes C. Lyness passed away peacefully at her daughter’s residence in Hamburg, NJ after a short illness on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived in Clifton, and Vernon Twp., NJ before residing with her daughter in Hamburg, NJ. 

Agnes was a homemaker all of her life and her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 

Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Harry A. Lyness and many loving brothers and sisters and was the devoted mother of Patricia Hulbert and her husband, Todd of Lanoka Harbor, NJ, JoAnn Klippel and her husband, Frank of Hamburg, NJ, Kathy Quinn of Vernon Twp., NJ and Maryann Lamoureux and her husband, Shawn of West Milford, NJ. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Laura, Brian, Amanda, Michael, Christina, Michelle, Todd, Shawn and Brittany. Cherished “G.G.” of Sara, Kylie and Dana. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 9:30 AM. Burial to follow will be private.

       

James Michael Murphy

Vernon Twp., NJ: James Michael Murphy, 51 years old, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 1, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he had lived in Union City, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 26 years ago. 

Mr. Murphy served with the United States Air Force and then had been working as a self employed carpenter. He was a loving husband, supportive father, beloved grandfather and dedicated son and brother. 

Mr. Murphy was predeceased by a brother, Richard Dennis Murphy(1994) and is the beloved husband for 30 years of Lisa Murphy(nee Rodriguez) of Vernon Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Megan, Bryan and Morgan Murphy all at home. Loving grandfather of Ethan James. Dear son of Carol Ziemak of Tucson, AZ. Brother of Linda Sniegowski and Theresa Mary Murphy, both of Tucson, AZ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2-6 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM. Mass to follow at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

Robert Reid Wetterauw

Vernon Twp: Robert Reid Wetterauw Sr., 61 died Monday June 24, 2013 at Morristown Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wetterauw, son of the late Richard and Mae (Grumm) Wetterauw was born in Franklin November 1, 1951. He resided in Hamburg all his life before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon seven years ago. 

Robert was a man of both the land and love of family. Provider and mentor to three children and four grandchildren. A Dairyman by trade and an excavator of the land within Northern New Jersey, having worked for Earth-Tec of Vernon. He possessed a driving passion for farming, raising milk cattle and belonging to an array of cattle associations throughout the northeast. 

An avid hunter and fisherman, as well as a historian of the Civil War. He toured Gettysburg and attended reenactments and was also a member of the Civil War Historic Association. 

But above all else, the most memorable contribution of Robert’s life was his love of family. His love of his wife Sandra and their children and grandchildren. He was a loving bear of a man with an all consuming embrace and a mountain of strength. His caring aspect touched many throughout the state and he will be terribly missed. 

“A poem of the Farm Father.” Righteous and true be the weathered hand that tills the earth and raises the lamb and provided tirelessly for the love of family. No truer mark can he, a man make that we may bear witness, but the love of a farm father. Whom raises the seed and raises the child, and whose spirit now resides within us and our hearts forever. – Robert R. Wetterauw Jr. 

Mr. Wetterauw is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra (Paddock) Wetterauw; devoted children, Robert Wetterauw Jr & his wife Geraldene of Byram, Betty Wetterauw of Glenwood and Richard Wetterauw & his fiancé Jennifer Good of Hardyston; loving sister and brother, Susan Kinney & her husband Andrew of Hardyston and William Wetterauw & his wife Christine of Hardyston; cherished grandfather of Dustin, Mikalia, Alexis and Zachary. 

Funeral services will be held Friday June 28, 2013 at 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9PM.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family at 5 Meadowlark Drive Glenwood, NJ 07418.

       

Anna M. Crane

HAMBURG: Anna M. Crane, 87 years, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday June 25, 2013 at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Frankford Twp. Born in McAfee she was the daughter of the late Oakley and Elsie (Pascoe) Chamberlain.

Anna has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and had been employed as a factory worker for 25 years with the Ames Rubber Corporation in Hamburg retiring in 1987. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother who always had time for her family. In her spare time she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid bingo player. In her younger years she enjoyed the outdoors and tending to her garden.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by beloved husband Frederick (1990), a grandson Bronson DePue (2000), sisters Margie Kenely and Virginia Storms, brothers Oakley and Ronald Chamberlin. She is survived by her children daughters Elaine DePue and her husband Bronson of Franklin, Elsie Southard of W. Winfield, NY, Rhonda Dolsay of Wantage, Glenda Conner and her husband Donald of Milford, PA, Margie LaBance and her husband Robert of Franklin, and Penny Bertalan and her Joseph of Dingmans Ferry, PA, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, along with her sister Marie Wetzel of Jericho, VT and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Saturday June 29, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery (new section). Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday June 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert Otis Naylor

Vernon: Robert Otis Naylor, 87, died at home on Wednesday June 19, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Bob, son of the late Charles and Irene (Livingston) Naylor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 25, 1925. He resided in Floral Park, N.Y. while maintaining a summer residence in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon N.J. since 1963. Upon his retirement 25 years ago, Bob moved to Highland Lakes and spent his winters in Naples Fla. 

Bob was an Aerospace Engineer for Grumman Aircraft in Bethpage, N.Y. where he worked on the NASA Apollo Lunar Landing Module Project. He was a proud US Navy WW II Veteran serving in the Pacific theater on LST 912 and remained active with his shipmates at their annual reunions. Later in life Bob authored five books reminiscing about growing up as a boy in Brooklyn during the great depression, his experiences as a sailor on LST 912 and his joy of being a grandfather. 

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Glenora (Ferriola) Naylor; daughter Diane Naylor Bakalar and her husband Gary of Summit N.J. and son Wayne Naylor and his wife Joanne of Glen Ridge N.J.as well as his cherished grandchildren Brett and Gregg Bakalar and Claire and Grant Naylor. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church at 195 Ridgewood Ave in Glen Ridge NJ. On June 29th at 11am. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

       

Sophie Helmstetter

FRANKLIN: Sophie Helmstetter of Franklin passed away peacefully on June 20, 2013 in the care of Compassionate Care Hospice, she was 93. Born in Franklin, NJ to George and Elizabeth Sabo on August 30, 1919. She was a life long resident of Franklin, and the last several years at Andover Subacute Nursing Home.

Sophie worked at Picatinny Arsenal during World War II. After the she was a secretary and bookkeeper for her husbands building and contracting business. She was a homemaker and stay at home Mom, who loved gardening. She was a member of the Hungarian Presbyterian Church, and the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leonard. She is survived by her daughter Janice Doyle and her husband John of Homosassa, FL, her son Leonard and his wife Heidi Marie of Franklin, NJ, Four grandchildren, Brian and Jason Doyle, Leonard and his wife Jill and Melissa Helmstetter. Four great-grandchildren Drew, Blake, Hannah and Brady.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday June 24, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ 07871.

       

Joseph M. Marano

HamburgJoseph M. Marano, 87 died Friday June 14, 2013 at Barn-Hill Care Center in Newton.   Mr. Marano was born in Hoboken August 12, 1925 and has been a resident of Hamburg for the past 23 years.

Mr. Marano was a delivery driver for Wonder Bread of Carlstadt.  Upon his retirement he worked as a starter at Great Gorge Golf Club in Vernon.  He was a US Navy WW II Veteran serving from 1943 -1945.  He served 2 terms as a Councilman for Hamburg and was active with the Republican Party as well as a former Commissioner of the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA).

Mr. Marano was a sports official on both the high school and college levels and was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan as well as a Frank Sinatra admirer.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by 2 brothers, Anthony and Frank Marano.  He is survived by his wife Selma Marano; children, Frank Marano, Annette Marano, Joseph Marano and Michael Marano; step-son, David Maucieri & his wife Amy; brother, Nicholas Marano; grandchildren, Lori Ann, Jessica, Frank, Matthew and Jesse as well as a great grandson, Elias.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 8:30PM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Private cremation will follow with burial of cremains at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon on Friday June 21, 2013 at 11:00AM.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-8:30PM.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Betty J. VanTassel

HARDYSTON: Betty J. VanTassel, 74 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Born in Warwick, NY she was the daughter of the late Emmett N. and Eva May (Decker) Cooper, Sr. Betty has been a longtime resident of Sussex County.

For 28 years she was employed as a senior secretary in the guidance office at Wallkill Valley Regional High School in Hardyston, NJ, retiring from that position in 2010. When not working and caring for her family she was a faithful follower of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants and Notre Dame Football. She was a graduate of Warwick high School class of 1957. She was also a longtime member of the Franklin First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brothers’ John and Emmett Cooper, Jr. and a sister Dorothy Couser. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Miles T. VanTassel, Jr. of Hardyston, a son Miles VanTassel, III and his wife Laurie of Vernon, daughters Lori VanTassel and her fiancé Wayne of Wantage, and Susan Olsen and her husband James of Lafayette. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren Alyssa and Erin VanTassel and Taylor and Ryan Olsen along with her sisters, Christine Cooper of Goshen, NY, Shirley Cooper of Warwick, NY and Ethel Brischler of Tennessee.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday June 18th at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday June 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences please go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Andrea M. Monahan

VERNON: Andrea M. Monahan, 51 years died after a brief illness on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in Peaquannock, NJ she is the daughter of Elmer Gall and the late Shelia (Lebermann) Gall.  She has been a resident of Vernon since 1990 and prior to that had resided in Kinnelon, NJ.

Andrea for over 30 years worked in the graphic design industry as a graphic artist and had most recently worked for Earl Advertising in Sparta. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, art, drawing, music and the times she would spend swimming at the pool and swimming at Highland Lakes beach #1. She was a member of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon.

She is survived by her loving husband Mark Monahan of Vernon, a daughter Olivia Monahan at home, her father Elmer Gall of Kinnelon, a brother Stephen Gall and his wife Michele of Oak Ridge, NJ, a sister Pamela Hall of Hinesville, GA and several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am Saturday June 15, 2013 at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church 68 Sand Hill Rd. Sussex, NJ 07461 (Vernon Twp.)  (meeting directly at the church). Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation will be held on Friday June 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon).  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, General Fund, at the above listed address or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation P. O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or www.komen.org To offer online condolences and for driving directions please go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Charles S. "Chuck" Reinhardt

Highland Lakes, NJ: Charles Stewart “Chuck” Reinhardt, 70 years old, died unexpectedly at Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC, NY on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Born to the late Charles and Anne Reinhardt in Paterson, NJ where he grew up and then lived in California, Montana and the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ for the last 40 years. 

Chuck graduated from Pope Pius High School, Passaic, NJ and Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Chuck worked as a smoke jumper in Missoula, Montana and continued working on projects through out the years. Chuck was a teacher for over 40 years in Social Sciences and Human Rights Education. He taught in California, Denmark, New Jersey and in Circleville Middle School, Pine Bush NY until his retirement. He was actively involved as a member of the Pacem in Terris family in Warwick, NY. Chuck also traveled around the world to places such as Chipas, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he spread his humanitarian aid. His extensive travels led to many world wide friendships.  

Chuck is predeceased by his parents Charles and Anne Reinhardt, son-in-law Matthew Heroux and a brother-in-law Richard Udzielak. Chuck is survived by his three children Theresa Heroux, Patrick Reinhardt , Matthew Reinhardt and granddaughter Julia Heroux. His two sisters Patricia Udzielak, Anne Magee and her husband Daniel as well as many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visitation at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11 AM. Cremation was private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to can be made in memory of Chuck Reinhardt to: Pacem in Terris 96 Covered Bridge Rd.Warwick, NY 10990, National Smoke Jumpers Association PO Box 4081 Missoula, Montana 59807 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center mailed to Dr. Howard Scher Prostate Cancer Research 353 E. 68th St.New York, NY 10065.

       

Anne S. Lawton

Pequannock Twp:  Anne S. Lawton, 98 died peacefully Wednesday June 5, 2013 at Renaissance Gardens in Cedar Crest Village.  Mrs. Lawton, daughter of the late Adam Yatsewich and Mary Malashepski was born in Franklin December 23, 1914.

Mrs. Lawton is the widow of the late Robin P. Lawton who died July 21, 1989.  She leaves no immediate survivors.

Private cremation will be followed by inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery with her late husband.

Arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Mary E. Uszenski

Wantage: Mary E. Uszenski, age 83, passed away peacefully after a short illness on June 6, 2013, at the home of her nephew, Dan Stevens. She
lived in Hamburg for 60 years, until her recent move to Franklin 2 years ago.

She was born February 17, 1930, in Milton, NJ, the daughter of Charles Jennings Headley and Ella Fredericks. She graduated from Sussex High School in 1947. Mrs. Uszenski worked at Newton Trust Company in Hardyston as a bank teller, and had also worked at Jones Florist and Bouquet by Bobbies.

She married Floyd “Turk” Uzenski on January 26, 1952, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, in Sussex, NJ. They had two children, Robert F. of Caldwell, NJ and Thomas of Rhode Island who is deceased.

She is survived by her son, Robert, one granddaughter, Melissa (Paco) Malagi, two great-grandchildren, Camille and Carmeron Malagi. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who will always remember her “open door” happy home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Turk, and son, Thomas, Both in January, 2003. Her parents, one sister, Ruth Stevens; five brothers, Richard, Alan, Lawrence, Tom, and William (missing in action WWII).

She was a member of the Hamburg Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, a CCD teacher, Cub Scout leader, and volunteer for Meals on wheels.

She humbly washed and cleaned the Alter linens for St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church for 46 years, regretfully needing to give up this devotional three years ago.

She will always be remembered by family and friends for her quiet, kind, and humble sweetness.

The family will receive their friends this Sunday June 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main Street Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Fr. William Collins will be held Monday 10:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Interment to follow at the Headley Family plot in Milton Cemetery, Milton, NJ.

Memorials can be made in her honor to Hamburg Fire Department Auxiliary, P.O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419 or the Reverend Stanislaus B. Uszenski Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Joseph’s Church 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921. For driving directions and to offer online condolences please go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

 

       

Marjorie I. Havens

Wantage:  Marjorie I. (Horler) Havens, 85 died Sunday June 2, 2013 at Newton Medical Center.  Mrs. Havens, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Jane (Cosh) Horler was born in Unionville, NY December 28, 1927 and has been a resident of Wantage Twp. for most of her life 

Mrs. Havens worked at American Silk Label in Unionville, NY and later in the cafeteria at High Point Regional High School.  She was a member of the Minisink Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary of Unionville, NY.

Mrs. Havens was predeceased by her husband Victor S. Havens in 2007; brother Thomas Horler and sisters, Mary McNeil and Fannie Lyon.  She is survived by her children, Thomas J. Masi & his wife Nanette of Charleston, SC, Donna Masi Baker of Hopkinton, MA and Bethann McKeon DeGroat of Wantage; stepchildren, Donna Lee McKeon Esposito of White Plains, NY, Judith Havens Keyes of Wake Forest, NC and Victor (Sam) Havens of Wantage; sister, Evelyn Horler Gale of Sarasota, FL; 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 5, 2013 11:30AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ 07461.  Interment will follow at Deckertown-Union Cemetery, Wantage.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Regina Helen Koot(nee Peer)

Vernon Twp., NJ: Regina Helen Koot(nee Peer), 60 years old, died unexpectedly at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born to Samuel and Helen Peer in Paterson, NJ, she has been in Vernon Twp., NJ for over 30 years. 

Mrs. Koot worked as a self employed gardener and was an avid volunteer with all the local public flower gardens. She always gave of herself for others and had a smile for everyone. 

Mrs. Koot is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jack Koot of Vernon Twp., NJ. Dear sister of Maureen Mizzoni and Eileen Cox. Devoted aunt of Tracy Langstaff of Green, NY. 

Private cremation arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.

       

Alice A. Mora

Ogdensburg:  Alice Alexandra Mora, 73 died Saturday June 1, 2013 at her home in Ogdensburg.  Mrs. Mora, daughter of the late Nestor and Mary (Metroke) De la Torre was born in Mexico City, Mexico November 25, 1939.  As a young child, Mrs. Mora came to the United States and has been a resident of Ogdensburg since that time. 

Mrs. Mora worked for RCA Record Division in Rockaway, then Hewlett-Packard also in Rockaway and later retired from Chemical Bank in Parsippany.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church in Ogdensburg.

Mrs. Mora was predeceased by her husband Felix P. Mora in 2009 and her brother Nestor De la Torre in 2004.  She is survived by her children, Ben Mora & his wife Rosa of Ogdensburg, Connie Gibson & her husband Chris of Ogdensburg, Alice McWilliams & her husband Wayne of Ogdensburg and Peter Mora & his wife Suzanne of Hillsborough; grandchildren, Rachel-Lynn, Ben-Ryan, Brandy, Juni, Robert, Marissa, Jeffrey, Caitlin, Nicholas, Jason and Monica; great grandchildren, Austin, Alexander, Kylee, Josh and Damian; sisters, Rosemary Mora & her husband Joe of Ogdensburg and Christina Cianciulli of Mead, WA and sister in law, Brenda De la Torre of Franklin.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 10:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg for an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ogdensburg First Aid Squad P.O. Box 111 Ogdensburg, NJ 07439 or St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church 53 Kennedy Ave. Ogdensburg, NJ 07439.  For directions and online condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Katherine P. Martin

Hardyston Twp: Katherine P. Martin, 55 years old died on Saturday June 1, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Paterson, NJ she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Christina (Dorst) Lott. Katherine has been a long time resident of Sussex County.  

As a homemaker she took great joy and pride in caring for her family and her home. She had a great love for Mother Nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed the time she would spend outside hunting, fishing and camping with her family and many friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond Martin (2009), and a sister Gerry Lott. She is survived by her children sons; Raymond C. Martin, Jr. of Totowa, Michael A. Martin and his wife Krissy of Hardyston, and Christopher U. Martin and his wife Jennifer of Hardyston, a daughter Yolanda Crane and her husband Dave of Hamburg. Katherine was a loving and caring grandmother to her grandchildren Jordan, Julian, Alexia, and Emma. She is also survived by her sisters Gussy Howell and her husband James of Florida, Gail Lott of Kansas City, Missouri, Janet Lott of Arizona, and brothers Victor Lott of Kansas City, Missouri, and Andrew Lott of Hawaii, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 8:00 PM on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until the time of the service. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to a local animal shelter of the donor’s choice. To offer online condolences please go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Donald C. Domzalski

SussexDonald C. Domzalski, 81, died Thursday May 30, 2013 at his home in Sussex following a long illness.  Mr. Domzalski, son of the late Charles and Irene (Pelava) Domzalski was born in Glen Lyon, PA February 18, 1932.  He resided in Andover for many years before moving to Sussex 23 years ago.

Mr. Domzalski was an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at the Florence M. Burd School in Andover.  He was a basketball referee in Sussex and Morris Counties at both the grammar school and high school levels.  Mr. Domzalski was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Domzalski is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Bush) Domzalski; children, Susan Graham & her husband Kevin of Andover, Lisa Schmidt of Vernon, Dawn Asprea of Sussex, Denise Carroll & her husband James of Franklin and Donald Domzalski & his wife Tracy of Washington; brothers, Raymond Domzalski & his wife Ginny of Phillipsburg and Stanley Domzalski & his wife Charlotte of Louisville, KY; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday June 6, 2012 at 4:00PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ.  For directions and online condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Patricia E. Vealey

Homosassa, FLPatricia Elizabeth Vealey, 72, passed away Wednesday May 29, 2013 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice.  Ms. Vealey, the daughter of the late Henry “Duke” and Mildred (Shauger) Bencivengo was born in Newark, NJ March 17, 1941.  She grew up in Ogdensburg and had resided in Hardyston Twp. before moving to Homosassa 17 years ago.

She was a precious loving mother to all and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Ms. Vealey was a former member of the Sparta Elks Auxiliary and was of the Catholic Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Leon R. Vealey in 1994 and her brothers, John J. and Michael Babcock.  She is survived by her children, Lynn E. Vealey of Homosassa, FL and Randy L. Vealey of Hardyston Twp.; her companion, Lewis W. Hicok of Homosassa, FL; her daughter by heart, Jill E. (Paiva) Tinevra of Staten Island, NY; many nieces and nephews and her beloved grandpuppy Bella.

A funeral service will be held Thursday June 6, 2013 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Online condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Frank Olivari

Franklin, NJ: Frank Olivari, 84 years old, died unexpectedly at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center in Andover on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Born to John and Adeline Olivari in Hoboken, NJ, he had lived in Union City, NJ before moving to Franklin, NJ in 2000. 

Mr. Olivari served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as a maintenance man for SB Penick in Lyndhurst, NJ for 48 years before retiring in 1993. He enjoyed playing cards, walking to Shop Rite every day, was an avid Mets fan and loved dogs. 

Mr. Olivari was the beloved husband of Filomena Olivari(nee Carnevale) of Franklin, NJ. Devoted father of John Olivari of Penndel, PA and Arthur Olivari of Greensboro, NC. Loving grandfather of Kristine, Nicole, Ashley and Scott. Great grandfather of Kayden, Jenna, Olivia and Grace. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM. Service to follow at the funeral home at 8 PM. Cremation will be private.

       

Derek Steven Marte

Vernon Twp:  Derek Steven Marte 6 months died Wednesday May 22, 2013 at Goryeb Childrens Hospital/Morristown Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Derek was born in Newton November 4, 2012 and resided in Vernon with his family.

Derek is survived by his parents, Dariel Raclowski and Junior Steven Marte; brother & sisters, Rachel Joyce and her son Jayden of Virginia Beach, VA, Andrea Raclowski, Brandon Ramos and T’Nasia Washington all of Vernon; maternal grandparents, Steve Raclowski & Janet Morrison of Vernon; paternal grandfather, Juan Marte of NY, NY; maternal great grandmother, Peggy Ford of No. Brunswick and uncle, John Raclowski & his wife Lisa of Vernon.

A graveside service will be held Saturday May 25, 2013  11:00AM at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Memorial donations may be made to Childhood Leukemia Foundation 807 Mantoloking Rd. Brick, NJ 08723, www.clf4kids.org.   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Randall K. Joos

Rock Island, IL: Randall K. Joos age 48 died Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Trinity Regional Health System in Rock Island, IL following a long illness.  Randall, son of Kenneth and  the late Nancy J. (Babcock) Joos was born in Pequannock Twp. September 27, 1964.  He resided in Vernon Twp. for most of his life moving to Florida in 2000.  He recently moved to Rock Island.

Randall  formerly worked in road construction.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his father Kenneth E. Joos of Springfield; brother, Mark Joos of Highland Lakes; sisters, Susan Villegas of Vernon Twp. and Kimberly Joos of Hamburg as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A private cremation service was held in Rock Island, IL.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

John Wesley "Wes" Schillinger

Frelinghuysen Twp: John W. Schillinger died peacefully Monday, May 13, at his Frelinghuysen home, just three days after his 93rd birthday.  Wes was born in Hawthorn, NJ, went on to serve in WWII as a naval aviator and flight instructor, then came back to NJ to begin his engineering career designing rocket boosters used to power NASA air and spacecraft.  Prior to moving to Frelinghuysen in 1988, Wes lived in Sparta for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jeanne Fairclough, sons Bruce (Mary Gebhard) of Sussex, Brian (Nina Verbeck) of Clarks Summit, PA, son-in-law Rich Papaccio of Hopewell Junction, NY, daughter Gwen (Reg Corbett) of Delray Beach, FL and seven grandchildren.  He is preceeded in death by his beloved daughter Louisa (Papaccio).

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown on Saturday, May 18 at 3PM.  Memorials can be made online at www.friendsofacadia.org or Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, P.O. Box 475, Johnsonburg, NJ 07846 & online at www.campjburg.org

       

Eugene Morozov

WANTAGE:  Eugene Morozov, 59 years, passed away at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex on Sunday May 12, 2013. Born in Munich Germany he was the son of the late Igor and Natalie (Lessick) Morozov.  Mr. Morozov has been a resident of Wantage Twp for the past 14 years and prior to that had resided in Elmwood Park and Lodi, NJ.  He was a computer engineer and was employed by the Hewlett-Packard Corp. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and working in his garden.

He is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Verga) Morozov of Wantage, daughters, Natasha Morozov of Saddlebrook, NJ and Christina Morozov at home, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Thursday May 16, 2013 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 third St. Sussex, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday May 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St. Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 or to a local animal rescue of the donor’s choice. To offer online condolences go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Gabriel A. Yanvary

Wantage Twp., NJ: Gabriel Alfred Yanvary, 85 years old, died peacefully at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Monday, May 6, 2013. Born to Gabor and Helen Yanvary in Lorain, Ohio, he was raised in Franklin, NJ and then lived in Sparta, NJ and the Villages in Lady Lake, FL before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ in 1998.
Mr. Yanvary left high school and entered the United States Navy during WWII and then graduated from Franklin High School. He then worked for Reaction Motors in Denville, NJ, assisting the team of engineers that developed and supported the jet engine which broke the sound barrier, retiring from there in 1968. He then returned to the area and was the owner and operator of the Sears Catalog Store in Sussex as well as the Sussex Dairy Queen before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Wallkill Valey VFW Post # 8441 and the America Legion. He earned his pilots license and enjoyed building model planes as well flying planes claiming Sussex Airport his home airport. He was a Master on the BBQ, an accomplished homebuilder, woodworker and clockmaker and enjoyed trout fishing on the Wallkill.
Mr. Yanvary was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Yull and is the beloved husband for 66 years of Elizabeth C. Yanvary(nee Romyns) of Wantage Twp., NJ. Devoted father of William C. Yanvary of Wantage Twp., NJ, Patti Van Engelen of Sussex, NJ and Robert J. Yanvary and his wife, Mary of Hardwick, NJ. Loving grandfather of Kristen L. Balunas and her husband, Drew and Jessica F. Campbell. Great grandfather of Alexander and Dylan Balunas and Christopher J. Campbell.
Thefamily will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 2-5:30 PM. Funeral service to follow at 5:30 PM at the funeral home. Cremation is private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 33 Edsall Drive, Sussex, NJ 07461 would be appreciated.

 

       

Christopher A. Heidebrecht

Heritage Lakes, NJ: Christopher A. Heidebrecht, 50 years old, died after a brief illness at his residence on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Born to Roger Lee and Sandra Linn Heidebrecht in Wichita, KS, he had lived in Kansas and Colorado before moving to the Heritage Lakes section of Hamburg, NJ 8 years ago.

Mr. Heidebrecht worked as a general manager for the Hidden Valley Club in Vernon, NJ for the last 3 years.

Mr. Heidebrecht is the beloved husband of Shannon Heidebrecht (O’Leary of Heritage Lakes, NJ. Devoted father of Hana and Na Pali Heidebrecht. Dear brother of Shane Meeks of Rockford, MI, Robert Heidebrecht of Loveland, CO and Angie Ontjes of Hutchinson Kansas. Son of Roger Meeks of Claremore, OK and Sandra Linn Heidebrecht of Wichita, KS. Also survived by 7 nieces and 3 nephews.

A memorial fund has been set up for his children, Hana and Na Pali.  

Chris Heidebrecht Memorial Fund

TD Bank

382 State Route 23

Franklin, NJ 07416

Phone (973).827.0551

       

Verdun E. Pugh

OGDENSBURG: Verdun Emmett Pugh, 73 years passed away at Compassionate Care Hospice at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover on Thursday May 2, 2013. Born in Carbondale, PA he was the son of the late Robert and Glladys (Jones) Pugh. Verdun has been a 51 year resident of Ogdensburg.  For 40 years he worked for Verizon as a telephone installer and repairman. Verdun was a former little league baseball coach for the Ogdensburg Little League and a former football coach for the Franklin Little Rams. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and was an avid hunter especially enjoying pheasant hunting. He also was an avid wrestling fan.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sibling’s, brothers Robert and Thomas Pugh and his sister Mary Pugh. He is survived by his beloved wife Susan (McDonald) Pugh of Ogdensburg, his children, sons, John Pugh and Robert Pugh and a daughter Veronica Pugh all of Ogdensburg.  Grandchildren Austin and Trevor Kish along with his nieces and nephews Shannon Pugh, Robert Pugh and Bryan and Jeff Baquer.

Private funeral services were held under the care and the direction of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Memorial donations in his name may be made to a local youth athletic league program of the donor’s choice. To offer online condolences please go www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Raymond H. Stevens

Vernon Twp:  Raymond H. Stevens 71 died Thursday May 2, 2013 at his home in Vernon Twp. following a long illness.  Mr. Stevens, son of the late Raymond C. and Isabelle (Rush) Stevens was born in Hamburg June 15, 2013.  He was a lifelong resident of Sussex County having lived in Vernon Twp. for the past 15 years.

Mr. Stevens worked for Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg for 18 years, retiring in 2011.  In the past he also worked as a part time Police Officer in Hamburg and served with the US Navy from 1959 – 1963.

Mr. Stevens was predeceased by a sister, Jacqualin Perry and is survived by his daughter, Karen Podobed of Hamburg; sister, Patricia Fulkrod of Branchville and his grandson, Julian Podobed whom he enjoyed spending time with.

Private cremation has been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  Condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Joseph Anthony Schmidt

FRANKLIN, NJ: Joseph Anthony Schmidt, Born June 25, 2011 passed away with his family at his side on Sunday April 28, 2013 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Joseph was born in New York City and was the loving son of Jill (Cederberg) Schmidt and Joseph G. Schmidt, Jr.  “Joey” had a smile that would light a room and bring joy to everyone around him. He loved music and dancing, bubbles, playing with the I-Pad, books and coloring.

In addition to his parents Joey is survived by his sister Kylie Rose Schmidt at home, his maternal grandparents Linda and Stephen Darling of Franklin, and Edward and Barbara Cederberg of Palm Coast, FL, paternal grandparents Joseph and Regina Schmidt of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, great-grandparents O. Robert Darling of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Robert and Joan Ballard of Palm Coast, FL, Edwin Cederberg of Palm Coast Fl, Dominic and Christina Mele of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, and Louise Schmidt of Virginia Beach, VA,  also surviving are his aunts Danielle Kopp and her husband Jason of Rockaway, NJ, and Alyssa Schmidt of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, an uncle Louis Cederberg and his fiancée Andrea Smith of Montclair, NJ,  and cousins Ryder Cederberg and Brayden and Quinn Kopp.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Thursday May 2, 2013 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 204 Espanong Rd. Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Route 94 Hardyston Twsp., NJ. Visitation will be held at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ on Wednesday May 1, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Congenital Heart Defect Coalition, 45 Carey Ave. Suite #106 Butler, NJ 07405 or www.chdcoalition.org

 

       

Harold Gardner Vehslage

Vernon Twp., NJ: Harold Gardner Vehslage, 86 years old, died unexpectedly at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Born to Harry and Caroline Vehslage in Irvington, NJ where he was raised and then spent some time in Houston, TX before moving to the Scenic Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 43 years ago. 

Mr. Vehslage served with the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Hanson and then worked as a mail carrier and then a window clerk for the United States Postal Service in Parsippany, NJ for many years and then worked as a custodian for the Sussex Board of Education for 10 years before retiring. He was a member of the Sussex First Baptist Church and enjoyed golfing, bowling and being an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. 

Mr. Vehslage is the beloved husband for 60 years of Margaret “Jane” Vehslage of Scenic Lakes, NJ. Devoted father of John Vehslage of Scenic lakes, NJ and Randy Vehslage of Sykesville, MD. Dear brother of Helen Settle of Houston, TX, Howard Vehslage of Irvington, NJ, Robert Vehslage of Montclair, NJ and Richard Vehslage of Montclair, NJ. Cherished by 4 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the funeral home at 11 AM. Cremation will be private.

       

Wendell Everett Ayers

Wantage Twp., NJ: Wendell Everett Ayers, 86 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, April 26, 2013. Born to Everett B. and Evelyn M. Ayers in Sussex, NJ, he has been a lifelong resident of Wantage Twp., NJ. 

Mr. Ayers served with the United States Navy during WWII and then worked as a lineman for Jersey Central Power and Light in Newton, NJ for 35 years before retiring in 1985. He took great joy in hunting and fishing and was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

Mr. Ayers was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Ann Ayers(2006) and is the devoted father of Wendy Shear and her husband, Jeff Breed of Crystal Lake, IL. Loving grandfather of Christopher E. Shear of Palatine, IL and Kevin Shear and his wife, Amy of Marengo, IL. Cherished great grandfather of Lincoln W. and Ashlynn Shear. 

Memorial service will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Sussex United Methodist Church, Sussex, NJ at 10 AM. Cremation was private. Funeral arrangements are by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ. Memorial gifts to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133, www.copdfoundation.org would be appreciated.

       

Janice Gregory Deiss

Hardyston Twp., NJ: Janice Gregory Deiss, age 73, died peacefully at her home on April 25, 2013.  A native of Sussex County and a graduate of Newton High School, she lived in River Edge, NJ, for 33 years before returning to Hardyston Township, NJ, upon retirement in 1999.  She was Director of Social Services in River Edge for 13 years.  Subsequently, she taught English as a Second Language at Tenafly Middle School for 15 years.  A graduate of Douglass College, she received a Master’s Degree in Spanish from Montclair State College.  A daughter of the late Addie Paulison Henion Gregory Crimmins and Albert Gregory, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, Raymond,  her daughter, Pamela of East Windsor, NJ, and her son, Jeffrey, of Ridgewood, NJ, her three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jr., Anna, and Caroline.  She is also survived by two sisters, Mayona Wyckoff, of Cockeysville, MD, and Carol Dugans, of Johnsonburg, NJ.

Her family will receive friends for a memorial visitation starting at 11:00am on Friday May 3, 2013 at St Jude the Apostle R.C. Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road, Hamburg, NJ. Followed by a Memorial Mass at 12:00 noon.  Cremation service was held privately. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation (www.karenannquinlanhospice.org). Information and on line condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, Vernon, NJ.

       

Walter Ortstein

Hardyston Twp., NJ: Walter Ortstein, 79 years old, died after a short illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Born to Walter J. and Rose P. Ortstein in Paterson, NJ, he grew up in North Haledon, NJ and then lived in Wayne, NJ before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1969. 

Mr. Ortstein served with the United States Army during Peacetime and then worked as a carpenter and construction supervisor for Bomar Builders in Fairfield, NJ for many years and then worked for Ramundo Construction, Fort Lee, NJ for 10 years before retiring in 1996. He put much love in his construction of birdhouses and furniture and enjoyed hunting and golf. 

Mr. Ortstein is the beloved husband for 58 years of Marlene R. Ortstein(nee Kessel) of Hardyston Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Lisa Ann McCann of Chicago, IL, Dana M. Eisele of Frankford Twp., NJ and Karen L. Garrera of Frankford Twp., NJ. Loving grandfather of Jami Farda, Kelli and Kristi McCann, Matthew and Julia Garrera. Cherished by 3 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 to 12 Noon. Memorial service to commence at 12 Noon. Cremation is private. Memorial gifts to the Hardyston Twp. First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 129, Stockholm, NJ 07460 would be appreciated.

       

Elsie M. Utter(nee Crowell)

Wantage Twp., NJ: Elsie May Utter(nee Crowell), 84 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Born to Webster and Lillian Crowell in Pellettown, NJ, she has been a resident of Wantage Twp., NJ all of her life. 

Mrs. Utter was a dedicated homemaker and an avid New York Yankee fan. 

Mrs. Utter was predeceased by her husband, Russell Utter(1996), 7 brothers and 4 sisters and was the devoted mother of Randy Utter of Wantage Twp., NJ and Russell Utter of Frankford Twp., NJ. Cherished by a brother, 5 sisters and many nieces and nephews. 

Private arrangements by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.

       

David M. Perler

Hardyston Twp., NJ: David Michael Perler, 73 years old, died unexpectedly in Franklin, NJ on Friday, April 19, 2013. Born to Walter and Elizabeth Perler in New York City, NY, he had lived in Prospect Park, NJ, Parsippany, NJ and Vernon Twp., NJ before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1991. 

Mr. Perler served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and then received his BA in Accounting from Seton Hall University. He then worked as a self employed Certified Public Accountant for the last 50 years. He was an active parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ and had a passion for New York Mets baseball and New York Giants football memorabilia. 

Mr. Perler was predeceased by a brother, John Walter Perler and was the beloved husband for 45 years of Pamela Perler(nee Pojednic) of Hardyston Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Michael Perler of Belle Mead, NJ, Brian and Jason Perler of Hardyston Twp., NJ and Jennifer Perler of Bradenton, FL. Dear brother of Betty Klien of North Haledon, NJ. Brother in law of Dorothy Perler-Lange of North Haledon, NJ. Cherished by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2-6 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 10:30 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the St. Jude the Apostle RC Church Building Fund, 4-24 Beaver Run Road, P.O. Box 1, Hamburg, NJ 07419 would be appreciated.

       

Janice G. Barth

VERNON: Janice G. Barth, 63 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday April 16, 2013 with her husband at her side. Born in Trenton, Michigan she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Cecilia Puhl Gerring.  Janice grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan and has been a resident of Vernon Twp. since 1977 and prior to that had resided in Long Island. NY.

Janice was an undergraduate of Central Michigan University and received her Master’s degree in Education from Seton Hall University. She began her teaching career in Michigan and upon moving to New Jersey continued teaching at Rolling Hills School in Vernon, NJ, teaching second and fourth grades. She retired from teaching after 23 years at Rolling Hills. Throughout her lifetime, she received many awards and acknowledgements for her professional and civic involvement: Janice received the American Red Cross Mrs. Joseph P. Quinn, Sr. award in 1996 for a program she established at Rolling Hills School and continued until her retirement in 2010; she was nominated for the United Way Mary T. Stuart Community Service Award in 1996; she received the Governor’s Teacher Recognition in 1998; she also received the Teacher Scholar in Residence Award in 1999.  She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society. Janice was an active and involved member of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon, where she sang in the choir and served on Church Council. After her retirement from teaching, she along with her husband volunteered at the Winslow Therapeutic Riding Stables and the Harvest House food pantry. She enjoyed kayaking, Zumba dancing, and traveling with her husband. Most of all she enjoyed the love of her family, and especially her grandson Jackson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years Fred Barth of Vernon, her sons Brian Barth of Los angles, CA, Robert Barth and his wife Jennifer of Los Angles, CA, her grandson Jackson Barth, and brothers Norman Gerring of Lincoln Park, MI, Jacob Gerring of Beverly Hills, Fl, and Robert Gerring of Rivera Beach, Fl, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Friday April 19, 2013 11:00a.m. at the Holy Counselor Lutheran Church 68 Sand Hill Rd. Sussex, NJ 07462. (Vernon Twp.). Memorial interment of ashes will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. Memorial visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in her name to Holy Counselor Lutheran Church at the address listed above or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Rd., Newton, NJ.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Ferguson-Vernon funeral home Vernon, NJ. To offer online condolences please visit www.fergsuonvernonfuneralhome.com.

       

Joseph P. Bicsak

FRANKLIN: Joseph P. Bicsak, 73 yrs, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday April 16, 2013. Born in Franklin he is the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Toth) Bicsak. Mr. Bicsak has been a lifelong resident of Franklin. For 44 years he was self-employed and the owner of J.P.B. Trucking in Franklin. In his younger years he enjoyed the time he spent working as a dairy farmer.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Susan Martin, a sister Julie Kress and a nephew Alex Kalamar. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Nancy (Youngs) Bicsak of Franklin, daughters Nicole Bicsak of Odgensburg, and Sandra Grimm of Franklin, a brother Paul Bicsak and his wife Carol of Hamburg, and a sister Mary Kalamar of Franklin. Grandchildren Daniel Grimm and his wife Laura, Heather Grimm, Eric Martin, and Julia Martin, great-grandchildren Jacob and Tessa Grimm. Along with nieces and nephews Noamia Kalamar, Vincent and Nicholas Tucci, Karen Paul and Brian Bicsak. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday 10:30 am at the J. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main Street Franklin. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday morning at the funeral home prior to mass from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

William S. Levesque

Vernon Twp., NJ: William S. Levesque, 74 years old, died unexpectedly at St. Anthony's Hospital, Warwick, NY on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Born to Adelard and Cordia Levesque in Jersey City, NJ, he had lived in North Bergen and Fairview, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 30 years ago.
 
Mr. Levesque served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as a Industrial Electrician, self employed at first, then he worked for Olsen Electric in Union City and then worked for the I.B.E.W. Local 102 in Parsippany, NJ for the last 10 years before retiring in 2004. Mr. Levesque was a member of the Wallkill Valley VFW Post # 8441 and enjoyed the outdoors, tending to his yard and garden. Mr. Levesque was creative in building necessities around his home and was a doting grandfather and great grandfather.
Mr. Levesque was predeceased by 3 brothers, Wendell, Robert and John Levesque and 3 sisters, Jeanette Levesque, Barbara Rossi and Joan Levesque and was the beloved husband for 24 years of Judith Levesque(nee Henderson). Devoted father of Russell Little of Fruitland, MO, William D. Levesque of Montague, NJ, Cynthia Levesque-Cerka of Montague, NJ and David Levesque of West Orange, NJ. Step father of James Andorko of Delran, NJ, Judith K. Richards of Wantage Twp., NJ, David A. Andorko of Mantua, NJ and Stephen Andorko of Andover, NJ. Dear brother of Donald Levesque of New York. Cherished by 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesdy, April 17, 2013 from 5 to 9 PM. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 463, Vernon, NJ 07462 would be appreciated.
        

Nicholas Kuperus

Vernon Twp:  Nicholas Kuperus, 83 died Sunday April 14, 2013 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.  Mr. Kuperus, son of the late Charles and Henrietta Huizinga Kuperus was born in Ureterp, Friesland, The Netherlands December 29, 1929.

Mr. Kuperus resided in Wantage Twp. for many years and later Warwick, NY having maintained dairy farms in both communities before moving to Vernon Twp. in 1995.  Mr. Kuperus was a member of the Sussex Christian Reformed Church.

Mr. Kuperus was predeceased by 3 brothers, John, Henry and Miles Kuperus.  He is survived by his wife Jennie (DeVries) Kuperus; children, Wilma deJager & her husband Elbert of Accord, NY, Henrietta Vellenga & her husband George of Slate Hill, NY, Charles Kuperus & his wife Deborah of Westtown, NY, Richard Kuperus & his wife Karen of Westtown, NY, Susan Mys & her husband Eric of Hudsonville, MI, Thomas Kuperus & his wife Tammy of Hampstead, NC and Winnie Gros & her husband Jacob of Pine Bush, NY; sister, Susan DeBoer of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada as well as 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday April 19, 2013 10:00AM at Sussex Christian Reformed Church 51 Unionville Ave. Sussex.  Interment will follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage.  Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sussex Christian School 51 Unionville Ave. Sussex, NJ 07461.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Norma R. (Dexter) Hill

Wantage: Norma R. (Dexter) Hill 73 died Sunday April 14, 2013 at her home in Wantage Twp. Mrs. Hill, daughter of the late Norman and Ruth Roberts Dexter was born in Honesdale, PA May 6, 1939. She grew up in Narrowsburg, NY and has resided in Wantage for most of her life.
Mrs. Hill worked as a Teacher's Aid for the Sussex-Wantage School District and had also worked at the former Daily-Drew Insurance Agency in Sussex. She taught Sunday School at both the Sussex United Methodist Church and at Colesville United Methodist Church where she was also a Youth Group Leader. Mrs. Hill was formerly a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a past member of the Colesville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR) and Friends of the Library, Sussex-Wantage Branch.
Mrs. Hill was predeceased by a brother, Jim Dexter and a grandson, Sean Satter. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Hill Sr.; children, Robin Chandler & her husband Jeff of Wantage, Tammy Satter & her husband Art of Hawley, PA and Robert Hill Jr. & his wife Kirsten of Sparrowbush, NY; sister, Judy Long of Matamoras, PA; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00AM at Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg, NY. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Narrowsburg United Methodist Church 399 Delaware Drive Narrowsburg, NY 12764. For directions and condolences please see http://www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com/

 

       

Daniel P. Cleary

VernonDaniel P. Cleary, 77 died Thursday April 11, 2013 at his home in Highland Lakes.  Mr. Cleary, son of the late Daniel P. and Maryellen (Foley) Cleary was born in Manhattan, NY March 13, 1936.  He resided in The Bronx, NY before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon in 1971.

Mr. Cleary was a New York City Police Officer retiring in 1980 after 20 years of service.  During his career he attended Queens College, receiving a BA Degree in History.  Upon his retirement, Mr. Cleary worked at Sussex Rural Electric from 1981 to 1990 and then worked a couple of years for Beneficial Financial’s security department in Peapack-Gladstone.  He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes as well as a Catechist in the 1970’s.

Mr. Cleary is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (McKeown) Cleary; devoted children, Elizabeth Cleary & her partner Patti Gilroy of Lincoln Park, Daniel Cleary of Vernon, Neil Cleary & his wife Maureen of Long Valley, MaryEllen Cleary of Milford, PA and David Cleary & his wife Michele of Milford, PA as well as 6 loving grandchildren, Kathleen, James, Daniel, Colleen, Sean and Lilian Cleary and dear family friend, Jenn Henning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS-1 Vanderhoof Ct) to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association   P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312, www.diabetes.org or Our Lady of Fatima RC Church

P.O. Box 242 Highland Lakes, NJ 07422.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Cpl. Alexander Ford Buccieri - USMC

CAMP PENDLETON, CA: Cpl. Alexander Ford Buccieri – USMC, 22 years old, died on Saturday April 6, 2013 in  Oceanside, CA.   He is survived by his loving wife Christine Buccieri and soon to be born son.  Also survived by his parents, Dan and Natalie Buccieri of Vernon and Jeff Corr of West Virginia, his siblings Ariana, Josh & Melody. His grandparents Ed and Taisa Engelsman, Jack and Linda Corr, Marion Buccieri, Sam and Lucy Buccieri and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Alex was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, based at Camp Pendleton.  As part of HMLA – 369 he had been twice deployed to Afghanistan. He was an Airframer, supporting the flights of AH-1W Cobras and UH-1Y Hueys. Alex was always quick with a smile or joke and he was dearly loved by all those that knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 3:00 pm on Sunday April 14, 2013 at the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 3188 Route 94 Hardyston Twp. (for GPS directions use the town of Franklin, NJ 07416). Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Graveside Interment services  will be held Monday 10:00 am at Glenwood Cemetery Rt. 517 Vernon Twp. (meeting directly at the cemetery). In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made towards Alex’s son’s care. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home Vernon, NJ.

       

Ethel Lea Sparnon

Roswell, NM:  Ethel Lea Sparnon 95, passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Mission Arch Well Care Center in Roswell, NM.  Mrs. Sparnon, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Allegra) Gordon was born in Wanaque February 23, 1918.  She had resided in Franklin and Hamburg for 65 years, moving to Roswell, NM in 2007.

Mrs. Sparnon was a machine operator for Plastoid Corp. in Hamburg.  She was a member of the Golden Age Club of Wanaque and enjoyed bowling, fishing and bingo as well as the New York Yankees.

Mrs. Sparnon married Charles H. Sparnon in Franklin November 12, 1938.  She was the oldest child in her family and shared the love of her family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Sparnon, and brothers, Thomas and Robert Gordon.

Mrs. Sparnon is survived by her sons, Charlie Sparnon & his wife Diane of Roswell, NM and John Sparnon & his wife Debby of Andover; sisters, Elizabeth Gramlich of Wanaque, Jenny Drew of Franklin and and Margaret Gould of Spring Hill, FL; grandchildren, Douglas Sparnon & his wife Mary Ann of Roswell, NM, Lori Sanders of Littlefield, TX, Jason Fairfield & his fiancé Patti Summers of Roswell, NM, Summer Spurlock & husband Michael of Greenville, TX, Jeffrey Sparnon of Andover and James Sparnon of Brooklyn, NY; 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild on the way.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 13, 2013 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Golden Age Club of Wanaque 10 Villa Place Wanaque, NJ 07465.  For directions and condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Mary L. Svecz

FranklinMary L. Svecz 91 died peacefully at home Friday April 5, 2013.  Mrs. Svecz, daughter of the late Andrew and Annie (Zanko) Lute was born in Elizabeth December 16, 1921.  She has resided in Franklin for most of her life.

Mrs. Svecz was an Administrative Secretary at Bank of New York in Franklin, retiring in 1988.  She was an Auxiliary Member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132 of Franklin and a member of the Franklin Historical Society.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. “Paulo” Svecz in 1977, a son, Robert Svecz in 2012 and a brother Andrew J. Lute in 2013.  Mrs. Svecz is survived by her beloved children, Maryanne Hardick & her husband Everett “Ebbie” of Franklin and John Svecz & his wife Karen of Abingdon, VA; loving sister, Anna Williams & her husband Kenneth of Rockaway; caring sister in law, Marjory “Peggy” Lute of Ogdensburg; cherished grandchildren, Michelle Hardick of Franklin, Michael Hardick of Waterbury, CT, Timothy Svecz of Bristol, VA and Israel Svecz of Abingdon, VA as well as her great grandchildren, Jordyn & Alyssa Hardick of Waterbury, CT and Sydni Ward of Bristol, VA. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.  For directions and condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Marian Higgins

Hardyston Twp:  Marian Higgins 58 died Thursday April 4, 2013 at Newton Medical Center following a short illness.  Mrs. Higgins, daughter of John and Ruth (Hommer) Maurer was born in New York, NY September 9, 1954.  She has been a resident of Hardyston Twp for over 30 years.

Mrs. Higgins was an Assistant Trader with Poor Boy Trading in Franklin.  She was very active with running the Hardyston Twp. Election Polls and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society.

Mrs. Higgins was predeceased by her father, John Maurer in 1977 and is survived by her husband, Mark Becker; son Allen Higgins of Wayne; stepson, Christopher Becker of Pittsfield, NH; mother, Ruth Maurer of Paramus; sister, Kristine Kuebler of Oakland as well as a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS – 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church in Hamburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Milford.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Ralph Joseph Cook

WANTAGE: Ralph Joseph Cook, 92, beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Richelshagen) Cook and father of Stephen Cook, died March 31, 2013, after a long stroke related illness. Ralph grew up in Totowa, NJ. He and Gertrude built a home in Cedar Grove, NJ, and lived there for 20 years. They moved to Wantage Township, NJ in 1970.

Ralph was a decorated WWII Veteran. He served as a Seaman 1st class in the Navy on the USS Massachusetts, and received the Distinguished Service Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asia Pacific Campaign Medal among other commendations. Ralph worked as a trucker for most of his life and retired from Solar Oil Company in 1983. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union. He was a fine craftsman, and he loved history and was a great reader. He never stopped learning or being interested in the world around him.

Ralph is survived by his son, Stephen and his wife, Marcey of Swiftwater, Pa., and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ on Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, with burial directly afterward. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to any animal shelter or German Shepard rescue organization. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Carmen F. Lacherza

HIGHLAND LAKES: Carmen F. Lacherza, 67 years passed away on Saturday March 30, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, NY. Born in Paterson, NJ he was the son of the late Carmen F. and Helen Anna (Payne) Lacherza. Mr. Lacherza was a veteran of the United States Navy. For many years he was employed as a hairdresser at Tapestry Hair Cutters in Vernon.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda (Jacob) Lacherza of Highland Lakes, a son Carmen F. Lacherza, Jr. of Rutherford, NJ a brother James Lacherza and his wife Linda of Highland Lakes along with nieces Danielle Taves and Nicole Lacherza.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening April 2, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps directions use 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon, NJ) Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Harrison Jacob Shauger

Wantage: Harrison Jacob Shauger 6, died Tuesday March 26, 2013 at Hackensack Medical Center following a long illness. Harrison was born in Newton August 2, 2006 and was a lifelong resident of Wantage

Harrison was a 1st Grade Student at Clifton E. Lawrence School in Wantage.

He is survived by his parents, Donald “Moose” & Tracey Shauger and his sister Emily of Wantage. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Dorothy & Ronald Shauger of Hardyston Twp; great grandmother, Catherine VanderMark "Nanny Kate" of Sussex; aunts & uncles, Cindy & Mike Kannon, Debbie & Bob Moran, Tamara Shauger and Ronnie & Chrissy Shauger as well as many cousins. 

His strong hugs, huge smiles and silly demeanor will be forever missed.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday April 2, 2013 11:00AM at Sussex United Methodist Church 15 Bank St. Sussex. Private cremation will follow. Friends may call at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (CHD) 45 Carey Ave., Suite 106 Butler, NJ 07405. For directions and condolences see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Edith G. Czergovits(nee Daly)

Barry Lakes, NJ: Edith Grace Czergovits(nee Daly), 90 years old, died after a short illness at Schervier Pavilion, Warwick, NY on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born to Albert and Lillian Daly in New York City, NY, she had lived in Lyndhurst, NJ before moving to the Barry Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 28 years ago. 

Mrs. Czergovits worked as a purchasing clerk for Bethlehem Steel in Hoboken, NJ then worked as a bookkeeper for Power Industrial in Rutherford, NJ for 17 years before retiring in 1983. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ and a member of the Vernon Twp. Senior Citizens. She took great joy in cooking and baking and was a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Mrs. Czergovits was predeceased by a brother, Frank Daly and 4 sisters, Edna Kemmett, Ruth Von Rapacki, Lillian Franco and Florence Mariani and was the devoted mother of Janice Lavorgna of Barry Lakes, NJ and George Czergovitz of Barry Lakes, NJ. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Jessica, Matthew and Nicole. Cherished great grandmother of Markus. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 12-2 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10 AM. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 11 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, P.O. Box 242, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422 or Catholic Charities, 48 Wyker Road, Franklin, NJ 07416 would be appreciated.

       

William V. Kohler

Vernon Twp., NJ: William Victor Kohler, 83 years old, died unexpectedly at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born to Victor and Ann Kohler in Long Island, NY, he had lived in Ringwood, NJ and then Toms River, NJ for 21 years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ a month ago.
Mr. Kohler served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Bendix Corp in Teterboro, NJ for many years before retiring in 1993. Mr. Kohler was an avid reader and enjoyed time watching television.
Mr. Kohler was predeceased by a brother, Ken Kohler(2010) and is the beloved husband for 56 years of Dolores Kohler(nee Bogert) of Vernon Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Glenn W. Kohler of Vernon Twp., NJ and Brian K. Kohler of Vernon Twp., NJ. Loving grandfather of Michael, Bryan and Keith. Cherished great grandfather of Liliana. Dear brother of Andrew Kohler of Mahwah, NJ.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4-7 PM. Service to follow at 7 PM at the funeral home. Cremation is private. Memorial gifts to the AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706 or http://www.amvets.org/ would be appreciated.
       

Joan E. Carter

Newton:  Joan E. Carter age 74 died Saturday March 23, 2013 at Bristol Glen in Newton.  Mrs. Carter, daughter of the late John and Louise (Wright) Hanton was born in Baltimore, MD May 30, 1938 and had been a resident of West Milford for 25 years. 

Mrs. Carter was a Chaplain at Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Plains for 19 years, retiring in 2008.  She was a member of the Third Order of Franciscans and served as Director of Religious Education at St. Thomas The Apostle RC Church in Milton,          St. James RC Church in Totowa, St. John Vianney RC Church in Stockholm, Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Church in West Milford and at Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Church in Branchville.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her children, James W. Carter III & his wife Susan of Chesapeake, VA, John H. Carter & his wife Deborah of Branchville, Jeffrey N. Carter & his wife Debbie of Christiansburg, VA, Joel T. Carter & his wife Marissa of Jacksonville, FL and Jocelyn Senatore & her husband Anthony of Sparta; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 12:15PM at Bristol Glen 200 Bristol Glen Drive Newton with Msgr. Kiernan McHugh Officiating.  Arrangements are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Condolences may be sent to   www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

 

Antoinette M. Tadrick

WARWICK, NY: Antoinette M. Tadrick, 89 years, passed away on Friday March 22, 2013 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. Born in Baltimore, Maryland she was the daughter of the late Ilarion and Sarafina (Kataso) Borowick. For the past 20 years she has been a resident of Warwick and prior to that had resided in Vernon, Clifton, and Newark, NJ.

For several years Antoinette was a sales associate for the K-Mart Corporation working in the Belleville, NJ store. In her spare time she enjoyed playing slot machines and bingo. She enjoyed traveling and took great pride and joy in the time she would spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Tadrick (1977) along with several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children a daughter Andrea Ahearn of New York, NY, a son Joseph Tadrick and his wife Bonnie of Vernon, NJ, a sister Elizabeth McCollum and her husband William of Delta, PA, grandchildren Christopher, Maria, Teresa, Daniel, Tonia, Joseph, and Nicholas. Great-Grandchildren Aidan, Andrea, Helena, Wyeth, Cian, Ella, and Carter, along with many nieces and nephews. Antoinette was much loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. (for G.P.S. use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Interment to follow at Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday March 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Joyce M. Delaney(nee Braasch)

Highland Lakes, NJ: Joyce Marie Delaney(nee Braasch), 61 years old, died after a long illness at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Born to John and Jeanne Braasch in Evergreen Park, IL, she was raised there before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 30 years ago. 

Mrs. Delaney worked as a secretary for the Insurance Company of America and Cigna for over 10 years before becoming a Medical Technician at Saint Clares Hospital in Sussex, NJ for the last 22 years. Mrs. Delaney was a parishioner and former CCD teacher at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ. She was a doting grandmother and enjoyed doing yard work. 

Mrs. Delaney was predeceased by her brother, Donald Braasch and is the beloved wife for 33 years of William Delaney of Highland Lakes, NJ. Devoted mother of Jennifer Delaney and her fiancé, James Saccomondo of Highland Lakes, NJ and Frank Tillman of Vernon Twp., NJ. Loving grandmother of Makayla Delaney. Dear sister of Judy Wendel, Janice Trapp and Jack Braasch all of IL and sister in law of Cathy Braasch of IL. Cherished by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 2-6 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10 AM. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 would be appreciated.

       

James L. Stevens

East Stroudsburg, PA: James L. Stevens, 62 years old, died after a short illness at VNA Hospice in East Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Born to Douglas and Joan Stevens in Franklin, NJ, he grew up in Ogdensburg, NJ, then lived in Vernon Twp., NJ before moving to East Stroudsburg, PA 25 years ago. 

Mr. Stevens served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a driver and then warehouse manager for High Grade Beverage in Randolph, NJ for 40 years before retiring in 2012. Mr. Stevens enjoyed classical music, hunting and being outdoors. 

Mr. Stevens was predeceased by his father, Douglas Stevens and is the devoted father of Jeremy Stevens of Hardyston Twp., NJ. Loving son of Joan Stevens of Ogdensburg, NJ. Dear brother of Mimi Gilpatrick of Westtown, NY, Jane Stevens of Frankford Twp., NJ , Doug Stevens of Layton, NJ and Nick Stevens of Ogdensburg, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Ste. 104, Washington, DC 20037 would be appreciated

       

Louis M. Dekmar

 Vernon Twp., NJ: Louis Michael Dekmar, 79 years old, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his residence. Born to Balaz and Mary Dekmar in Ogdensburg, NJ where he was a lifelong resident before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 28 years ago.

 Mr. Dekmar served with the United States Navy and then worked as a Pressmen for Hercules Powder Company, Kenville, NJ for many years before retiring in 1984. He worked as a Part Time Police Officer in Ogdensburg from 1968-1976 and was a member of the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post # 132, Franklin, Wallkill Valley V.F.W. Post # 441, Vernon and enjoyed tinkering with mechanicals, enjoying sports and politics.

 Mr. Dekmar was predeceased by his brother, Charles Dekmar and was the devoted father of Louis M. Dekmar, Jr. of LaGrange, GA, Donna J. Savage of Hamburg, NJ and Daniel J. Dekmar of Deland, FL. Dear brother of Frank Dekmar of Fort Pierce, FL, Paul Dekmar of Nashville, TN, Alex Dekmar of Denville, NJ and Irene Levonick of Sparta, NJ. and Mary Chmile of Princeton, NJ. Cherished by 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

 Cremation and Memorial service will be private. Arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ. Memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

Hwa Cha Glading

Highland Lakes:  Hwa Cha Glading, 64 died Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Neptune, NJ.  Mrs. Glading, daughter of the late Yi, Kap Sang and (Yun), Si Sun was born in Korea January 16, 1949.  She has resided in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for the past 35 years.

Mrs. Galding was predeceased by her husband Daniel C. Glading in 2010 and is survived by her children, Aaron Glading of Vernon, Mary Sia of Neptune, James Glading of Vernon and Matthew Glading also of Vernon, as well as 6 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Friday March 15, 2013, 6:00PM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct) Vernon. Cremation will be private. Freinds may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3-6:00PM.

 

       

Rita E. Smith

HIGHLAND LAKES, NJ: Rita E. Smith, 81 years died on Sunday March 10, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in Clifton, NJ, Rita was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Condon) Capelli. She has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Township since 1960 becoming a fulltime resident of the township in 1968. Prior to that she had lived in Clifton, NJ.

During her working years she was a legal secretary for the office of James Opfer, Esquire located in Vernon Twp. She had also been a secretary for the Osborne printing company in Newark. She was also a former member of the Highland Lakes Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by beloved husband F. Eugene Smith (1979). Sisters Elizabeth McNerney, Agnes McDonald, and Nancy McCarthy, and her brothers John and Francis Capelli. She is survived by her children; a daughter Marybeth Mabey and her husband Robert of Highland Lakes, and a son Edward Smith and his wife (Candice) of Springville, PA, a sister Margaret Schneider of Clifton, NJ along with 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am Wednesday March 13, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for GPS use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court, Vernon) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 185 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes, NJ). Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery Paterson, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Rita’s memory would be preferred and may be made to National Humane Society 40 E. Main Street #634-I Newark, DE 19711 (www.humanesocietynational.org). To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Paul A. Ramsdell

Highland Lakes, NJ: Paul Allen Ramsdell, 91 years old, died after a brief illness at his residence in Highland Lakes, NJ on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Born to Fred and Eva Ramsdell in Chicago, IL, he had lived in Delaware and Ridgewood, NJ before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1979. 

Mr. Ramsdell worked as a Lab Director and Chemical Engineer for DuPont in Pompton Lakes, NJ for 37 years retiring in 1979. He was a former member of the Westside Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, NJ and was a member of the Warwick United Methodist Church in Warwick, NY. He enjoyed photography, woodworking and sailing. He was a doting father and grandfather and always a good friend to others. 

Mr. Ramsdell was predeceased by his wife, Mary “Mimi” Frances Ramsdell(2006), a daughter, Carol Ramsdell(2004) and a sister, Joan Luttrell. He was the devoted father of Terry Bloomsburgh of Berkeley, CA, Richard Ramsdell of Chester, NY, Christy Connell of Newark, DE and Mark Ramsdell of Newark, DE. Cherished by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Warwick United Methodist Church, Warwick, NY. Funeral arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Children’s Home Society of NJ, 635 Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611 would be appreciated.

       

Andrew J. Lute

OGDENSBURG, NJ: Andrew J. Lute, 80 years, passed away on Monday March 4, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Born in Franklin, NJ he was the son of the late Andrew and Annie (Zanko) Lute. Mr. Lute has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and a 51 year resident of Ogdensburg.

For 42 years he was employed as a draftsman at the Picatinny Arsenal. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5563. During his younger years he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Marjory “Peggy” (Remyias) Lute of Ogdensburg. Sons; Andrew Lute of Hackettstown, NJ, Robert Lute and his wife Kristin of New Market, VA, and John Lute and his wife Hollie of Lambertville, NJ. A daughter Lisa Sun and her husband Mike of Redding, CT. sisters; Mary Svecz of Franklin, NJ and Anna Williams of Rockaway, NJ. Grandchildren; Matthew and Katelyn Sun and Andrew and Rachel Lute. Along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Saturday March 9, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. Thomas of Aquin Church 53 Kennedy Ave. Ogdensburg, NJ. Interment to follow at St. Thomas of Aquin Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday March 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Heart Association 1 Union Street Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com 

       

Helene M. LaChapelle(nee Henehan)

Brick Twp., NJ: Helene Marie La Chapelle(nee Henehan), 90 years old, died after a short illness at the Homestead in Frankford Twp., NJ on Saturday, March 1, 2013. Born to John and Mary Henehan in Jersey City, NJ, she had lived in Highland Lakes, NJ and Rutherford, NJ before moving to Brick Twp., NJ several years ago. 

Helene served with the United States Navy during WWII and received her MA in Education from Montclair State College, she then worked as a Teacher for Passaic High School for many years retiring in 1980. She was an active communicant with her church and volunteered for Sisters of Charity. She was a member of the NEA and NJEA and served as Dept. Head at her school as well helping students find jobs and working as the negotiator for the Passaic Education Association. Helene found great joy in world travelling with her friends, Annette and Mickie. 

Helene was predeceased by a sister, Irene Moris and was the devoted mother of Jeanne Jameson of Highland Lakes, NJ, Renee La Chapelle of Brick Twp., NJ and Margaret Fulton of Mesa, AZ. Cherished by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Loving aunt of Lori Sidoti. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(use 1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral service to commence at 8 PM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or Sisters of Charity, P.O. Box 476, Convent Road, Convent Station, NJ 07861-0476 would be appreciated.

       

Elizabeth Piccininni(nee Monti)

Newton, NJ: Elizabeth Piccininni(nee Monti), 90 years old, died after a short illness at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, NJ on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Born to John and Mary Monti in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Paramus, NJ while maintaining a summer residence in Highland Lakes, NJ from 1962 until she settled there in 1997. 

Mrs. Piccininni worked as a seamstress in the garment industry and as an inspector at a defense plant during WWII before becoming the bookkeeper and secretary at her husband’s business, Village Maintenance in Paramus, NJ before she retired in 1986. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ and was a member of the Highland Lakes Womens Club, the Highland Lakes Leisure Club, the Vernon Twp Ambulance Squad Ladies Auxiliary and the Vernon Seniors Club. She also volunteered for the Highland Lakes Country Club. 

Mrs. Piccininni was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Piccininni(1995) and 2 brothers, Frank Monti(2000) and Anthony Monti(2001) and is the devoted mother of John Piccininni and his wife, Lois of Troutville, VA, Joseph Piccone and his wife, Margaret of Sparta, NJ and Mary Ann Trovillion and her husband, Scott of Vernon Twp., NJ. Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016 www.lls.org or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

Angelina Fernandez

Hamburg, NJ:  Angelina Fernandez, 82 years passed away on Friday February 22, 2013 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in Paterson, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Ciaramilla) Fernandez. She has been a resident of Hamburg since 1995 and prior to that had resided in Wantage Twp. and Hawthorne, NJ.

Over her many years Angelina was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking and baking. She had been a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Anthony’s Church in Hawthorne, NJ.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a daughter Luann Hogan. She is survived by her beloved husband Gennaro Fernandez of Hamburg, a daughter Martha Preston of Glenwood, NJ, a son Robert Fernandez and his wife Elizabeth of Kannapolis, NC, a brother Ralph Fernandez of Oakridge, NJ, sisters Ann Iurato of Hackensack, NJ, Marie Ciccarellis of Long Island, NY, grandchildren Dana Lorenzo, Daniella Louise Preston, and Theresa Hogan, great-grandchildren Kaela, Alexis, Isiah. Along with several nieces and nephews and a former daughter in-law Gloria Caramico of Wharton, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her crypt side funeral service at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Paterson, on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at 11:00 am (meeting directly at the mausoleum). Visitation will be held at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use: 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon) on Monday February 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Yvonne M. "Sis" Slockbower

Unionville, NY:  Yvonne M. "Sis" Slockbower 72, died Friday February 22, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY following a long illness.  Mrs. Slockbower, daughter of the late James and Marjorie (Galewater) McElroy was born in Minisink, NY August 10, 1940.  She was a lifelong resident of Unionville.

Mrs. Slockbower worked for American Silk Label Co. in Unionville as well as Minisink Rubber Co. also of Unionville.  She was a member of the Minisink Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Unionville.

Mrs. Slockbower was predeceased by a son Jim Slockbower in 1990 and brothers, Richard, Walt and George McElroy.  She is survived by her husband John Slockbower; children, Cindy Martino & her husband Tony of Plymouth, NY, Jon Slockbower Jr of Unionville, NY, Dawn Hotalen & her husband Hank of Sparta, TN, Tina Slockbower & her companion Bob Batykefer of Milford, PA, Earl Slockbower & his companion Lynnea Chasmar of Slate Hill, NY, Mike Slockbower & his wife Nancy of Wantage and Tammy Schleich & her husband George of Greenville, NY; brothers, Gary and Lynk McElroy both of Port Jervis, NY; sisters, Sharon Hoff of Westtown, NY, Cathy Lehman of NC and Carol Schroeder of FL; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews as well as her best friends, Alison & Peter Aurrichio.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday February 27, 2013 11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.  Interment will follow in Mt. Salem Cemetery, Wantage Twp.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lenape Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Unionville, NY 10988 or to the Minisink Hose Co. Unionville, NY 10988.  For directions or condolences, please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Donald L. Colborn, Jr.

Wantage Twp., NJ: Donald L. Colborn, Jr., 63 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Born to Dorothy and Donald L. Colborn, Sr. in Hackensack, NJ, he had lived in Bergenfield, NJ and Vernon Twp., NJ for 8 years before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 26 years ago.
Mr. Colborn worked as a Systems Tech-OCS for Verizon in Madison for 30 years before retiring in 2002. He also had worked at the NBC Affiliate, WPTZ in Plattsburgh, NY and was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 827 in Hightstown, NJ. He worked as a Rescue Diver at Lake Champlain and was member of the Amateur Radio Club. He enjoyed his Ham Radio, trains, tinkering with electronics and woodworking.
Mr. Colborn is the beloved husband for 40 years of Annemarie Colborn(nee Kyritz) of Wantage Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Jennifer Greenfield and her husband, Ron of Morris Plains, NJ. Loving grandfather of Nina and Noelle.
The family will receive their friends for a Memorial Service at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1 PM.

 

       

Dorothy E. Schultz(nee Sammis)

Unionville, NY: Dorothy E. Schultz(nee Sammis), 98 years old, died after a short illness at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Born to Charles B. and Savilla Sammis in Mc Afee, NJ where she was raised before moving to Unionville, NY in 1968. 

Mrs. Schultz had operated the State Line gas pumps for many years with her husband and took great joy in her family and friends. 

Mrs. Schultz was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Schultz(1989) and a sister, Catherine Van Blarcom(2010) and is the devoted mother of Charles Schultz of Port Jervis, NY and Dorothy Savilla Sink of Unionville, NY. Cherished by 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10 to 12 Noon. Funeral service to commence at 12 Noon. Interment to follow at Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, NY.

       

Daniel Struble

Vernon Twp:  Daniel Struble 49, died Tuesday February 19, 2013 at Hackensack Medical Center following a courageous battle with lymphoma.  Mr. Struble, son of the late Philip and Jeanne (Groman) Struble was born in Pompton Plains December 27, 1963.  He resided in Haskell before moving to Vernon Twp. 25 years ago. 

Mr. Struble was a Project Manager for HSBC in Bridgewater.  He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by a sister, Allison Daly and is survived by his wife, Deborah (Schmidt) Struble; children, Justin, Danielle, Nicole, Tyler and Timothy all at home; brothers & sisters, Donna Corsiglia of Ringwood, Leatrice Arnold of Macomb, MI, Philip Struble of Tuxedo, NY, Michael Struble of Ringwood, Thomas Struble of West Milford, Lorri Bowlby of West Milford, Eugene Struble of Pompton Plains and Jonathan Struble of Ringwood as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday February 23, 2013  11:00AM at St. Francis de Sales RC Church 614 Rt. 517 Vernon.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Lymphoma Research Foundation Attn: Taylor Zitay 115 Broadway Suite 1301 NY, NY 10006. For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

David C. Padilla

Lake Wallkill, Vernon Twp., NJ: David Carlo Padilla, 85 years old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Lake Wallkill, Vernon Twp., NJ. Born to Damaso and Ysabel Padilla in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he had lived in Bronx, NY and Kissimmee, FL and then Wayne, NJ before moving to the Lake Wallkill section of Vernon Twp., NJ 2 years ago. 

Mr. Padilla served with the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked as a machinist for Western Electric in Kearny, NJ for 30 years before retiring in 1983. Mr. Padilla was an avid Yankee and baseball fan. He was also a former Little League and Babe Ruth Coach in the Bronx, NY. 

Mr. Padilla was predeceased by his wife, Carmen Padilla(2002) and was the devoted father of Eneida La Salle and her husband, Ferdinand of Ocala, FL, Lydia Chmielewski and her husband, Bill of Monmouth Beach, NJ, David Padilla and his wife, Lisa of Bloomfield, NJ, Laura Visconti and her husband, Patrick of Lake Wallkill, NJ and Carlos Padilla and his wife, Jackie of Suffern, NY. Loving grandfather of Michelle, Christina, Robert, JJ, Carlos Jr., Michael, Sidney and Isabella. Great grandfather of Julian, Marcel, Diego, Samantha and Jaiver. He also left his most loving companion, Oreo. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 10 to 12 noon. Funeral service to commence at the funeral home at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY. Memorial gifts to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, NY,NY 10128-6804 or the Humane Society of the US, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 would be appreciated.

       

William Paul Coveney

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ: William Paul Coveney, 80, years died at his residence surrounded by his family on Sunday February 17, 2013. Born in Ebensburg, PA he was the son of the late William P. and Mary Catherine (Wineland) Coveney. Since 2002 he has been a resident of Lake Hopatcong and prior to that had resided for many years in Milton, NJ.

Mr. Coveney was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country during the Korea War. For many years he was employed as a program manager for Kearfott Guidance and Navigation in Little Falls, NJ.  He was a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Mr. Coveney has been a very dedicated and long time parishioner of Our Lady of The Lake Church in Mount Arlington, NJ. In his spare time he enjoyed watching television and was an avid reader.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Mary Louise Blum. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Patricia T. (Kendall) Coveney of Lake Hopatcong, sons Kevin Coveney of Hampton Twp., NJ, Sean Coveney of Oak Ridge, NJ daughters Colleen Rachel of Glenwood, NJ and Kathleen Higginson of Flemington, NJ. A brother Rev. James Coreney of Altoona, PA, sisters, Grace Coveney and Frances Hesser both of Altoona, PA. and 9 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial mass 10:00 am on Friday February 22, 2013 at Our Lady of The Lake Church 8 Windemere Ave. Mount Arlington, NJ 07856. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday February 21, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert J. Ross

Hardyston Twp., NJ: Robert J. Ross, 70 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Born to William and Celia Ross in Nanticoke, PA, he spent most of his adult life in West Milford, NJ before moving to the Crystal Springs section of Hardyston Twp., NJ 12 years ago. 

Mr. Ross received his Masters Degree in Education and served as Principal of Jefferson Twp. High School for 20 years and was a professor at William Paterson College and for the last 5 years served as an Educational Consultant at Passaic County Technical Institute. He was a parishioner at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church in Ogdensburg, NJ and was an avid golfer. “For the Glory…” 

Mr. Ross is the beloved husband of Joanne Ross (nee McGarry). Devoted father of Christine Alois of Wyoming, DE and Becky Ross of Harrisburg, PA. Father in law of Vincent and Nick. Loving grandfather of Vincent and Samantha. Cherished by many friends, colleagues and his “Lady Mulligan”. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ. Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or Dept. of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, ATTN: Susanne Hershowitz, Box 139, 1275 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 would be appreciated.

       

Peter J. Cahalin 

Barry Lakes, NJ: Peter Joseph Cahalin, 51 years old, died after a short illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center on Friday, February 15, 2013. Born to Peter J. and Mary Cahalin in Manhattan, NY, he was raised in the Bronx and lived in Yonkers, NY before moving to the Barry Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 18 years ago. 

Mr. Cahalin was a graduate of Mt. St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, Class of 1979 and worked as a logistics supervisor for Bowne Business Communications in Secaucus, NJ for 20 years and most recently was working for R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Secaucus for the last year. Mr. Cahalin was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes, NJ and enjoyed cooking, playing with his dog and most of all being with family and friends. 

Mr. Cahalin is the beloved husband of Stephani Ann Cahalin(nee Wood) of Barry Lakes, NJ. Devoted father of Peter J. and Erin B. Cahalin both at home. Dear brother of Michael G. Cahalin and his wife, Mary Ann of East Chester, NY. Nephew of Sister Mary Cahalin of Blauvelt, NY. Dearest friend of Buddy, his dog. Cherished by many nephews, nieces and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(For GPS, 1 Vanderhoof Court), Vernon, NJ on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7-9 Pm and Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to the family for the children’s education would be appreciated.

       

Andrew "Pap" J. Dingman

Sussex, NJ:  Andrew “Pap” J. Dingman, 70 years old, died at home on Monday, February 11, 2013 after a long illness.  Born to Andrew and Eva Dingman in Frankford Twp., NJ, he has been a lifelong Sussex County resident. 

Mr. Dingman worked as a diesel mechanic for Harold M. Clark Excavating in hardyston Twp., NJ for 29 years before he retired in 2005.  He took great joy in tinkering with cars and tractors and was a master at understanding their mechanics. 

Mr. Dingman was predeceased by a brother, Carmer Dingman, a sister, Rose Lee and a step brother, Ed DeGraw and was the loving companion of Sandra Wildrick of Sussex, NJ.  Devoted father of Andrew Dingman of Essex County, NJ, Margaret Dingman of Middletown, NY, Andrea McGrath of Woodbridge, VA and Scott Dingman of Sussex, NJ. Dear brother of Richard Dingman of Belfonte, PA.  Cherished by 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Cremation was private by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.
       

Joseph D. Schreck

FRANKLIN, NJ: Joseph D. Schreck, age 81 years, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday February 9, 2013. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late John and Mary (Nieser) Schreck. Joseph has been a resident of Franklin since 1994 and prior to that had resided in Ridgefield Park, NJ and Jersey City.

For many years Mr. Schreck was employed as an operations manager for Smith-Barney-Shearson in New York City retiring in 1994. He was a very dedicated and active parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle church in Hamburg.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara Ann Schreck (2001) and several of his siblings. He is survived by his children a son Daniel Schreck and his wife Trish of Wayne, NJ, daughters Maureen Campbell and her husband David of Paramus, NJ and Elizabeth Converse and her husband Frank of Vernon, NJ. Four granddaughters, Kimberley Woodhouse and her husband Jared, Colleen, Kristen, and Kaitlyn. A brother Phil Schreck of North Arlington, NJ and a sister Barbara Pitarresi and her husband Sam of Jersey City, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Wednesday February 13, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ followed by a Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am at the Church of St. Jude the Apostle 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg, NJ. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Hardyston, NJ. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday February 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences and driving directions go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome

       

Maria Woppel

SpartaMaria Woppel 86, died Thursday February 7, 2013 at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton.  Mrs. Woppel, daughter of the late Carl and Gisela (Gossy) Woppel was born in Woppendorf, Austria October 31, 1926.  She had resided in Wayne moving to Franklin in 1993, where she lived before becoming a resident of Bentley Assisted Living in Branchville.  For the past month, Mrs. Woppel has resided at Knoll View in Sparta.

Mrs. Woppel was a seamstress working for H & T. Sportswear of West Paterson and      E & M Cloth Co. of Paterson.  She retired in 1991 after 38 years in the garment industry.  She was a member of ILGWU Local 134 since 1947.  Mrs. Woppel was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin and a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Maier Jr. of Vernon and Eric Maier of Wantage as well as 3 grandchildren, Dana, Eric and Matthew.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 12, 2013 at 9:30AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christain Burial.  Entombment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception RC Church 75 Church St. Franklin, NJ 07416.

       

Thomas A. Yunkunis

HAMBURG, NJ: Thomas A. Yunkunis, 67 years, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday February 5, 2013. Born in Pittston., PA he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Poliwater) Yunkunis. Thomas grew up in West Pittston, Pa before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ in 1993. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1964 and was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country (1966 to 1968) during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Yunkunis was employed for 42 years as a scientist for the Schering-Plough Corporation in Lafayette, NJ. Retiring from that position in September 2011. In his spare time he enjoyed being in the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He took great pride with being an accomplished golfer. From 1977 to 1983 he served the residents of Hamburg Borough as a special police officer with the Hamburg Police Department.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Bonnie (Hessler) Yunkunis of Hamburg, sons: Dean Yunkunis and his wife Lisa of Hampton Twp., NJ, and Derek Yunkunis and his girlfriend Eva of Milford, PA., a grandson Warren Yunkunis, and step-grandchildren Josh, Ashlee, and Vinnie Gallipoli, also surviving are his brothers Charles Yunkunis and his wife June and Raymond Yunkunis and his wife Patricia all of Pittston, Pa, and a Doctor William Yunkunis and his wife Suzanne of Tunkhannock, Pa. along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Monday February 11, 2013 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at the Church of St. Jude the Apostle 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (only). In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research 120 Wall St. 19th Floor New York, NY 10005. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Michael J. Wargacki

Wantage Twp., NJ: Michael Joseph Wargacki, 65 years old, died after a long illness at home on Monday, February 4, 2012. Born to Stephen and Louise Wargacki in Passaic, NJ, he had lived in North Haledon, NJ and Wanaque, NJ before moving to the Lake Neepaulin section of Wantage Twp., NJ in 1985. 

Mr. Wargacki served with the United States Army during Vietnam and then worked as a construction foreman for Heavy and Generals Union Local 472 in Newark, NJ for 42 years before retiring in 2005. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener and loved animals. 

Mr. Wargacki is the beloved husband for 42 years of Elizabeth Wargacki(nee Gander) of Wantage Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Elizabeth Slate of Vernon Twp., NJ, Michael J. Wargacki, Jr. of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Cheryl Johnson of Hamilton, NJ and Stephen Wargacki of Somerset, NJ. Cherished by 6 grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 2-4 PM. Memorial service to follow at the funeral home at 4 PM. Cremation was private.

       

Robert S. "Bobby" Edelmann

Hardyston:  Robert S. “Bobby” Edelmann 55, died Monday February 4, 2013 at Overlook Hospital in Summit following a short battle with cancer.  Mr. Edelmann was born in Cedar Grove and grew up in Wantage Twp..  He has resided on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past 25 years, recently moving to Hardyston.

Mr. Edelmann was an electrician for Cyanotech Corp. in Kailua-Kona, HI. 

Mr. Edelmann was predeceased by his parents, Eugene Edelmann and Florence Edelmann Havens.  He is survived by his children, Autumn Ann Edelmann and Kirk Lopaka Edelmann, both of Kona, HI; brothers & sisters, Eugene “Jay” Edelmann of Aspen, CO, Rick Edelmann of Lakeville, PA, Sue Ann Matheis of Hardyston, Christopher Havens of Wantage and Donald Havens & his wife Cathy of Wantage; step-sister, Tara Havens Koger of Franklin and step-brothers, Jason Havens of Dingman’s Ferry, PA and Jeremy Havens of Westtown, NY as well as many nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 9, 2013 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate memorial donations be made to: One Inning at a Time Foundation, which is dedicated to rare cancer research and helping families that are dealing with hardships of cancer; 26 Long Bridge Rd. Branchville, NJ 07826. For directions and condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Evelyn Stefkovich

Evelyn Stefkovich, age 93, died peacefully at home on Wednesday January 30, 2013. Evelyn was the youngest of eight children born to Anna Brink Hooey and William Hooey on March 20, 1919. Her siblings were Elsie and Harold who died when children, and Clarence, Rolland (AKA Ronald or Bob), Kenneth, Earl, and Emily, all who predeceased her.

Born and raised in Branchville, NJ, she graduated from Newton High School before marrying John Stefkovich of Franklin, NJ. They moved to West Orange where she had her children, then worked soldering and inspecting for many years at McGraw-Edison. After moving to Pine Brook where they lived for 34 years, she later worked at Aircraft Radio in Boonton and Varityper in Hanover before retiring.

For many years she was an active member of the Montville United Methodist Church, first in Pine Brook where she played in the bell choir, then in Towaco where she helped organize church fund raisers and was often found working in the kitchen for church suppers and coffee hour.

After retirement she and her husband moved to Apopka, Florida where they lived for eleven years. Evelyn returned to New Jersey following the death of her husband in January 2000.

Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Trifari and her husband Joseph, and Carol Bessler wife of the late William Bessler. She also leaves five grandchildren, Charlene D’Urso and her husband Frank, Wallace Ferguson, Jr., Troy Bessler, Joseph J. Trifari, Michael Trifari and his wife Joann; five great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St. Franklin, NJ on Saturday February 2, 2013 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am followed by a short service there and then laid to rest in Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum also in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Montville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 29 Whitehall Rd., Towaco, NJ 07082 or VNANNJ Hospice, 175 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 will be appreciated. To offer online condolences got to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

Viola M. Peer

Hardyston Twp:  Viola M. Peer 81, died Monday January 28, 2013 at her home in the Stockholm section of Hardyston with her family at her side.  Mrs. Peer, daughter of the late George E. and Ida May (Courtwright) Shauger was born in Franklin September 9, 1931.  She has been a lifelong resident of Hardyston Twp.

Mrs. Peer is survived by her husband, Burton Peer; children, Kathleen Peer of Wantage, Barbara Van Horn of Hardyston, Nancy Storms of Hardyston, Patricia Peer of Hardyston, Michael Peer of Hardyston, Peggy Babcock of Vernon and grandson/son, Kenneth   Van Horn of Dingman’s Ferry, PA.  She is also survived by a brother and 2 sisters; James Shauger of Brooksville, FL, Violet McCave of NY State and Barbara Hardick of Sussex as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday February 1, 2012 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Jennifer Van Horn 19 Auche Drive Franklin, NJ 07416.  For directions and condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

William A. Cloke

WANTAGE TWP: William A. Cloke, Sr, 84 years, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday January 27, 2013. Born in Sussex, NJ he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Melcena (Benson) Cloke. Bill was a lifetime resident of Sussex County.

During his early years Mr. Cloke was a self employed dairy farmer. In 1965 he became the owner and operator of Cloke Excavating, retiring in 2002. In his spare time he enjoyed the sport of trap shooting. He was a member of the Fox Ridge Trap League, Tri State Rod and Gun Club, the Pocono Slate Belt Shooting Association, In addition he was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and was also the past president of the Highpoint Little League and was the manager for the Sussex Wallkill Baseball team. And was a lifetime member of the Sussex Elks Club.

He is survived by his children Melicent D’Amore and her husband John of Centre Hall, PA, William A. Cloke, Jr. and his fiancée Cathy of Sussex, Jacqueline A. Cloke and her companion Frederick Dunn of Sussex, loving grandfather and great-grandfather of Leigh Ann Gagnon and her husband Jarod, Lori Ann Kunz and her husband Vincent, Linda Quist and her fiancé Joel Wilson, Melanie Ray and her husband John, and great-grandchildren Jonathan Ray, Jr. Sophie Elizabeth Ray, Vincent Nicholas Kunz, and Kailyn Boyette. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday January 30, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday January 31, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery in Sussex. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 140 Littleton Rd #200 Parsippany, NJ 07054 (please note Bills name on your payment method). To offer online condolences go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Roger P. Levendusky

Vernon Twp., NJ: Roger Paul Levendusky, 81 years old, died peacefully in Vernon Twp., NJ surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Born to Michael and Anna Levendusky in Palmerton, PA where he was raised before living in Passaic County and then moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 38 years ago. 

Mr. Levendusky served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War and then received his Masters Degree and became an Industrial Arts Instructor at Wayne Junior High School for 2 years and then worked at Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, NJ for 29 years before retiring in 1987. Mr. Levendusky was a licensed pilot and served as President of the Warwick Pilots Association and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He volunteered at Warwick and Sussex Airports. Mr. Levendusky was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church in Vernon, NJ and a member of the NJEA, NEA, Lakeland Teachers Association and the Industrial Arts Association. He was also a past member of the Butler and Franklin American Legion Posts. He loved spending time with family, flying his private plane, hunting and working on cars and motorcycles. 

Mr. Levendusky was predeceased by a brother, Richard Levendusky(2000) and is the beloved husband for 39 years of Patricia Levendusky(nee Minarick) of Vernon Twp., NJ. Devoted father of Timothy Levendusky and his wife, Angie of Oklahoma City, OK, Bruce Levendusky and his wife, Kim of Butler, NJ, Lori Cornuaud of Waxahachie, TX and David Levendusky of West Milford, NJ. Step father of Cynthia Findley of Wantage Twp., NJ. Dear brother of Ronald Levendusky and his wife, Mary of Palmerton, PA and Robert Levendusky of Waldorf, MD. Brother in law of Nancy Levendusky of Lancaster, PA. Cherished by 10 grandchildren.

 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(GPS 1 Vanderhoof Court), Vernon, NJ on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ at 11 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to the Vernon Twp. Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 236, Vernon, NJ 07462 would be appreciated.

       

Brian Robert Henneberry

VERNON TWP: Brian Robert Henneberry, 62 years, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday January 22, 2013. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late Richard J. and Margaret (Minogue) Henneberry. Brian has been a resident of Vernon since 1994 and prior to that had resided in Rutherford, NJ.

Mr. Henneberry was employed for 41 years as a service technician with PSE&G, Clifton Gas Company retiring in 2010. In his spare time he was an avid saltwater fishermen and snow skier. He greatly enjoyed the times he would spend in the outdoors and also enjoyed swimming.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son Brian Patrick Henneberry. He is survived by his loving wife Luann (Grieco) Henneberry of Vernon, daughters Kelly Henneberry-Hancock and her husband Neal of Hewitt, NJ, Sara Grompone and her husband Peter of Emerson, NJ, and Elizabeth McCoon of Carthage, NY. Also surviving are his siblings a brother Richard G. Henneberry of Passaic, NJ, sisters Patricia J. Penque and her husband David of Upper Saddle River, NJ and Florence E. Lunde and her husband Kenneth of Dallas, TX, along with his beloved grandchildren Matthew, Amber, Justin, Ryan Nicole, Triston and Kylie Peyton, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (for gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at St. Francis deSales Church 614 Route 517 Vernon. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. To offer on line condolences and driving directions to go www.fergusonvernonfuneral home.

 

       

Stephen M. Celentano

Vernon Twp:  Stephen M. Celentano, 19 years old died Sunday January 20, 2013 at Saint Clare's Hospital in Sussex.  He was born in Hoboken July 6, 1993 and was presently residing in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp.

Funeral services will be held Friday January 25, 2013 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8PM.

       

Phillip Andrew Miskovic

Ogdensburg, NJ: Phillip Andrew Miskovic, 85 years old, passed away at home on Friday, January 18, 2013. Born to Philip and Maria Miskovic in Ogdensburg, NJ where he has been a lifelong resident.
Phillip served in the United States Navy during WWII as a Seaman 2nd Class with the Air Transport Squadron Force in Shoemaker, CA. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War and served as a PFC with the 339th Harbor Craft Company in combat in Inchon, Korea. He then worked as a civil servant for 35 years as a machinist for Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ retiring in 1982. He also worked as an independent construction contractor and farmer. Mr. Miskovic was a parishioner of St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg and a member of the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post # 132 and Newton V.F.W. Post # 5360. He enjoyed telling jokes, cooking, especially his cabbage rolls, feeding people and also enjoyed children and always had a lollipop available when around them. Phillip's love for family, friends and laughter was unmatched and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Miskovic was predeceased by his brothers, Andrew, Joseph and Frank and his sisters, Irene, Elizabeth and Ann. He is survived by his sister, Helen and his lifelong friend, Doris Kalafut. Devoted father of Phillip M. Miskovic of Burkeville, VA, Mark Miskovic of Colorado Springs, CO and Phyllis Lofton of Seaford, VA. Cherished by 9 grandchildren. He is now home with his Heavenly Father, his memories and laughter will be cherished by all who knew him.
The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 9 to 11:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ on Friday at 12 Noon. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.
       

Florence Yurchak(nee Czenowski)

Franklin, NJ: Florence Yurchak(nee Czesnowski), 83 years old, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Compassionate Care Hospice at Barn Hill Care Center, Newton, NJ after a brief illness. Born to the late Michael and Tessie(nee Basilewicz) Czenowski on February 27, 1929 in Franklin, NJ where she was a lifelong resident. 

Mrs. Yurchak graduated from Franklin High School in 1947 and married the love of her life, the late Peter Yurchak in May 1948, together they raised 6 children. Florence was an accomplished painter and crafter as well as a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin. Florence was also a member of the Polish American Eagles. 

Florence was predeceased by her husband, Peter Yurchak, a son, Thomas Yurchak, a daughter, Suzie Yurchak, a sister, Irene Ross and a brother, Walter Czesnowski and was the devoted mother of Janet Curry and her husband, Ron Robinson of Matamoras, PA, James Yurchak at home in Franklin, Mark Yurchak of Montague, NJ and Beth Bottigliere and her husband, Bruce of Sewell, NJ. Mother in law of Linda Yurchak of Mt. Arlington, NJ. Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 1-5 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, 133 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860, www.Scahc.org would be appreciated.

       

John J. Davey

Wantage: John Joseph Davey, 65, passed away peacefully on January 16th at his home.

Beloved husband of Laurie Davey, and father to Craig Thompson, Mr. Davey was born in the Bronx, went to college in Florida and moved to New Jersey in 1975.

John loved to travel with his wife by his side, and toss the frisbee with his dogs.

John spent his career in Property Management, where he distinguished himself with national certifications and accreditations. He was a 25 year resident of Vernon NJ, and with his experience in the business, John started his own firm, Comet Management in 1997, managing many properties in Northwest NJ. John also founded Comet Security in 1998 that served clients throughout NJ.

His warm heart, concern for others, sense of humor, and love of life will be missed by all. 

John is survived by his wife Laurie (carpenter) Davey, son Craig Thompson of Vernon, sisters, Ann McVey of Edgewater, NJ and Joan Blume & her husband Artie  of Holbrook, LI as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday January 20, 2013 from 2-6PM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon, NJ.   A funeral service will follow at 6:00PM with private cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to D.O.G.S of Vernon, PO Box 221, Vernon NJ. 07462.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Martha C. Kunnemann(nee Flanagan)

Highland Lakes, NJ: Martha Catherine Kunnemann(nee Flanagan), 67 years old, died at her residence after a long illness on Monday, January 14, 2013. Born to Thomas J. and Martha C. Flanagan in Jersey City, NJ, she had lived in Secaucus, NJ before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1975. 

Mrs. Kunnemann worked as a dental assistant for many years and most recently with Dr. Langer in Vernon, NJ for over 10 years before retiring in 2008. She was a singer with the Vernon Community Choral Group and a member of the Institute of Spiritual Development as well as being an avid animal lover. 

Mrs. Kunnemann is the beloved wife for 46 years of Harvey Kunnemann of Highland Lakes, NJ. Loving daughter of Martha C. Flanagan of Highland Lakes, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 2-4 PM. Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

       

Joyce E. Moraski

FRANKLIN, NJ: Joyce E. Moraski, 65 years died at her residence on Wednesday January 9, 2013. Born in Hoboken, NJ she was the daughter of the late George W. and Martha (Sovinsky) Ettinger. For thirteen years Mrs. Moraski was employed in retail sales with the Walmart store in Franklin retiring in 2012.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son James Moraski and a brother George F. Ettinger, Sr. She is survived by her daughters Amy Burke and her husband Colin of Milford, Pa and Christine Moraski of Franklin. A sister Jill Amy Tocco of Atlanta, GA, grandchildren Ryan and Mya Burke and Hannah Bush. Along with two nieces and a nephew.

Relative and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Saturday January 12, 2012 at the Prince of Piece Lutheran Church 3320 State Highway 94 Hamburg, NJ. (meeting directly at the church) Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held on Friday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin from 5 to 9 pm. To offer online condolences go to: fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Paula S. Byra(nee Watson)

Highland Lakes, NJ: Paula Susan Byra(nee Watson), 64 years old, died after a short illness at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pequannock Twp., NJ on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Born to Robert and Viola Watson in Passaic, NJ, she had lived in Nutley, NJ before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1985. 

Mrs. Byra worked as a Security Officer for the Highland Lakes Country Club & Community Association for 17 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes, NJ. She was a doting grandmother and loved pets especially her dog, Mickey. 

Mrs. Byra is the beloved wife of Joseph N. Byra of Highland Lakes, NJ. Devoted mother of Robert Byra and his wife, Amy of Stockholm, NJ, Joseph N. Byra and his wife, Rory of Vernon Twp., NJ. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth Rose, Catherine Margaret and Kaylin Emilee. Dear sister of Dennis Watson of Hewitt, NJ, Thomas Watson of Vernon Twp., NJ, Richard Watson of West Orange, NJ, Carol Ann Stack of West Shokan, NY, William Watson of Point Pleasant, NJ and Robert Watson of the Dominican Republic. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 11 AM. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

Phyllis L. Morris(nee Courtright)

Wantage Twp., NJ: Phyllis Lorraine Morris(nee Courtright), 80 years old, died after a long illness at Newton Medical Center on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Born to Roger and Mary Courtright in New Jersey. She had lived in Augusta, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ over 52 years ago. 

Mrs. Morris worked as a school bus driver for Havens Bus Service in Sussex, NJ for over 20 years retiring in 2000. She took great joy in solving crossword puzzles. 

Mrs. Morris was predeceased by her husband, Andrew T. Morris, Sr.(1997), 3 brothers and 3 sisters, Don, Mary Lou, Lillian, Carol, Bud and Tom and was the devoted mother of Andrew T. Morris, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Wantage Twp., NJ, Michael A. Morris of Wantage Twp., NJ and Larry E. Morris and his wife, Denice of Dingmans Ferry, PA. Loving grandmother of Christina Potter and her husband, John, Anthony Morris, Michelle Stonebridge and her husband, Michael, Kelly Morris, Jessica Eichner and her husband, Christian, Deziray Morris and Steven Morris. Great grandmother of Tristian, Hunter, Payton, Mason and Mikayla. Dear sister of Roger Courtright of Albany, NY and June of Sussex, NJ Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.

       

John J. Coursen, Sr.

SUSSEX, NJ: John J. Coursen, Sr., 60 years, died on Tuesday January 1, 2013 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Sussex he was the son of the late James and Anna (Guest) Coursen, Sr. John has been a lifelong resident of Sussex.

John most recently had been a station attendant at the Exxon station in Lafayette. Prior to that he had worked as a farmer on local farms. In his spare time he enjoyed being  outdoors and enjoyed the sports of hunting and fishing. He was a demolition car driver participating in demolition derby’s. During the Christmas holiday season John took great pride in playing Santa Claus and was know as the “Citgo Santa” in the Sussex-Wantage area. He was an exceptional father and a dear friend to many, touching many lives.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughters Heidi and Marie Coursen and brothers Darrel and James Coursen Jr. He is survived by his fianc’ee Tammy VanHorn of Sussex, children Terri Coursen and her husband Joe of Sussex, Alice VanderGroef and her husband Danny of Vernon, Shelly Coursen of Sussex, Tucker Coursen and his longtime companion Bonny of Wantage, Gerald VanHorn of Hamburg and a step-son Donnie Babcock of Sussex, brothers Geroge Coursen of Sussex, Paul Coursen of Montague, sisters Carol Coursen of Montague, Margaret Gould of Frankford, and Charlene Howey of Sussex. 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery in Wantage. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: New Jersey Foundation for the Blind 230 Diamond Spring Rd. P.O. box 929 Denville, NJ 07834 (www.njffb.org). To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Carol Ann Zagoric

Vernon Twp: Carol Ann Zagoric, 64 years, died Monday December 31, 2012 at her home in the Vernon Valley Lake section of Vernon.  Mrs. Zagoric, daughter of the late Phillip and Marie (Rosetti) Duva was born in Newark, NJ December 30, 1948.  She had resided in Bloomfield before moving to Vernon 39 years ago.

Mrs. Zagoric worked in an administrative capacity for Tall Timbers Recreation in Vernon.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen M. Zagoric in 2010 and is survived by her children, Tara Mensonides & her husband Dan of Mt. Olive, Stephanie Zagoric of Vernon and Stephen M. Zagoric Jr. also of Vernon as well as her granddaughters, Abigail and Cassandra Mensonides.

Funeral services will be held Thursday January 3, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9PM.

 

       

William R. Seland

STOCKHOLM, NJ William R. Seland, 64 years, died suddenly on Sunday December 30, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. Born in East Orange, NJ he was the son of the late William H. and Gertrude (Rizzi) Seland. Bill has been a resident of Stockholm since 1977.

He was a combat veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for the United Sates Postal Service for 25 years and was the postmaster of Vernon Twp. retiring from that position in 2002.  He adored his grandchildren and loved the time he would spend with them. In his spare time he enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. He also enjoyed following the world of politics.

He is survived by his loving wife Virginia (Gormley) Seland of Stockholm, daughters Sara Vybihal and her husband Jeff of Vernon, Samantha Nolan and her husband Tim of Colorado Springs, Co., a son Steven Seland of Stockholm, his grandchildren Adam Vybihal and Charlene Nolan and a sister Debbie Carlson of California, along with a niece and a nephew. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 8:00 pm on Friday January 4, 2013 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Veterans for Peace 216 South Meramec Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105 (www.veteransforpeace.org). To offer online condolences go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Catherine S. McGrath(nee McKenna)

Highland Lakes, NJ: Catherine Susan McGrath, 88 years old, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Born to James and Kathryn McKenna in Bronx, NY, she had lived in Hudson County before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ 50 years ago. 

Ms. McGrath earned her Masters Degree, Suma Cum Laude in Public Health Nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and then worked as the School Nurse for the Vernon Township Board of Education for many years before retiring in 1988. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes, NJ and a member of the church’s Rosary Society. She was a member of the Sussex County Retired Educators Association and enjoyed knitting, travelling, reading and time with her family. 

Ms. McGrath was predeceased by 2 sisters, Vivian Vanderbeek and Dorothy Catania and was the devoted mother of Kathleen Alexander of Vernon Twp., NJ, Maureen Sweeney of Highland Lakes, NJ, Eileen Nix of Highland Lakes, NJ, Kevin McGrath of Gillette, WY and Timothy McGrath of Battle Mountain, NV. Cherished by 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear aunt of James Vanderbeek of Wantage Twp., NJ and Frank Catania of Bogota, NJ. Also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 2-5 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Ms. McGrath’s request is that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, P.O. Box 242, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422 would be greatly appreciated

       

Judith I. Kent(nee Wittlinger)

Wantage Twp., NJ: Judith Isabel Kent(nee Wittlinger), 67 years old, died after a long illness at Compassionate Care Hospice at Saint Clares Hospital, Dover, NJ on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Born to William and Isabel Wittlinger in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Newark, Belleville and Bloomfield before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 22 years ago. 

Mrs. Kent earned her Registered Nurse from Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, NJ and worked in pediatrics, geriatrics and then became a Quality Assurance Coordinator and Assistant Nursing Director as well as becoming a Director of Nursing with numerous Health care facilities including United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, NJ, Clara Maas Continuing Care Center, Belleville, NJ, White House Nursing Home, Orange, NJ, Saint Clares Hospital, Dover, NJ and Sussex County Homestead, Frankford, NJ, retiring from Arbor Glen in cedar Grove, NJ after 5 years in 2006. She was a member of the Sussex Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness and enjoyed crocheting, watching HDTV and doing crosswords. She was very caring and giving, putting others ahead of herself, she always had a cheerful outlook and was the “Rock” of the family. 

Mrs. Kent is the beloved wife of Willard J. Kent, Jr. of Wantage Twp., NJ. Devoted mother of Willard J. Kent, III of Wantage Twp., NJ, Michael D. Kent of Oswego, NY, Sarah jane Kent of Wantage Twp., NJ and Timothy Kent of Bridgewater, NJ. Dear sister of William Wittlinger of Belleville, NJ. Loving daughter of Isabel Wittlinger of Belleville, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 1-7 PM. Cremation will be private.

       

Marie A. DeWitt

Vernon Twp:  Marie Ann DeWitt 72, died Friday December 21, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Vernon.  Mrs. DeWitt, daughter of the late Hubert and Florence (Mathews) Clark was born in Bloomingdale May 6, 1940.  She grew up in Bloomingdale and has resided in the Glenwood section of Vernon since 1974. 

Mrs. DeWitt was predeceased by her husband, Todd P. DeWitt in 2012 and a daughter, Dana Springstead-DeWitt in 1990.  She is survived by her children, Russell Congleton of Clinton, Sherry Connolly of Parsippany, Richard Springstead of Edison, Darrin Springstead of Pt. Pleasant and Kristine Kuhrt of Vernon Twp.; a sister, Louise Aluzzo of Hardyston Twp., 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday December 24, 2012 at 10:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Ave. Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.  For  condolences and directions please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Esther Salomone

Hasbrouck Hts.:  Esther Salomone (Fitzgerald) 90 of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Highland Lakes and Sarasota, FL died peacefully Wednesday December 19, 2012 at her home following a long illness.  Mrs. Salomone, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Healy) Fitzgerald was born in Jersey City November 9, 1922.

Esther and her husband moved to Hasbrouck Heights in 1951 where they raised their children.  For many years she worked for the Leonia and Pascack Valley Boards of Education, retiring in 1986.   Upon her retirement they moved to Highland Lakes while also maintaining  a home in Sarasota, FL

Esther was a parishioner and member of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Fatima RC

Church in Highland Lakes.  She was a former President of the Highland LakesAmbulance Squad Auxiliary and had also served as President of the Women’s Auxiliary of Highland Lakes while being active with the senior group at the lake. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Peter and Henry Fitzgerald and sisters, Noreen Launay and Catherine Daunais. Devoted wife of 65 years to Nicholas P. Salomone; beloved mother of Nancy Eisenberg & her husband Lee of Hasbrouck Heights and the late Robert E. Salomone; loving sister of Patricia Lichholt & her husband John  of Ohio and Frances Nist & her husband William of Lakewood; daughter in law, Janice Salomone of Somerset and sister in law Mary Ann Sciolaro; adored grandmother of Joshua E. Eisenberg & his wife Audrey,Matthew H. Eisenberg & his wife Noreen, Kate M. Eisenberg, Emily A. Johnson & her Husband Chad and Kyle R. Salomone; loving great grandmother of Nicole A. Fierro, Andrew G. Eisenberg, Jamari E. Eisenberg and Avery D. Johnson as well as herDedicated caregivers, Avni Patel, Josie Rodriguez and Sharon Whyte.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday December 22, 2012 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church 184 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 21-00 Rt. 208 South, Suite 105 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, www.cchnet.net.  Arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Online condolences may beoffered at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Mary A. Smith

Ocala, FL:  Mary A. Smith 100, died Saturday December 15, 2012 at Chambrel at Pinecastle in Ocala, FL.  Mrs. Smith, daughter of the late Joseph and Matruna (Kunisky) Stankowich was born in New York City Mary 27, 1912.  She had resided in Franklin for more than 90 years before moving to Ocala 12 years ago.

Mrs. Smith was a machine operator at the former Morley Shirt Co, in Franklin for 23 years, retiring in 1974.  She was an auxiliary member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132 of Franklin.

Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband, Minton Smith in 1990; brother, Alex Stankowich in 1969 and a sister, Sophie Mindlin in 2007.  She is survived by a niece and 2 nephews; Mary DeStefano of Sparta, Alex Stankowich of Calabash, SC and Joseph Stankowich of Brea, CA.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday December 21, 2012 at 12Noon in North Hardyston Cemetery (old section).  Arrangements are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Ward Woodbury

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Ward Raymond Woodbury, 66 years old, died after a short illness at Newton Medical Center on Friday, December 14, 2012.  Born in Spokane, WA, he had lived in Bayonne, NJ and Washington State before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1980 

Mr. Woodbury served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and then worked as a Senior Manager for Fed Ex in Parsippany, NJ.  After retiring from there he worked as a Lane Tech for the NJDMV Inspection Station for Parsons Corp in Newton, NJ for 5 years.  Mr. Woodbury enjoyed boating and working on cars. 

Mr. Woodbury was predeceased by his sister, Eldonna Postle. He is survived by his mother Velma Peck, and was the beloved husband for 42 years of Susan Woodbury (nee Laurich) of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Greg Woodbury and his wife, Gina of Vernon, NJ, Shaun Woodbury of Franklin, NJ and Kristen Woodbury of Staten Island, NY.  Loving grandfather of Connor Woodbury.  Dear brother of Larry Alley of Coulee, WA, Marylyn Whitacre of Seattle, WA and Mary Ann Gentry of Everett, WA.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 from 4-8 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on  Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 10AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church at 11AM.   Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 27106 New York, NY 10087-7106 would be appreciated
       

Amelia Landmesser

HAMBURG, NJ: Amelia Landmesser, 88 years, died on Saturday December 15, 2012 at Valley View Care Center in Newton, NJ. Born in Phillips, WI, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Myrtle (Jones) Cress. Amelia has been a resident of Sussex County since 1993 and had raised her family in Oakland, NJ. HAMBURG, NJ: Amelia Landmesser, 88 years, died on Saturday December 15, 2012 at Valley View Care Along with being a homemaker she loved to paint and spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Anthony Grossi and her second husband Charles Landmesser, also three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her sons, Mark Grossi and his wife Barbara of Michigan, and Frank Grossi of Arizona, daughters Joan Vanderploog of Andover and Anne Fox of Hamburg, a brother Peter Cress of Phillips, WI, along with nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 12:00 O’clock Noon on Tuesday December 18, 2012 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third Street Sussex, NJ. A period of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Sussex. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome

 

       

Roger D. Storms

VERNON, NJ: Roger D. Storms, 86 years died peacefully on Friday December 14, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving and caring family.

Born in Sussex, NJ he was the son of the late Andrew and Ruth (Carr) Storms. Mr. Storms has been lifelong resident of Sussex County and a resident of Vernon Twp. for the past 55 years.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings Alberta, Theodore, Zita, and Lee. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Elizabeth (Robinson) of Vernon. He also survived by a sister Celia Sisco of Warwick, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was a long time member of the Vernon Fire Department and held many positions within the fire department over his many years of service. He was a former member of the Sparta Elks. He also enjoyed the times he would spend hunting.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Monday December 17, 2012 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com    

       

James Friedberg

Sparta, NJ: James Friedberg, 71 years old, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Sparta, NJ. Born to Gustav and Maria Friedberg in Germany, he had lived in Sparta, NJ for many years. 

Mr. Friedberg served with the United States Navy during peacetime and then worked as the Animal Control Officer for Sparta Twp., NJ for 37 years before retiring. He was a member of the Sparta Senior Citizens and the Sparta Evangelical Free Church and enjoyed collecting coins, bugs and butterflies and had many large collections. 

Mr. Friedberg was predeceased by his wife, Marie Friedberg(2012) and his mother, Maria Friedberg(2012) and was the devoted father of James W. Friedberg of Hartford, CT, Regina M. Pera and her husband, Christopher of Albrightsville, PA, Thomas Friedberg and his wife, Diane of Wantage Twp., NJ, Colleen Cress and her husband, David of Lehigh Acres, FL and Eric Friedberg of NJ. Cherished by 5 granddaughters. Dear brother of Ingrid Haskell of Wappingers Falls, NY and Margaret Badalamenti of West Islip, NY 

Private cremation services by Ferguson Funeral home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Sparta First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 246, Sparta, NJ 07871 would be appreciated.

       

LeRoy R. Babcock

FRANKLIN, NJ: LeRoy R. Babcock, Sr., 68 years died on Sunday December 2, 2012 at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover. Born in Franklin, NJ he was the son of the late Jennie (Crum) Babcock. Mr. Babcock has been a lifelong resident of Franklin. For 25 years he was employed as a machine operator for Accurate Forming Corp. in Hamburg. LeRoy was a caring person who always had time for his family and friends. He enjoyed the times he would spend in the outdoors fishing, hunting and golfing. He loved the time he would spend working on the farm with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching sports on the television.

In addition to his mother he was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara May Babcock, a brother Ernest Babcock, and a sister Patricia Babcock. He is survived by his father Clarence Babcock, his children: Leroy Babcock, Jr. of Franklin, Melissa Babcock of Franklin, George Babcock of Sussex and Patrick Babcock of Franklin, granddaughters Victoria and Kelsey, sisters: Betty Henderson of Franklin, Evelyn Talmadge of Franklin, June Rider of Branchville, brothers: Clarence Babcock, Jr., of Franklin, Lester Babcock of Newton, and Earl Babcock of Sussex, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Final disposition was held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service celebrating his life will be scheduled in mid January 2013 at Franklin Fire Department with a date and time to be announced by his family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home of Franklin. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Michael J. Elekes

FranklinA private memorial service was recently held for Michael John Elekes, 53 of Franklin.  Mr. Elekes, a lifelong resident of Franklin, attended Immaculate Conception Regional Elementary School and Sussex County Vocational-Technical School before graduating from Franklin High School.  He attended Davis & Elkins College before entering the US Army, completing Ranger Training  and attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.  He spent two tours as a Technical Instructor in Germany before being Honorably Discharged, completing his 14 year military service at Fort Riley, Kansas.  Mr. Elekes is survived by his parents, James J. and Anna M. Elekes of Franklin; brothers, James J. Elekes of South Carolina and David Elekes & his wife Suzanne of Indiana; a daughter, Jodi Elekes; a granddaughter and 3 nephews.

Mr. Elekes and his elder brother, James, had a special bond throughout their adult lives as it was Michael who voluntarily donated a kidney to James in 1991 as a result of his lifelong battle with insulin-dependent diabetes.  Later that decade, Michael once again stepped forth when his brother required open heart surgery, organizing a Blood Drive within his Union Brethren and offering to donate vascular material should it be required for James to complete successful surgery.

Mr. Elekes’ respect for the outdoors was apparent throughout his life. An accomplished outdoorsman and sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, trapping, archery, fresh and saltwater fishing.  He possessed lifetime memberships in Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, Nature Conservancy and was a member of Local 560 Teamsters Industrial Union.  As an outdoorsman, he routinely demonstrated to others edible vegetation and provided hands on training to environments where these wild fruits and vegetables could be gathered in Northwestern NJ, Upstate NY and Eastern, PA.  An avid cook, Michael would often prepare wild game, fish and wild vegetable for parents, family or guests, sharing recipes freely for his creations.

Following his military service, Michael worked as a heavy equipment operator, mason/carpenter and in over-the-road transport of heavy equipment.  At his passing he was employed by his family preparing properties his family recently purchased and renovating his parents retirement home.  Condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com  Arrangements were entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.

       

Frances A. Parchomcik

Ogdensburg:  Frances A. Parchomcik, 91 died Monday November 26, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Parchomcik, daughter of the late William and Bertha (Nystrand) Ward was born in Ogdensburg March 20, 1921.  She was a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg.

Mrs. Parchomcik was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had worked at the former Franklin Hospital.  Following that she worked as a Supply Specialist at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. for 42 years, retiring in 1987.

Mrs. Parchomcik was predeceased by her husband William Parchomcik February 20, 2012; brothers, John, George and Art Ward and sisters, Ruth Bennett and Emma Ward.  She is survived by her son William Parchomcik Jr. of Ogdensburg and a sister Elizabeth Babcock of Frankford Twp.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum, Franklin.  Entombment will follow at the mausoleum.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  For condolences, please see fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

       

Gordon A. Buckley

FRANKLIN, NJ: Gordon A. Buckley, 89 years, died peacefully on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late William J. and Sarah (Smith) Buckley. He has been a resident of Franklin since 1972 and prior to that had resided in Passaic, NJ.

Mr. Buckley was a veteran of the United States Army and had proudly served his country during WW II. He was the director of Security for Popular Services Company in Passaic, NJ. Prior to being employed with Popular Services  he was employed as a police officer for the city of Passaic. He was a member of the Elks Club in Passiac, NJ and a member of P.B.A. local #14 in Passaic, where he also served as a delegate.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Rose Buckley (2011) and his sibling’s, brothers Thomas, Raymond, and William Buckley, sisters Edna Condron and Olive Buckley. He is survived by his children, a daughter Joan Pakenham of Chester, NY, a son William Buckley and his wife Marilyn of Stockholm, NJ. Grandchildren, Thomas Pakenham, Sarah Pakenham, Stacey Pakenham-Don, and Kristin Anne Buckley along with a great-grandson Timothy Pakenham.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family and were entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ 07860 

 

       

Jane S. Pettigrew

Wantage:  Jane Stoddart Pettigrew, 93, passed away at home  Tuesday November 13, 2012.  The daughter of Margaret Morrow Hoyle and Harold Arthur Stoddart, she was born in Newark, NJ January 6, 1919.  Mrs. Pettigrew resided in Andover most of her life before moving to Wantage.

Mrs. Pettigrew worked in a war plant during World War II.  After raising her children, she returned to work as the head receptionist at Allied Chemicals headquarters in Morristown.  After retirement, she began a third career as an antique dealer at the Lafayette Mill Antique Center.

Mrs. Pettigrew enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, camping and skydiving.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, George Neal Pettigrew.  She is the devoted mother of Bonnie Pettigrew DuBois of Spring Lake, Linda Pettigrew Preston of Wantage and Dr. Neal Robert Pettigrew of Blue Hill, Maine; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 24, 2012 at 1:00PM  at Wantage United Methodist Church 199 Libertyville Rd. Wantage.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army NJDH 4 Gary Road Union, NJ 07083.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Mary Ellen Ullmann

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Mary Ellen Ullmann(nee Myslivecek), 80 years old, died after a long illness at Lakeland Health Care Center, Haskell, NJ on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  Born to Frank and Mary Myslivecek in Teaneck, NJ she had lived in North Bergen before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in the 1970’s. 

Mrs. Ullmann worked as the Office Manager for Franklin-Sussex Chrysler-Plymouth in Wantage Twp., NJ for 20 years before retiring.  She enjoyed stamp collecting, crosswords and crocheting.  She was a loving and doting grandmother. 

Mrs. Ullmann was predeceased by her husband, Charles Ullmann(2003) and was the devoted mother of Bonnie Mugavero and her husband, Carl of Stockholm, NJ, Kerry Indelicato and her husband, Joe of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, Kurt Ullmann and his wife, Mary of Andover, NJ, Brad Ullmann and his wife, Faith of Fredon, NJ and Todd Ullmann and his wife, Jackie of Hopatcong, NJ.  Dear sister of Anne Dobias of South Carolina and Ellen McCready of Oak Ridge, NJ.  Cherished by 12 grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4 to 7 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be appreciated.

 

       

Mary E. Dunay

Vernon Twp., NJ: Mary Edna Dunay, 94 years old, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Born to David and Bertha Skellenger in Vernon Twp., NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Vernon.
Mrs. Dunay was a very dedicated homemaker
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Mrs. Dunay was predeceased by her husband, Adolf Dunay(1994), a daughter, Dianna Semoneit, 2 brothers, David and Lawrence Skellenger and 6 sisters, Hazel Vealey, Jessie Willis, Gladys Shipman, Dorothy Van Horn, Gertrude Van Horn and Evelyn Delmarter. Loving mother of Adolph E. Dunay of Vernon, NJ, Virginia D. Brzenk of McHenry, IL, Estelle Dunay of Vernon, NJ and Joseph Dunay of Vernon, NJ. Dear sister of Myrtle Mackerley of Hamburg, NJ and Kathleen Thomas of Florida. Cherished by 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Sister in law of Julia Heck of Lakewood, NJ. Dear friend of Betty Jo Kaczmar of Pine Island, NY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews
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The family will recive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10 to 12 Noon. Funeral service to commence at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.
       

Laura Danielle Miller

Vernon Twp., NJ: Laura Danielle Miller, 26 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital in Sussex, NJ on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Born to William and Theresa Miller in Paterson, NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Vernon Twp., NJ.
Laura was a 2004 graduate of Vernon Twp. High School where she was in the Marching Band and was working as a cashier at the Dollar Tree in Franklin, NJ for the last few months. Laura enjoyed fishing, doing math and crossword puzzles and was an avid softball player
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Laura was predeceased by a sister, Lauren Miller(1985) and an uncle, Joseph Miller and was the devoted daughter of William and Theresa Miller of Vernon Twp., NJ. Dear sister of Melissa Miller of San Diego, CA and Lindsay Miller of Vernon Twp., NJ. Step sister of Lisa Kaminski of Lodi, NJ, Jennifer Miller of East Rutherford, NJ and William Miller of Slingerlands, NY. Niece of Helen Young of Lodi, NJ.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM. Funeral service to commence at 8:30 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Salvation Army "Hurricane Sandy" Relief Fund, www.donation.salvationarmyusa.org/sslpage, for the New Jersey Shore communities that were devastated would be appreciated.
       

Hester "Dorothy" Courtright

Hardyston Twp., NJ: Hester “Dorothy” Courtright, 77 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Friday, November 9, 2012. Born to Chauncey and Mabel Courtright in Vernon, NJ, she has been a 64 year resident of Hardyston Twp., NJ. 

Dorothy worked as a presser for the Custom Shop at Morley Shirt Factory in Franklin, NJ for many years and then worked as a server for Maschio Food Service at Wallkill Valley Regional High School, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed trips to Lancaster, PA, doing word search and working in her yard and was an avid bear collector. 

Dorothy was predeceased by 6 brothers, Harry, Warren, Ralph, Royce, Irving and Noah and 2 sisters, Katherine Courtright and Louise DeGraw and is cherished by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great grandnieces and great grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 3 to 7 PM. Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Hamburg Fire Department Auxiliary, P.O. Box 131, Hamburg, NJ 07419 would be appreciated.

       

Robert J. "Bob" Martin

Ocean City, MD: Robert John “Bob” Martin, 68 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Born to Albert and Rita Martin in New York City, NY, he had lived in the Bronx, Haskell, NJ and then Vernon Twp., NJ for 30 years before moving to Ocean City, MD 3 years ago. 

Bob served with the United States Army in Vietnam and then worked as an elevator maintenance man for 44 years, owning and operating Automatic Dumbwaiter and Gem Elevator before retiring in 2007. He enjoyed being on his boat, fishing, and country line dancing and was an avid animal lover especially his dog, “Marty”. He was the most kindhearted, loving man anyone has ever known. He was always there for his family and even taught his children, nieces and nephews the fine art of driving. He will always be remembered for teaching us all the true unconditional meaning of love. Bob will truly be missed by everyone. 

Bob was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Raymond Martin(1984) and was the beloved husband for 42 years of Jean Martin(nee Nolan) of Ocean City, MD. Devoted father of Ann Mansfield and her husband, Tim of Shawnee, KS and Daniel Martin of Ocean City, MD. Loving grandfather of Lauren, Danielle and Joshua Mansfield. Dear brother in law of Mary Gawel and her husband, Mike, Bridie and her husband, Robert and Angela Nolan. Cherished by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 5 to 9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 12 NOON. Cremation will be private.

       

Thomas P. Mitchell

Sussex, NJ: Thomas P. Mitchell, 70 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Friday, November 9, 2012. Born to James and Margaret Mitchell in Bronx, NY, he had lived in Westwood, NJ before moving to Sussex, NJ in 1983. 

Mr. Mitchell earned his BS in Pharmacology and was a New York Licensed Pharmacist. He worked for Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY as a Manufacturing Products Manager and then served as a Pharmacist for Rite Aid in Middletown, NY for over 21 years. He was a former president of the Vernon Little League and enjoyed watching sports, cooking and barbequing. 

Mr. Mitchell was predeceased by his wife, Mary E. Mitchell(2002) and was the devoted father of Thomas M. Mitchell and his wife, Robyn of Sussex, NJ, Christopher Mitchell of Vernon Twp., NJ, Daniel Mitchell and his wife, Julie of Wantage Twp., NJ, Sean Mitchell of Vernon Twp., NJ and Keri Peters and her husband, Brian of Tannersville, PA. Loving grandfather of Aiden, Austin, Ashton and Cole. Dear brother of Peter Mitchell of Franklin, NJ, Michael Mitchell of Bronx, NY, James Mitchell of Staten Island, NY and Margaret Chadwick of PA. Cherished by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated.

       

David S. Mertens

VERNON TWP: David S. Mertens, 79 years, died peacefully at his residence on Thursday October 25, 2012. Born in Bayonne, NJ he was the son of the late Frederic T. and Margaret (Sedgwick) Mertens. David has been a resident of Vernon for many years and prior to that had resided in Rutherford, NJ.

He was a proud veteran serving his country with the United States Army. He was an insurance adjuster working for the Liberty Mutual insurance company in Saddle Brook, NJ. David was an avid supporter of the Appalachian Trail and he helped to establish the hostel at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Vernon Twp.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Millie Murphy-Mertens. He is survived by his sons Daniel S. Mertens of Rutherford, NJ. and Frederic R. Mertens of Yaphank, NY. A brother Robert Mertens of Springfield, VA and 4 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 10;00 am on Saturday November 17, 2012 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church 307 Route 94 Vernon, NJ 07462. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at the above address or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. To offer online condolences go to vernonfergusonfuneralhome.com 

       

Clinton James Marion

Huguenot, NY: Clinton James Marion, 87 years old, died after a long illness at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Born to Elmer and Clara Marion in Bloomingdale, NJ where he was raised, he then lived in Vernon Twp., NJ for many years before moving to Huguenot, NY 27 years ago. 

Mr. Marion served with the United States Army during WWII receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained. He then worked as a self employed painter for 46 years before retiring in 1996. He was an avid solitaire and crossword player with a great sense of humor and was a loving family man. 

Mr. Marion was predeceased by his wife, Lillian Marion(2001), 2 brothers, Joseph and Daniel Marion and a sister, Marie Marion and was the devoted father of James Marion of Branchville, NJ, Richard Marion of Montague, NJ, Mary Ann Marion of Wilmington, NC, Christine DeJesus of Newton, NJ and Carolyn Clark of Huguenot, NY. Dear brother of Natalie Hall of Bloomingdale, NJ, Emily Hubschmitt of Denville, NJ, Eileen Carroll of Florida and Gertrude DeGraw of Bloomingdale, NJ. Cherished by 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service will Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to the family to help cover funeral costs would be greatly appreciated.

       

Angelo Marzorati

HARDYSTON TWP: Angelo Marzorati, 93 years, entered into eternal life on Thursday November 8, 2012. Born in Paterson, NJ he was the son of the late Guiseppe and Virginia (Arnaboldi) Marzorati. Mr. Marzorati has been a resident of Hardyston since 1995 and prior to that had resided in Elmwood Park and Wayne, NJ. 

For over 44 and a 1/2 years he was employed as a machinist by Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Woodridge, NJ, retiring in 1981. He was a former parishioner for 33 years of Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church in Wayne. At the time of his death he was a parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg and a member of the churches senior club. He was a former member of Sussex Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2288 in Sussex.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years Lucy Marzorati in 2010. He is survived by his loving children; Raymond Marzorati and his wife Rose of Hardyston, Twp., Roberta Gervasi and her fiancé Geroge Lauster of Sparrowbush, NY, Virginia Yovich and her husband Bruce of Highland Lakes, Joseph Mazorati and his wife Geraldine of Montague, NJ, Edward Marzorati and his wife Marion of Vernon, and Richard Mazorati and his wife Terriann of Vernon, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Realtives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Monday November 12, 2012 at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ (for g.p.s. directions use 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon). Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Church of St. Jude the Apostle 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum Hardyston Twp. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude the Apostle Church P.O. Box 1 Hamburg, NJ 07419. To offer online condolences go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

James Henry Dahl

NAPLES, FL: James Henry Dahl, 73 years, died peacefully on Friday November 2, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Henry and Florence Dahl. Prior to moving to Naples he had been a resident of Vernon, NJ for thirty-five years. Mr. Dahl was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. For many years he was employed as a supervisor with the New York Transit Authority. 

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine and a half years Joanne (Murphy) Dahl, children James E. Dahl and his wife Cheryl of Vernon, NJ, Patricia Rotun and her husband Jon of Highland Lakes, NJ, and John Dahl and his wife Bonnie of Port St. Lucie, FL, beloved grandfather of Alicia, Casey, and Eric Dahl, and Lucas Rotun, along with his brother Edward Dahl of Honesdale, PA. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Friday November 9, 2012 at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ ( for gps use 1 Vanderhoof Court). Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 184 Breakneck Road Highland Lakes. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Avenue Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

       

Sheldon "Shelly" Goldberg

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Sheldon “Shelly” Mitchel Goldberg, born in New York on Sept. 4, 1941, he resided in Dover, NJ before moving to Sussex County in 1991.  He was the son of Mordechai Aria and Leah Goldberg.  He died peacefully at home with family by his side at the age of 71. 

Sheldon “Shelly” was a proud veteran of the United States Army and for many years he was employed with Nationwide Bowling Centers. 

Mr. Goldberg was predeceased by his beloved sister, Shirley Cohen and is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Carol Goldberg.  Devoted father of Michael Goldberg and his wife, Natasha of Hamburg, NJ, Lance Goldberg and his wife, Diane of Delaware Water Gap, PA, Keith Terwilliger of Hopatcong, NJ, Craig Terwilliger and his wife, Michelle of Wantage Twp., NJ and Janelle Terwilliger of Hamburg, NJ.  Beloved grandfather of 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild.  Dear brother of Rita Bedell.  Cherished by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. 

Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street., Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, November 7, 2012  from 6 to 9 PM.  Graveside services will be Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11 AM at Sons of Israel Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial donations to the family to assist in funeral costs would be greatly appreciated.

       

Patricia T. Scussel

Stockholm, NJ:  Patricia T. Scussel(nee Thompson), 79 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Sunday, November 4, 2012.  Born to John C. and Catherine Thompson in Paterson, NJ, she was raised in Clifton, NJ and then lived in Garfield, NJ for 32 years before moving to the Stockholm section of Hardyston Twp., NJ 7 years ago. 

Ms. Scussel worked as a sales representative for NJ Bell in Fair Lawn, NJ and then as a secretary for Coastal Oil Co. in Newark, NJ and then as a secretary for the Bergen County Office of Highway Safety in Paramus, NJ for 13 years before retiring in 2002.  She was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Garfield, NJ and a parishioner of St. John Vianney RC Church, Stockholm, NJ.  She was a professional clown and went by the name “Cricket The Clown”, marching in the Funny Factory Clown Band in Seaside Heights, NJ and entertaining Senior Citizen Clubs.  She was a member of the Franklin and Hardyston Senior Citizens serving as Vice President of the Hardyston Senior Citizens.  She took great joy in bowling in her spare time. 

Ms. Scussel was predeceased by her former husband, Robert R. Scussel, Jr.(2009) and was the devoted mother of Robin Scussel of Orlando, FL, Robert R. Scussel, III and his wife, Linda of Stockholm, NJ, Colleen “Pina” Scussel of Clifton, NJ, Allison Scussel and her fiancé, Nick Volosin of High Bridge, NJ and Teddy Jon Chomko of West Allenhurst, NJ.  Dear sister of Joan Crane of Clifton, NJ.  Best friend of Joan Hagemann of Pompton Plains, NJ.  Cherished grandmother of Joelle, Autumn, Giovanni, Robert R.  the IV, Brenden and Ryan. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:15 AM.  Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.
       

Philip L. Babick

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Philip Luther Babick, 56 years old, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Born to Michael and Pearl Babick in Newark, NJ, he lived in Reading, PA and then Lebanon, PA for 10 years, then Sussex, NJ for 2 years before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 6 years ago. 

Mr. Babick worked as a painter for Warwick Kitchen and Bath for 4 years before retiring in 2009.  He was a friend of Bill W. for 34 years and loved music, old cars, riding his tractor, movies, and people and was a gifted handyman who donated his time to help others.  He adored his stepdaughter. 

Mr. Babick is the devoted son of Pearl Babick of Sussex, NJ.  Step father of Rebecca Hunter of Jacksonville, NC.  Dear brother of Michael Babick of Clearfield, PA, Christopher Babick of Chester, NJ, Kathryn McFarlane of Wantage Twp., NJ and Virginia Wilson of Sussex, NJ.  Nephew of Christene Fox of Cherry Hill, NJ and Donald Leming of Phoenix, AZ.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Memorial service will be Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church of Sussex, 4 East Main Street, Sussex, NJ.  Cremation was private by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial donations to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 would be appreciated.  
        Funeral for Mrs. Skok has now been rescheduled.  See Obituary below.
       

Mary E. Skok (nee Sheldon)

Franklin, NJ:  Mary Elizabeth Skok(nee Sheldon),  96 years old, died peacefully surrounded by family at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ after a short illness.  Born to Daniel and Laura Sheldon in Franklin, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ. 

Mrs. Skok was a dedicated homemaker, a member of the Franklin First Presbyterian Church, a former member of Order of the Eastern Star and an avid gardener. 

Mrs. Skok was predeceased by her husband, Franz Skok(1982), a son, John Skok and 6 brothers and sisters and was the devoted mother of Franz J. Skok of Bridgewater, NJ, Robert E. Skok of Blairstown, NJ, James E. Skok of Point Pleasant, NJ, Laura E. Donnell of Stafford, VA and Mary Elizabeth Clark of Sparta, NJ.  Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4-7:30 PM.  Funeral service will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Franklin First Presbyterian Church.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Franklin First Presbyterian Church, 11-13 Main Street, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated.

        Funeral for Mr. Smith has now been rescheduled.  See Obituary below.
       

Alexander Jay "A.J." Smith

Sussex, NJ:  Alexander Jay “A.J.” Smith, 69 years old, died after a brief illness at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, NJ on Friday, October 26, 2012.  Born to Julius and Mary Smith in Denville, NJ, where he lived before moving to Jefferson Twp., NJ for 5 years and then Sussex, NJ for the last 40 years. 

Mr. Smith served with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and then worked as a truck driver for Teamster’s Local 560 at Tredway’s Express in Boonton for 26 years.  He also worked as a realtor for Weichert Realtors in Hamburg and Vernon Twp. and also worked as a saw operator for Titanium Industries in Rockaway, NJ for 5 years before retiring in 2008.  He loved fishing, golf and feeding the birds and squirrels. 

Mr. Smith is predeceased by his parents, Julius and Mary Smith, 3 brothers, Randolph L., Huburt W. and Julius R. Smith and a son, Robert A. Smith(1987) and was the beloved husband for 47 years of Carol A. Smith(nee Beers) of Sussex, NJ.  Devoted father of Anthony J. Smith and his wife, Sandra of East Stroudsburg, PA, Daniel A. Smith and his wife, Lisa of Eatontown, NJ and Deborah A. Hazen and her husband, Edward of Sussex, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Amanda, Daniel, Nicole and Kyle Smith, Brian and Jacob Hazen.  Dear brother of Rudolph Smith and his wife, Jo Retta of Pell City, AL, Paul Smith and his wife, Linda of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Leon Smith of Montague, NJ, Phillip Smith and his wife, Mary Ellen of Franklin, NJ, Wilburt Smith and his wife, Belinda of Leesburg, FL, Pauline Kramer of Montague, NJ and Mary Tintle and her husband, Robert of Bloomingdale, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4-7 PM.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.

       

Monica Hilley

WarwickMonica Hilley age 84 entered into her rest peacefully October 24, 2012 at her home in Warwick, NY.  Mrs. Hilley was born in Manchester, England November 1, 1927 to the late William and Anne (Cordt) O’Neill.  She resided in the Bronx, NY while maintaining a summer residence in Highland Lakes, moving there permanently 39 years ago.  Mrs. Hilley recently moved to Warwick, NY.

Mrs. Hilley was a secretary in the athletic department at New York University until she moved to Highland Lakes where she became well known in the Vernon Community as a teller and platform assistant at the now present, Valley National Bank and subsequently the former Saxony Bakery.  Mrs. Hilley was a parishioner and choir member of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes and a member of the Vernon Woman’s Club. 

She was predeceased by her husband Edward J. Hilley in 1993 and son Mark T. Hilley in 1998.  Mrs. Hilley is survived by her son, Scott Hilley & his wife Janet of Warwick, NY; daughter in law, Nancy Hilley of Daytona Beach, Fl; brother Bill O’Neill of Vernon; 5 grandchildren,  Elizabeth Covarrubias & her fiancé Chris Carrasquillo and his daughter, Jennifer, Mark “Patrick” Hilley & his wife EJ, Christopher Hilley, Matthew Hilley & his wife Ileana and Terence Hilley; great grandchildren with whom she doted on, Julianna and Juan who adored “Gigi” as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday October 27, 2012 at 8:45AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550. For condolences and directions, see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com

       

Benjamin Sorchik

Franklin, NJ:  Benjamin Sorchik, 89 years old, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  Born to Basil and Anastasia Sorchik in Loyalville, PA, he had lived in Wantage Twp., NJ and Hunlock Creek, PA for 22 years before moving to Franklin, NJ about 5 years ago. 

Mr. Sorchik served with the United States Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific and then worked as a supervisor for Jersey Central Power and Light out of Franklin for 35 years before retiring in 1983.  He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger Memorial American Legion Post # 213 in Sussex, NJ and enjoyed working outside, building things and doing electrical work. 

Mr. Sorchik was predeceased by a brother, Walter Sorchik and 2 sisters, Betty Strunk and Helen Frolich and was the beloved husband for 31 years of Helen D. Sorchik(nee Bertalan) of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted father of Eric Sorchik and his wife, Penny of New Egypt, NJ, Scott Sorchik and his wife, Betty of Loyalville, PA, Lance Sorchik and his wife, Diane of Wantage Twp., NJ, Gail Couture and her husband, Jon of Glencoe, IL and Brent Sorchik and his wife, Marta of Kennesaw, GA.  Stepfather of Robert Szanyi and his wife, Dixon of Ogdensburg, NJ, Richard Szanyi and his wife, Carol Lynn of Franklin, NJ and Ron Szanyi and his wife, Gail of Warrenton, VA.  Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 4-6 PM.  Graveside services will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Loyalville, PA.

       

Pastor Edward J. Casey

HAMBURG, NJ: Pastor Edward John Casey, 59, years died suddenly on Saturday October 20, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. Born in Dover, NJ he was the son of the late Edward G. and Eva (Reule) Casey. He has been a resident of Hamburg for the past five years and prior to that had resided in Stockholm, NJ and had still maintained a residence in Fort Meyers, FL.

Pastor Casey had started his career path in life as an electrical engineer receiving his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He later went on to receive his Master of Engineering Degree also from Steven’s Institute of Technology. He was a New Jersey licensed engineer.  He went to work as an electronic engineer for the U.S. Army at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ. During that career he heard the Lord’s call to pastoral ministry which became clear, as he heard the words of John 15:16 read aloud, “You did not choose ME, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My Name, He may give to you” (ESV). Hearing those words he chose to make that call his life’s vocation, trusting God in all things, times and places and walking with the congregation through sunny places and the valleys of the shadow of death.  From that point in time Pastor Ed had a long and distinguished vocational call as a pastor. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1988 from Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. Over his many years in pastoral ministry Pastor Ed served in several capacities as a pastor. He was the youth minister at the Bernardsville United Methodist Church in Bernardsville, NJ, he was a student pastor at Barryville & Eldred United Methodist Church, in Sullivan County, NY, and he was the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Stony Point, NY and also was the visiting chaplain at Nyack hospital in Nyack, NY. In 1991 he returned to Sussex County, NJ and served as the pastor at Stockholm United Methodist Church in Stockholm. He retired from full time ministry in June 2009. Pastor Ed was quoted to say after retirement “I’m not retired from pastoral ministry. I’m convinced that God has given me the desire and gifts to continue to serve him fruitfully as a pastor and chaplain”. In his retirement pastor Ed was the visiting pastor at Andover Sub-Acute Care and Rehabilitation Center in Andover, NJ and Bristol Glen United Methodist Home in Newton, NJ. He also served as Chaplain of the Hardyston Twp Fire Dept. and First Aid Squad. He led Crisis Management (Critical Incident Stress) debriefings for Northwest NJ Emergency services personnel as a member of the Apollo Crisis Response Team.  Pastor Ed enjoyed the time he would spend with his family, especially his grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, electronics, amateur radio and computers.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife Penny (nee Schweizer) Casey of Hamburg, a son Ernie Christensen, Jr. and his wife JanMarie of Hamburg, a daughter Kimberley Ann Rogers and her husband Thomas of Sunrise, FL, grandchildren Crystal, and Thomas Rogers, and Michael and Daniel Christensen. along with his sisters Eve and Phyllis Casey both of Dover, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Friday October 26, 2012 at the Stockholm United Methodist Church 27 Route 515 Stockholm, NJ 07460. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery Hardyston Twp (new section). Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Florida’s United Methodist Children’s Home 51 Children’s Way Enterprise, FL 32725 or “UMCOR” United Methodist Committee On Relief, please make checks payable to General Board of Global Ministry P.O. Box 9068 GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068. In the check memo line please write UMCOR. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

Barbara (Dunn Crawn) Lewis

SussexBarbara (Dunn Crawn) Lewis 75, died Saturday October 20, 2012 at the Sussex County Homestead in Frankford Twp.  Mrs. Lewis, daughter of the late Leroy and Agnes (Little) Dunn was born in Sussex November 15, 1936.  She was a lifelong resident of the area.

Mrs. Lewis was a licensed beautician.  She worked at the former Alexander Linn Hospital ( Saint Clare’s) in Sussex and the Sussex County Homestead.  She later worked at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp, retiring in 1998.  In her retirement, Mrs. Lewis worked at Valley Mason Supply Garden Center in Vernon.

Mrs. Lewis was an active member of the Sussex United Methodist Church and a former member of the Pochuck Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed being in the outdoors and gardening as well as her time spent at the beach on Cape Cod.

Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband Dale Lewis; brothers, Allen and Richard Dunn and sisters, Madeline and Carol Dunn.  A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Colleen Ragnetti & her husband David of Wantage and Pamela Armstrong & her husband Gordon of Wantage; grandsons, Daniel & Michael Ragnetti and Benjamin & Samuel Armstrong; sister, Laraine Hockenberry & her husband Phil of Vernon Twp. as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held Sunday October 28, 2012 from 2-5PM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex with a memorial service to follow at 5:00PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834, www.alz.org or Sussex United Methodist Church 15 Bank St., P.O. Box 244 Sussex, NJ 07461. For condolences and directions see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

E. Evelyn Schiffel

Wantage: E. Evelyn Schiffel 88, died Sunday October 21, 2012 at Care One of Wayne.  Mrs. Schiffel, daughter of the late John and Esther (Nordstrom) Hoaglund was born in Kearny June 2, 1924.  She resided in Pompton Plains before moving to Wantage where she lived for 23 years.

Mrs. Schiffel was a School Secretary for Pequannock Twp. Board of Education where she worked for 28 years, retiring in 1986.  Mrs. Schiffel was a member and a former Elder of the Beemerville Presbyterian Church.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and Order of Eastern Star, Silentia Chapter 56 of Butler.

Mrs. Schiffel was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Schiffel in 2008 and a daughter in law, Nancylou Schiffel.  She is survived by her sons, Michael R. Schiffel & his wife Maryann of Point Pleasant, Steven H. Schiffel of Haskell and Peter W. Schiffel & his wife Karen of Pequannock; 3 grandchildren and her sisters, Dorothy Gauch of Point Pleasant and Joan H. Rawlins of Honesdale, PA.

Funeral services will be held Thursday October 25, 2012 at 11:00AM at Beemerville Presbyterian Church 226 Rt. 519 Wantage, NJ.  Interment will follow at Beemerville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For condolences and further information see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Teresa Pisco

HIGHLAND LAKES, NJ: Teresa Pisco, 56 years, peacefully passed away on Friday October 19, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in the Bronx section of New York City she is the daughter of Delia (Fox) Finucane of New York, NY and the late John Finucane. Since 1979 Teresa has been a resident of Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp. and prior to that had resided in the Manhattan section of New York City. Teresa for many years was employed as a banquet waitress.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her sons: Anthony Pisco, Jr., Daniel Pisco, both of Highland Lakes and Joseph Pisco of Lowell, Massachusetts, along with her brother John Finucane of New York, NY.

Final disposition was held privately under the care and direction of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ. To offer online condolences go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Peter Calvin Hendershot

Hamburg, NJ:  Peter Calvin Hendershot, Jr., 16 years old, died peacefully after a year long battle with cancer at Morristown Medical Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born to Peter C. Hendershot, Sr. and Frances Outer in White Plains, NY, he has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County NJ.

Peter was a sophomore at Newton High School. He loved Basketball. He also enjoyed professional wrestling and working with his grandfather, George Outer, III, at flea markets on weekends and during the summertime.

Peter is the beloved son of Frances Outer of Hamburg, NJ and Peter C. Hendershot, Sr. of Newton, NJ.  Dear brother of Shane and Michael Hendershot of Newton, NJ, Ethan and Aaron Kazimov of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Grandson of George Outer, III and Robin Outer of Hamburg, NJ, Calvin Hendershot of Sussex, NJ and Eva Hendershot of Newton, NJ.  Nephew of George Outer, IV of Franklin, NJ, Ryan Outer of Hamburg, NJ, Heather Outer of Hamburg, NJ, Judy Hendershot of Newton, NJ and Gerald Hendershot of Newton, NJ.  Cousin of Dylan Outer.  Also survived by his best friends, Koty and David, extended family and friends and his pets, Sadie and Coco.

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Memorial service to follow at 8:30 PM.  Memorial gifts to the Valerie Fund Children’s Center @ Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Box 70, Morristown, NJ  07962, ATTN: Ann Stocknoff would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

Wilma Alviene(nee Van Teeling)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Wilma Alviene(nee Van Teeling), 67 years old, died unexpectedly at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick, NY on Monday, October 15, 2012.  Born to Cornelius and Catherine Van Teeling in Paterson, NJ, she had lived in Haledon and then Ramsey for 28 years before moving to Vernon 16 years ago. 

Mrs. Alviene worked as a bakery clerk at A & P Supermarket in Hewitt, NJ for 24 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sussex.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and took great joy in simply being with family and working around her home. 

Mrs. Alviene was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle D. Skounakis(2010) and a brother, Cornelius Van Teeling and was the beloved wife for 47 years of Arthur Alviene of Vernon, NJ.  Devoted mother of Linda Bocchino and her husband, Edward of Wyckoff, NJ.  Mother in law of Manny Skounakis of Vernon, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Mackenzie and Michael.  Dear sister of Catherine Webb of Blackstone, VA, Carol Webb of Blackstone, VA, Henry Rossnagle of Port Jervis, NY, Grace Call of Point Pleasant, NJ and Nellie Cannizzaro of Garfield, NJ.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Monday, October 22, 2012 at the funeral home at 10 AM.  Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.

       

Charles R. Anderson

GLENWOOD, NJ: LCDR (ret.) Charles R. (Andy) Anderson, 85 years old died peacefully at his residence on Sunday October 14, 2012 Born in Paterson, NJ he was the son of the late Harold and Winifred (Workman) Anderson. Over his many years he had lived in Rhode Island, then Norfolk, VA for 13 years and Honolulu, HI for 2 years before moving to Glenwood section of Vernon Twp., NJ 42 years ago.

Mr. Anderson was 27 year career veteran of the United States Navy. He proudly served his country in three wars, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed the hobby of Lionel “O gauge” trains.  

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Theresa Eleanor (Kentusky) Anderson (2010). He is survived by his children sons Charles Anderson and his wife Debra of Chesapeake, VA, Bob Anderson of Grand Junction, CO and a daughter Janet Concoy of Glenwood, NJ. Cherished by 5 grandchildren; Christina, Lara, and Jocelyn Anderson, Robin and Jason Concoy, and a great grandson Ryder.  His family is very grateful for the loving care that he received from Janet, Robin and especially Jason.

Final disposition was held privately. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Glenwood-Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance corps. P. O. Box 241 Glenwood, NJ 07418 or Vernon Police Athletic League (PAL) 25 Church St. P.O. Box 755 Vernon, NJ 07462. Arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ.
       

Joshua D. Magill

VERNON, NJ:  Joshua D. Magill, 34 years, died unexpected on Saturday October 13, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in Newton, he has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.  Joshua was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. He was an artist who enjoyed drawing and pottery. He had a love for animals and had a great passion for working with his family in the decorative concrete business.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Virginia Adelhock and paternal grandfather Norman Magill. He is survived by his parents Ken and Yvonne (Adelhock) Magill of Vernon, a brother Ken Magill, Jr. and his wife Nicole of Hardyston, nieces Haley and Lexi Magill a nephew Kyler Magill along with his paternal grandmother Emilie Magill and maternal grandfather George Adelhock.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Thursday October 18, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

 

       

Helen Allison(nee Rowe)

Vernon, NJ:  Helen Allison(nee Rowe), 97 years old, died after a long illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center on Friday, October 12, 2012.  Born to Leo and Irene Rowe in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Vernon Twp., NJ for many years. 

Mrs. Allison worked as a switchboard operator for DuPont in Pompton Lakes, NJ for many years before retiring in 1968.  She took great joy in watching TV. 

Mrs. Allison was predeceased by her husband, Robert Allison(1994), a son, Harold J. Osar(2009) and a sister, Dorothy Neibling(1998) and was the devoted mother of Evan Osar of Chicago, ILL, Kathleen Szebrat of Washington, DC and Vincent Osar.  Loving grandmother of Virginia Moore of Vernon, NJ, Ellyn DeCasanova of Louisville, KY, Sylvia Kircher of Brookshire, TX, Harold J. Osar of New Jersey, Mary Young of Perry, GA and Phylis Murphy of Mumfordville, KY.  Mother in law of Sylvia Osar of Mumfordville, KY.  Cherished by many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. 

Private cremation by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ. Burial of cremains will be scheduled for a later date.

       

Rachel F. Talmadge

  Hamburg: Rachel F. Talmadge, 90 years, died on Monday October 8, 2012 at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Born in Hardyston Twp. she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Rome) Sanders. Rachel has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and had resided on Rudetown Road in Vernon Twp. for many years. Most recently she had resided in Sussex Boro for a few years. 

For 30 years she worked as a stock clerk at the former Morley Shirt Company in Franklin. Over the years she enjoyed the time she would spend working in her garden and caring for her lawn. She also enjoyed crocheting.  

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband James A. Talmadge, a daughter Eileen Conklin, a son James A. Talmadge, Jr., a son in law Leon Conklin, and her companion Philip Avitable. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Schultz of Franklin, grandchildren Glen Talmadge, Augustus Conklin and Debbie Conklin-Hall along with five great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:30 am on Thursday October 11, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to the Wantage Dog Park 38-42 Main St. Sussex, NJ 07461 or D.O.G.S. of Vernon P.O. Box 221 Vernon, NJ 07462
       

Louis L. Sledge

HARDYSTON: Louis L. Sledge, 81 years, passed away at his home on Saturday October 6, 2012 surround by his family. Born in Clifton, NJ he was the son of the late Louis and Anna (Walasek) Sledge. He has been a resident of Hardyston since 2006 and prior to that had resided in Butler, NJ for 44 years. 

Louis was veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. For many years he was employed as an electrical engineer with the Bendix Corp. in Teterboro, NJ, retiring in 1992.He was member of the Knights of Columbus Council #943 in Butler, NJ. He was a former member of VFW Post in Butler. In his spare time he had enjoyed the sport of bowling. He was a parishioner of Saint Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg.

 

Louis was a dedicated husband and family man who was always there for his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Gladys (Weigh) Sledge. His children Michael Sledge and his wife Beth, Cynthia Rose, Thomas Sledge  and his wife Sharon, Patricia Campbell and her husband Thomas, and Brian Sledge and his wife Olesia, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Also surviving is a sister Arleen Grudus, his aunt, Wanda Zober and cousins Joyce Raymond, Doris LaRue, Lorraine Agar and Carol Baruth.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Friday October 12, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Saint Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Entombment with military honors to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery/Mausoleum in Hardyston. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude the Apostle RC Church Building Fund, 4-24 Beaver Run Road, P.O. Box 1, Hamburg, NJ 07419.

HARDYSTON: Louis L. Sledge, 81 years, passed away at his home on Saturday October 6, 2012 surround by his family. Born in Clifton, NJ he was the son of the late Louis and Anna (Walasek) Sledge. He has been a resident of Hardyston since 2006 and prior to that had resided in Butler, NJ for 44 years.  

Louis was veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. For many years he was employed as an electrical engineer with the Bendix Corp. in Teterboro, NJ, retiring in 1992.He was member of the Knights of Columbus Council #943 in Butler, NJ. He was a former member of VFW Post in Butler. In his spare time he had enjoyed the sport of bowling. He was a parishioner of Saint Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg.  

Louis was a dedicated husband and family man who was always there for his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Gladys (Weigh) Sledge. His children Michael Sledge and his wife Beth, Cynthia Rose, Thomas Sledge  and his wife Sharon, Patricia Campbell and her husband Thomas, and Brian Sledge and his wife Olesia, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Also surviving is a sister Arleen Grudus, his aunt, Wanda Zober and cousins Joyce Raymond, Doris LaRue, Lorraine Agar and Carol Baruth. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Friday October 12, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at Saint Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Road Hamburg. Entombment with military honors to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery/Mausoleum in Hardyston. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude the Apostle RC Church Building Fund, 4-24 Beaver Run Road, P.O. Box 1, Hamburg, NJ 07419.
       

Jesse M. Donoher

Vernon:  Jesse Michael Donoher age 24 died Wednesday October 3, 2012 at NY Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.  Mr. Donoher was born in Hackensack and was a lifelong resident of Vernon Twp.

Jesse was a 2006 graduate of Vernon Twp. High School where he lettered 4 years with the varsity football team.  He received an Associates Degree from Sussex County Community College in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Jesse especially enjoyed his dogs, country music and time spent at the bon fires on Waconia Rd.

Jesse is survived by his fiancé, Melanie Ruhl of Vernon; sister, Jami Loomis of Highland Lakes; parents, Chuck and Cindy Loomis of Highland Lakes; mother, Cari Donoher of Deland, FL and several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday October 8, 2012 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon. Friends may call at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon on Sunday from 2-6 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Vernon Twp. High School Football Program P.O. Box 800 Vernon, NJ 07462.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

John R. "Jack" Patterson

Highland Lakes, NJ:  John R. “Jack” Patterson, 78 years old, left for heaven unexpectedly on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center.  Born to Albert and Annabelle Patterson in Rochester, NY, he grew up in East Rochester and raised his family in River Edge, NJ, and Boulder, CO.  He and his wife, Nancy, then lived in Rochester, NY, Keystone Ski Resort, CO, and Genesee, CO.  They vacationed in Highland Lakes, NJ, since 1969, moved there in 1987 and spent winter months in Punta Gorda, FL. 

Jack served with the United States Army on Governors Island.  He received his BS in Math from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and then graduated from Harvard Business School.  He served at officer level positions with AT&T, Rochester Telephone, Rotelcom, US West Information Systems, US West Interline and TRW and then became the President and Owner of Property Management Services of New Jersey.  Jack served as a Councilman in River Edge, NJ, and was on the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association.  He served his Lord in leadership roles at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Milton, NJ, Valley Bible Church in Bellvale, NY, Peace River Baptist Church in Punta Gorda, FL and was active with the Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association.  A man of faith, he was known for his great smile, love for family and friends, sailing, God’s Word and serving others.  

Jack was predeceased by his brother, Albert F. Patterson, (2008) and is the beloved husband of 56 years of Nancy Patterson (nee Hoyt) of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Devoted father of Bob Patterson and his wife, Cathy, of West Milford, NJ, Jeff Patterson and his wife, Dia, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Julie Younger and her husband, Pastor Rich, of Smithville, NJ.  Cherished by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

Private cremation was provided by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home. Visitation from 2 to 3:30 with a Memorial Service to follow will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the Sparta Evangelical Free Church, Sparta, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Valley Bible Church would be appreciated.

       

Louis J. Scialla

Vernon Twp:  Louis J. Scialla, 63 died Tuesday September 25, 2012 at Whitehouse Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Orange, NJ.  Mr. Scialla, son of Louis J. and Agnes (Ross) Scialla was born in Paterson November 2, 1948.  Mr. Scialla resided in Paterson before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon in 1979.

Mr. Scialla was a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wyckoff for 30 years, retiring in 2003.  He was a member of Postal Union Branch #38 and was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran having served from 1967 to 1973.

Mr. Scialla is survived by his wife, Kathy (Pritchard) Scialla; children, Michele Siciliano & her husband James of Lovettsville, VA and Matthew Scialla & his wife Karen of Vernon; grandchildren, Celeste Scialla and Samuel Siciliano.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon, NJ 07462 to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 184 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9PM.

 

       

Arminda Mae Malone

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Arminda Mae Malone(nee Smith), 83 years old, died after a brief illness at Newton Medical Center on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  Born to Henry and Thelma Smith in Wantage Twp., NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Wantage Twp., NJ.  

Mrs. Malone was a dedicated homemaker and doting wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. 

Mrs. Malone was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence R. Malone, Jr.(2003) and 2 sons, Lawrence R. Malone(2002) and Thomas Malone(2012) and was the devoted mother of David Malone of Port Jervis, NY, Emil Malone of Wantage Twp., NJ, James Malone of Johnsonburg, NY, Dean Malone of Sussex, NJ, Paul Malone of Wantage Twp., NJ, Neil Malone of Milford, PA, Lee Malone of Milford, PA, Virginia Sanders of Wantage Twp., NJ, Rose Redner of Huntington, IN, Judy Demarest of Wantage Twp., NJ and Ruth Flood of Lafayette, NJ.  Dear sister of Fred Smith of Port Jervis, NY and Naomi Smith of New York.  Cherished by 31 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9 to 10:30 AM.  Funeral service to commence at 10:30 AM.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the family would be greatly appreciated.

       

Anna M. Szonyi

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Anna Mary Szonyi, 52 years old, died unexpectedly at Morristown Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 and elected to share her life through donation of herself.  Born to Charles and Ann Szonyi in Franklin, NJ, she had lived in Franklin before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ in 1980.  

Ms. Szonyi was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked as counselor at the Homestead Youth Detention Center in Frankford Twp., NJ then as a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal and then as a data entry specialist at TAP Computers in Ogdensburg .  She was a member and Co-President of the Wallkill Valley Women’s Club, a member of the Ogdensburg Historical Society, the Board of Trustees in Ogdensburg and served as a Councilwoman for 2 terms in Ogdensburg.  She recently became an honorary member of the Ogdensburg Fire Department and was a volunteer with the DARE Program and the Sussex County Drug Alliance as well an avid volunteer with many of the community programs. 

Ms Szonyi was predeceased by her parents and is the dear sister of Charles Szonyi, Jr. of Ogdensburg, NJ. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Memorial service will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Ogdensburg Fire House at 10:30 AM with a repast to follow at 12 Noon at the Fire House.  Memorial gifts to the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 111, Ogdensburg, NJ  07439 or Lt. Robert A. Madden VFW Post # 10152, P.O. Box 96, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312 would be appreciated.

       

Donald M. Magura, Sr.

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Donald Michael Magura, Sr., 72 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, September 21, 2012.  Born to John Paul and Jeannette Magura in Dover, NJ where he lived before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1969. 

Mr. Magura worked as a steel shop foreman before becoming the owner and operator of Precision Sheet Metal, in Sussex, NJ and then retired in 2007.  He was a member and trustee of the Vernon Historical Society and enjoyed gardening, collecting revolutionary war soldiers and playing tennis when he was younger. 

Mr. Magura was predeceased by a brother, Jack Magura and was the beloved husband for 36 years of Joan Magura(nee McDonough).  Devoted father of Donna Gettys of IN, Deborah Metcalf and her husband, David of IN, Dawn Magura of IN, Donald M. Magura, Jr. and his wife, Tammy of IN, David Magura of IN and Elizabeth Glennen and her partner, George “Doug” Berkowitz of Newton, NJ.  Dear brother of Andrew Magura and his wife, Margie of Newton, NJ and Dolores Frey and her husband, Frank of Williamson, NY.  Cherished by 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday. September 25, 2012 at 12 NOON.  Cremation will be private.  Donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. 

       

Timothy John Haidinger

Landing, NJ:  Timothy John Haidinger, 52 years old, died unexpectedly at Newton Medical Center on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.  Born to John and Judy Haidinger in Boonton, NJ, he had lived in many places and most recently Andover, NJ for 7 years, Hopatcong, NJ for 4 years before moving to landing 9 years ago. 

Mr. Haidinger worked as a butcher for Pathmark in Landing, NJ and enjoyed cooking, bowling, camping, fishing and football, especially the Giants. 

Mr. Haidinger is the beloved husband of Mary Ann Haidinger(nee Stainkamp) of Landing, NJ.  Devoted father of Jennifer Lynn Haidinger of Landing, NJ, Matthew T. Haidinger of Rockaway, NJ and Lindsay Ann Haidinger of Oak Ridge, NJ.  Dear brother of Brian Haidinger of Kernville, NC and Lori Haidinger of Colorado.  Loving son of Judy Harper of Winston-Salem, NC. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at Matthew’s home, 5 Lea Place, Rockaway, NJ on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 2-5 PM.  Private cremation by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927, www.cancer.org would be appreciated.

       

Mary Grace Romanelli-Van Overberghe

Knoll Heights, Sparta, NJ:  Mary Grace Romanelli-Van Overberghe(nee Caiola), 100 years old, died after a brief illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center on Thursday, September 13, 2012.  Born to Michael and Theresa Caiola in Paterson, NJ, she had spent most of her life in Paterson, NJ before moving to the Knoll Heights section of Sparta, NJ 18 years ago. 

Mrs. Romanelli-Van Overberghe worked as a seamstress in the Paterson Silk Mill District for many years.  Her happiness was her great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Romanelli-Van Overberghe was predeceased by her husband, Albert Van Overberghe and was the devoted mother of Dennis Romanelli and his wife, Susan of Stockholm, NJ and Lucien Van Overberghe of Oak Ridge, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Stacey Schaffer of Oak Ridge, NJ, Amanda Duchossois of Philadelphia, PA, Michael Romanelli of East Brunswick, NJ and Lucien Van Overberghe of Paterson, NJ.  Dearest great grandmother of Lacey and Tyler Schaffer, Matthew and Ella Duchossois, Violet and Adeline Romanelli and Owen Van Overberghe.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 2-4 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Chriustian Burial at St. John Vianney RC Church, Stockholm, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Cremation is private. 

       

Patricia Alida Ford

Westtown, NY:  Patricia Alida Ford, 82 of Westtown, NY and Silver Springs, FL, a lifetime resident of the area, passed unexpectedly Wednesday September 12, 2012 at home in Westtown, NY surrounded by her family.  She was born May 16, 1930 in Unionville, NY, the daughter of the late Chalen and Alida Kithcart. 

She married Henry J. Ford on August 29, 1948, who survives her. 

Mrs. Ford was a former member of Rutgers Ladies Auxiliary, past member of the Unionville Presbyterian Church and Ladies Home Dem in Silver Springs, FL. 

A family statement reads: “She will be remembered by us all for her caring and generous spirit.  There are few people in life willing to give so freely without condition or expectation.  Mom was that person.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her and loved her.” 

Mrs. Ford is survived by her husband Henry J. Ford; children, William C. Ford of Port Jervis, NY, Rose M. Decker & her husband George of Greenville Twp., NY Joanne Daly-Tejera & her husband Dan of Westtown, NY, Henry J. Ford II of Silver Springs, FL, Janet M. Ford & her husband Dan of Wurtsboro, NY and Joan M. McKinney of Wurtsboro, NY; sisters, Lois Kinney of Hamburg, NJ and Alida Sadowski of Unionville, NY; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Ford was predeceased by a son, Daniel Joseph Ford in 1978; siblings, Russell Kithcart, Chalen Kithcart, Henry Kithcart, Jack Kithcart and June Travis and great granddaughter Marilee Ford. 

Funeral services will be held Monday September 17, 2012 at 11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.  Interment will follow at Deckertown-Union Cemetery in Wantage Twp. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-4 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rutgers Engine Co. Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 85 Johnson, NY 109433 or Lenape Volunteer Ambulance Corps 129 State Rt. 284 Unionville, NY 10988.

       

John J. Hoch

SUSSEX: John J. Hoch, 85 years, died on Friday September 7, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late John and Clara (Bentzinger) Hoch. John has been a longtime resident of Sussex since 1965 and prior to that had lived in Hicksville, NY.

Mr. Hoch was a veteran of the United States Navy proudly serving his country during WW II. He was a 1951 graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Accounting. His education lead him into the field of banking with a long distinguished career in the financial profession. Over his many years he worked for Federal Reserve Bank in NY in 1951 as a bank examiner, he worked for the Bank of Sussex County in Franklin in 1965 as Assistant Vice-President, He worked for Sussex County State Bank in Franklin as a CEO, and also worked for National Bank of Sussex County as a financial advisor retiring in 1991. He was past commander of the Private Charles Auberger Memorial Post #213 of Wantage/Sussex. In his younger years he was active in American Legion baseball for 15 yeas and Sussex-Wantage Little League Baseball. He was a former member of the Franklin Kiwanis Club, a former councilman for Sussex Borough, former chairman for the Sussex Borough Board of Adjustments, and a former member of the High Point Booster Club. He was honored to be selected in 1987 as Sussex Borough’s citizen of the year.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his son John Joseph Hoch, Jr. (1970), and his sister Marie Wulpern. He is survived by his loving wife Rita (Puleo) Hoch of Sussex, his daughter’s Laura Szymczak and her husband Leo of Fredon, Lynn Harwood and her husband Paul of Naples, Fl, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am on Thursday September 13, 2012 at Saint Monica’s Church 33 Unionville Rd Sussex. Interment to follow at Clove cemetery Wantage Twp. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex on Wednesday September 12, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. American Legion Post #213 services will be held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. To offer on line condolences go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Josephine M. Hardick

Andover, NJ: Josephine Minnie Hardick “Ma Hardick” (nee Ashley), 83 years old, died after a long illness at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, Andover, NJ on Friday, September 07, 2012.  Born to William and Eurica Ashley in Warwick, NY, she has been a Sussex County resident all of her life. 

Mrs. Hardick was a dedicated homemaker, doting wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Mrs. Hardick was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Hardick, Jr.(2012) and a grandson, Ryan Hardick(2008) and was the devoted mother of Wayne Hardick and his wife, Nancy of Lake Ariel, PA, Floyd Hardick, III and his wife, Diana of Montague, NJ and Mitchel Hardick and his wife, Wendy of Beemerville, NJ.  Cherished by 5 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters.  Dear aunt of Carol DeGraaf of Sparta, NJ and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Beemerville Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Road, Bldg. B, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated. 

       

John X. Walker

McAfee, NJ:  John Xavier Walker, 77 years old, died after a short illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Thursday, September 6, 2012.  Born to James and Theresa Walker in Jersey City, NJ where he was raised and then moved to McAfee, NJ 44 years ago. 

Mr. Walker served with the United States Navy and then received his BA in Psychology from Fordham University and his MA in Judean Christian Studies from Seton Hall University.  He then worked as a sub station supervisor for P.S.E. & G. in Secaucus, NJ for 36 years before retiring in 1993.  Mr. Walker was a Deacon and parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg, NJ.  He was graduate of the first class of ordained deacons in the Archdiocese of Paterson and was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.  He enjoyed travelling and was an avid reader.

Mr. Walker was predeceased by his wife, Barbara A. Walker (1994) and was the devoted father of Barbara J. Vrahnos and her husband, Donald of Newton, NJ, Eileen Walker-Boeren of Vernon, NJ, Maureen Howlett and her husband, Robert of Wantage, NJ and Cecilia Metzgar and her husband, Edward of Andover, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Sgt. John P. Boeren, USAR, Mary C. Boeren, Andrew J. Merck, Stephen M. Merck, Evan M. Merck, Noah E. Metzgar and Samuel A. Metzgar.  Great grandfather of Makenna R. Boeren.  Dear brother of Barney Walker of Newton, NJ, George Walker of Manahawkin, NJ and Dennis Walker of Secaucus, NJ.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312, www.diabetes.org would be appreciated.  
       

Nancy J. Heaney

Glenwood, NJ:  Nancy Jean Heaney(nee Uhlenbush), 71 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Sussex, NJ.  Born to William and Doris Uhlenbush in Ridgefield Park, NJ, she had lived in Hawthorne, NJ and Totowa, NJ for 6 years before moving to Glenwood, NJ 36 years ago. 

Mrs. Heaney worked as a sales manager for the Ultra Chemical Division of Witco Chemical Corp. in Paterson, NJ for 25 years before retiring in 1985.  She was a Life member of the Associates to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1002 and an avid donor to many veteran organizations and the local public services.  She was a member of both the Hospitalized and Paralyzed Veterans of America Organizations and enjoyed reading, cooking and was a doting grandmother. 

Mrs. Heaney was predeceased by a brother and his wife, Ted and Hazel Uhlenbush and a sister and her husband, Margaret and Joseph Walsh and was the beloved wife for 42 years of William Heaney of Glenwood, NJ.  Devoted mother of Michael Gene Heaney of Sparta, NJ and Stephanie Ann Sales of Sussex, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Jordan Krystopher, Michaela Grace, Madison Rose and Samantha Anne.  Dear sister of Ronald Uhlenbush and his wife, Judy of West Winfield, NY.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, September 9, 2102 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapt. # 1002 Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 463, Vernon, NJ  07462 or a favorite veteran charity would be appreciated.

       

John Yurchak

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  John Yurchak, 48 years old, of Hardyston Twp., NJ, passed into eternal life with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Dover, NJ after a long and courageous struggle against myatonic muscular dystrophy.  John was born January 18, 1964 in Sussex, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Hardyston Twp., NJ. 

John graduated from Sussex County Vo-Tech with a major in commercial baking and worked at several restaurants, locally and in Virginia.  He was very knowledgeable about the early history of the NASA Space Exploration Program and space travel to the moon, Mars and beyond.  He was a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg, NJ, an avid Star Trek fan and Military buff and loyal fan of the New York Jets and Yankees. 

John was predeceased by 2 sisters, Eileen(1973) and Patricia Yurchak(1999) and is survived by his devoted parents, Anne and Stephen Yurchak, Sr., his caring brother, Stephen Yurchak, Jr. and his wife, Doris and loving sister, Linda Opt Hof and her husband, Jan all of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  He is also survived by a niece, 4 nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 10:30 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 25 East Spring Valley Avenue, # 210, Maywood, NJ  07607 or the Respiratory Rehabilitation Center at Saint Clare’s Hospital, 400 West Blackwell Street, Third Floor, Dover, NJ 07801 would be greatly appreciated.

       

Gerald E. Shuart

WANTAGE TWP:  Gerald “Jerry” E. Shuart, 68 years, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday September 5, 2012. Born in Sussex he has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and was the son of the late C. Edmund and Beatrice (Dunn) Shuart. 

For 48 years Jerry was an engine mechanic and had been most recently employed as a mechanic for Farmside Landscaping in Sussex prior to his retirement. He was also past member of Teamster’s locals #445 and #177 both located in New York.  He was always willing and able to help his friends and neighbors with their engine repair problems. He was also a former member of the National Rifle Association. During his younger years he had lived in Sussex County. His father at the time was employed with the United States Government and would have assignments overseas so Jerry would travel with his parents overseas and had the experience of getting much of his formal education in the countries of Panama for 7 years and Ecuador. 

His is survived by his beloved wife LoAnn (Harty) Shuart, his children: son Bruce Shuart and his wife Stephanie of Wantage, a daughter Jennifer McCarthy and her husband John of Sussex, grandchildren Katie, Miranda, Johnny and Finn. He is also survived by his step-children: Debbie Cays and her husband Steven of Milford, PA, Corrine Soudant of Milford, PA, Patricia Curtis and her husband Wayne of Eldred, NY and Jackie Roberts and her husband Henry of Westfall, PA, 7 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother Roger Shuart and his wife Alma of Danbury, CT. a niece Mitzi Morello and her husband Sal of Brighton, Ct. along with 2 great-nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 5:00 pm Sunday September 9, 2012 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2pm until the time of the service. Final disposition will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to: The American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Ave. Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 or Sussex United Methodist Church P.O. Box 244, 15 Bank St. Sussex, NJ 07461-0244
       

Joseph Klecha

SussexJoseph Klecha, 90 died Tuesday September 4, 2012 at his home in Sussex.  Mr. Klecha, son of the late Adam and Katherine (Mycek) Klecha was born in Franklin January 9, 1922.  He has been a lifelong resident of Sussex. 

Mr. Klecha was an electrical contractor and the owner of Joseph Klecha Electrical Contractor  of Sussex.  He was a Life Member and Ex-Chief of the Sussex Fire Department, Life Member of NJ State Firemen’s Association and a Life Member of Sussex County Firemen’s Association. 

Mr. Klecha was a member of the Square 5 Gun Club and the Blue Ridge Gun Club in Deposit, NY.  He was a charter member of the Sussex Elks Lodge #2288 BPOE and was a member of  Church of The Good Shephard in Wantage.

Mr. Klecha was predeceased by a daughter, Lemoyne Klecha in 1950, brothers, John & Chester Klecha and sisters, Mary Federkiewicz & Nellie Golemboske.  He is survived by his wife, Catherine R. (Martin) Klecha; children, Joseph M. Klecha & his wife Sharon of Sussex and Elaine Kopec & her husband Frank of Soldotna, AK; sister, Stella Flynn of Franklin; grandchildren, Mathew & Megan Kopec, Stacey & Sam DeGroat, Dustin & Daniela Kopec, David & Krista Klecha and Kelly Klecha & her fiancée Todd Boise; great grandchildren, Sammy & Gunnar DeGroat, Macen & Kaden Kopec and Brayden Kopec.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday September 7, 2012 at 10:00AM at Church of The Good Shephard 200 Rt. 23 Wantage.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Sussex.  Friends may call at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Fire Dept. services will be held 7:30PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sussex Fire dept & EMS 25 Loomis Ave. Sussex, NJ 07461 or to Church of The Good Shephard 200 Rt. 23 Wantage, NJ 07461.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Eston J. "EJ" Ellis

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Eston J. “EJ” Ellis, 28 years old, died unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ on Saturday, September 1, 2012.  Born to Robert and Donna Ellis in Amarillo, TX, he has been a lifelong resident of Vernon Twp., NJ. 

Eston graduated from the Divers Academy International and worked as a deep sea diver for several years.  He was a member of Boy Scout Troop # 404 of Vernon, NJ.  He hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2005 and earned the trail nickname, “Stoker”.  He was a big history buff and enjoyed hiking, camping, kayaking and snowboarding.  He always had great respect and value for his friends.

Eston was predeceased by his dear dog, Zelda and was the devoted son of Donna Ellis of Andover, NJ and Robert Randles Ellis of Rockledge, FL.  Loving grandson of Iris Powell of Utica, NY.  Dear nephew of Greg Powell and his wife, Lisa of Houston, TX.  Cousin of Andrew and Gregory.  Also survived by honorary aunt and uncle, Sue and Fred Stedtler of Mahwah, NJ.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy 799 Washington Square  Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0807 www.appalachiantrail.org would be greatly appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Albert "Toby" Tobias

Glenwood, NJ:  Albert “Toby” Tobias, 81 years old, died after a long illness at his residence on Sunday, September 2, 2012.  Born to John and Anna Tobias in Jersey City, NJ where he was raised before moving to Hewitt, NJ for 29 years and then settling in Glenwood, NJ for the last 27 years.

Mr. Tobias served with the 82nd Airborne from 1948 till 1952 and then owned and operated Toby’s Service Station in Hewitt, NJ for many years before retiring in 2000.  He was a certified scuba diver, enjoyed swimming, gardening and took great joy in playing with his grandchildren.

Mr. Tobias was one of 12 children and the beloved husband for 59 years of Ann Tobias (nee More) of Glenwood, NJ.  Devoted father of Kevin Tobias of Vernon, NJ, Linda Warren of Vernon, NJ and Lisa Toriello of Stockholm, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Lindsey, Paige, Ian and Sloan.

Private funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ. 
       

Frederick S. Cacici

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Frederick S. Cacici, 86 years old, died after a long illness at Newton Medical Center on Saturday, September 1, 2012.  Born to Joseph and Josephine Cacici in New York City, NY, he was raised in Brooklyn, NY and then lived in Englewood, NJ and Cresskill, NJ for 34 years before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1991.

Mr. Cacici served with the United States Navy during WWII in both theaters of war and received his BA from CCNY and Latin America Institute in NYC, NY.  He owned and operated Reliance Overseas in NYC, NY for many years before retiring in 1975.  He was a 4th Degree with the Knights of Columbus, a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ, he volunteered with the Volkswagen of America Foreign Exchange Student Program chaperoning trips to NYC and Washington, DC.  He took great joy in tennis and golf and was a loving and doting grandfather.

Mr. Cacici was the beloved husband for 63 years of Ida Cacici(nee Attardi) of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Joseph Cacici of Old Bridge, NJ and Donna Holmes of Glenmont, NY.  Loving grandfather of Matthew, Stephanie, Ashley and Carly.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ at 10 AM.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.
       

Catherine E. Ingram(nee Hixon)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Catherine Eva Ingram(nee Hixon), 64 years old, died after a long battle with cancer at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Saturday, September 1, 2012.  Born to Harry Walter Hixon, Sr. and Myrtice Ruth Hixon in Anniston, AL where she was raised before moving to Camarillo, CA and then to the Lake Panorama section of Vernon Twp., NJ 20 years ago.

Mrs. Ingram was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and worked diligently with autistic people while helping in creating support groups.  She enjoyed tending her flower garden and the beauty it brought to life.

Mrs. Ingram was predeceased by a sister, Betty Hixon(2009) and was the beloved wife for 44 years of William Ingram of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Lamar Ingram of Rockaway, NJ and Jonathan Ingram of Sussex, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Jared Ingram.  Dear sister of Barry Hixon of Stafford, VA and Bobby Hixon of Lincoln, AL.  Sister in law of Dianne Ingram of Eastaboga, AL.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon, NJ.  Funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Autism Speaks, ATTN Web Gift, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036, www.autismspeaks.org or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.
       

Nancy E. Davis(nee Eginton)

Franklin, NJ:  Nancy Elizabeth Davis(nee Eginton), 83 years old, died at her daughter’s residence in Franklin, NJ after  courageous battle against breast cancer on Monday, August 27, 2012.  Born to Frank and Myrtel Eginton in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Hamburg and McAfee before moving to Franklin about 40 years ago. 

Mrs. Davis was a doting wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother whom enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn, camping and was an avid pet lover.  Her whole family offers special thanks to her granddaughter, Tammy, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Nurses, Pat and Lori for all the care they have offered. 

Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her husband, Edward Davis(2001) and a daughter, Theresa Clouse(2012) and was the devoted mother of Brenda Gunderman and her husband, George of Franklin, NJ.  Mother in law of Donald Clouse of Sandyston, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Tammy Geiselhart of Sussex, NJ, Nancy Schaefer of Bridgewater, NJ, George Gunderman of Hamburg, NJ, Shawn Wallner of Newton, NJ and Lisa Sweller of Newton, NJ.  Dear sister of Maxine Storms of PA and Joyce West of MO.  Cherished by 10 great grandchildren and a great great grandson. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 7-9 PM.  Graveside service will be Thursday, August 30, 2012 at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ at 11:30 AM.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Sietje C. "Peach" de Waal

Vernon Twp:  Sietje C. “Peach” de Waal, 60 died unexpectedly Saturday August 25, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital.  Ms. De Waal, daughter of Johanes and Klaartje (Vanderstad) de Waal was born in Bruinisse, Netherlands May 4, 1952. She came to the United States at the age of 2 years.  Ms. De Waal resided in Stockholm before moving to Vernon Twp. 40 years ago.

Ms. de Waal worked at the former Hardyston National Bank in Stockholm and  Jess’ Pizza of Hamburg, Newton and Sparta.

Ms. De Waal was predeceased by a brother, Maarten de Waal and is survived by her life partner, Jesse Henderson of Vernon Twp; mother, Klaartje de Waal of Hamburg; children, Sheri Kurilla of Punta Gorda, FL, Theresa Lynch of Auburndale, FL and Christopher “Jake” Henderson of Stockholm; step-son, Jesse Henderson of Newton; brothers & sisters, Hans de Waal of Richfield Springs, NY,  Maude France of Bonita Springs, Fl,  Case de Waal of Wantage Twp., Jacklyn Stellingwerf of Baldwinsville, NY,  and Audriana Owens of Hamburg as well as 7 grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Alex Villarreal

Hardyston Twp:  Alex J. Villarreal, 20 died Saturday August 18, 2012 at his residence.  Alex was born in Dover, NJ on January 8, 1992.  He has been a lifelong resident of Hardyston Twp.

Alex was a construction worker.  He enjoyed American Indian Culture and playing the guitar.  He was an avid motorcyclist, riding 12 months of the year. He was a wonderful young man who enjoyed life every minute of every day. He will be missed by so many, especially Aiden, the little guy who looked up to him and whose life he was so involved in. His presence is greatly missed and he lives in the spirit of everyone that knew him. We love you Allie.

Alex was predeceased by his mother, Dr. Susan M. Villarreal, DC.  He is survived by his father, Rudy Villarreal of Hardyston Twp; sister, Stevie Marie Villarreal of Sussex; brother, Christian Villarreal of Passaic as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

A time of gathering for friends and relatives will be held Sunday August 26, 2012 from 12:00 Noon to 2:30PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  A celebration of his life will be held immediately following the service at 32 Violet Trail in Lafayette. For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Nita De Vos(nee Kramer)

Lake Wanda, Vernon Twp., NJ:  Nita De Vos(nee Kramer), 99 years old, died after a brief illness at her residence on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.  Born to Cornelius and Marguerite Kramer in the Netherlands, she came to the United States in 1921 settling in Clifton, NJ.  She summered in Lake Wanda from 1947 till she moved there in 1975. 

Mrs. De Vos owned and operated a hardware store with her husband and then worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, NJ in the EKG Department and then owned and operated Bill’s Highland Inn in Clifton, NJ with her husband for 7 years before retiring in 1975.  She was a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church and the Vernon Leisure Club and was an avid volunteer for the church and local hospitals.  She took great joy in living life and parties. 

Mrs. De Vos was predeceased by her husband, William De Vos(2002) and a grandson, Frank J. Agnelli, Jr.(1984) and was the devoted mother of Margaret “Peg” Agnelli of Vernon, NJ and William De Vos, Jr. of Parsippany, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Kathleen Agnelli, William Peter de Vos and his wife, Barbara and Lauren De Vos.  Cherished great grandmother of Julia and Matthew. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the funeral home at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the Vernon United Methodist Church, 303 Route 94, P.O. Box 345, Vernon, NJ  07462 or a favorite charity would be greatly appreciated.

       

Richard S. Solinski

Ogdensburg, NJRichard Stanley Solinski, 76 years old, died after a long illness at The Homestead Nursing Home in Frankford Twp., NJ on Thursday, August 16, 2012.  Born to Stanley and Mary Solinski in Jersey City, NJ, he had lived in Rutherford, NJ before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ 34 years ago.

Mr. Solinski served with the United States Army and then worked as a Design Draftsman for BAE Systems in Wayne, NJ for 33 years before retiring in 2000.  He enjoyed flying, caring for his pets, working on cars and took great joy in trips to Cape Cod.

Mr. Solinski is the beloved husband for 38 years of Karen Solinski(nee Storz) of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Devoted father of Christopher Solinski and his wife, Lydia Belott of Stanhope, NJ, Deborah Solinski of Ogdensburg, NJ and Lauren Donahue of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Vanian Bayzvlich.  Dear brother of Edward Solinski of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and Eleanor Burns of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  Uncle of Noreen Burns of Woodridge, NJ and Neil Burns and his wife, Janine of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.  Grand uncle of Veronica and Stanley Burns.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Service to follow at the funeral home on Monday at 8:30 PM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Robert E. Blair

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Robert Edward Blair, 71 years old, died after a brief a illness at his residence on Sunday, August 19, 2012.  Born to Edward Solomon and Helen Blair in Jersey City, NJ where he was raised and then he lived in West Milford, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 25 years ago.
 
Mr. Blair served with the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne and then worked as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Corp. in Pinebrook, NJ for many years before retiring.  He was a former volunteer fireman with Greenwood Lake Fire Dept. in West Milford, NJ and enjoyed playing cards, gambling and playing the lottery.  He was devoted to his dog, "Peppy".
 
Mr. Blair was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Madeline Blair and a brother, Charles Blair and was the beloved husband of Jeanne M. Blair(nee Roberts) of Vernon, NJ.  Devoted father of Kevin Blair of Vernon, NJ, Robert Blair, Jr. and his wife, Erin of Wantage, NJ, Brian Blair of Lake Tahoe, NY and Timothy Blair of Wilmington, NC.  Dear brother of Judy Dumas of Fairview, NJ, Barbara Bauer of Basking Ridge, NJ,Christopher Blair and his wife, Kim of Santa Barbara, CA and Dennis Blair and his wife, Sharon of Fort Lee, NJ.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM at thefuneral home.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the family, c/o Jeanne Blair, P.O. Box 188, Vernon, NJ  07462 would be appreciated.

 

        Pauline Makuch(nee Barna)
Wantage Twp., NJ:  Pauline Makuch(nee Barna), 92 years old, died after a long illness at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 18, 2012.  Born to Nicholas and Pilegia Barna in Elizabeth, NJ where she was raised before moving to Linden, NJ in 1952 and then to Wantage Twp., NJ in 2010.
 
Mrs. Makuch was a 1941 Graduate of St. Elizabeth's Hospital Nursing School earning her Registered Nurse degree and worked for Dr. Thomas Begrowicz in Linden, NJ for 12 years before retiring 1979.  She was a political poll worker in Union County for 20 years and was a member of the Democrat 10th Ward Club and the Tuesday Social Club in Linden as well as A.A.R.P..
 
Mrs. Makuch was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Makuch(1989), 2 brothers, Steven and Nicholas Barna and a sister, Marion Fedosh and was the beloved mother of JoAnna Mardosa and her husband, John and Paul Makuch.  Loving grandmother of Rachel Mardosa and Alexis Mardosa and her fiancee, Francis Fritzy.  Dear sister of Anne Kinaszcuk and Anna Barna.  Cherished great grandmother of Leif Mardosa and Adeline Fritzy.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monicas RC Church, Sussex, NJ at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, NJ. Memorial gifts to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Bldg. B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 would be appreciated.
       

Mary E. Drown(nee Stahl)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Mary Ellen Drown(nee Stahl), 73 years old, died peacefully after a short illness at her home surrounded by family on Friday, August 17, 2012.  Born to August and Hannah Stahl in Bronx, NY, she was raised in the Bronx and then lived in Fair Lawn, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1978.
 
Ms. Drown worked as a baker for Pathmark in Wayne and Randolph for 35 years before retiring in 2010.  She also served as the Shop Steward for the Union at Pathmark.  She was a member of the Wanderers Car Club and had a passion for anything "Betty Boop".
 
Ms. Drown was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Hatcher(1978)and was the devoted mother of Donna Tischler of Vernon, NJ, Robert Hatcher of Lincoln Park, NJ and John Hatcher of Vernon, NJ.  Step mother of Tom Drown of Middletown, NY, Karen Gage of New York, Mary Ellen Drown of New York, Bobby Drown of Tulsa, OK and Keith Drown of New York.  Dear sister of John Stahl of Yonkers, NY, Harry Stahl of Yonkers, NY and Gus Stahl of New Hyde Park, NY.  Cherished by 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927, http://www.cancer.org/ would be appreciated.

 

       

Beatrice Mary Yanish

FRANKLIN: Beatrice Mary Yanish, 79 years, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday August 15, 2012. Born in Hamburg, she was the daughter of the late Perry C. and Mary Ellen (Struble) Bush. She has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County For 48 years Beatrice worked as a secretary beside her husband in the family business, the John Yanish Insurance Agency in Hamburg. She was a longtime member of the Hamburg Presbyterian Church. 

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sisters: Edith Valecz, Frances Regino, Helen Bolthausen, Margaret King and a brother Roger Bush. Beatrice is survived by her loving husband of 48 years John Yanish of Franklin, a daughter Pamela Lynn Chelbus of Sellersville, PA sons Michael Chelbus and his wife Ann of Milford, PA, Jack E. Chelbus of Sparta, a brother,                    Perry Bush of Tennessee, three grandchildren, Matthew J. Feldermann, Jonathan M. and Shawn M. Chelbus, a great-granddaughter Savannah L. Feldermann and13 nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Monday August 20, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer online condolences go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Thomas F. Quigley, Jr.

Ogdensburg, NJ: Thomas Francis Quigley, Jr., 54 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 12, 2012.  Born to Thomas F. Quigley, Sr. and Patricia O'Donnell in Boston, MA, he had lived in West Milford and Ogdensburg.

Mr. Quigley worked as a plumber in the construction industry and took great joy in ice hockey.

Mr. Quigley was predeceased by his father, Thomas F. Quigley, Sr. and a brother, James G. Quigley and is the loving son of Patricia O'Donnell of Acworth, GA.  Dear brother of Laurie Simcoe and her husband, Doug of Hamburg, NJ, Susan Galluccio and her husband, Joe of Hawley, PA and Lynne Schipper and her husband, Chris of St. Petersburg, FL.  Loving father of Jennifer, Jamie and Thomas QuigleyIII of West Milford, NJ.  Step son of James O'Donnell.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ are private.

       

Lillian Egan

Highland Lakes, NJLillian Egan(nee Evans), 94 years old, died after at her home after a long illness on Monday, August 13, 2012.  Born to John and Margaret Evans in Jersey City, NJ where she lived before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in December, 2005.  

Mrs. Egan worked as a school teacher for Public School # 34 in Jersey City for 30 years.  She also worked as a hospital teacher in Pediatrics at Jersey City Medical Center and upon her retirement she volunteered as a tutor at Jersey City State College.  She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ and also a member of the Rosary Altar Society and the Franciscan Order. 

Mrs. Egan was predeceased by her husband, John Egan(2004) and a sister, Alice Carolan(2011) and is survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 2-5 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 11 AM.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

       

Theresia Kody

Newtown, PA: Theresia Kody(nee Kollmann), 95 years old, died after a short illness at Buckingham Valley Nursing Center, Newtown, PA on Friday, August 10, 2012. Born to Joseph and Anna Maria Kollmann in Sooron, Hungary, she had lived in Vernon Twp., NJ for 17 years before moving to Newtown, PA 11 years ago.

Mrs. Kody worked as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years and also volunteered as a CCD Assistant at St. Francis deSales RC Church in Vernon, NJ. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed gardening and sewing for her family.

Mrs. Kody was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Kody(1982) and a daughter, Katalin Kish(2000) as well as 7 brothers and sisters and was the devoted mother of Joseph M. Kody of Milford, PA and Annamaria Jones of Newtown, PA. Loving grandmother of Katalin Bieniek, Frank Kish, Theresia Kody, Bryanna Kody, Kellsie Kody, Ryan Jones and Lindsey Jones. Cherished by 4 great granddaughters and 2 great great granddaughters.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 6-8 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10 AM. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Memorial gifts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NYC, NY 10163-4777, www.michaeljfox.org would be appreciated.

       

Robert W. Fountaine 

Newton, NJ: Robert W. Fountaine, 92 years old, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 6, 2012.  Born to Alphus and Cora Fountaine in East Berkshire, VT, he had lived in Sussex, NJ for over 50 years and has been in Newton, NJ since October.

Mr. Fountaine served with the United States Army during WWII with the 94th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe and then worked as an extruder operator for Plastoid Wire Company in Hamburg, NJ for 40 years before retiring 1982.  He was a member of American Legion Post # 213 in Sussex/Wantage and was a proud WWII Army Veteran.

Mr. Fountaine was predeceased by his parents and several brothers and sisters and was the beloved husband for 69 years of Wavyna Fountaine(nee Griffiths) of Newton, NJ.  Devoted father of Muriel Card and her husband, John of Wantage Twp., NJ and Wanda Fountaine of Newton, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Jon Card and his wife, Jean and James Card and his wife, Erin.  Great grandfather of Aidan, Lillian, Madison and John.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:00AM at St. Monicas RC Church, Sussex, NJ.  Interment of cremains to follow at Beemerville Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Funeral services by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery P.O. Box 463 Vernon, NJ 07462 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at http://www.fergusonfuneralhome.com/

       

Ray A. Henderson

FranklinRay A. Henderson, 21 died Sunday August 5, 2012 at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock Twp. due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Ray, son of Ray and Barbara (Downes) Henderson was born in Staten Island, NY March 7, 1991.  He has resided in Franklin for the past 19 years.

Ray was a 2009 graduate of Sussex County Technical School in Sparta. He majored in welding and was the recipient of the Stabile Award. He was presently working for Spartan Fence Systems of Franklin and had also worked for the New York City Department of Parks.   In addition to welding, Ray enjoyed dirt biking and quading.

Ray is survived by his parents, Ray and Barbara Henderson of Franklin; brother, James Henderson of Staten Island, NY; sisters, Meghan Henderson of Japan and Brandi Henderson of Staten Island, NY.

Funeral services will be held Thursday August 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Katherine House(nee Van Strander)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Katherine House(nee Van Strander), 98 years old, died after a short illness at home on Thursday, August 2, 2012.  Born January 31, 1914 to the late Ferdinand and Lillian Van Strander she was a lifetime resident of Vernon Twp., NJ and was the oldest of nine children. 

Mrs. House was a homemaker and worked side by side with her husband in the dairy farming business in Vernon Twp. for nearly 40 years.  She was a charter member of the V.F.W. Post #8441 Ladies Auxiliary and in her retirement, Katherine travelled with family and friends to Mexico, the Bahamas, Aruba, Bermuda, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and several other U.S. States.  She will be remembered for her love of family, Rummy, Kings on the Corner, word search puzzles and game shows. 

Katherine was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Francis Drake House(1984).  Four daughters, infant Evelyn(1932), 7 year old, Katherine(1945), Julia Phillips(1996) and Edith Clouse(2006).  A grandson, Donald F. Predmore(1997), a granddaughter, Katherine Ball(2003) and infant great grandson, Joseph Carchia(1997), a brother, Ferdinand “Sonny” Van Strander and 3 sisters, Mildred Newman, Irene Luft and Mary Parks.  She is the devoted mother of Frances Mabee and her husband, Arnold of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Connie Boxmeyer and her husband, David of Beaufort, NC, Reginald Phillips and his wife, Jennifer of Sparta, NJ, Steven Phillips and his wife, Judy of Hardyston Twp., NJ, Lisa Brinkley and her husband, Howard of Chesapeake, VA, Marie Hughes and her husband, Charles of Franklin, NJ, Michelle Carchia and her husband, Otto of Branchville, NJ, Alicia Louie and her husband, Jon of Budd Lake, NJ and Arnold F. Mabee and his wife, Ann of Fruita, CO.  Cherished great grandmother of Lindsey Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Kasey Talon, Neil Phillips, Scott Phillips, Sarah Nations, Kelly Mikkelson, Alexa, Giuseppe and Gabriella Carchia, Kiera and Dylan Louie and Molly and Megan Mabee.  Great great grandmother of Brody and Jaxon Phillips and Palmer Rolleczek.  Dear sister of Clifford Van Strander of McAfee, NJ, Ethel Furman of Vernon Twp., NJ, Helen De Vries of Florida and Janet Cameron of Goshen, NY.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the funeral at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.  Memorial gifts to the Vernon Twp. Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 236, Vernon, NJ  07462 would be appreciated.

       

Gwendolynn F. Moore

Parsippany:  Gwendolynn F. Moore 29 died Friday July 13, 2012 in France.  Miss Moore was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL October 19, 1982 and resided in Vernon for most of her life, attending the Vernon Twp. Schools.  She has lived in Parsippany for the past 5 years.

Miss Moore was an Airline Flight Attendant for Universal Jet Aviation of Boca Raton, FL.  She was a volunteer at the animal shelter in Morris County.

Miss Moore is survived by her mother, Karen Nelson of Highland Lakes; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sonja Moore of Shalimar, FL; sisters, Megan Kowalsky of Matawan and Gabrielle Smith of Vernon; brother, Ronan Smith of Riverdale and a niece & nephew, Charlotte and Cayde Kowalsky.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 11, 2012 at 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct for GPS) Vernon.  Friends may arrive to visit with the family from 10:00AM – 11:00AM (one hour prior to the service).  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Gwen’s name to your local animal shelter.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

John G. Esteve, Sr.

Vernon Twp:  John G. Esteve, Sr. 66, died Thursday August 2, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover.  Mr. Esteve, son of the late Peter and Jane (Surr) Esteve was born in Hackensack October 25, 1945.  Mr. Esteve lived in Little Ferry before moving to the Barry Lakes section of Vernon over 36 years ago. 

Mr. Esteve was a Telecommunications Engineer for NJ Bell Telephone for 45 years, retiring in 2006.  An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Esteve also owned and operated Mastadon Ammo & Camo in Vernon Twp.  He was an accomplished gunsmith and was a former Boy Scout Leader in Barry Lakes. 

Mr. Esteve was a US Army Vietnam Veteran.

A visitation will be held at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon on Friday from 7-9PM and Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Cremation will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vernon Twp. Ambulance Squad P.O. Box 236 Vernon, NJ 07462 or to Disabled American Veterans National Service Foundation 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring KY 41076.  For condolences or directions, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Amy Lynn Jensen

Bethlehem, PAAmy Lynn Jensen, 40 died Tuesday July 24, 2012 at her home.  Ms. Jensen, daughter of Linda Kristine Campitiello and the late Ralph Leon Jensen, was born in Newton May 8, 1972.  She grew up in Franklin, attending the Franklin Elementary School and graduating from Wallkill Valley Regional High School.

Amy worked for Prudential Financial where she was a Customer Representative.  Amy loved being with family and friends, and especially enjoyed her time with her son, Benny whom she was so proud of.  She enjoyed cooking, especially unique and vegetarian dishes which she would share with her family and friends.  She would get some of her recipes from Bon Appetit, a magazine she took joy in reading, and she would grow her own vegetables to use in her recipes.

Amy enjoyed sitting on her front porch and watching people walk by.  She loved music and art, quilts and all the comfy things of home as well as her 7 cats.

She will be greatly missed by all.

Amy is survived by her son, Benjamin Sanchez at home; mother, Linda K. Campitiello of Newfoundland; siblings, Christie Danko & her husband Richard of Wantage, Lisa Phillips & her husband Stephen of Wantage and Jeffrey Jensen & his wife Donna of Lafayette; nieces and nephews, Matthew, Kelly, Jaime, Krista, Olivia, Reid, Michael, Elisa, Evan, Owen and Dresden.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 4, 2012 at 4PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Benjamin Sanchez Benefit Fund c/o Lisa Phillips 136 Neilson Rd. Wantage, NJ 07461 or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Multiple Myeloma at www.lls.org.  For directions or condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

       

Eleanor J. Heyboer

Vernon Twp:  Eleanor J. Heyboer, 94 of Vernon, formerly of Englewood Cliffs passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.  Mrs. Heyboer, daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Ricker) Van Bemmel was born in West New York, NJ March 10, 1918. 

Growing up in the Coytesville section of Fort Lee, Eleanor was the last surviving sibling of the Van Bemmel Family.  Eleanor is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Edward G. Heyboer.  Together they raised 4 children in Englewood Cliffs.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Lynn Dunkin in 2003.

A lover of the Yankees, the Giants, knitting and her own epic anecdotes, Eleanor was a devoted homemaker.  Over the years, she opened her house to help raise cousins, nieces and nephews who needed support.  Her generous spirit provided a loving, nurturing environment.

Eleanor moved to Vernon to live with her daughter and her daughter’s family in 2000.  She enjoyed watching her three grandchildren grow, never missing an opportunity to take in a sporting event, concert or play.

Her legacy will live on with the large number of family members she leaves behind, which includes her 3 children; Douglas Heyboer of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kenneth Heyboer of Park Ridge and Patricia Venskus of Vernon; 14 grandchildren,  21 great grandchildren,   2 great great grandchildren, soon to be 4 and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday July 30, 2012 at 10:30AM at Holy Trinity RC Church 2267 Lemoine Ave. Fort Lee, NJ.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS: 1 Vanderhoof Ct) Vernon on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame 345 Belden Hill Rd. Wilton, CT 06897. For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

William F. Jackson

Vernon Twp:  William F. Jackson 63 died Sunday July 22, 2012 at his home in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon following a long illness.  Mr. Jackson, son of Frank R. and Margaret (Graham) Jackson was born in Sheridan, MT November 4, 1948.  He resided in Glendale, NY before moving to Highland Lakes, Vernon 25 years ago.

Mr. Jackson  was a Project Manager for Xerox Corp. retiring in 2011.   He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a Charter Member of Vietnam Veterans of America Queens, NY Chapter and a member of the Sussex County Chapter.  He was a member and Past Commander of Wallkill Valley VFW Post #8441 of Vernon.  Mr. Jackson was an avid gardener 

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife Darlene Jackson, daughter, Erin Dasraj & her husband Cyrel of Liberty, NY; mother, Margaret Jackson of Waco, TX; sisters, Peggy Kelly of Frankford Twp., Janet Madera of Waco, TX and Nancy Willumsen of Esperance, Australia; grandson Colin Jackson Dasraj and nieces, Collette Freer, Adrienne Kierans, Jamie Weaver and Hannah Wauson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 26, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  VFW Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church P.O. box 242 Highland Lks, NJ 07422, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 27106 NY, NY 10087-7106 www.mskcc.org/giving, American Red Cross Sussex County Chapter 93 Spring St. Suite 101 Newton, NJ 07860 or Smile Train P.O. Box 96231 Washington, DC 20090-6231 www.smiletrain.org. For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Lisa Marie Emerson

VERNON TWP: Lisa Marie Emerson, 48, died at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Saturday July 14, 2012 after a brief illness.  Born in Teaneck, NJ she was the daughter of the late Noreen (White) Emerson (1984) and is survived by her father Robert Emerson of Palm City, FL. She has been a resident of Vernon for the past 19 years and prior to that had resided in Bergen County.  Lisa was an amazing mother who was always loving and caring for her five children.  So also loved the times she would spend at the beach enjoying its beauty and sunshine.

In addition to her father she is survived by her children daughters; Nicole, Kristen, Mary, and Anne Larmer, and a son Matthew Larmer all of Vernon Twp. a brother Michael Emerson of Vernon Twp. and a nephew Michael Larmer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am on Thursday July 19th at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg.  Final disposition will be held on Friday at Holyhood Cemetery in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred to help her children with funeral expenses and can be mailed to 11 Peary Drive Sussex, NJ 07461

       

Ann Marie Grace 

New York City: Ann Marie Grace, 67, died on Sunday July 16, 2012 at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, Born in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Edward V. and Mary Ellen (McCarthy) Grace. She has been a life long resident of New York City. Ann Marie had been employed as a operations manager for Educational Alliance in New York City.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister Patricia A. Walsh and a nephew Michael Walsh. She is survived by her siblings, Sisters Barbara Liccardi and her husband Vito of Lake Tamarack, Peggy M. Boyen and her husband Vincent of Tucson, AZ, Kelly Corrigan and her husband John of Lake Stockholm, a brother Edward Grace and his wife Janet of Hamburg, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 8:30 am Wednesday July 18th at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. John Vianney Church 2823 State Route 23 Stockholm, NJ. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery Hardyston Twp. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-10 pm. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to: 14 Street “Y” in “In Memory of Ann Marie Grace” 344 East 14th Street New York, NY 10003   www.14streety.org/donate

       

John W. "Jack" Westhoff

Hardyston Twp:  John W. “Jack” Westhoff age 85 died Thursday July 12, 2012 at Newton Medical Center following a long illness.  Mr. Westhoff, son of the late Herman and Rose (Thaler) Westhoff was born in North Bergen November 24, 1926.  He has been a resident of Hardyston Twp. for most of his life.

Mr. Westhoff was a member of the Congregation of Stockholm United Methodist Church.  He served as Vice President of Quality Control at Plastoid Corp. in Hamburg and then later was the General Plant Manager of Monroe Wire and Cable in Monroe, NY.  Mr. Westhoff retired in 1992 from Alcatel in Chester, NY where he was Director of Quality Assurance.

Mr. Westhoff is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Sisco) Westthoff; son, Rev. Blake Westhoff of Woxall, PA and grandchildren, Nathan and Rachel Westhoff.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 11:00AM at Stockholm United Methodist Church 27 Rt. 515 Stockholm.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Stockholm United Methodist Church 26 Rt. 515 Stockholm, NJ 07460.  For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Elizabeth D. Stewart

Vernon Twp., NJ: Elizabeth Dorothy Stewart(nee D'Alessio), 75 years old, died after a long illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Born to Louis and Dorothy D'Alessio in Paterson, NJ, she was raised in Paterson, NJ and then lived in Oakland, NJ for 41 years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 12 years ago.
Mrs. Stewart was a minister for Warwick's Jehovahs Witness Congregation and was a doting wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and gathering seashells at the beach.
Mrs. Stewart was predeceased by her son, Robert Stewart(1990) and a brother, James D'Alessio(1954) and is the beloved wife for 55 years of Robert Stewart of Vernon Twp., NJ. Devoted mother of Daniel Stewart of Vernon Twp., NJ and Donna Smith of Vernon Twp., NJ. Loving grandmother of Amy, Patrick, Wesley and Robert. Dear sister of Edwin D'Alessio of Paterson, NJ, Dolores Mizzoulo of Florida, Mary LaCass of Brick, NJ, Marjorie Steinberg of NJ, Patricia D'Alessio of NJ, Dorothy Le Febure of NJ, Louis D'Alessio of Florida and John Rodrigues of Oakland, NJ. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Private cremation arrangements by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ. Memorial gifts to Watchtower, c/o Treasurers Office Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of NY, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483 wiould be appreciated.

 

       

Edward A. Riley

VERNON TWP: Edward A. Riley, 65 years died peacefully at his home on July 1, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of the late Austin E. and Elizabeth (Banta) Riley. He has been a resident of Vernon Twp.  For the past 39 years and prior to that had resided in Monroe, NY and West Milford, NJ.

He worked for Ford Motor Company as an electrician for 35 years retiring in 2002. He was a veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War.  In his spare time he would enjoy being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking, camping and Nascar.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 42 years Karen (Murphy) Riley of Vernon, his children: sons Edward Riley of South Carolina, Shawn Riley of Vernon, a daughter Elizabeth Riley of Vernon, grandchildren Shawn P. Riley of Maryland, Kierston Riley of Vernon, Kaylynn Riley of Maryland, and Braeden Riley of Maryland, a sister Nancy O’Brien and her husband David of Pompano Beach, FL , brother in-law Thomas Murphy of Newburgh, NY, sister in-law Patricia McCourt and her husband John of Wilmington, NC, sister in-law Sherry Lundgren  and her husband Kevin of Montgomery, NY and sister in-law Michelle Murphy of Branchburg, NJ along with many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Wednesday July 4, 2012 11:00 am at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Final disposition will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860.
       

Caroline Muchmore-Nepomniashy

VERNON: Caroline Muchmore-Nepomniashy, 26 years, died peacefully after a long illness on Sunday July 1, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Goshen, NY she is the daughter of Patricia (Panella) Barton and husband Daniel of Vernon and Bruce Muchmore of Vernon.

Caroline spent many years using her talent working as a free lance artist.  She also enjoyed the time she volunteered at the Raccoon Ridge Bird Observatory at Stokes State forest.

She was predeceased by her sister Grace Muchmore  (2010) and her maternal and paternal grandfathers.  In addition to her parents Caroline is survived by her loving husband Leon Nepomniashy of Vernon, a brother Gareth Muchmore and his partner Amelia DeGuzman of Denville,  and her aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday July 5, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Final disposition will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to; New Jersey State Organization of Cystic Fibrosis PO Box 3648 Wayne, NJ 07474-3648 (njsocf.org).

       

Thomas P. Clements

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Thomas Patrick Clements, diedat home on Sunday, July 1, 2012 after a long illness of Wegners Disease and cancer.  Born to Arthur and Margaret Clements in New York City, NY, he had lived in Fort Lee, NJ for 30 years before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ for the last 10 years.
 
Mr. Clements served with the United States Navy during WWII and then owned and operated Prell Business Equipment in Lodi, NJ for 30 years before retiring in 1992.  He was an active member of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon, NJ and worked with the Mission Circle and Harvest House.  He and his wife received Senior Citizens of the Year for 2011.  He was an avid golfer, hunter and enjoyed woodcarving as a hobby.
 
Mr. Clements is the beloved husband for 35 years of Marlene Clements(nee Preller) of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Devoted father of Thomas Clements of Suffern, NY.  Loving grandfather of Thomas and Kenneth Clements.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8 AM.  Funeral service at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, Vernon, NJ at 9 AM.  Interment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO  64188-8660, http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/ would be appreciated. 

 

       

Robert T. Kennedy

Highland Lakes, NJRobert Thomas Kennedy, 83 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  Born to Henry and Charlotte Kennedy in New York City, NY, he had lived in Queens, NY before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1978. 

Mr. Kennedy served with the United States Navy during the Korean War and then worked as a manager for New York Telephone Company in New York City for 36 years before retiring in 1988.  He was a past president and member of the Highland Lakes Senior Citizens and an active member of the Highland Lakes Country Club.  Mr. Kennedy was an avid traveler and collector of coins of stamps and always enjoyed travelling to his timeshare in Aruba.  Mr. Kennedy was also known as “Mr. Fixit” for his ability to correct many things. 

Mr. Kennedy is the beloved husband for 37 years of Martha Kennedy(nee Caslin).  Devoted father of Christopher Kennedy and his wife, Diane of Fairfield, CT, Dennis Kennedy and his wife, Michele of San Antonio, TX, Peter Kennedy and his wife, Joanne of Medford, LI, NY, David Kennedy of Farmingdale, LI, NY and Jennifer Kowell and her husband, Thomas of Ridge, NY.  Loving grandfather of Kristin, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Amy, Kimberly, Jessica, Susan and Jake.  Great grandfather of Daniel.  Dear brother of Joan Toal and her husband, Joseph of Brooklyn, NY.  Uncle of Karen Eadie of Milton, NY. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 2-6 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11 AM.  Cremation is private and burial of cremains at Glenwood Cemetery to be scheduled for a later date.  Memorial gifts to Highland Lakes Country Club Goodwill Fund and Pavers, P.O. Box 578, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422, www.hlcc.org or Cancer Care of St. Clares, Radiation Dept., 23 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ  07834  ATTN: St. Clares Foundation would be appreciated. 

       

Marion E. Bognar

Franklin:  Marion E. Bognar, 78 died Tuesday June 26, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex.  Ms. Bognar, daughter of the late James and Mary (Geczi) Bognar was born in Passaic July 4, 1933.  She had lived in Wanaque for 22 years before moving to Franklin in 1993. 

Ms. Bognar was predeceased by her brother, Eugene Bognar in 1996 and is survived by her daughter, Mary Rose Colridge of Fairfield, CA and 3 grandchildren, Kalei Colridge, Katherine Mary Colridge and Christopher Colridge. 

Funeral services will be held Monday July 2, 2012 at 10:30AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Entombment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00AM -10:30AM.
       

Gail M. Alber

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Gail M. Alber, 48 years old, died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Born to Frederick and Ruth Grimm in Pequannock, NJ, she had lived in Glenwood with her brother before moving to Vernon 3 years ago. 

Gail was a dedicated homemaker and had a love for animals. 

Gail is predeceased by her parents and a brother, Frederick Grimm, Jr. and is the beloved sister of Russell Grimm and his wife, Paulette of Glenwood, NJ.  Loving aunt of Christina and Russell Grimm. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 8 to 9 AM.  Funeral service at 9 AM.  Interment to follow at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fair Lawn, NJ.

       

Kathleen L. Tabaka

FranklinKathleen L. Tabaka age 68 died Monday June 25, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Franklin.  Mrs. Tabaka, daughter of the late Benjamin and Anita (Roach) Esposito was born in Passaic January 29, 1944.  She resided in Franklin for many years and the last 10 years in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Mrs. Tabaka was a Supervisor at the former Morley Shirt Co. in Franklin where she worked for 27 years.

Mrs. Tabaka was predeceased by a brother, Benji Esposito and a sister Eileen Coleman.  She is survived by her children, Dawn Banki & her husband Jeffrey of Franklin and Stephen Oswald of Loris, SC; sisters, Margo Marcinkewicz & her husband Frank of Toms River, Grace Esposito of Wilmington, NC and Maureen Brown & her husband Bill of Clifton; brother, Vincent Esposito & his wife Skippy of Pawley Island, SC; grandson, Kyle Banki and several nieces and nephews.

Private cremation has been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  Condolences may be sent to the family  at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Ronald J. Olsen

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Ronald James Olsen, 54 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  Born to Stanley Olsen, Sr. and Frances Olsen in Hoboken, NJ, he was raised in Weehawken and then lived in Clifton and West Milford, summering in Lake Wallkill, before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1985. 

Mr. Olsen worked for General Motors Corporation in NYC, NY since 1975 retiring in 2001.  Mr. Olsen summered and was a lifetime member of the Lake Wallkill Community.  He was a coach for the Aqua Gems Swimming Program out of Warwick for over 20 years and also coached the Lake Wallkill summer swim team.  As head coach of the Aqua Gems Swimming Program, Ronnie was a selfless individual who strived to make children and young adults into better people through life lessons.  He would not hesitate to pick up a swimmer who could not get a ride to practice and was a captivating story and joke teller which brought smiles and laughter to everyone he encountered. 

Mr. Olsen was predeceased by his son, Ryan Olsen(2008) and his mother, Frances Olsen(2007) and was the beloved husband for 34 years of Denise Olsen(nee Aluzzo) of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Daniel Olsen and his finacee, Maegan Rist of Highland Lakes, NJ, Melissa and Ashley Olsen both at home.  Dear brother of Stanley Olsen, Jr. of Lake Wallkill, NJ, Richard Olsen and his wife, Cathy of Warsaw, WI, Kevin Olsen and his wife, Susan of Rivervale, NJ, Gary Olsen and his wife, Nancy of Algonquin, IL and Timothy Olsen and his wife, Bernadette of Amherst, NH.  Dear brother in law of Jane Olsen of Secaucus, NJ, Michael Aluzzo and his wife, Sheryl of Bloomingdale, NJ, Lisa Bundy and her husband, Lee of Richmond, VA, Michelle Aluzzo of Dingmans Ferry, PA and Mark Aluzzo of Butler, NJ.  Son of Stanley Olsen.  Son in law of Vincent and Louise Aluzzo.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-10 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Ryan Olsen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Vernon Twp. High School, P.O. Box 800, Vernon, NJ  07462 would be appreciated.

       

Walter E. Kuhnert

Stockholm, NJ:  Walter Edward Kuhnert, 77 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.  Born to Walter A. and Anna C. Kuhnert in Paterson, NJ, he had lived in Paterson before moving to Stockholm, NJ 19 years ago. 

Mr. Kuhnert worked as a maintenance Mechanic for GlaxoSmithKline in Clifton, NJ for 11 years before retiring in 2000.  Mr. Kuhnert  was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing, collecting coins and guns. 

Mr. Kuhnert was predeceased by a son, Walter E. Kuhnert, Jr.(2001) and is the beloved husband for 56 years of Sandra Kuhnert(nee Robb) of Stockholm, NJ.  Devoted father of James A. Kuhnert of Boonton, NJ and Lynn M. Lowy of Mt. Olive, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Kaitlyn E. and Sarah L. Lowy. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 10 to 11 AM.  Funeral service to commence at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927, www.cancer.org.

       

Arlene E. Cartland

Vernon Twp:  Arlene E. Cartland age 54 died unexpectedly Thursday June 21, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.  Mrs. Cartland was born in Walden, NY and resided in Ridgefield Park before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon 25 years ago.

Mrs. Cartland worked at Lafayette Quick Pick on Rt. 15 in Lafayette.

She was predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Edith Spinosa and is survived by her husband Frank (Dave) Cartland; children, Richard Guldan & his fiancée Tanya Wynn of Hackensack, Paul Guldan & his wife Cynthia of Wantage, David Cartland of Highland Lakes, Allison Cartland of Highland Lakes and Colby Kopi of Highland Lakes; grandchildren, Danielle, Dylan, Paul Jr., Christopher, Marissa, Derek, Richard III, Katie, Kayla and Jenna as well as close family friend, Kathy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 26, 2012 at 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and condolences, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Doris L. Decker

VernonDoris L. Decker age 91 died unexpectedly Wednesday June 20, 2012 at Newton Medical Center.  Mrs. Decker, daughter of the late Raymond and Alice Mae (Shaw) Leeper was born in Warwick, NY November 25, 1920.  She resided in Vernon for most of her life.

Mrs. Decker was a Real Estate Agent with Verna Kenely of Sussex Realty, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Vernon Twp. Fire Department, a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church and was always involved in her husband’s businesses.

Mrs. Decker was predeceased by her husband Fred W. Decker in 2009 and sisters, Hazel Howell and Betty Paddock.  She is survived by her children, Dean Decker & his wife Judy of Vernon and Sharon Conklin & her husband Robert of Wantage; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Saturday June 23, 2012 at 11:00AM at North Hardyston Cemetery (New Section).  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Tribute Program P.O. box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.  Arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Carol J. Luna

SussexCarol Jane Luna, 74 went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday June 17, 2012 with her family by her side.  Mrs. Luna, daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Conklin) Clark was born in Wantage Twp. May 29, 1938.  She was a lifelong resident of Sussex County having lived in Sussex Borough since 1956.

Mrs. Luna originally worked for Farmer’s National Bank and then for Newton Country Club for 11 years where she was a chef.  Along with her husband she later retired as co-owner of Franklin Glass Co. in Franklin.

Mrs. Luna was a volunteer at the former Alexander Linn Hospital (St. Clare’s) in Sussex, was a member of the Tri-State Women’s Investment Club and was an election poll volunteer in Sussex.  She was a parishioner and Pre-Cana Instructor at St. Monica’s RC Church in Sussex as well as a member of the Helping Hand Organization at the church.  Mrs. Luna was also a member of the Wesleyan Bible Study Group in Sussex.

She loved to clean house, enjoyed the beach, especially spending time in Myrtle Beach and loved The Gaithers music.

Mrs. Luna’s brother, Robert Clark died the same day as her and she was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Quinn and a grandson Curtis Rohel.  She is survived by her husband Joseph A. Luna Sr.; children, Joseph A. Juna Jr. & his wife Cindy of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, Cynthia A. Rohel & her husband Roy of Branchville, Mary Rowan & her husband Harold of Branchville, Lisa Haggerty & her husband Scott of Wantage and Jennifer Kemble & her husband Jeffrey of Holden, MA; sisters, Marilyn Martin of Norfolk, VA, Gloria Hill of Augusta and Audrey Bootsma of Mt. Holly as well as 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday June 21, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex to St. Monica’s RC Church, Sussex for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Branchville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 27106 NY, NY 10087-7106 or Sussex Wesleyan Church 25 Second St. Sussex, NJ 07461.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Albert S. Tatka

FranklinAlbert S. Tatka 72, died Monday June 11, 2012 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Tatka, son of the late John and Mary (Jandura) Tatka was born in Franklin December 6, 1939.  He has been a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Mr. Tatka was a 1957 graduate of Franklin high School.  He worked for Picatinny Arsenal and later served as Vice President of Operations at Metaltec Corp. in Franklin.  He retired from Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg where he was a Mold Designer and Engineer.  Mr. Tatka also owned and operated Al’s Custom Gunsmithing in Franklin for over 40 years.

He was an Exempt Member and Past Chief (1988-1989) of the Franklin Fire Department, as well as a member of the Franklin Fire Department Relief Association and the New Jersey chief’s Association. He had played on the Franklin Miners Football team. He was a member of the Top of New Jersey Waywayanda and Flying Hawks R/C Club, along with being a member of the Franklin Rifle and Revolver and Colesville gun clubs.

Mr. Tatka is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne (Rosa) Tatka; children, MaryAnne Gruszecki & her husband Tom of Franklin, Albert S. Tatka Jr. of Wantage and Michael Tatka & his wife Janine of Hardyston; sister, Ann Zeiher of Largo, FL; brother, John Tatka of Scottsdale, AZ and grandchildren, Ashton, Merinda and Audra.

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church for a 12:30PM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Fire Dept. services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30PM.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to; Franklin Fire Department 137 Buckwheat Rd. P.O. Box 234 Franklin, NJ 07416 or Wallkill Valley First aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.To offer online condolences go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

 

       

Philip A. Muzzo

FRANKLIN, NJ: Philip A. Muzzo, 75 years died peacefully on Thursday June 7, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Dover, NJ. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late Olindo and Grace (Cesare) Muzzo. Coming from Jersey City Philip has been a resident of Sussex County, NJ for the past several years.

Philip was a proud veteran of the United States Army. For many years he was employed as a truck driver and had worked for McClean Trucking in South Kearney, NJ.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by sisters Katie Pollice, Carmela Nucito, Evelyn Chiaverene, Anne Venezia, and Angie Morgillo, and a brother Dominick Ramano. He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret (Flynn) Muzzo of Franklin, daughters Karen Muzzo of Sparta, and Jackie Rada of  Franklin, a son Philip A. Muzzo, Jr. and his wife Terri of Sparta, sister Faye Masucci of Florida, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 9:00 am on Monday June 11th at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church 75 Church St. Franklin. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38148-0142 or Wounded Warriors Project at, WWP Attention Advanced Guard P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com  

       

Daniel Thompson

Montague, NJDaniel Thompson, 66 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Monday, June 4, 2012.  

Daniel was a veteran of the Vietnam War with the United States Army and worked for Lakeland Roofing and then as a self employed carpenter and handy man for many years.  He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.  He took great joy in pig roasts, cooking, spending time with family and would do what he could for anyone. 

Daniel is predeceased by his mother, Charity Thompson and his father, Harrison Thompson, II, a brother, Jesse Thompson and a sister, Sue Edwards and is the devoted father of Jeremiah Thompson of Montague, NJ.  Dear brother of Sally Corter of Maryland, Bobby Thompson and his wife Jennette of Vernon Twp., NJ, Gail Thompson and her partner Jay of Maple Shade, NJ, Harrison Thompson, III and his wife Lorraine of Sussex, NJ, Clay Thompson and his partner Diane of Sussex, NJ, Mary Thompson and her partner Joe of Vernon Twp., NJ, Bruce Thompson of Hamburg, NJ and Byrdie Thompson and her partner Gene of Sussex, NJ.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews. 

Private cremation services are by Ferguson Funeral Home. 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial service will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Sussex Fire House at 12 Noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the family for his son, Jeremiah would be greatly appreciated.

       

Vincent E. Henry

Hardyston Twp:  Vincent E. Henry, 61 died unexpectedly Saturday May 19, 2012 at No. 1 Peoples Hospital in Shanghai, China.  Mr. Henry, son of Herbert and Lillian (Baxter) Henry was born in Panama April 23, 1951 and has resided in Hardyston Twp. for the past 23 years. 

Mr. Henry worked for IBM for over 40 years and was presently working out of their White Plains, NY office.  He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Franklin. 

Mr. Henry is survived by his wife Virginia (James) Henry, son Vincent E. Henry Jr. & his wife Tykeshia of CT., sister, Valerie Henry-Rose of PA, parents, Herbert & Lillian Henry of NY, NY and 3 grandchildren. 

A Talk (service) will be given at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 25 Parker St. Franklin on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1:00PM.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.

       

Mercedes Pagan

  VERNON: Mercedes Pagan 78 years, died at Barn Hill Care Center on Monday June 4, 2012. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico she was the daughter of the late Monserrate and Tomasa (Almodovar) Pagan. She has been a resident of the Glenwood section of Vernon Twp. since 1998 and prior to that had resided in the Bronx, NY.  

Mercedes retired in 1998 after 30 years of employment as a data entry clerk with the Joshua L. Bailey Co. located in Hoboken, NJ. In her spare time she enjoyed doing jumbo puzzles.  

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son Ramfis Ortiz. She is survived her husband Felipe Ortiz of Vernon, a daughter  Isabella Pegan of Vernon and Joe Miranda, a son Alfredo Ortiz of Ponce, Puerto Rico,  grandchildren Julie, Joey and Michael Miranda. Her sisters Doris Cabrera of New Rochelle, NY, Josephine Almodorvar and Anna Milagros both of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and nephews Hector Cabrera, Jr. Theodore Cabrera and Frederick Cabrera.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday June 6th from 2 to 5 pm at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept.142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
       

Stacy K. Geydoshek

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Stacy Katherine Geydoshek, 92 years old, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center.  Daughter of the late Stanley and Alexandra Davidowicz, she was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Gardner, Massachusetts where she had lived until her marriage in 1946 when she then moved to Ogdensburg, NJ. 

Prior to her marriage she worked for the Heywood Wakefield Furniture Company in Gardner.  In 1950 she began working in Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ until her retirement in 1970.She had been a faithful and dedicated parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gardner, MA and St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church in Ogdensburg, NJ.  She was a member of the Hardyston Twp. Senior Citizens.  Stacy enjoyed bowling and had been a member of various teams and leagues in the past.  She also had been a knitter and enjoyed watching bowling and golf on TV, listening to Polka Music and spending time with family and friends.  Stacy was the Matriarch of both the Geydoshek and Davidowicz families.  She was a wonderful wife and mother, and homemaker, and devoted and loving toward family and friends.  She was thought of as “Mom” by many of her friends and family and was always fun to be around and a great storyteller. 

Mrs. Geydoshek was predeceased by 4 brothers, baby Frank, Stanley, Chester and Alfred, a sister, Henerica Davidowicz and by her husband of 61 years, John Andrew in 2007.  She is survived by her devoted daughter Sandra K. Geydoshek of Ogdensburg, NJ as well as many nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ at 9:30 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church Cemetery Fund, 53 Kennedy Avenue, Ogdensburg, NJ  07439 or Ogdensburg First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 111, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439 or a charity of choice in her memory.

 Pauline Kollbocker

HARDYSTON: Pauline Kollbocker, 93, died on Saturday June 2, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. Born in Franklin she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Sheldon) Brown. Pauline has been a lifelong resident of the Franklin area and had most recently resided in Hardyston Twp. for the past 17 years.

She was a loving and caring person who also had time to care for her family. For many years she was employed as a cashier at the former Franklin Bakery. She was a member of the Lafayette Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Ervin Kollbocker (1995). Her sisters; Lillian Hill, Mildred Tutalo, and brothers Charles Brown and John Sheldon. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Kollbocker of Hardyston, sons; David Kollbocker and his wife Linda of Milford, PA, James Kollbocker and his wife Toshiko of Ardmore, PA., grandchildren Hanna R. Kollbocker and Amanda L. Lanfrank, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday June 6, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home. If so desired donations in her memory may be made to the Hardyston Twp. First Aid Squad P.O. Box 129 Stockholm, NJ 07460. To offer online condolences go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com    

       

Robert L. Knott, III

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Robert Lee Knott, III, 75 years old, died after a brief illness at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  Born to Robert L. Knott, Jr. and Margaret Knott in Montclair, NJ, he had lived in Garfield, NJ before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ in March of this year. 

Mr. Knott graduated from Montclair High School and then served with the United States Navy during Vietnam and then worked as a welder for Sealed Air Corp. in Fair Lawn, NJ for more than 30 years.  He was a doting father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, gardening and hobby welding.  He was a loyal “Sea Hunter” patron out of Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 

Mr. Knott is predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Jean Knott(2003) and was the devoted father of Valerie Scholz of Ogdensburg, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Ryan Carl Scholz at home, Robert Lee Esposito of West Orange, NJ and John Baptiste Esposito of West Orange, NJ. 

Memorial visiting at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1-2 PM.  Memorial service to follow at 2 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts to S.C.A.R.C., 11 US Route 206, Suite 100, Augusta, NJ  07822, www.scarc.org would be appreciated. 

       

John C. Calomiris

Vernon Twp., NJ:  John Costas Calomiris, 59 years old, died unexpectedly in Union, NJ on Friday, May 25, 2012.  Born to Costas and Grace Calomiris in New York City, NY, he had lived in Nebraska and Sussex, NJ then moved to Vernon Twp., NJ 15 years ago. 

Mr. Calomiris was a mechanic for Hugh Strong in Union, NJ for the last few years and was a dedicated family man who took great joy in fishing. 

Mr. Calomiris was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Jane Moffitt(1993) and was the beloved husband of Linda Calomiris(nee Moffitt).  Devoted father of John C. Calomiris, Jr. and William A. Calomiris  both at home. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, May 28, 2012 from 7-9 PM.  Funeral service on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.

       

Faith T. Moor

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Faith Teresa Moor, 8 yrs old, died unexpectedly after a brief illness at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Born to Joseph and Susan Moor in Ridgewood, NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Wantage Twp., NJ. 

Faith was a 2nd Grade student at Clifton E. Lawrence School in Wantage Twp., NJ.  She enjoyed swimming, coloring, biking, potato chips, Sponge Bob, school, playing with her brother, sisters and friends and cuddling up with Dad. 

Faith is the beloved daughter of Joseph and Susan Moor of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Dear sister of Jonathan, Abigail and Jessica Moor at home.  Loving granddaughter of Wilhelmina Watters of Dover, NJ and Marion Moor of  Hawthorne, NJ.  Cherished niece of Mary Ellen and Donald Dries of Fair Lawn, NJ, JoAnne and Richard Thomas of Manitou Springs, CO, Karen Cifrodella of Menifee, CA, Patricia Walsh of Dover, NJ, John Watters of Andover, NJ, Harold and Dale Watters of Nutley, NJ and Robert and Laura Watters of Haskell, NJ.  Also survived by many cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral mass will be Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts IN LIEU OF FLOWERS to Reeces Rainbow, P.O. Box 424, Gaithersburg, MD  20885  www.reecesrainbow.org would be appreciated.

       

Marcel K. Black

West Milford, NJ:  Marcel K. Black of Hewitt, NJ, left the world peacefully to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.  His death ended a 21 month battle with lung cancer, which he fought with grace, dignity, humor and acceptance.

His talent for writing served his career as a technical writer, but also entertained and enlightened family and friends with his essays, letters and poetry.  His love of reading coupled with his amazing memory, lasted his entire life.

He made great use of the struggles in his own life by supporting and accepting the brokenness of others.  His children try to emulate his calm approach to unexpected troubles and the faith that all will work out.

He loved the road, driving great distances and spending time with loved ones around the U.S.A., Canada and even travelling to Uganda in 2009 with his church mission group.

Born the youngest of seven siblings(Wendell,Catherine,Thelma,Frances,Tom and Madeline) in Coleman, Mich., Jan. 18, 1925, to Archibald F. Black and Janet McFee Black, he grew up in Michigan and attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.  There he met the love of his life, Dorothy.  They were married on Aug. 19, 1950, in Saginaw, Mich. after their graduation.

Dorothy and Marcy, strong and faithful Catholics, raised their family, numbering 11 children, in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey.  All surviving Marcy, they are Rosemary (Steven) Lopez of Pleasantville, NY, Chris (Pamela) Black of South Orange, NJ, Maryellen (Jeff) Albanese of Goshen, NY, Janie (Denny) Powers of Scarborough, Maine, Peggy (Glenn) Savage of South Orange, NJ, Dorothy (Tim) Barnes of Hewitt, NJ, Nancy (Ron) Tompkins of Annandale, NJ, Paul (Joanne) Black of Newton, NJ, John (Aralyn) Black of Takaka, New Zealand, Barbara (Steve) Price of Scarborough, Maine and Betsy Black of Maplewood, NJ.

After raising their children, they relocated to their beloved Highland Lakes, NJ and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Dorothy, an accomplished lawyer, died suddenly in 1996, after which Marcy remained the glue binding his family together.

On Sept. 20, 2003, Marcy married Huguette McA'Nulty, mother of Debbie (Paul) Cianculli, Celeste (David) Molnar, Andrew McA'Nulty, Matthew (Catherine) McA'Nulty and James McA'Nulty.  Marcy is also survived by Huguette and all of her children.  He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 11 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038 would be appreciated.

 

       

Marion S. Ziegler

FranklinMarion S. Ziegler, 98 died Friday May 18, 2012 at Barn-Hill Care Center in Newton.  Mrs. Ziegler, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Vanderhoof) Storms was born in Franklin March 13, 1914. 

Mrs. Ziegler grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1933.  She worked at the Franklin Motor Vehicle Office and Harry E. Watt Insurance Agency from 1933 – 1941.  Mrs. Ziegler worked as a part time secretary and clerk at the Franklin School Library until her retirement in 1972.  She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.

Mrs. Ziegler was predeceased by her husband George F. Ziegler in 2007; grandson, Kevin C. Ziegler in 1997; sisters, Frances Storms, Thelma Smith and Gladys Storms; brother & his wife, Harry and Dorothy Storms.  She is survived by her children, Frances Garrity & her husband Doug of Franklin, Dana R. Ziegler & his wife Peggy of Vernon and Ralph G. Ziegler of Glendale, CA; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin 11-13 Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416.  For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Doris M. Sitzmann

Franklin, NJDoris M. Sitzmann(nee Gitt), 86 years old, died after a short illness at her residence on Friday, May 18, 2012.  Born to George and Sophie Gitt in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Union, NJ before moving to Franklin, NJ 16 years ago. 

Ms. Sitzmann was a clerical worker for Acme Markets working for many of the stores for 35 years retiring from the Springfield, NJ store.  She was an avid reader and had a passion for animals shown by her feeding of the local stray cats. 

Ms. Sitzmann is the devoted mother of Thomas Sitzmann of Concord, MA and Jean Velasco of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by a grandson and 2 great grandchildren. 

Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Johanna M. Quedens

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Johanna Maria Quedens(nee Lohle), 99 years old, died after a short illness at her home on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  Born to Georg and Maria Lohle in Essen, Germany, she came to the United States in 1952 settling in Washington Heights, NY and then she lived in Bergenfield, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 4 years ago. 

Mrs. Quedens worked as a secretary for Centrico Inc. in Northvale, NJ for many years before retiring in 1977.  She was a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother and took great joy in knitting as well as being a member of the German Club, Fidelio. 

Mrs. Quedens was predeceased by her husband and a grandson, Garrett Quedens and is the devoted mother of Gary Quedens of Cropwell, AL and Helga Hentschel of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Renate Rapp, Gerhard Hentschel and Guerin Quedens.  Great grandmother of Christof Rapp, Garrett Quedens and Garred Quedens.  Dear sister of Norbert Lohle. 

Private cremation arrangements are by Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Arthritis Foundation, NJ Chapter, Suite 201, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, NJ  08830-2000, www.arthritis.org.

       

Yolanda M. Cooper

Vernon Twp:  Yolanda M. Cooper, 95 died Tuesday May 15, 2012 at her residence in Highland Lakes.  Mrs. Cooper, daughter of the late Vincenzo and Eleanora (Pietranico) Porcellini was born in New York, NY June 29, 1916.  She resided in Brooklyn, NY for most of her life and has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for the past 6 years.

Mrs. Cooper was a Secretary for the New York League for The Hard of Hearing in New York, NY for 23 years.  She was an avid bingo player and casino lover.

Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by her husband Edward “Sonny” Cooper in 1971 and is survived by her children, Edward Cooper of NY, NY, Peter Cooper of Tampa, FL and Diane Lanigan of Huntington, NY; sisters & brother, Grace Repshak of Vero Beach, FL, Mary Craig of Monroe Twp. and Vinny Porcellini of Lakewood; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday May 20, 2012 at 10:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Cremation will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-6PM.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Robert A. Svecz

FranklinRobert A. Svecz, 59 died unexpectedly Sunday May 13, 2012 at his home.  Mr. Svecz, son of Paul and Mary (Lute) Svecz was born in Sussex October 22, 1952 and has been a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Mr. Svecz was a Mine Geologist for NJ Zinc Co. in Ogdensburg from 1975 to 1986 when the mine closed.  He also served as a tour guide at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg.  Mr. Svecz later worked for Carolina Precision Plastics in Sparta for 14 years.  He was an Exempt Member of the Franklin Fire Department and served as a Chauffeur and Fire Dept. Historian.

Mr. Svecz was predeceased by his father Paul (Paulo) Svecz in 1973 and is survived by his mother, Mary (Lute) Svecz of Franklin; sister & brother, Maryanne Hardick & her husband Everett (Ebbie) of Franklin and John Svecz & his wife Karen of Abingdon, VA; niece and nephews, Michelle Hardick of Franklin, Michael Hardick of Waterbury, CT, Timothy Svecz of Bristol, VA and Israel Svecz of Abingdon, VA as well as 3 great nieces, Jordan & Alyssa Hardick of Waterbury, CT and Sydni Ward of Bristol, VA.

Visitation will be held Saturday May 19, 2012 from 10AM – 12 Noon at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin with a Firemen’s Service at 12:00Noon.  A graveside service will follow at 12:30PM in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Franklin Fire Department P.O. Box 234 Franklin, NJ 07416.  For condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Peter Kopnik

FranklinPeter Kopnik, 86 died Monday May 14, 2012 at Barn- Hill Care Center in Newton following a short illness.  Mr. Kopnik, son of the late Peter and Antonia Kopnik was born in Ogdensburg December 7, 1925.  He was a lifelong resident of Franklin & Ogdensburg.

Mr. Kopnik worked at Picatinny Arsenal for 36 years.  During WW II he served as a Medic with the US Navy 2nd Marine Division in Okinawa, Saipan, Island of Kyushu, Nagasaki, Kumamato and Kagoshina.  He was a past member of the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post #132 of Franklin and the Samaritan Masonic Lodge #98 F & AM of Hardyston.

Mr. Kopnik was predeceased by his wife Naomi (Moore) Kopnik in 2010 and is survived by his sons, Pete D. Kopnik of Franklin and Tim M. Kopnik & his wife Kelly of Hamburg; sister, Rose Tomchik of Saddlebrook; grandchildren, Connor Kopnik of Ogdensburg and Chloe Kopnik of Hamburg; sister in law, Shirley Montross of Franklin and many nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday May 18, 2012 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-8PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Church of The Good Shephard 200 Rt. 23 Wantage, NJ 07461 or Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.  for condolences and directions, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Carole Ann Danis

LafayetteCarole Ann Danis, 71 died Monday May 14, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex following a long illness.  Mrs. Danis, daughter of the late Charles C. and Marion H. (Stackpole) Brown was born in Franklin August 31, 1940.  She resided in Ogdensburg for most of her life, moving to Lafayette 17 years ago.

Mrs. Danis was a Registered Nurse having worked at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville, Sparta Medical Associates and Andover Subacute & Intermediate Care Center.  She later worked as a sales associate at Van Heusen in Olde Lafayette Village.

Mrs. Danis is survived by her husband of 50 years, John A. Danis; daughters, Colleen Marie Danis of Mendham and Jennifer Ann Danis-Hardy & her husband Sean of Mt. Arlington; sister, Sandra R. Kaufmann & her husband Kurt of Addison, VT; grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Danis of Charlottesville, VA and Sean Andrew John Hardy of Mt. Arlington as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 17, 2012 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8PM.  For directions & condolences please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Thomas Edmund Wheeler

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Thomas Edmund Wheeler, 69 years old, died suddenly on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.  Born to Herbert and Marguerite Wheeler in Sharon, PA he had lived in Croton on the Hudson, NY before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ 15 years ago.

Mr. Wheeler received his MA in Industrial Psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and worked as a Human Resource Director at Coors Porcelain, Boise Cascade and Dynamite Nobel before becoming a Distribution Center Supervisor for Wakefern Food Corp in Elizabeth, NJ for the last 14 years, retiring April 1, 2012.  Mr. Wheeler was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ and an avid fisherman and kayaker.

Mr. Wheeler is the beloved husband for 47 years of Jane Wheeler(nee Kocum).  Devoted father of Grant Wheeler of Astoria, NY and Gretchen Fultz of East Windsor, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Penelope Jane Fultz.  Dear brother of Bonnie Tupper of Sparks, NV and Cheryl Laraia of Aurora, CO.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ.  Interment of cremains to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Funeral arrangements are by Fergson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ

 

       

Elfriede Becker(nee Birkelbach)

West Milford:  Elfriede nee Birkelbach Becker, 106 died Sunday May 13, 2012 at Milford Manor Nursing Home in West Milford.  Mrs. Becker was born in Germany October 27, 1905 and emigrated to the United States in 1922, settling in Paterson.  She resided in Lake Neepaulin, Wantage for 33 years and has been a resident at Milford Manor since 2003. 

Mrs. Becker was a seamstress in Paterson.  She attended the Nutrition Center at the Sussex Firehouse in Sussex. 

Mrs. Becker was predeceased by her husband Joseph Paul Becker in 1973, whom she married in 1927, and 2 children, Elizabeth Kikkert in 2000 and William Becker in 2005.  She is survived by her grandchildren, Martin Kikkert, Pamela Canty, Sandra Taylor, Betty Hedden, Bonnie Kikkert, Mary Dykstra and Patricia Nienhaus; great grandchildren, Brooke Canty, Ashley Canty, Christine Eccles, Stacy Taylor, Kyle Hedden, Jessie Hedden and Mark Dykstra; great great grandchildren, Julian Canty, Sage Eccles and Jimmy Eccles as well as several nieces in Germany. 

Private funeral services have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  
       

William "Skip" J. Wolf

Vernon Twp., NJ:  William “Skip” Joseph Wolf, 58 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  Born to William F. and Adelaide Wolf in Paterson, NJ, he had lived in Wayne, NJ and then moved to the Cliffwood Lake section of Vernon Twp., NJ 26 years ago. 

Mr. Wolf received his BS from University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT in Physical Education and had worked as an Underwriter for MLD Mortgage, Inc. in Florham Park, NJ for the last 4 years.  He was an avid Yankees and baseball fan and enjoyed classic rock music especially the Beatles.  He was a dedicated family man and doting grandfather. 

Mr. Wolf is predeceased by his father, William F. Wolf and is the beloved husband for 33 years of Betsy Wolf(nee Borsuk).  Devoted father of Dan, Gregory and Nicholas Wolf of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Molly Jane Wolf.  Dear brother of Carolyn Marion and her husband John of Warwick, NY.  Son of Adelaide Wolf of Warwick, NY and Uncle of John, Timothy and Kevin Marion. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visitation at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Memorial service will be between 7and 9 PM visitation.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to GMHC Aids Walk, 446 West 33rd Street, NYC, NY  10001, www.gmhc.org, would be appreciated.

       

James Houston Rowsey

Vernon Twp:  James Houston Rowsey age 77 died Thursday May 10, 2012 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Rowesy, son of the late Albert H. and Ethyl May (Staton) Rowsey was born in Buena Vista, VA April 10, 1935.  He had resided in Paterson for many years and most recently in Vernon Twp for over 10 years.

Mr. Rowsey worked as a foreman in the plastics manufacturing industry prior to his retirement.  He was a US Marine Corps Korean Veteran.Mr.

 Rowsey was predeceased his his wife, Marie Rowsey May 30, 2004 and a daughter Sandy Lincoln February 9, 1999.  He is survived by his daughters, Carol Hopta & her husband Bill of Vernon and Linda Green & her husband Ken of Georgetown, OH; sister, Juanita Denton of Lynchburg, VA; grandchildren, Jason & Jonathan Hopta, Eric & Skye Gruen and Hattie & Scott Lincoln as well as 5 great grandchildren.

Private cremation services have been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association 1 Union St., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.  Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Bernice J. Accetta

Prince Frederick, MD:  Bernice J. (Muronoff) Accetta age 85 died Tuesday May 8, 2012 at her home in Prince Frederick, MD.  Mrs. Accetta, daughter of the late Robert and Sadye (Feinberg) Dodds was born in Pompton Lakes, NJ March 10, 1927.  She resided in Franklin, NJ for many years and then in Pennsylvania before moving to Prince Frederick, MD 10 years ago.

Mrs. Accetta formerly worked for Aircraft Radio Corp. in Boonton, NJ.  She was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan.  Mrs. Accetta also enjoyed her casino trips and playing bingo.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Fitzgerald & her husband Steve of Charlotte, NC, Patricia Kalafut & her late husband Jim of Franklin, NJ and Eileen Roseto & her husband Nick of Chesapeake Beach, MD; sisters and brother, Edith Metz and Elaine VanderHorn of Margate, FL, Eleanor DiGeronimo of Wildwood, NJ and William Dodds of Jackson, NJ; grandchildren, Gina Chiosie, Jeff Kalafut, Heidi Daley and Lara & Matthew Roseto and great grandchildren, Luke & Andrew Daley and Emma & Olivia Kalafut.

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 12, 2012 at 9:00AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association 1 Union St., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.  For directions and condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Frank A. Izzo

VernonFrank A. Izzo, 85 died Wednesday April 25, 2012 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.  Mr. Izzo, son of the late Vincent and Antoinette (Romano) Izzo was born in Brooklyn, NY August 11, 1926.  Mr. Izzo resided in Brooklyn, NY moving to Barry Lakes section of Vernon in 1970.

Mr. Izzo worked as a chef for most of his life and then as an insurance salesman for MetLife for 20 years.  He later retired from Sussex County Correctional Facility where he was a corrections officer.

Mr. Izzo was a US Army Veteran having served in Japan during WWII and was a Life Member of Wallkill Valley VFW Post #8441 of Vernon.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary E. Izzo in 1985 and is survived by his children, Antoinette Izzo of Vernon Twp., Vincent Izzo of Saddle Brook, Frank Izzo Jr. of Rutherford and Nancy Heffernan of Saddle Brook; brother, Vincent Izzo of Long Island, NY; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 9:00AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to St. John Vianney RC Church, Stockholm for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to Wallkill Valley VFW Post #8441 P.O. Box 414  Vernon, NJ 07462.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Rita K. Anzelone

VernonRita K. Anzelone, 88 died Wednesday April 25, 2012 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.  Mrs. Anzelone was born in the Bronx, NY July 17, 1923.  She had resided in West Milford and Fairlawn before moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon in 1996.

Mrs. Anzelone formerly worked for Holiday Travel Agency in New York City.  She was a member of the Fairlawn VFW Post #281 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Anzelone was predeceased by her husband, Peter J. Anzelone in 2010; parents, John  and Elizabeth D’Amico; brother, Herbert Vincent and a sister Marie McCarthy.  She is survived by her children, Peter J. Anzelone Jr. & his wife Valerie of Vernon and Maureen Anzelone-Lindsay & her husband John of West Milford; sister, Joan Granese of West Haverstraw, NY; grandchildren, Peter J. Anzelone III, Ryan Patrick Anzelone and Steven J. Lindsay as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:45AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-7PM.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Ave. Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, American Heart Association 1 Union St., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 or Our Lady of Fatima RC Church P.O. Box 242 Highland Lakes, NJ 07422.  For condolences or directions, please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Margaret Anderson

Wantage, NJ:  Margaret “Meg” Plotts Anderson, 43 died unexpectedly Thursday April 19, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ.  Meg, daughter of Alan and Susan Plotts was born in Springfield, MA  November 17, 1968.  She had resided in St. Augustine, FL before moving to Wantage, NJ 22 years ago.

Meg attended St. Augustine High School Class of 1987.  She received her LPN from Sussex County Technical School in Sparta, NJ and later received her RN from Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ.  Meg was a Special Needs Nurse at the Sussex Middle School in Sussex, NJ for the past 7 years.  She also worked as a Private Duty and Home Care Nurse for Special Needs Children.

Meg is survived by her daughters, Tamar Anderson of Wantage, NJ, Rebekah Anderson of Montague, NJ and Rachel Anderson of Wantage, NJ; grandson, Travis Prunes; parents, Alan & Susan Plotts of St. Augustine, FL; brother, Donald Plotts & his wife Holly of Franklin, TN; sister, Beth Kinnon & her husband Aaron of Tallahassee, FL as well as many nieces and nephews.

As Meg had a strong faith and her church was such a big part of her life, memorial donations in her memory are requested to Christian Faith Fellowship Church 3188 Rt. 94 Franklin, NJ 07416

Funeral services were held in New Jersey under the care of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416, www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Thomas O. Quigley

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Thomas Oswald Quigley, 100 years old, died after a short illness at his home on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  Born to Thomas M. and Paulette Quigley in Bronx, NY, he had lived in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, NY before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ 11 years ago. 

Mr. Quigley worked as a banker for Chase Bank in Bronx, NY for 37 years before retiring in 1976.  He was a parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle RC Church in Hamburg, NJ and enjoyed reading, sports and playing tennis. 

Mr. Quigley was predeceased by his wife, Adrienne M. Quigley(1999), a sister, Helen McCarthy(2009) and a grandson, Thomas J. Magazeno(2009) and was the devoted father of Adrienne M. Donnelly of Stanford, CT and Lorraine S. Magazeno of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Thomas Roy, Julianne, Cathy Mary, Maribell and Paulette.  Also survived by 12 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9 to 11 AM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday at 11:15 AM to St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon.  Interment to follow on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11 AM at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 www.KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org  would be appreciated.

       

Virginia G. Gerber

GERBER, VIRGINIA G., 94, of Franklin, died Saturday April 21, 2012, at Valley View Care Center in Newton. Visitation: Tuesday April 24, 10 to 11 a.m. at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St. Franklin. Funeral Services Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery Westfield, NJ.

       

Ina Lempka

WANTAGE, NJ; Ina Lempka, 93 years of age died peacefully on Friday April 20, 2012 at the Milford Manor Nursing Home. Born in New Paltz, NY she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mabel (Quick) Deitz.  Ina has been a resident of Wantage since 1986 and prior to that had resided in Hewitt, NJ. She was a homemaker who took great care and pride in taking care of her family. She was a member of the Unionville Presbyterian Church. She also enjoyed over her many years gardening and cooking for her family. 

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by beloved husband Charles Lempka (1979), daughters Doris Havens (2004), and Kathleen Lempka (2009), a sister Irma Pole and brothers Dewitt and Harvey Deitz. She is survived by a daughter Lorraine Brigham of Enola, PA along with 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson, and 2 nieces and 2 nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on 12:00 noon on Monday April 23rd, at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Interment to follow at Warwick Cemetery. A period of visitation will be held on Monday morning at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Scarc 11 US Highway 206 #100 Augusta, NJ 07822-2032. To offer online condolences and for driving directions please go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Martin Kikkert, Jr.

LAFAYETTE: Martin Kikkert, Jr, 82 years, passed away on Thursday April 19, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. Born in Passaic, NJ he was the son of the late Martin and Nellie (Gilkes) Kikkert. Martin for the past ten years has been a resident of Lafayette and prior to that had resided in Montague.

For over 25 years he was a die setter for the Continental Can Company located in Paterson, NJ. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and he had a great ability to work with his hands on many types of projects. He also enjoyed the times he would spend fishing. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife Elizabeth Kikkert (2000), a brother and seven sisters. He is survived by his children; a son Martin Kikkert and his wife Diane of Oakley, Ca, daughters; Pamela Canty and her husband John of Vernon, Sandra Taylor and her husband Joseph of Vernon, and twin daughters Betty Ann Hedden and her husband Scott of Oak Ridge and Bonnie Lee Kikkert and her fiancé William Menken of Wantage, six grandchildren; Jessie Lynn, Kyle, Christine, Stacy, Brooke and Ashley, and great grandchildren  Julian, Sage and James.

Funeral services were held privately under the care and direction of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. If so desired donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association 1 Union St. Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. To offer online condolences go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Mary Cieslak(nee Bilous)

Franklin, NJMary Cieslak(nee Bilous), 83 years old, died after a long illness at her home on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.  Born to John and Helen Bilous in the Ukraine, she came to the United States in January of 1952 through Ellis Island, settling in Franklin, NJ where she has resided since. 

Mrs. Cieslak worked as a seamstress for a Franklin dress company and then worked for Newton Dress Company for several years before working at Morley Shirt Co. in Franklin, NJ,  retiring in 2001.  She has been a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church since 1952. 

Mrs. Cieslak was predeceased by her husband, Stanislaus in 1984 and was the devoted mother of Wanda Marotta of Franklin, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Thomas Jason of Hamburg, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 to 11 AM.  Funeral service to commence at the funeral home at 11 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.

       

Hellmut M. Riess

Stockholm, NJHellmut Michael Riess, 66 years old, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ.  Born to Helmuth and Lenore Riess in Crivitz, Germany, he came to the United States in 1956 settling in Paterson and then lived in North Haledon, NJ before moving to the Stockholm section of Hardyston Twp., NJ 37 years ago. 

Mr. Riess served with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and has been working as a Machinist Supervisor for Glebar Company in Franklin Lakes, NJ for over 20 years.  Mr. Riess was an active member of the Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County, a past member of the Hardyston Twp. Fire Department, a former soccer coach for Wallkill Valley Rec. and Travel Soccer and was an avid fisherman enjoying the Jersey Shore and surf fishing. 

Mr. Riess is the beloved husband for 45 years of Susanne “Sue” Riess(nee DeBlock) of Stockholm, NJ.  Devoted father of Sean Riess of Hawthorne, NJ and Tina Piechowski of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Grace and Austin Piechowski.  Dear brother of Wolfram Riess of Wyckoff, NJ, Uta Schenck of Yellow Springs, OH and Marina Lutinski of Colorado Springs, CO.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the funeral home at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County, American Legion Hall Post # 170, 33 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ  07622 would be appreciated.

       

Marianne Ostro

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Marianne Ostro(nee Hengge), 62 years old, died after a brief illness at her home on Thursday, April 12, 2012.  Born to Martin and Elizabeth Hengge in Immenstadt, Germany, she came to the US in 1954 settling in Passaic, NJ, she then lived Butler and in Wayne, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 10 years ago.

Mrs. Ostro worked as a contractor coordinator for Crystal Springs for 10 years before retiring in 2011.  She had attended Holy Trinity Grammar School in Passaic, NJ, then St. Joseph’s School in Paterson, NJ before graduating from Butler High School. 

Mrs. Ostro is the beloved wife for 42 years of Andrew Ostro of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Dana Ostro of Elmwood Park, NJ and Andrew Ostro and his wife, Rebekah of Farmingville, NY.  Dear sister of Wendell Hengge of Panama City, FL and Michael Hengge of Wantage Twp., NJ.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ for memorial visitation on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Memorial service to follow at the funeral home at 8:30 PM.  Cremation was private.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

John F. Woods

Vernon Twp:  John F. Woods 67, died unexpectedly Thursday April 12, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center.  Mr. Woods, son of the late John J. and Hannah (Reardon) Woods was born in Brooklyn, NY March 28, 1945.  He has resided in Vernon for the past 32 years.

Mr. Woods was the Chief  Financial Officer for A.J. Siris in Ogdensburg where he has worked since 1976.

He is survived by his wife Gail (Thomas) Woods; children, Janice Sabogal & her husband Kenny of East Windsor, John F. Woods Jr. & his wife Denise of Franklin Lakes and Christine Scott & her husband Dave of Annandale as well as 11 grandchildren, Justin & Courtney Sabogal, J.R., Maggie, Sean, Lea, Jack and Samantha Woods and Ashley, Emily & Brendan Scott.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 16, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon to Church of The Most Blessed Sacrament 787 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes for an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For directions and condolences please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

William T. Farber

VERNON TWP: William T. Farber, 68 years old died at Newton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday April 11, 2012. Born in Franklin he was the son of the late Frank L. and Amelia P. (Drew) Farber. Bill was born with cerebral palsy and lived his whole life in Sussex County. Even with his severe disability he was able to maintain a wonderful quality of life over his many years due to the excellent care and support his parents Amelia and Frank and his Aunt Clara Farber provide prior to their passing.

Bill had a great interest in watching the news and learning about all of the events that would unfold both locally and nationally. He then enjoyed scrapbooking the history of those events for his family and friends. He also enjoyed the time he would spend quilting with his mother.

Bill is survived by two aunts and several cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside memorial service 11:00 am on Friday April 20, 2012 at North Hardyston Cemetery (old section). Cremation was held privately. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the Vernon United Methodist Church 303 Route 94 P.O. Box 345 Vernon, NJ 07462. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. To offer online condolences go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Marion E. Beierle

HARDYSTON TWP: Marion E. Beierle, 104 years old died peacefully on Friday April 6, 2012. Born in Hamburg, NJ she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ethel (Williams) Coslett.

Marion graduated from East Stroudsburg Normal School now known as East Stroudsburg University in 1927. She was a third grade teacher in Morris Plains, NJ and married her beloved husband the late Henry Beierle in 1929. Together they owned and operated Beierle’s Sweet Shop in Ogdensburg for 27 years. She was also a longtime member of the Hardyston Senior Citizens Group.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a son in law Donald J. Predmore. Marion is survived by a daughter Joan Predmore of Hardyston, granddaughter Pam Willard and her husband Brad of Vernon, a grandson Dale Predmore and his wife Lisa of Syosset, NY , great-grandchildren Rachel Willard-Chang and her husband Frank of Wayne,  Daniel and Alison Predmore of Syosset, NY,  along with a great-great grandson Tyler Chang of Wayne.

Marion wishes to say “goodbye” to friends and families in Ogdensburg who may remember with fond memories their ice cream store on the corner and to the friends at the local coffee shop.

Final disposition was held privately under the direction of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. A graveside memorial service at North Hardyston Cemetery will be announced in the future. To offer online condolences please go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Linda A. Achtau(nee Carre)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Linda Alice Achtau(nee Carre), 57 years old, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, April 2, 2012.  Born to Peter and Mary Carre in Paterson, NJ she was raised and lived in Hawthorne, NJ for many years before moving to York, PA for 3 years and then settling in Vernon Twp., NJ in 1985. 

Mrs. Achtau earned her BA in K-12 teaching at William Paterson College and then worked as a teacher at Washington Elementary School in Hawthorne, NJ for 6 years.  She took great joy in hiking and the outdoors and enjoyed painting. 

Mrs. Achtau was predeceased by her father, Peter Carre and was the beloved wife for 29 years of Bilal Achtau, Jr. of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Steven Achtau and Michelle Achtau of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Dear sister of Peter Carre of Hawthorne, NJ and Kathy Scully of Long Valley, NJ.  Loving daughter of Mary Carre of Hawthorne, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 3–7 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the funeral home at 12 noon.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927  www.cancer.org or to the National Audubon Society, Attn: Donations, 225 Varick Street, 7Th Floor, NYC, NY 10014  www.audubon.org would be appreciated.

       

Michael Serben

FRANKLIN: Michael J. Serben, 87, died unexpectedly at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex on Monday April 2, 2012. Born in Trenton, NJ he was the son of the late Helen Serben and has been a resident of Sussex County since his early teenage years. 

Michael was a Veteran of the US Navy Coast Guard and proudly served his country during WWII on the USS Milledgeville, operating in the North Atlantic against German U-boats. He married his wife Anna in 1946 in the Immaculate Conception Church in Franklin, where he was a longtime parishioner.  For 35 years he was employed as a Chemical Operator for the Givaudan Corp. in Clifton, NJ, retiring from that position in 1990. He was a member of Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post 132 in Franklin. 

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Anna; sister, Helen; and sons, Michael and Mark.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 8:30 am on Tuesday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the National Stroke Association (www.stroke.org).

       

Shirley M. Henderson

VernonShirley M. Henderson, 90 died unexpectedly Sunday April 1, 2012 in Wolfeboro, NH.  Mrs. Henderson, daughter of the late Russell and Nellie (Qucasi) Dickerson was born in Paterson February 19, 1922.  She has resided in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for the past 49 years.

Mrs. Henderson was predeceased by her husband James L. Henderson Sr. in 2009; sister, Lucille Dickerson and brothers, Edward, Eugene and Ronald Dickerson.  She is survived by her children, James L. Henderson Jr. of McAfee, Robert J. Henderson & his wife Judy of Highland Lakes and Sharlene Kopec & her husband Kenny of Sanbornville, NH; brother, Walter Dickerson of Dover; sisters, Thelma Downey of Dover, Alice Dickerson of Dover, Lorraine Dickerson of Dover and Betty Lou Lovelace of Virginia; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday April 6, 2012 at 11:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Ct. for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Fund 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852, www.kidneyfund.org  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Richard Dennis Muller

Highland Lakes, NJ:  Richard Dennis Muller, 57 years old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Newark, NJ.  Born to Edward P. and June Muller in Paterson, NJ, he had lived in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ for many years. 

Mr. Muller worked as a mason for Edward Brown Mason Contractor in Vernon Twp., NJ for many years.  He was an avid NASCAR and Earnhardt fan as well as a dedicated Grateful Dead Fan. 

Mr. Muller is the beloved husband for 28 years of Evelyn Ascensio of Highland Lakes, NJ.  Devoted father of Daryl Phipps and his wife Aileen of Mt. Olive, NJ.  Loving grandfather of Trinity Phipps of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Dear son of Edward P. and June Muller of Estero, FL.  Brother of Donald Muller of Vernon Twp., NJ and Kenneth Muller of Sussex, NJ.  Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visitation at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Memorial service to follow at 8:30 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts to the Sunrise House Foundation, 37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette, NJ  07848 would be appreciated.

       

Joseph Louis Cairoli

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Joseph Louis Cairoli, 97 years old, died at home in Hardyston Twp., NJ on Thursday, March 29, 2012.  Born to Ambrose and Julia Cairoli in West Hoboken, NJ, he had lived Haledon, NJ for many years before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ 11 years ago. 

Mr. Cairoli worked as a carpenter for Garden State Farms in Hawthorne, NJ for many years before retiring in 1977.  He was a member of the Hardyston Twp., NJ, Franklin and Church of the Good Shepherd Senior Citizens.  He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wantage Twp., NJ and volunteered at the church’s soup kitchen and food pantry as well as being an avid fisherman. 

Mr. Cairoli was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn Cairoli(nee Botbyl)(1980) and was the devoted father of Carole Lavalle of Hardyston Twp., NJ, Lois Guidone of Ringwood, NJ and Janice Olsen of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Dear sister of Elsie Offner of CA.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 9 AM.  Funeral service will be at Church of The Good Shepherd, Wantage Twp., NJ on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10 AM.  Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.  Memorial gifts to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38148-0142 would be appreciated. 

       

Louis Anthony Esposito

HIGHLAND LAKES:  Louis Anthony Esposito, 57 passed away on Thursday March 29, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. Born in Ridgewood, NJ he was the son of the late Pat and Clair (Iandoli) Esposito. Mr. Esposito has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp. for the past 24 years and had previously resided in East Rutherford, NJ. 

Mr. Esposito had been a self employed mason for 40 years and had been the owner of Louis Esposito Mason Contractors located in Vernon. He took great pride in his masonry skills and great care in the services he provided to his customers. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, taking trips to Atlantic City and his ability to cook for his family and friends. He also enjoyed building model airplanes and boats. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Robert Esposito. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (Ryan) Esposito. A son Nicholas Esposito and his wife Danielle of Pequannock, NJ, daughters Katelyn Esposito of Rutherford, NJ, Lisa Esposito of Summerville, NJ, a sister Carol Esposito-O’Neill of Lake Hiawatha, NJ, and his grandchildren Olivia and Mason Esposito. Along with several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial visitation on Monday at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ from 2-4 & 6-9 PM. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Tuesday 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church 184 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes, NJ 07422. Final disposition was held privately. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142 www.stjude.org
       

Paulette Mol

Dover, NJ:  Paulette Mol(nee Blaschak), 66 years old, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Dover, NJ.  Born to Paul and Mary Blaschak in Baltimore, MD, she had lived in Sussex, NJ for many years before moving to Dover, NJ 3 years ago. 

Mrs. Mol owned and operated her own hairstyling business for many years and enjoyed reading and drawing as well as having a green thumb with houseplants. 

Mrs. Mol was predeceased by her husband, Peter Mol, Jr. (2011) and a brother, John Blaschak and was the devoted mother of Jessica Eidukot and her husband Robert of Las Vegas, NV and Todd O’Neil of Florida.  Loving grandmother of Taylor Marie Eidukot.  Dear sister of Barbara and Tanya. 

Private cremation services are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. 

       

George Marr

Vernon Twp:  George Marr, 82 died Monday March 26, 2012 at his home in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon.  Mr. Marr was born in The Bronx, NY July 8, 1929 and has resided in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for the past 60 years. 

Mr. Marr was a Professional Engineer and had worked for the NJ Department of Labor and also served as the Director of Safety for Cyanamid Chemical Corp. in Linden. He then owned his own business, Marr Engineering in Vernon from 1974 until his retirement in 1993. 

Mr. Marr was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and was an active member and former vice president of Highland Lakes Country Club & Community Association.  He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Vernon and a former member of the Vernon Twp. Ambulance Squad. 

Mr. Marr was predeceased in 2007 by his wife of 53 years, Grace H. Marr.  He is survived by his children, William A. Marr & his wife Florence of Enfield, CT, Tracy Marr of Woodpoint, OH and George Scott Marr & his wife Rosa of Ridgewood as well as 4 grandchildren, Kristen Carle, Jessica Grace Marr, Emily Marr and Allison Marr. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 31, 2012 at 10:00AM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church 307 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon on Friday from 7-9PM.
       

Robert Frank Teetzel

FranklinRobert “Frank” Teetzel 68 died Sunday March 25, 2012 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Teetzel was born in Jersey City September 26, 1943 and has resided in Franklin for the past 6 years. 

Mr. Teetzel was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He loved astronomy which he studied all his life. 

Mr. Teetzel was predeceased by his father, W. Lawrence Teetzel in 1976 and is survived by his mother, Margaret Teetzel of Franklin; sisters, Julian “Sis” Wroldsen & her husband William of Franklin and Joan Guskin & her husband Robert of Wood Ridge; aunt Adeline Wolff of Garfield and many cousins. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 31, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11Am-12noon.

 

       

Doris H. Way

WANTAGE, NJ: Doris Helen Way, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 22, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. Born in North Haledon, NJ she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Kearns) Soder. For the past eight years Doris has been a resident of Wantage and prior to that had resided for many years in Oak Ridge, NJ.

For 30 years Doris was employed as a customer service representative for First Fidelity Bank in Pompton Lakes, NJ. She was extremely of strong faith in god, and was known as a “Prayer Warrior” and was very active in the Sussex United Methodist Church. She was very patriotic and a supporter of our armed forces and veterans and showed her support for such by being a former member of the Bloomingdale, NJ VFW Post 9458 Ladies Auxiliary. See enjoyed the time she would spend as an avid gardener taking care of her garden and just enjoyed being in the outdoors. She was also a volunteer at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. In addition to all of her activities she could be seen as a frequent patron at the Wantage branch of the Sussex County Library reading and spending time with her friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband William Way (1999) and her sister Eileen Henderson (1998). She is survived by her children, a son John Way and his wife Doreen of Wantage, a daughter Donna Ansberry and her husband Timothy of Roxbury, NJ a sister Elizabeth Zazzella and her husband Louis of Wayne, NJ a brother Alfred Soder and his wife Charlotte of Hawthorne, NJ grandchildren Timothy, Meghan, Kyle, Abigael, and Melissa, along with many nieces and nephews. She was also very devoted to her beloved beagle “Chrissy”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation today (Sunday) from 4pm to 7 pm at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Friends of the family are also invited to join with the family to attend a memory tribute service 3:00 pm on Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Sussex United Methodist Church 15 Bank St. Sussex, NJ 07461-0244. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to the Sussex United Methodist Church at the above address. To offer online condolences please go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Ethel C. Dusche'

VernonEthel C. Dusche’ 94, passed away peacefully at Sussex County Homestead on Tuesday March 20, 2012.  Ethel, daughter of the late Robert and Jean Clift, was born in New Jersey August 5, 1917.  She had resided in Roseland for over 40 years.

During her earlier years, Ethel was an Elder Member and Eucharistic Minister at Pleasantdale Presbyterian Church in West Orange.  She enjoyed extensive travel with her late husband and love of her life of 66 years, William Dusche’.  Ethel’s pride and joy; and favorite pastime was spending time with her family and her grandkids.

The family of Ethel would like to acknowledge their sincere gratitude to the Sussex County Homestead, Compassionate Care Hospice and family & friends for the love and support during this difficult time.

Ethel Dusche’ was predeceased by her husband William Dusche’ and her daughter Susan Egger.  She is survived by her son Bill Dusche’ of Vernon; son in law, Greg Egger of Florida; grandkids, Greg Egger, Tiffany Dusche’, Scott Egger, Samantha Dusche’ and great grandson, Gregory William Egger all of Vernon.

Funeral services will be held Monday March 26, 2012 at 10:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS) Vernon.  Interment will follow at Pleasantdale Cemetery, West Orange.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309, www.komen.org  For condolences and directions please see; www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Ellen T. Brett

Hays, KS:  Ellen Theresa Brett age 88 died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at St. John’s Health Center in Victoria, KS.  Mrs. Brett, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Campbell) Gillespie was born in Donegal, Ireland February 24, 1924.  She emigrated to the Bronx, NY from Ireland and later lived in Pearl River, NY for 20 years, moving to Hays, KS in 2001.

Mrs. Brett was a Registered Nurse at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, NY retiring in 1989.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward T. Brett in 1996 and a son Edward G. Brett in 2004.  Mrs. Brett is survived by her children, Thomas Brett & his wife Chris of Pawling, NY, Mary Brett of Vernon, NJ and Dr. Anne Menendez, MD & her husband Joe of Hays, KS; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Kathleen Williams of Grayson, GA and Alice Doherty of Letterkenny, Ireland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 24, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ (1 Vanderhoof Ct for GPS) to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin, NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Antoinette Grazevich

FranklinAntoinette “Dolly” Grazevich, 86 died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center.  Mrs. Grazevich, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Fasolo) Butto was born in Franklin April 17, 1925.  She was a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Mrs. Grazevich was a licensed beautician and owner of Antoinette’s Beauty Shop in Newton which she operated for 25 years.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin.

Mrs. Grazevich was predeceased by her husband Albert A. Grazevich in 1979 and is survived by her sons, Albert J. Grazevich & his wife Carol of Hardyston Twp. and Anthony M. Grazevich & his wife Terese of Wantage Twp.; grandchildren, Anthony and Kristin Grazevich as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 23, 2012 at 10:30AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday for one hour from 9:30AM – 10:30AM.  For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Howard E. Cosh 

Wantage:  Howard E. Cosh age 71 died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at his home in Wantage.  Mr. Cosh , son of the late Emanuel C. and Lillian A. (Carr) Cosh was born in Sussex September 10, 1940.  He was a lifelong resident of Wantage.

Mr. Cosh was a dairy farmer for 50 years.  He grew up working on the families, “Manny Cosh Dairy Farm,” from childhood. He thoroughly enjoyed farming as he continued to run the farm until his retirement in 1989.  Upon his retirement he worked for Kuperus Farmside Gardens & Florist in Sussex for over 20 years 

Mr. Cosh was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post # 213 of Wantage.  He was a member of the New Jersey Farm Bureau, Lone Pine Hunting Club and the NRA.

Mr. Cosh was predeceased by a brother Charles Cosh and a sister Lois Lewis.  He is survived by his daughters, Stella DiPasqua & her husband Al of Dallas, TX, Tammy Cosh of Wantage and Dianna Phillips & her husband Bob of Gloucester, VA; sister, Sadie Zelhof of Upper Saddle River; brother, Doug Cosh of Dingman’s Ferry, PA; grandchildren, Kyla, Shaun, Steven and Kasey; great grandson, Curtis; nephew, Bill Bonczek and many nieces & nephews as well as Harold Touw and Justin Thomas whom he loved as a son and grandson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday September 24, 2012 at 11:00AM at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Sussex.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  American Legion services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860 or PVT. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 P.O. Box 447 Sussex, NJ 07461.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

John L. Paiva

Ogdensburg:  John L. Paiva age 105 died Monday March 19, 2012 at Barn-Hill Care Center in Newton.  Mr. Paiva was born in Valparaiso, Chile and emigrated to New York City in 1926.  A year later he moved to Ogdensburg where he has since resided.

Mr. Paiva was a Miner with the NJ Zinc Co. in Ogdensburg for 49 years retiring in 1976.  While working for the Zinc Co. he willingly held various jobs in the mines.  He also worked as a sheet metal worker for Homayer Heating of Sparta.  During WW II, Mr. Paiva worked with the Civil Defense.   He was an avid NY Mets Baseball fan.

Mr. Paiva was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Paiva, daughter in law Sally Paiva and son in law Donald Nauss.  He is survived by his 11 children; Virginia O’Patick & her husband Andrew of Johnson City, TN, Olga O’Patick & her husband Ed of Johnson City, TN, John Paiva Jr. of Milford, PA, Raymond Paiva & his wife Debbie of Sunset Lake, AZ, Robert Paiva & his wife Linda of Stockholm, Elizabeth Richards of Franklin, Claude Paiva & his wife Donna of Ogdensburg, Adrian Paiva of Franklin, Paul Paiva & his wife Deanne of Lewisville, TX, Bridget Nauss of Hamburg and Edward Paiva & his wife Suzanne of Ogdensburg; 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews in Chile.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday March 23, 2012 at 10:00AM at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church 53 Kennedy Ave. Ogdensburg.  Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.  Arrangements are under the direction of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Condolences may be sent to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Charles P. Malysse 

VernonCharles P. Malysse Sr. 69 died peacefully at home in Vernon Saturday March 17, 2012.  Mr. Malysse was born in Sussex September 24, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Vernon Twp.

Mr. Malysse was a Senior Systems Programs Analyst for Ehrhart Babic Inc. of Englewood Cliffs.

He was predeceased by his parents; John Malyse and Lois (Conway) Scordato and a sister, Janice Wehmuller.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Gail (Hughes) Malysse; devoted children, Charles P. Malysse Jr. of Enterprise, AL and Sharon Jensen of Fort Collins, CO; loving sister, Karen Brooks of West Milford and stepfather Vincent F. Scordato of Vernon and cherished grandchildren, Charles P. III & Cameron Malysse and Jillian & Blake Jensen.

Private cremation has been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Adeline R. Polito(nee Curcio)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Adeline Rose Polito(nee Curcio), 96 years old, died after a short illness at Middeltown Park Manor, Middletown, NY on Monday, March 19, 2012.  Born to Luigi and Maddalena Curcio in New York City, NY, she grew up in the Bronx and then moved to Leonia, NJ and then West Milford, NJ for 9 years and Hardyston Twp., NJ for 2 years before settling in Vernon Twp., NJ 14 years ago. 

Mrs. Polito was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and she enjoyed dancing, shopping and wine. 

Mrs. Polito was predeceased by her husband, Angelo “Tim” Polito(1988), 4 sisters and a brother and was the devoted mother of Joanna A. Stickle of Vernon Twp., NJ and Philip A. Polito of Toms River, NJ.  Loving grandmother of George, Timothy, Pamela, Gregory, Angelo and Laura.  Great Grandmother of Tonya, Mitch, Tara, Adam, George, Timothy, Daniel, Scott, Megan, Kelly, Thomas, Dane and Saige.  Great great grandmother of Alexis and Hailey. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM.  Entombment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery Our Lady of Hope Garden Crypts, Bronx, NY.  Memorial gifts to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, SD  57325 would be appreciated.

       

Mary Ellen Bedford Clarke

Manning, SC:  Mary Ellen Bedford Clarke 74, went to be with our Lord Monday February 6, 2012 at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton, SC.  Mrs. Clarke, daughter of the late Silas Smith Bedford and Elizabeth Houghtaling Bedford was born in McAfee June 19, 1937.  Mrs. Clarke had resided in Vernon Twp. and was a member of Vernon United Methodist Church prior to moving to Manning, SC.

Mrs. Clarke retired in 1994 as the Secretary for the Child Study Team of Walkill Valley High School. She was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Manning, SC.

Mrs. Clarke was predeceased by a sister, Eva Tillison and is survived by her husband Roy George Clarke; children, Joseph Robert Clarke of Dorchester, SC and Kathleen Susan Laughlin & her husband William of Bellingham, WA; sisters, Elizabeth Hough of Franklin, VT and Carol Millar of Franklin, NJ.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 24, 2012 at 1:00PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Friends may arrive at the funeral home one half hour prior to the service.  A social gathering will follow at Hamburg Baptist Church.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

John Art Werner, Jr. 

Wantage:  John “Art” Werner, Jr. 81 died Thursday March 15, 2012 at his residence.  Mr. Werner, son of the late John Arthur and Margaret (Karchniak) Werner was born in East Orange April 3, 1930.  He resided in Clifton, moving to Wantage in 1970.

Mr. Werner was a construction foreman for New City Partition of Raritan for 25 years.  He was a member of  Carpenters Union Local #620 of Madison.

Mr. Werner joined the Marine Corps Reserves January 8, 1948 and was assigned to the Marine Rifle Company at Picatinny Arsenal.  In September 1951 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and was sent to Pickle Meadows, California where he labored with the 7th Engineers in the below zero temperatures to build a camp where Marines received cold weather training.  Following this, Mr. Werner was then sent to Korea and later discharged in September 1953.  He continued to serve in the US Marine Corps Reserves until 1959.

Mr. Werner was a Charter and Life Member of PFC Jeffrey S. Patterson Marine Corps League of Sussex County Detachment  #747.  He was one of the original 12 members of the Sussex County Detachment which was established in 1989.  He also served as the Service Officer for 15 years. 

Mr. Werner was also a Life Member of Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 of Wantage where he was active for 36 years.  He was a Past Commander of the Post as well as Past County Commander.  He was also a Life Member of the NRA.

Mr. Werner is survived by his wife Dori (Andreoli); children, Barry Hohnarth & his wife Laurie of Hardyston and Nancy Kimble & her husband Chet of Milford, PA;                    7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Friends may call at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex on Monday from 7-9PM.  American Legion and Marine Corps League services will be held during the evening.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

John A. Scymanski

OGDENSBURG: John Albert Scymanski, 86, died on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ. Born in Franklin, he was the son of the late John J. and Ella (Bath) Scymanski. Mr. Scymanski has been a resident of Ogdensburg since 1958.

Mr. Scymanski was a proud veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during World War II.  While in the Navy he was a member of the Seabees and served on the aircraft carrier Saratoga and the cruiser Portland. In addition to being at sea he spent part of his military career on Midway Island. He was employed for 43 years for the Plastoid Corp. in Hamburg and had held the position of maintenance supervisor prior to the plant closing. Over the years he enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (1975) a brother Thomas Scymanski, and sisters Joan E. Scymanski and Elizabeth Goarcke and a grandson Blake Scymanski. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Daniels of Hardyston, sons Gary Scymanski and his wife Betty of Wantage, Robert Dean Scymanski and his wife Kathy of Newton, a sister Janet Hucker of Sarosota, FL and four grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. If so desired donations in his memory can be made to Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org) To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome

 

 

       

William J. Quinn 

Hardyston:  William J. Quinn 85 died Monday March 12, 2012 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Quinn, son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Leninger) Quinn was born in Brooklyn, NY March 15, 1926.  He resided in Vernon and Wantage, moving to Hardyston in 1982.

Mr. Quinn retired from SCARC in 1993 where he was Associate Executive Director of Business Affairs.  He was a WW II United States Navy Veteran.

Mr. Quinn was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Lucy Quinn in 2010 and a brother Arthur Quinn.  He is survived by his children; Diane Quinn, William Quinn & his wife Tricia and Karen Uptegrove & her husband Pieter; sister, Margaret Krakowski; grandchildren, Michael Gibisser, Kristen & Eric Hanusek, Catherine Quinn and William R. Quinn as well as many nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 16, 2012 at 9:15AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lyndhurst.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to SCARC  11 US Route 206, Suite 100  Augusta, NJ 07827-2024.  For condolences & directions see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Tjong-Hian Goei

HARDYSTON, NJ: Tjong-Hian Goei, 86, died peacefully at the Harris Health Care Center at Bristol Glen in Newton, NJ on Saturday March 10, 2012. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia he is the son of the late Siong Khing and Be Kay (Khouw) Goei. He has been a resident of Hardyston since 1992.

Mr. Goei was employed as a civil engineer for the Ebasco Co. in New York, City NY. He is survived by his wife Evie (Kwee) Goei of Hardyston, daughters; Sian Cameron and husband Alexander of Penfield, NY, Lan Goei of Bridgewater, NJ, and Lian Rajewski and husband Roger of Lawrence, KS. Grandsons; Alexander and Matthew Cameron, and Benjamin and Jacob Rajewski.  Sisters; Winnie Sindhunata of the Netherlands and Maudy Sidharta of Indonesia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Francis deSales Church 614 Route 517 Vernon, NJ. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon (973.827.6600). For driving directions please use the address of 1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon. To offer on line condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Angel Lynn Presher

VERNON TWP: Angel Lynn Presher, 19, died suddenly on Friday March 9, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. Born in Newton, NJ she is the daughter of Mary Thompson and Joseph Presher. She has been a lifelong resident of Vernon. Angel was a very caring and kind hearted person who always keep her head high and would help anyone.

She was currently a college student furthering her education. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, scrap booking, country music and the time she would spend with her family and friends. She also had a great love for animals. As a person who was always willing to help others, even in her time of death she wanted to be able to help by donating her organs to those who were in need.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Charity Thompson and her paternal grandfather Walter Presher, Sr. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters; Joleen Eursken and her husband Pete, Justine Presher and her significant other Josh DeVries, and Stefaine Metz and her husband Phil., a brother Joseph Presher, Jr., a niece Sarah Hertner, nephews Tyler Presher, and Tristen DeVries. Her beloved dogs “Worms” and “Montana”. Her special dear friend Robert Wetzel, a special aunt Birdie Thompson and a host of many other aunts and uncles.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Angel’s memory would be preferred and may be made to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com 

       

Peter Daly

HAMBURG; Peter Daly, 66, died after a brief illness on Sunday February 26, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Glasgow, Scotland Mr. Daly was the son of the late Peter and Davina (McKinley) Daly. He has been a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and prior to that had resided in Garfield, NJ.

Peter was a proud veteran of the United States Army and had served his country during the Vietnam War. For 20 years he was employed as a shipping/receiving clerk and fork lift operator for Menshen Packaging Corp. in Waldwick, NJ. He was a member of the Sussex Elks #2288 and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter NJ1002.

He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Hoyt) Daly of Hamburg, his children a son Peter James Daly and his wife Allison of Pompton Lakes, NJ, a daughter Kimberly Becker and her husband Jason of Dumont, NJ, sisters June DeLeasa and her husband Richard of Carlstadt, NJ, Jean Murphy and her husband James of Glasgow, Scotland, along with his grandchildren Ashley Manz, Bradley Manz, Alysse Becker, Gavin Becker and Sean Daly, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral on Thursday 9:00 am at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex.  Mass of Christian burial 10:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Heart Association 1 Union St. Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. To offer on line condolences go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Sally J. Paiva

MILFORD, PA: Sally J. Paiva, 69, died peacefully on Friday February 24, 2012 at Morristown Hospital. Born in Franklin, NJ she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mattie (Crigger) Ridner. Sally has been a resident of Milford for the past 15 years and prior to that had resided in Hamburg, NJ.

A loving and caring wife and mother, Sally spent time taking care of her family and her pets. When she was not taking care of her family she found time to work for Picatinny Arsenal as a secretary, and also had been employed over her many years as a school cafeteria worker for the Hamburg and Franklin public schools. She was a long time parishioner for 28 years at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Hamburg, and most recently has been a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church in Milford. She also enjoyed the time she would spend gardening and taking care of her flowers.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by sisters Flora Rank and Charlene Mikrutt, a brother Wilbur Quick. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years John Paiva, Jr. of Milford, a daughter Jill Tinevra and her husband Charles of Staten Island, NY, sisters; Joan Ridner of Dingsmanferry, PA, Julia Petersen of Minot, ND, Frances Sagsveen of Bismarck, ND, and Alma Smith of Wythville, VA. Her dog “Huckleberry and her grandpuppy “Peanut”, along with many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Sally was also a dear sister in-law to the Pavia family and her 105 year old father in-law John Paiva, Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Tuesday at St. Jude the Apostle Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg (meeting directly at the church). Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held on Monday at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Route 94 Vernon from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital c/o Dr. Fine’s Research Fund 650 West 168th St. (Black Building 2004) New York, NY 10032. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Alan L. "Butch" Thomas

VERNON, TWP: Alan L. “Butch” Thomas, 72, died suddenly on Friday February 24, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Sussex, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Ruth (Vandermark) Thomas. Butch has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County.

Butch was a veteran of the United States Army who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He retired from the position of manufacturing supervisor in July 2000 after 30 plus years with the Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg. In his spare time he greatly enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing. He had a great ability to fix all things that were mechanical. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Double V. Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother Gilbert Thomas, Jr., a sister Sophia McDole and a brother in law Thomas Hocking. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Coralie (Hocking) Thomas of Vernon, a daughter Mindy Wunder and her husband Rick of Wantage. His cherished and loving grandchildren, Kaitlyn Rae, Nicole, Eugene, and Ricky and his great-granddaughter Elizabeth. Along with his sisters Audrey Kimble and her husband Gene  of Hardyston and Judi Stevens of Vernon. Brothers Lowell Thomas and Alex Thomas and his wife Maryanne all of Vernon. Sister in-laws Betty Willis and her husband Jeff of Branchville, and Jan Hocking of Sussex. Brother in-laws; Dick Hocking and his wife Elaine of NC, and Harry McDole of Sussex and a former brother in-law Ray Stevens of Vernon. Along with many loving and caring nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 am on Tuesday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). To offer online condolences go to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

 

       

Ellen S. Haggerty

WANTAGE: Ellen S. Haggerty, 95, peacefully went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday February 22, 2012. Born in Newton, NJ she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Grace (Kinney) Slater. Ellen was a lifetime resident of Sussex County.

Ellen was a graduate of Douglas College in New Brunswick where she received her degree in Education. During her earlier years she was employed as a teacher for the Newton Board of Education. Upon the birth of her children she remained at home to care and raise her family. After her children were raised she went to work as the office manager for her husband’s dental practice. She was a devoted member of the Sussex Presbyterian Church. She also was a member of the Newton County Club, and a former den mother for Boy Scout Troop 84 in Sussex. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and reading.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by beloved husband Jack S. Haggerty,  DDS (1996), her sister Frances Slater and her brother Ralph Slater. Surviving are her sons; Jack Haggerty, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Wantage, Donald Haggerty and his wife Karen of Annandale, NJ, William Haggerty and his wife Vickie of Culver Lake, and Robert Haggerty and his wife Marcelyn of Floyd, VA along with 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside memorial service 11:00 am this Saturday at Beemerville cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Fund 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. To offer online condolences go to fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

 

 

       

Eric Burns

Stockholm, NJ:  Eric Earl Burns, 22 years old, died unexpectedly in New haven, CT on Friday, February 17, 2012.  Born in South Korea, he came to the United States in 1990 settling in Stockholm, NJ with his parents Bruce and Mary Burns.

Eric worked as the Kitchen Manager for the Turning Point in New haven, CT since August.  He was a 2007 graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School in Hardyston Twp., NJ and enjoyed sports including baseball, basketball and football. 

Eric is survived by his beloved parents, Bruce and Mary Burns of Stockholm, NJ.  Dear brother of Jessica Burns of Morris Plains, NJ and Matthew Burns of Stockholm, NJ.  Loving grandson of Aida Romeo of Oakland, NJ and Virginia Burns of Butler, NJ.  Cherished by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment  to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to The Center for Prevention & Counseling 61 Spring St. Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.

       

William Parchomcik

OGDENSBURG, NJ: William Parchomcik, 85, died on Monday February 20, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex after a brief illness. Born in Franklin he was the son of the late Matvej and Theresa (Foriak) Parchomick. Bill has been a life long resident of Sussex County and for 60 of those years a resident of Ogdensburg.

Bill was a production manager for over 32 years for Picatinny Arsenal. He was a proud veteran of the United Sates Navy serving his country during WW II. During his high school days at Franklin High School he was a very active athlete excelling in the sports of Basketball and Baseball and also playing in semi-professional leagues. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Michael and Adam Parchomcik, and a sister Ann Kays. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Frances (Ward) Parchomcik of Ogdensburg.  A son William Parchomcik, Jr of Ogdensburg, his sister in-laws; Joan Ward and Elizabeth Babcock both of Ogdensburg, along with several nieces and nephews, and his loving companion and friend his dog “Buddy”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service 11:00 am Thursday in the mausoleum chapel at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Entombment to follow at the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in his memory be made to the Ogdensburg Fire Dept. P.O. Box 215 or the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad P.O. Box 111 Ogdensburg, NJ 07439. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. To offer online condolences go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Larry J. Kehoe

Hardyston Twp:  Larry J. Kehoe age 70 died Thursday February 16, 2012 at his home in Crystal Springs.  Mr. Kehoe, son of the late Merkel and Mildred (Bourdeaux) Kehoe was born in Denver, CO April 23, 1941.  Mr. Kehoe had resided in Emerson before moving to Hardyston 11 years ago.

Mr. Kehoe began his career with Martin Marietta in Denver, CO. Moving to New Jersey 33 years ago, he worked for Paid Prescriptions and later retired from Merck Medco in Parsippany where he served as Vice President of Quality Assurance.  In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf and painting wildlife.  Mr. Kehoe was a member of the Crystal Springs Senior Men’s Golf League.

Mr. Kehoe is survived by his wife, Connie (Chase) Kehoe; children, Sean Kehoe of Hardyston and Melinda Kehoe-Grillo & her husband Alphonse of Wantage; sister, Sandra Carlton of Denver, CO; brothers, Michael Kehoe of Idledale, CO and Ted Kehoe of San Diego, CA; granddaughter, Angela Grillo and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday February 20, 2012 at 9:15AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 (GPS – 1 Vanderhoof Ct.) Vernon to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to a favorite charity.  For condolences and directions see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Lillian Novak Ralston

Tunkhannock, PA:  Lillian Novak Ralston age 85 died Monday February 13, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA following a long illness.  Mrs. Ralston, daughter of the late George and Anna (Janus) Novak was born in Franklin June 8, 1926. 

A lifelong resident of Franklin, she worked at Fitz-John’s Hardware for over 25 years and at Picatinny Arsenal until her retirement.  A devout catholic and parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin, she was a member of the churches Rosary Society.  Mrs. Ralston was a world traveler and a member of the Franklin Historical Society. 

Mrs. Ralston was predeceased by her husband John B. Ralston and is survived by a sister, Katherine Washer of Seneca, SC; 6 stepchildren, Dianne Ralston of Belford, Christopher Ralston of Reston, VA, Kathleen Julian of Toms River, Elaine Feinhals of Sparta, Thomas Ralston of Tempe, AZ and Rebecca Ralston of Bloomingdale; 10 step-grandchildren, 14 step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday February 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin on Thursday from 10:00AM until the time of the mass.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Franklin Historical Society P.O. Box 332 Franklin, NJ 07416.

       

Theresa "Terri" Stellingwerf(nee Rippon)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Theresa “Terri” Stellingwerf(nee Rippon), 66 years old, died after a short illness at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Warwick, NY on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  Born to Milton and Elinor Rippon in Warwick, NY, she had lived in Upper Greenwood Lake and Paterson, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 44 years ago. 

Ms. Stellingwerf graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Paterson, NJ and Katharine Gibbs Business School in Montclair, NJ.  She has been a Realtor since 1973 earning her Broker’s License in 1975.  After many years in real estate sales, she became manager of a large real estate firm in Vernon Twp., NJ.  After nearly 25 years at that location, the office was closed and she joined Prudential Gross & Jansen Highlands Realty in Vernon Twp., NJ as their office manager since 2008.  Terri enjoyed working with her staff of realtors and was also an animal lover who adopted many stray cats over the years. 

Ms. Stellingwerf is the dear sister of Jerilynn “Jerri” Hicswa and her husband, George of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Cherished by several nieces and nephews.  Also survived by her beloved cats, Flufferboy and K.C. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to CLAWS Cat Rescue & Shelter, 28 Pelletown Road, Augusta, NJ 07827 or the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 would be appreciated.

       

Ruth G. Bennett

FRANKFORD TWP: Ruth G. Bennett, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday February 10, 2012 at the Sussex County Homestead. Born in Ogdensburg, NJ she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Nystrand) Ward. Ruth was a lifelong resident of Franklin.

For over 25 years she was employed as a cashier at the former Rockaway Sales Department Store in Franklin, retiring in 1992. Ruth was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Northern Chapter #38; she was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin. She was very devoted to her family and took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her spare time she was an avid bingo player, she also was a very dedicated and avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband John H. Bennett (1985), and her brothers John, George and Art Ward. She is survived by her children, sons; John R. Bennett and his wife Ernestine of Ocala, FL, Theodore T. Bennett and his wife Annette of Wantage, David A. Bennett and his wife Rosette of Nashville, TN, daughters; Judith Gates of Mesa, AZ, and Cynthia Burse and her husband Dale of Lake Owassa (Branchville). Sisters; Frances Parhomcik and Betty Babcock both of Ogdensburg, along with 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside funeral service 11:00 am Wednesday at North Hardyston Cemetery (new section) Route 94 Hardyston Twp. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to American Heart Association 1 Union St. Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ 07416. To offer online condolences please go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com  

       

David R. Fieldhouse

VERNON: David R. Fieldhouse, 47, died after a short illness on Thursday February 9, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. Born in Paterson, NJ he was the son of Irene (Skibicki) Fieldhouse and the late Richard Fieldhouse. David has been a resident of the Lake Panorama section of Vernon Twp for the past 15 years and prior to that had resided in Wayne, NJ.

David was self-employed as a tile contractor and was the owner of Fieldhouse Tile Contracting in Sussex. In his spare time he greatly enjoyed the time he would spend with his family and friends and took great pride in coaching and watching his sons play sports. He also volunteered his time for many years with the Glenwood-Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Alice (DuBoyce) Fieldhouse of Vernon, sons Ryan, Richard and Christian Fieldhouse all at home. Sisters, Karen Fieldhouse of Vernon, Susan Freeland and her husband William of Frankford Twp., Pamela Sheppard and her husband John of Vernon, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday 9:00 am at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. Francis deSales Church 614 Route 517 Vernon. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held today (Sunday) at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to any of the following; Glenwood-Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. P.O. Box 241 Glenwood, NJ 07418, The Pope John XXIII Regional High School Angel Fund 28 Andover Rd. Sparta, NJ 07871or the  Fieldhouse Children’s College Education Fund c/o 17 Hillcrest Drive Sussex, NJ 07461.To offer online condolences and for driving directions please go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Elizabeth C. Lagard

Hamburg, NJElizabeth Cornelia Lagard(nee Sneyders), 86 years old, died at home after a long illness on Saturday, February 4, 2012.  Born in the Netherlands, she came to the United States in 1951 settling in Wallington, NJ.  She then moved to Garfield, NJ and spent most of her life in Paterson, NJ before moving to Hamburg, NJ in 1989. 

Mrs. Lagard worked as a self-employed seamstress making dresses for people for over 20 years before retiring in 1989.  She took great joy in sewing, knitting and caring for her plants. 

Mrs. Lagard was predeceased by her husband, and was the devoted mother of Wim Lagard of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Dear half sister of Jopie Dirks of the Netherlands.  Cherished by 2 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. 

Private cremation services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to a favorite charity would be greatly appreciated. 

       

Adeline M. Crane

Riverdale, NJ:  Adeline Mae Crane(nee Eidukot), 87 years old, died after a long illness at Oakland Care Center, Oakland, NJ on Saturday, February 4, 2012.  Born to Michael and Anna Eidukot in Ogdensburg, NJ, she had lived in Ogdensburg and Franklin, NJ before moving to Pompton Lakes, NJ in 1954 and then she moved to Riverdale, NJ in 1978. 

Mrs. Crane worked as an inspector for Owens-Illinois in Riverdale and Wayne, NJ for over 25 years before retiring.   She took great joy in tending to her flowers and watching tv. 

Mrs. Crane was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Crane(1968) and was the devoted mother of Karen Dunn of Pompton Lakes, NJ, Raymond Crane of Kinnelon, NJ and Kenneth Crane of Indianapolis, IN.  Cherished by 3 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. 

Graveside services by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Pompton Lakes First Aid Squad, 700 Ramapo Avenue, Pompton lakes, NJ 07442 would be appreciated.

       

Lillian B. Scobert

Vernon Twp:  Lillian B. Scobert, 91, died Thursday February 2, 2012 at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Sussex.  Mrs. Scobert, daughter of the late Charles and Esther Kleine was born in Woodhaven, Queens, NY June 2, 1920.  She had resided in Bloomfield, moving to the Glenwood section of Vernon 38 years ago.

Mrs. Scobert retired from Bloomfield Savings Bank in Bloomfield where she worked in the mortgage department.  She was an active member of the Lower Berkshire Valley United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Scobert was predeceased by her 1st husband, George Begg Jr. in 1957 and her 2nd husband C. Guy Scobert in 2006 and a daughter, Patricia Farley in 1998.  She is survived by 2 sons, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 10:00AM at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Private interment will be held at Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  For condolences and directions please see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Elizabeth Piscatelli

Ogdensburg, NJ:  Elizabeth Piscatelli(nee Adkins), 80 years old, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.  Born to Henry and Margaret Adkins in Terre Haute, IN, she had lived in Paterson, NJ for many years before moving to Sussex, NJ for 6 years and then Ogdensburg, NJ for the last 12 years. 

Ms. Piscatelli worked as a secretary at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, NJ for many years before retiring in 1993.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed writing poetry and doing crosswords as well as sewing and listening to music.  She was a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Ms. Piscatelli is predeceased by a son, Gary Steven Piscatelli, a daughter, Patricia Piscatelli, 2 sisters, Marie Snow and Florence Markert and was the devoted mother of Madeline Gambatese of Montague, NJ, Michael Piscitelli of Ogdensburg, NJ, Valerie Balough of Sussex, NJ, Daniel Piscatelli of Franklin, NJ, Angela Triana of Franklin, NJ and John Piscatelli of Toms River, NJ.  Cherished by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Missed by her cat Little Foot.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10 AM at the funeral home.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ

       

Patricia D. Soldano

WANTAGE, NJ: Patricia D. Soldano, 55, passed away on Sunday January 29, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Patricia was the daughter of the late John and Susan (Dyer) McGinty. She has been a longtime resident of Sussex County, NJ.

For many years she was employed as a laborer working for the County of Bergen. In her spare time she greatly enjoyed the time she would spend with her grandsons, fishing and watching them play sports. She also took great pride and enjoyment in helping to care for the needy and preparing meals for them.

She is survived by her children, a son Peter Soldano and his wife Cheryl of Wantage, a daughter Susanne Soldano and her husband William Wanek of Oceanside, NY, her loving grandchildren P.J. Soldano and Brian D. Soldano, a brother John McGinty, Jr. and his wife Susan of Brick, NJ, along with many nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Building B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871. To offer on line condolences and for driving directions refer to www.fergsonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Ethel K. Ritchie

STOCKHOLM: Ethel K. Ritchie, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 28, 2012 at Newton Memorial hospital after a short illness. Born in Paterson, NJ she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Knockelman) Krumreich. Ethel has been a resident of Stockholm since 1954 and prior to that had resided in Pompton Plains, NJ.  

For 22 years she was employed as a telecommunications operator for the former New Jersey Bell Telephone Company working in the Riverdale, NJ office, retiring from that position in 1979. She was an active member of the Hardyston Senior Citizens Club, a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers of America, and had enjoyed traveling with her sister throughout the Country and the world. She greatly enjoyed the time she would spend driving the back roads of Sussex County enjoying all of its beautiful scenery.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband William Ritchie, Jr. (1981), a son Robert Ritchie, and her siblings Evelyn Crist and Charles Krumreich. She is survived by her sons David Ritchie and his wife Maureen of Stockholm, William Ritchie and his wife Kathleen of Huntersville, NC, grandchildren Thomas Ritchie and his wife Robin of Mount Plymouth, FL, Edward Ritchie and his wife Stacy of Mooresville, NC, Wendy Healy and her husband Ryan of Andover, NJ and Lauren Grabiec and her husband Daniel of Stockholm, NJ, great-grandchildren Kyle, Kevin, Jacob, Brogan and Maeve, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 11:00 am Wednesday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 donors@stjude.org. To offer on line condolences and for driving directions refer to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Jessie M. Resauit

OGDENSBURG: Jessie M. Resauit, 82, died peacefully surrounded by her family at Newton Memorial Hospital on Friday January 27, 2012. Born in Rockaway, NJ she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Schmiel) Williams. Jessie has been a resident of Ogdensburg for the past 49 years and prior to that had resided in Jefferson, NJ.

Over her many years she was a homemaker who always took care of her family and friends. In her spare time she enjoyed playing her organ, she was an avid gardner and birdwatcher, she also had a great talent for the art of crocheting and knitting.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband Albert Resauit, Sr, (2002), along with four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by he daughter Nancy Redmond and her companion Thomas Sisco of Ogdensburg, a son Albert Resauit, Jr. and his wife Eileen of Stillwater, sisters Doris Lake of Hopatcong, Beverly Lagonikos of Dover and brothers Ronald Williams of Morris Plains, Bobby Williams of Mississippi, Raymond Williams of Louisiana, five grand children and two great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral, Tuesday 11:00 am at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 7-9 pm only. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to the American Cancer Society 7 Ridgedale Ave. Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. To offer on line condolences or for driving directions refer to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Brian F. Beebe

Vernon Twp:  Brian F. Beebe age 53 died Friday January 27, 2012 at home following a long illness.  Mr. Beebe was born in Brooklyn, NY and has been a resident of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon for the past 26 years. 

Mr. Beebe worked for the New York Times for 28 years, retiring as the Assistant Fleet Safety Manager.  He also drove truck and trained the truck drivers.  He served with the US Navy from 1976 – 1980 and was stationed on the USS Shreveport – LPD 12.  Mr. Beebe was an avid New York Jets, Knicks and Mets Fan. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank A. and Paulette F. (Provenzale) Beebe and his mother in law, Betty Imogene Roberts.  Mr. Beebe is survived by his wife, Teena (Roberts) Beebe; children, Renee Beebe of Nutley, Brett Beebe & his wife Jade and their daughter Breea of Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA and Sean Beebe of Highland Lakes; brother, Kevin Beebe & his wife Barbara of Huntsville, AL; sisters, Paulette Noll & her husband Gary of Flowermound, TX, Joanne McGuire & her husband Michael of Weddington, NC and Allison Schroeder of Middle Island, NY; many nieces and nephews; brothers in law, James Hester of Zanesville, OH and Clarence “Skip” Roberts of Lima, OH and sister in law, Terry McHenry of Copperas Cove, TX.

Funeral services will be held Monday January 30, 2012 at 9:00AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-6 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family at 421 County Rt. 515 Vernon, NJ 07462. For condolences and directions see www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Chris G. Carbone:

WANTAGE:  Chris G. Carbone, 56, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Tuesday January 24, 2012. Born in Montclair, NJ he was the son of Maxine (Lester) Carbone and the late Dominick Carbone (1983). Chris has been a resident of Wantage for the past 24 years and prior to that had resided in Highland Lakes and Little Falls, NJ.

Since 1981 Chris has been working in the family business Carbone Associates located in Sussex. In 1983 he took over ownership of the business. In his spare time he enjoyed snow skiing, and spending time with his family camping and traveling. He was an avid New York Giants Fan and also enjoyed playing the harmonica. He was a member and a former Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Sussex. Over the years he also served on various committees at Sussex Christian School and Veritas Christian Academy.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his beloved wife Linda (Pluymers) Carbone of Wantage, a son Casey Carbone and daughter Katie Carbone both of Wantage. Brothers Don Carbone and his wife Sandy of Nutley, NJ, Jamie Carbone and his wife Angela of East Rutherford, NJ, Doug Carbone and his wife Shelley of Charlotte, NC, Steve Carbone and his wife Lori of Bradington, FL, sisters Carolyn San Giacomo and her husband Tony, and Janine Likos and her husband Nick all of Nutley, NJ, along with several nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 11:00 am Saturday at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church 51 Unionville Ave. Sussex, NJ 07461-2188. Interment will be held privately at Clove cemetery in Sussex. Visitation will be held Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the Sussex Christian School at the above address. To offer online condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Floyd Hardick Jr.

AndoverFloyd Hardick Jr. age 83 died Tuesday January 24, 2012 at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover Twp. where he has been a resident for the past 6 years.  Mr. Hardick, son of the late Floyd and Violet (Finigan) Hardick was born in Franklin and resided most of his life in Franklin and Sussex.

He was a machinist for Metaltec Corp in Franklin.

Mr. Hardick was predeceased by a grandson Ryan Hardick in 2008 and is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine ( Ashley) Hardick; sons, Wayne Hardick & his wife Nancy of Lake Ariel, PA, Floyd Hardick III & his wife Diana of Montague and Mitchel Hardick & his wife Wendy of Wantage; brothers, Myles Hardick of Wantage and Bill Hardick & his wife Barbara of Wantage; 5 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. 

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday January 28, 2012 from 3-6PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Private cremation will follow.  For condolences and directions please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Curt W. Rudolph Sr. 

Hardyston Twp:  Curt W. Rudolph Sr. age 70 died Wednesday January 18, 2012 at Wayne View Care Center in Wayne.  Mr. Rudolph, son of the late Curt H. and Helen M. (Russin) Rudolph was born in Paterson September 12, 1941.  He lived in West Paterson and Singac before moving to West Milford where he resided for 35 years.  Mr. Rudolph has been a resident of the Stockholm section of Hardyston for the past 4 years

Mr. Rudolph was a truck driver for Tomsey Trucking of Oak Ridge.  He was a US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and a member of the West Milford American Legion Post #0289.  Mr. Rudolph was also a member of the West Milford Elks Lodge #2236, Association of NJ Rifle & Pistol Club as well as the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Rudolph enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan.

 A dedicated father and doting grandfather, Mr. Rudolph is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth (Decker) Rudolph; children, Curt W. Rudolph Jr. of Moorpark, CA, Rene Miceli of Stockholm and Eric C. Rudolph of Simi Valley, CA; grandchildren, Shane, Grace, Sara, Gage, Abbey and Quinn; sister, Joy Lee Spanier of Cambridge, VT as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Monday January 23, 2012 at 8:00PM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Cremation will be private.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For directions and condolences see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Sally B. Buckley

HamburgSally B. Buckley age 64 died Tuesday January 17, 2012 at her home in Hamburg.  Mrs. Buckley, daughter of the late William E. and Ruth (Hall) Benn was born in Maplewood November 16, 1947.  She resided in Lake Mohawk for many years and later Lafayette before moving to Hamburg.

Mrs. Buckley was a Dental Hygenist for Dr. Ruvo in Sparta.  She was a member and former organist at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon.

She was predeceased by her parents, William E. Benn in 1993 and Ruth H. Benn in 1994.  She is survived by her brothers and a sister, Clark H. Benn of Dumfries, VA, Nelson E. Benn of East Northport, L.I. and Carol B. Boutillier of Virginia, several nieces and nephews as well as a dear friend Joseph O’Dea.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 21, 2012 at 10:30AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Interment will follow at Glenwood  Cemetery, Vernon.  Friends may arrive at the funeral home one hour prior to the service (9:30 – 10:30AM).  For directions and condolences see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Margaret Mabel Loughren

Vernon Twp:  Margaret Mabel Loughren age 91 died Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Highland Lakes.  Mrs. Loughren, daughter of the late Francis  and Margaret M. ( McAllister) Renz was born in Brooklyn, NY January 8, 1921.  Mrs. Loughren had resided in Brooklyn, NY while maintaining a summer residence in Highland Lakes from 1955 until 1981 when she became a year round resident.

Mrs. Loughren worked at Macy’s 34th Street and American Tobacco in New York City.  She was a parishioner and member of the Rosary Altar Society at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Highland Lakes. Mrs. Loughren was a Past President of the Highland Lakes Women’s Auxiliary as well as a member of the Vernon Twp. Women’s Club.  She also participated in the Thursday Morning Koffee Klotch at Frontier Lanes in Warwick, NY. 

Mrs. Loughren was predeceased by her husband Raymond T. Loughren in 2006, daughter Patricia Marie Loughren in 1953, grandson Keith Hilbert and a brother Francis Renz.  She is survived by 3 children; Karen Hilbert of West Babylon, NY, Doreen Cordes of Highland Lakes and Raymond T. Loughren Jr. of Highland Lakes; grandchildren, Stephen Hilbert, Michael Cordes, Matthew Cordes, Raymond Loughren, Julia Loughren and Eric Loughren; great grandchildren, Aubrey & Lucas Hilbert and Liam Hilbert; brother, William Renz of Revere, MA  as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday January 23, 2012 at 9:00AM from Ferguson-Vernon Funeral home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-5PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.  For directions and condolences please go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Patricia Olsen

FRANKLIN: Patricia J. Olsen, 70, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday January 14, 2012. Born in New York City, NY she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Elaine (Board) Nolan. Patricia has been a resident of Franklin for since 1983 and prior to that had resided in Englewood, NJ. She had a great love and pride in caring for her family and enjoyed the art of crafting in her spare time.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son Jeffrey James Olsen (2007) and her brother Vincent Nolan (2007). She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years James R. Olsen of Franklin, a son James R. Olsen, Jr. and his wife Susan of Lafayette, a daughter Patricia “Patty Ann” Muller and her husband Steven of Roseto, PA, sister Bridie Maloney and her husband Robert of Vernon, along with two other sisters, grandchildren; Taylor, Ryan, Grant, and Garrett Olsen, along with many nieces and nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral and Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am on Friday January 20, 2012 at St. Jude the Apostle Church (meeting directly at the church) 4-24 Beaver Run Rd. Hamburg. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. If so desired the family would prefer donations in her memory be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. To offer on line condolences and for driving directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Marek Lacki

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Marek Lacki, 47 years old, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 7, 2012.  Born to Ryszard and Daniela Lacki in Ostrowiec, SW Poland, he had lived in Ringos, NJ and then moved to Vernon Twp., NJ 8 and a half years ago. 

Mr. Lacki owned and operated Flavor House, LLC in Vernon for the last 4 years.  He enjoyed travelling, golf and snow skiing. 

Mr. Lacki was the beloved husband of Agnieszka “Agnes” Lacki (nee Mikiewicz).  Devoted father of Philip Lacki at home. 

Memorial service will be Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Irvington, NJ.  Funeral arrangements are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. 

       

Ronald G. Pittman

Netcong, NJRonald Garland Pittman, Sr. age 73 died Monday January 9, 2012 at home in Netcong.  Mr. Pittman, son of the late Elifus and Gladys (Silver) Pittman was born in Greenville, South Carolina October 8, 1938.  He formerly resided in Stroudsburg, PA and has been living in Netcong for the past 3 years.

Mr. Pittman was a stockroom supervisor at Howmet Corp. in Dover where he worked for 32 years, retiring in 1999.  He was a US Navy WWII Veteran. 

Mr. Pittman was a member of the Wanderers Car Club of Sussex County and the Monroe County Cruisers Car Club of Pennsylvania.  He was active with the clubs car shows.  He was also an avid golfer.

Mr. Pittman was predeceased by his wife Wanda K. Pittman in 1998 and is survived by his children; Penny J. Pittman of New Hope, PA, Wendy L. Bendes & her husband Daniel S. of Montague, Melissa E. Miller & her husband William D. Sr. of Netcong and Ronald G. Pittman Jr. of Montague; as well as 4 grandchildren, Stephen D. Bendes, Brandon T. Bendes, Martin R. Miller and William D. Miller, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday January 13, 2012 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ.  Interment will follow at North Hardyston  Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial Donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.

       

Maria Pereira(nee Rendeiro)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Maria Pereira(nee Rendeiro), 81 years old, died after a long illness at Silver Care Center in Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday, January 7, 2012.  Born to Jose and Victoria Rendeiro in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Lyndhurst for many years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ in 1995. 

Ms. Pereira worked as a supervisor for NCCI Insurance in Lyndhurst, NJ for many years.  She also was a past president of the Vernon Leisure Club. 

Ms. Pereira was the devoted mother of Joseph Pereira of Vernon, NJ and Agnelo Pereira of Lyndhurst, NJ.  Cherished by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10 AM.  Funeral Mass will be 11 AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.

       

Helen V. Heller(nee Bakanchos)

Franklin, NJ:  Helen Viola Heller(nee Bakanchos), 78 years old, died after a short illness at the Regency Grand in Dover, NJ on Saturday, January 07, 2012.  She was born to Michael and Helen Bakanchos in Franklin, NJ where she was a lifelong resident.  

Mrs. Heller worked as a Personnel Staffing Specialist for Picatinny Arsenal for 37 years before retiring in 1996.  She was a Life Member of the Franklin Revolver and Rifle Association and took great joy in bowling, cooking and gardening. 

Mrs. Heller was the beloved wife of John Heller of Franklin, NJ.  She was a friend to all who knew her. 

Arrangements are private by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts can be sent to the funeral home for the Franklin R & R Ass’n.

       

Jean F. Mele

FRANKLIN, NJ: Jean F. Mele, 79, died January 4, 2012 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Born in Jersey City, NJ She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Nardone) Feneck  Jean has been a resident of Franklin for the past 52 years and had previously resided in Paterson, NJ.  

She enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was a very talented amateur artist who enjoyed painting and sketching. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the game of Mahjong. Over the many years she was a very dedicated and active volunteer serving in many different capacities, former president of the Immaculate Conception School PTA, Franklin Girl Scout troop leader, secretary to the American Legion post in Florida, and a former member of the Walkill Country Club, along with many other clubs and organizations in Sussex County.

She is survived by beloved husband of 54 years Ben Mele of Franklin, daughters Dawn Stahl, Cindy Barton and her husband Pat of Franklin, and Pam Mele all of Franklin. A son Scott Mele and his wife Veronica of Langhorne, PA sisters Ann Feneck of Guttenburg, NJ, a twin sister Joan Giordano of Rutherford, NJ  a brother Anthony Feneck of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and her loving grandchildren Bryana, Patrick, Adam, Kyla, Eric, and Elizabeth, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 9:00 am on Monday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church 75 Church St. Franklin. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Donations in her memory (spouse of Lt. B. Mele #1220) would be preferred and may be made to The Former New Jersey Troopers Association Quarter Century Club Memorial 1675 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd. Suite 103 Hamilton, NJ 08619. To offer on line condolences and for driving directions go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com   

       

Stephanie Nicole Brock

VERNON TWP., NJ: Stephanie Nicole Brock, 20, died suddenly on January 3, 2012 Born in Wayne NJ she is the daughter of Harry D. and Maria (Gutierrez) Brock, Jr. of Vernon. Stephanie was a college student who greatly enjoyed furthering her education. She also enjoyed playing volleyball and dancing.

She was predeceased by her paternal great-grandmother Dorothy Foran. In addition to her parents she is survived by her brothers Harry D. Brock, III and his wife Cara of Vernon, Robert A. Brock and his girlfriend Brianna who was also a dear friend of Stephanie’s, her paternal grandmother Dorothy Marion Brock of Wanaque, NJ, maternal grandparents Roberto and Bohemia Gutierrez of Prospect Park, NJ along with several cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral 10:00 am on Saturday at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. To offer on line condolences and for driving directions please go to fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com 

       

Iris M. McLaughlin(nee Straddeck)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Iris Mary McLaughlin, 82 years old, died after a long illness at the Sussex County Homestead in Frankford Twp., NJ on Tuesday, January 03, 2012.  Born to John and Rose Straddeck in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in Queens, NY then Teaneck, NJ for 23 years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 20 years ago. 

Mrs. McLaughlin was a graduate of the Fashion Institute and also received a BA from Montclair State College in Italian.  She had worked as a Sales Manager for Macy’s in New York City, NY for 26 years before retiring in 1992 and then she worked as a teacher’s aide at Cedar Mountain Primary School in Vernon Twp., NJ and also tutored there with English as a second language.  She was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ and was a member of the church’s XYZ Club, the Liturgy Committee and the Book Club.  She also held a membership at The Spa. 

Mrs. McLaughlin was predeceased by her husband, John McLaughlin(1990) and a brother, John Straddeck(2003) and was the devoted mother of Carol Hansen of Frankford Twp., NJ, Susan Spina of Vernon Twp., NJ and Jeffrey McLaughlin of Harrington Park, NJ.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 16 nieces and nephews and 15 grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.   Funeral Mass will be at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to the NJ State Organization of Cystic Fibrosis, P.O. Box 3648, Wayne, NJ  07474-3648 or to the Sussex County Homestead, 129 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Lona M. Radocne(nee Van Tassel)

Franklin, NJ: Lona M. Radocne, 75, died suddenly at her residence on Saturday December 31, 2011. Born in Franklin she was the daughter of the late Miles and Bertha (Finnigan) VanTassel. As a homemaker she always enjoyed the time she would spend with her family cooking and caring for them. She greatly enjoyed listening to blue grass music.  

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by several of her siblings. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Michael Radocne of Franklin, daughters Dolores Reilly and her husband Greg of Franklin, Michaelene Kuka and her husband Richard of Greenville, NY, a brother William VanTassel of Wantage, grandchildren Felicia, Katina, and Natalie and a great-granddaughter Madison, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 11:00 am on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm.

       

 

Hamburg, NJ: Henry D. Den Herder, 71 died peacefully on December 30, 2011 surrounded by his family. Born in Carlstadt, NJ he was the son of the late George and Wilhelmina (Mol) Den Herder. He has been a resident of Hamburg for several years and had previously resided in Warwick, NY.

For 30 years he was employed as a truck driver for Interstate Trucking in Carlstadt retiring in 1990. After his retirement he went to work for NRCS in Pompton Plains, NJ as a school custodian and bus driver.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine (Dziubek) Den Herder of Hamburg, a son Henry D. Den Herder, Jr. and his wife Barbara of West Milford, NJ, a daughter Dawn Porzio and her husband Patrick of West Milford, NJ, along with eleven of his siblings, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 am on Monday January 2, 2012 at Ebenezer Netherland Reformed Church 875 Ewing Avenue Franklin Lakes, NJ (meet directly at church). Interment to follow at Warwick cemetery Warwick, NY. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 pm. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in his memory be made to the Den Herder family c/o 74 Maple Rd. West Milford, NJ 07480. For online condolences and directions go to www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Ronald c. Lannin 

Wantage:  Ronald C. Lannin, 80 died Tuesday December 27, 2011 at Andover Subacute & Rehabilitation Center in Andover.  Mr. Lannin, son of the late Thomas C. and Beatrice (Bisicchia) Lannin was born in New York City May 7, 1931.  He grew up in New York City and Montclair and later resided in Hamburg, then Hardyston before moving to Clove Hill Manor in Wantage 6 years ago.

Mr. Lannin retired in 1996 as an Assistant Vice President at Selective Insurance Co. of Branchville.  He was a graduate of Montclair High School, Class of 1950 and a member of the Church of The Good Shephard in Wantage.  Mr. Lannin was an avid golfer and a former member of the Walkill Golf Club in Franklin.

Mr. Lannin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda (Pellett) Lannin; daughters, Laura Lannin & her husband Charles Stelzer Jr. of Chatham, Karen Lannin Dulany of Sykesville, MD and Judith Lannin Panagakos & her husband Dr. Foti Panagakos of Cranford and grandchildren, Maxwell, Charlotte & Jackson Stelzer, Matthew, Russell & Stephen Dulany and Andreas, Alexandra & Mikos Panagakos.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 at 11:00AM at Church of The Good Shephard 200 Rt. 23 Wantage, NJ.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Church of The Good Shephard 200 Rt. 23 Wantage, NJ 07461, Alzheimer’s Association 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834-1365 or Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave. Bldg. B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.  Arrangements have been entrusted to F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Condolences may be sent to fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Regina R. Riley(nee Faulkner)

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Regina Ruth Riley(nee Faulkner), 66 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 28, 2011.  Born to William and Virginia Faulkner in Sutton, West Virginia, she grew up in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Wallington, NJ, then Rutherford, NJ for 15 years, then Carlstadt, NJ for 10 years before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 6 years ago. 

Mrs. Riley worked as a consultant for Verizon in Teaneck, NJ for 27 years before retiring in 2001.  She was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church, an avid reader and very dedicated to her family as well as being a doting grandmother. 

Mrs. Riley was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Riley(1991), a sister, Joan Faulkner, a brother, Ronald Faulkner and her mother, Virginia Faulkner and was the devoted mother of Kathryn O’Toole of Vernon Twp., NJ and Adam Riley of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Lara, Thomas and Bennett.  Dear sister of Elizabeth Carozza of Ronkonkoma, LI, NY, William Faulkner, Jr. of Spring Hill, FL and Jane Cappiello of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY.  Daughter of William Faulkner, Sr. of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon, NJ.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 would be appreciated.

       

Eleanor Pilkington(nee Kohl)

Franklin, NJEleanor Pilkington(nee Kohl), 69 years old, died after a long illness at her home on Saturday, December 24, 2011.  Born to Emil and Katherine Kohl in Hoboken, NJ where she was raised before moving to Clifton, NJ for a couple of years and then to Franklin, NJ in 1961. 

Mrs. Pilkington worked as a seamstress for Morley Shirt Company in Franklin, NJ for over 20 years before retiring in 2004.  She was a member of the Sussex County Y.M.C.A. and a doting grandmother who was a willing babysitter for all. 

Mrs. Pilkington was the beloved wife for 48 years of Robert Pilkington of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted mother of Richard Pilkington of West Milford, NJ and Robert Pilkington, Jr. of Milford, PA.  Dear sister of Hilda Kohl of North Bergen, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Haley, Garrett, Mary and Alexander.  Aunt of Dawn Rowe, Cheryl Rowe, Cindy Gunderman, Victoria Pilkington, Clayton Pilkington and Jessica Pilkington.  Grand Aunt of William and Madison, Mark and Emma. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated. 

       

Clement "Clem" J. Lawler

Hamburg, NJ:  Clement “Clem” John Lawler, 88 years old, died after a brief illness at Montrose VA Hospital, Montrose, NY on Thursday, December 22, 2011.  Born to Joseph and Lucy Lawler in Wilkes Barre, PA, he had lived in Long Island, NY and then moved to Hamburg, NJ in 1975. 

Mr. Lawler graduated Blair Academy and was attending New York University when he enlisted into the Army in October of 1942.  He received the Purple Heart for wounds received during the Normandy Invasion and a Silver Star for “Gallantry in Action” in France in July of 1944.  When his tank was disabled by enemy fire, Lawler upon orders from the tank commander abandoned the vehicle and after retreating 25 yards to friendly lines he discovered that the dispatcher and bow gunner had not left the tank.  With complete disregard for his personal safety he returned to the tank and was forced to turn the turret which was blocking the escape of the two men.  While assisting them to escape he was seriously wounded by enemy small arms fire and his courage and coolness displayed, reflect the highest credit upon himself and the brotherhood of the armed forces.  Mr. Lawler worked as a bartender at many local bars including Lenape Lodge, The Sparta Inn and Krogh’s.  He then worked as a driver for Sussex Imports and Newton Motorsports for 5 years.  He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church and enjoyed attending church.  He was a dedicated family man, friend to many and everyone’s “Pally”.  

Mr. Lawler was predeceased by his wife, Rita E. Lawler(2004), 2 brothers, Michael and Joseph Lawler, a grandson, Sean Lawler and a daughter-in-law, Susan Lawler and was the devoted father of Joseph M. Lawler of Woodstock, GA, Michael J. Lawler of Newtown, PA, Patrick S. Lawler of Middletown, NJ, Jane B. Halkirt of Hamburg, NJ and Rita M. Lawler of Hamburg, NJ.  Cherished by 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 nieces, a nephew and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM.  Mass will be at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942 or a favorite charity would be appreciated.

       

Jason Anthony Garling

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Jason Anthony Garling, 32 years old, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at his step brother's home in Vernon Twp., NJ.  Born to Lawrence and Lynn Ann Garling in Pequannock Twp., NJ, he was raised in West Milford, NJ then lived in Garfield, NJ for a year before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ 4 years ago.  
 
Mr. Garling earned his AA in Humanities and his AS in Radiography from Passaic County Community College and a licensed Radiologic Technologist by trade.  He took great joy in disc golf and fanatsy football and was an avid sports fanatic.
 
Mr. Garling is the beloved husband for 2 years of Melissa Garling(nee Moscato).  Loving father of Gianna Garling.  Dear brother of Jamie Lynn Garling of Lake Hiawatha, NJ, Heather Hopkins of Redding, CT and Lawrence Garling, III of Birmingham, AL.  Devoted son of Lynn Ann Garling of West Milford, NJ and Lawrence Garling and his wife, Janet Ann of Fairfield, NJ.  Grandson of Mildred Ann Esposito of Brick, NJ.  Step brother of Jerry Buglione of Vernon Twp., NJ and Jennifer Buglione of Fairfield, NJ.  Brother in law of Michelle Moscato of Vernon Twp., NJ and Lisa Moscato of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Uncle of Bryce Logan Hopkins and Isabella Buglione.  Son in law of Maureen and Mike Moscato of Vernon Twp., NJ.
 
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10 AM at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the family for Gianna's Education Fund would be appreciated. 

 

       

Albert H. Clouse

Crown Point, IN:  Albert Hampton Clouse, 97 years old, died after a brief illness at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hobart, IN on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.  Born to William S. and Jennie Clouse in Hamburg, NJ, where he was raised before moving to Little Ferry, NJ then to Hebron, IN for 22 years before moving to Crown Point, IN recently. 

Mr. Clouse was a foreman and auto body technician for Paramus Auto Body in Paramus, NJ for many years before retiring in 1975.  He was a doting father, grandfather and great grandfather and was a member of the Hebron Senior Citizens. 

Mr. Clouse was predeceased by his daughter, Dorothy Marie Clouse(1947) and a son, Albert T. Clouse(2011), a grandson, Raymond Clouse, Jr.(1967) and a great grandson, Roger Clouse, Jr.(1996) and is the beloved husband of Mary Clouse(nee Hawkins).  Devoted father of Roger C. Clouse of Ogdensburg, NY, Raymond Clouse of Little Ferry, NJ, Allan G. Clouse of Lisbon, NY and Donna M. Rouse of Crown Point, IN.  Dear brother of Marie Smith of Florida, William Clouse of Winterhaven, FL, Roland Clouse of Florida and Roger Clouse of Delaware.  Cherished by 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12 Noon at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Funeral arrangements are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.

       

Barbara A. Guerra

Stillwater: Barbara Ann Guerra, 51, died peacefully at her sister’s home on Sunday December 11, 2011. Born in Denville, NJ she is the daughter of Robert and Helen (Bruno) Simmons of Murrells Inlet, SC. Prior to moving to her sister’s home Barbara had been a resident of Long Pond, PA for the past 14 years and also had previously resided in Franklin, NJ.

Over the years Barbara had been employed as a veterinary technician for Dr. Ted Spinks at the Animal Hospital of Sussex County. She also worked as a sales representative for Appleby Home Improvement Systems and most recently worked as an outside merchandiser with the Home Depot Corporation. Barbara had a love for all animals especially her cats Geezer, Ozzy and Bill. She also enjoyed the time she would spend gardening, reading, doing the craft of needle point and riding motorcycles.

Barbara was predeceased by her grandparents. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sister Susan Zilinskis and her husband Wayne of Stillwater. A niece and nephew  Stephanie and Daniel Zilinskis.

Funeral services were held privately with a family memorial service to be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the staff and nurses at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice for their care and support they provided during Barbara’s illness. If so desired donations in her memory may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home of Franklin. To offer online condolences please got to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com   

       

Brian R. Mezejewski

Hardyston:  Robert Brian Mezejewski, 24 passed away Wednesday December 7th as the result of an automobile accident in Sparta.  Born in Belleville, NJ, Brian lived in Vernon before moving to Hardyston five years ago.
He was a graduate of Vernon Twp High School and Johnson & Wales University.  Brian was employed at
Ballyowen Golf Club in Hardyston.  He was an avid golfer and snowboarder with a true passion for life.
 
Brian leaves behind his parents, Theodore J. Jr. and Diane S. Mezejewski of Hardyston; his brother Michael of Watertown, MA; grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Nestman of Old Tappan, and Marion L. Mezejewski of Hasbrouck Hts.; uncles, Richard Nestman & his wife Ann, Carl Nestman & his wife Lorraine, Kenneth Nestman & his wife Geri Anne, Paul Nestman & his partner Mark Lillis, William Nestman & his Annique, Scott Brocker & his wife Susan; aunt, Mary Caffrey & her partner Joseph Sapienza and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
"Brian loved his family and friends, always had a smile which will warm our hearts always."
 
Funeral services will be held Monday December 12, 2011 at 11:00AM at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church 68 Sand Hill Rd. Vernon, NJ.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon on Sunday from 1-5PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.
       

Jacqueline S. Kronyak

LafayetteJacqueline S. Kronyak age 74 died Tuesday December 6, 2011 at her home in Lafayette.  Mrs. Kronyak was born in Wallington February 17, 1937 and had resided in Riverdale before moving to Lafayette in 1973.

Mrs. Kronyak graduated from East Rutherford High School and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.  For 30 years she worked for the Lafayette Twp. School in various positions, including Teacher’s Aid and Secretary.  Along with her late husband Joseph she helped run their organic farm in Lafayette.

Mrs. Kronyak was an avid dog lover and enjoyed the beach, sun and swimming and especially loved to cook large meals for her family.

Mrs. Kronyak was predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Kronyak in 2010, son Douglas Kronyak in 2006 as well as her father, Julian Novak and mother & stepfather, Jeanne and Wesley Smyth.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Denise Esakoff & her husband Jeremy of Whitehouse Station and Deborah Mulhall & her husband Brian of Montville and 6 grandchildren, Gideon, Eli and Nina Esakoff and Cameron, Liam and Jenevieva Mulhall.

Funeral services will be held Saturday December 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to St. Jude The Apostle RC Church, Hamburg for a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Frankford Plains Cemetery, Frankford Twp.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association 1 Union ST., Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.  For condolensces and directions www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

William "Win" J. Oliverio

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  William “Win” J. Oliverio, 93 years old, died at his daughter’s residence in Hardyston Twp., NJ after a short illness on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  Born to Louis and Mercy Elizabeth Oliverio in Brooklyn, NY, he lived in Arlington, MA before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ many years ago. 

Mr. Oliverio graduated from Arlington High School in 1937 and then graduated from Holy Cross College with a BS in Engineering and then played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs then left to enlist in the United States Army.  He was placed in the Army Air Corps and served as a B-17 Pilot during WWII for the 92nd Bomber Group, 325th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Air Force earning the rank of Captain and reaching the status of “Ace” by bringing his crew home through 25 missions. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and a Distinguished Unit badge.  He then worked as a civil engineer for Patent Scaffolding in Newark, NJ for 35 years retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Stockholm United Methodist Church, the Hardyston Twp. Senior Citizens, F. & A. M. Masonic Lodge # 98, the Shriners and a lifetime member of the VFW.  Before the war he had worked with his brother on a global distribution service for newspapers and he enjoyed bowling and golf. 

Mr. Oliverio was predeceased by his wife, Mildred C. Oliverio(2006) and 3 brothers, Arthur, Frank and Louis and was the devoted father of B. Jane Bracken of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Loving grandfather of Stacy Owens(nee Griemel) of Hamburg, NJ and Holly Bracken of Jersey City, NJ.  Great grandfather of Luke and Olivia Owens.  Cherished by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Graveside service will be Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. Arrangements by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ.  Memorial gifts to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL  32256  www.woundedwarriorproject.org would be appreciated.

Lois Scordato

Vernon:  Lois Scordato, 89 died Tuesday December 6, 2011 at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover.  Mrs. Scordato, daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Storms) Conway was born in Vernon October 17, 1922.  She was a lifelong resident of Vernon.
 
Mrs. Scordato was an Elementary School Teacher for 23 years.  She taughter for 3 years in Vernon
Twp. and retired in 1984 from the West Milford School System where she taught for 20 years. 
She was a Trustee of the Lake Conway Community Association and a Trustee of the Vernon Twp. Historical Society. 
Mrs. Scordato was President of the Hamburg High School Alumni Association, Past President of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Wallkill Valley VFW Post #8441 of Vernon and was a member of the Vernon Leisure Club.  She was twice recognized as the Vernon Twp. Senior Citizen of The Year.
 
Mrs. Scordato was predeceased by a daughter, Janice Wehmueller and a step-daughter Diane Scordato.  She is survived by her husband Vincent F. Scordato; children, Karen Brooks of West Milford and Charles Malysse of Vernon; step-sons, Tom Scordato of East Stroudsburg, PA, John Scordato of Lumberton and Mark Scordato of Andover; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
 
Friends may call at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon on Friday from 2-4 & 7-8:30PM with a Time of Remembrance to be held at 8:30PM.  Cremation will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Clare's Hospital 400 West Blackwell St. Dover, NJ 07801 or to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860.

 

       

Calvin C. Degroat

WANTAGE:  Calvin C. Degroat, 86, died peacefully at his residence surround by his family on Sunday December 4, 2011. Born in Wantage he has been a resident of Wantage Twp all of his life. He was the son of the late Ralph and Lizzy (Clark) Degroat.

Prior to his retirement Mr. Degroat was employed for 30 years in the maintenance department of the Ames Rubber Corporation in Hamburg. A proud veteran of the United States Army he served his country during WW II. He was awarded a purple heart for serving in the battle of the bulge. Most recently he enjoyed the sport of bowling with his friends and teammates at the Sparta Bowling Lanes. Last year he bowled a game with a score of 222 which helped his senior bowling league team win first place.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Carolyn (Strait) Degroat and several brothers and sister; Elizabeth Wilson, Arnold Degroat, Ruth Beemer, Warren Degroat, H. Clark Degroat, Vivian Lockburner, Florence Card, Oliver Degroat, and Elsie Dunn. He is survived by his son Dennis Degroat and his wife Linda of Stillwater, a sister Louella Opellar of Hawthorne, NJ, grandchildren Kyle and Brian Degroat and his loving companion of the past few years of his life Victoria Sapone.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside funeral service with military honors 11:00 am on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at North Hardyston Cemetery (meeting directly at the cemetery in the old section). In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860. Arrangements by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home Franklin. To offer online condolences please go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com

       

Courtney Renee Shauger

FRANKLIN: Courtney Renee Shauger, 21, died suddenly on Friday December 2, 2011. Born in Newton she is the daughter of Tamara Shauger. Courtney has been a resident of Franklin for the past 8 years and prior to that had resided in Blairstown.

She greatly enjoyed the time she would spend with her family and friends. She loved to spend summers at the shore and loved the ocean.

She was predeceased by her paternal great-grandparents Jacob and Gladys Shauger, and her maternal great-grandfather Arnold Anderson. In addition to her mother she is survived by her maternal Grandparents Ronald and Dorothy Shauger of Hamburg,

Great-Grandmother Katherine Vandermark of Wantage. Uncle Ronnie and his wife Chrissy of Montague, and “Uncle Moose” and his wife Tracey Shauger of Wantage. Along with her cousins Emily, Harrison, Ella and Gladys Shauger and many more Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 8:30 pm on Tuesday at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Final disposition will be held privately. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm  and 6:30 to 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory would be preferred and may be made to Tamara Shauger P.O. Box 585 Franklin, NJ 07416. To offer online condolences please visit www. fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com  

       

Irene F. Linehan(nee Fennell)

Pompton Lakes, NJIrene F. Linehan(nee Fennell), 86 years old, died after a short illness at Saint Clares Hospital, Denville, NJ on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  Born to Nicholas and Anna Fennell in Bronx, NY where she was raised before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ where she lived for 36 years before moving to Pompton Lakes, NJ a year ago. 

Mrs. Linehan was a doting mother and grandmother, a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ, served as different officers at the Womens Club of Highland lakes, was a member of the Red Hat Society and served as a volunteer at the Highland Lakes Country Club for many activities.  She took great joy in reading, painting and puzzles. 

Mrs. Linehan was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Linehan(1995), a daughter, Anne Algozzini(1999), a son, Thomas Linehan(9/11/2001) and a brother James Fennell and was the devoted mother of Patricia Di Stefano of Naples, FL, Joan Prontiker of East Rutherford, NJ and Mary Mooney of Sparta, NJ.  Dear sister of Jack Fennell of Pearl River, NY and Tobias Fennell of Pearl River, NY.  Loving grandmother of 4 grandchildren and also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends for memorial visiting at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ at 12 Noon.  Cremation was private.  Memorial gifts to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ  07871 would be appreciated.
       

George J. Flotard

Marlboro, NY:  George Jim Flotard, 91 years old, died at home after a short illness on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.  Born to George H. and Margaret Flotard in Englewood, NJ, he had  lived in Oakland, NJ and then Hardyston Twp., NJ for 15 years before moving to Marlboro, NY in 2002. 

Mr. Flotard served with the United States Army during WWII and then worked as a lineman and manager for NJ Telephone Co. in Teaneck, NJ for many years before retiring in 1983.  He was a member of the Hardyston Senior Citizens and took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren. 

Mr. Flotard was predeceased by his wife, Veronica V. Flotard(2002) and was the devoted father of Kevin Flotard and his wife Jackie of Vernon Twp., NJ, Brian Flotard and his wife Maureen of Jefferson, NJ and Maureen Bach and her husband Ludwig of Marlboro, NY.  Dear brother of Priscilla Lewis of Indiana.  Cherished by 7 grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 1 to 4 PM.  Graveside service will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM.  Memorial gifts to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI  48827 would be appreciated.

       

Kathryn J. Zidek

Springfield, VAKathryn Jennie Zidek(nee Unangst), 94 years old, died after a short illness at her residence on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  Born to Arthur and Jennie Unangst in Stewartsville, NJ, she had lived in Franklin, NJ and then Layton, NJ for 25 years and then moved to Springfield, VA 8 years ago. 

Mrs. Zidek worked as a programming analyst at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ for many years before retiring in 1973.  She was a loving mother and doting grandmother and great grandmother. 

Mrs. Zidek was predeceased by her husband, Michael A. Zidek, Jr.(1999) and 2 sisters, Lydia Montilone and Helen Kennedy and was the devoted mother of Carol Ernst of Tarrytown, NY and Michael A. Zidek of Mason Neck, VA.  Cherished by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4 to 7 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:15 AM.  Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Benevolent Association at Green Spring Village, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA  22105 or Immaculate Conception RC Church, 75 Church Street, Franklin, NJ  07416 would be appreciated.

       

Otto C. Driemel

VERNON: Otto C. Driemel, 77, died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday November 15, 2011. Born in Hoboken, NJ he has been a resident of Sussex County for many years and most recently resided in the Cliffwood Lake section of Vernon Twsp. He was the son of the late Otto and Hedwig (Fricke) Driemel. Mr. Driemel was a carpenter by trade and had been employed for 17 yeas by The United Brother Hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #620 in Madison, NJ, retiring in 1990. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Catherine (Parker) Driemel. He is survived by his children, a daughter Dawn Mize and her husband John of Highland Lakes, a son Kurt Driemel and his wife Vicki of Vernon. Grandchildren Wesley and Tristan Mize, Ashley and Kurt Driemel.

Funeral services were held privately and were entrusted to the care of the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org  To offer condolences to the family please visit www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com  

       

Michael John Krajci

FranklinMichael J. Krajci age 73 died Friday November 11, 2011 at Newton Medical Center.  Mr. Krajci, son of the late John and Mary (Adamovic) Krajci was born in Franklin April 14, 1938.  He was a lifelong resident of Franklin. 

Mr. Krajci was a Product Engineer for Howmet Corp. in Dover for 35 years, retiring in 2000.  He served with the US Army in the late 1950’s.  Mr. Krajci was a member and Past Grand Knight of General Judson Kilpatrick Knights of Columbus Council #5563 of Vernon.  He was also a member of the Franklin Rifle And Revolver Assoc. 

He was predeceased by a sister Theresa Krajci in 1997 and is survived by his wife Gloria (Conklin) Krajci, son, Michael J. Krajci Jr. of Franklin, sister, Mary Krajci of Franklin, granddaughter, Kellyann Krajci and a niece & 3 nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 15, 2011 at 9:00AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to Gen. Judson Kilpatrick Knights of Columbus, Handicapped Childrens Fund 74 West Shore Dr. Vernon, NJ 07462.

       

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Demarest

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Demarest, 76 years old, died after a long illness at her home on Saturday, November 12, 2011.  Born to William and Elizabeth F. O’Keefe in Somerville, NJ, she had lived in Manville, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ in 1965. 

Mrs. Demarest worked as an in-home healthcare provider for many years before retiring in 1990.  She took great joy in crocheting, video games, garage sales, flea markets and camping.  She adored animals and pampered her own at home. 

Mrs. Demarest was predeceased by her first husband, Angelo Joseph Cillaroto(1968) and was the beloved wife for 28 years of Stephen Demarest.  Devoted mother of Debra F. Weiler of Hainesville, NJ and Angelo Joseph Cillaroto of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Jessica and Christa Cillaroto.  Dear sister of Mary Jane Lisny of Manville, NJ and Melinda Lisny of Ocean Grove, NJ.  Cherished by the rest of her loving family. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 9 to 11 AM.  Funeral service to commence at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942 would be appreciated.

       

Joseph E. Keller, Jr.

WANTAGE: Joseph E. Keller, Jr., 86, died on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Helen (Schelle) Keller. He has been a resident of Wantage since 1948 and prior to that had resided in Lake Wallkill from 1931 until moving to Wantage.

Mr. Keller was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country in the 101st Airborne during WWII. For 42 years he worked for the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) as a dairy manager. During his career he worked in various Tri-State A&P stores and had retired from the Vernon store. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 in Wantage, and the 101st Airborne in Port Jervis, NY. He was also a life member of the following veteran’s organizations; Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge,Wallkill, Valley VFW Post #8441 Vernon, Disabled American Veterans, and The Order of the Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Mildred (Jacobs) Keller 2009, and a sister Helen Sattleberger. He is survived by his daughters Diana Stuart and her husband Thomas of Wantage, Nancy Jane Keller of Wantage. a grandson Michael Stuart and his wife Beverly of Columbus, OH, his brother in law Charles Jacobs and his wife Jane of Vernon, a sister in law Irene Perdon of East Stroudsburg, PA along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service with military honors 8:30 pm Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex. American Legion services will also be held Sunday evening. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7pm until the time of services. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and can be made to the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 P.O. Box 447 Sussex, NJ 07461. For condolences and directions go to www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com

       

Joseph C. Zirpoli III

Hardyston Twp:  Joseph C. Zirpoli III 62, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday November 8, 2011 surrounded by his family.  Mr. Zirpoli, son of the late Joseph C. and Helen (Vulchinsky) Zirpoli Jr. was born in Lyndhurst October 30, 1949.  He has resided in the Lake Tamarack section of Hardyston since 1984.

Mr. Zirpoli formerly owned Little Joe’s Bar and Liquors in Riverdale for many years.  Most recently he owned and operated Snufftown Antiques and Snufftown Consignments in Stockholm.

He was a graduate of Pompton Lakes High School Class of 1968 and had attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Mr. Zirpoli was a life member of the Hardyston Twp. Historical Society and was the Treasurer of the Lake Tamarack Water Corporation.

Mr. Zirpoli is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Vigh; brothers & sister, Edward Zirpoli of Phillipsport, NY, Arthur Zirpoli of Greenwood Lake, NY and Lynda Jean Bolan of East Stroudsburg, PA; 7 nieces and nephews and many great friends. 

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 12, 2011 at 11:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Friends are welcome to arrive one half hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B, Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871.

       

Ralph Silverbrand

Vernon Twp:  Ralph Silverbrand age 85 died Monday November 7, 2011 at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover.  Mr. Silverbrand, son of the late Ralph and Billie (Passmore) Silverbrand was born in Newark July 6, 1926.  He had resided in Hawthorne, Old Forge, NY and then in Warwick, NY for the past 9 years. 

Mr. Silverbrand owned and operated Brand Way Construction in Hawthorne prior to his retirement.  He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of WW II.

Mr. Silverbrand was a Drum Major with the Hawthorne Cabelleros and was a member of the Drum Corps Associates Hall of Fame as well as the Massachusetts Crum Corps Hall of Fame.  He founded and directed the Hawthorne Muchachos Junior Drum Corps and was a member of several drum corps choral groups; the Castaways, Romeo and the Princeman of Massachusetts.

Mr. Silverbrand was predeceased by his wife Dorothy J. Silverbrand July 5, 2011 and a son Richard Silverbrand in 1999.  He is survived by 3 daughters; Lauren Bastian of Milford, PA, Cherie Shortway & her husband Harry of Vernon Twp. and Robin Wood of Vernon Twp., 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Private cremation has been entrusted to Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon.  Memorial donations to Mr. Silverbrand’s family would be appreciated. www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

       

Jeanne Lee Moran

Vernon Twp., NJ:  Jeanne Lee Moran(nee Arace), 59 years old, died after a long illness at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ on Monday, November 7, 2011.  Born to Armand and Mary Arace in Newark, NJ, she was brought up in Irvington, NJ and has lived in the Sussex Hills section of Vernon Twp., NJ for the last 30 years. 

Mrs. Moran received her BA from Kean College and her MA in Education from Montclair State College and worked as a teacher for 21 years, teaching in the Vernon Twp., Bd. Of Education, High Point Regional High School, Wantage Twp. Bd. of Education and most recently at Montague Elementary School before retiring in April of this year.  Mrs. Moran was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church and led their Psalm 27 Cancer Ministry Group.  She was active with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.  She took great joy in her art, nature hikes, hummingbirds, wildflower gardens, animal rescues and her dogs. 

Mrs. Moran was predeceased by her brother, Armand Arace and was the beloved wife for 28 years of Ted Moran of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Katrina Watson of Hillsborough, NJ, Mary Elena Moran of Goshen, NY, Sabrina Moran and Theodore Moran, III of Vernon Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Tyler and Ryley Watson.  Dear sister of Robert Arace of Largo, FL.  Aunt of Dr. Renee Arace of West Orange, NJ. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Friday, November 11, 2011 at Faith Fellowship Church, Rt. 94, Hardyston Twp., NJ at 11:00 AM.  Cremation will be private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc., 2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435, Dallas, TX 75219, www.ovarian.org or Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, 133 Spring Street, Newton, NJ  07860 or to the family for Theodore Moran, III’s college education or a favorite animal rescue would be appreciated.

       

Glenn Edward White

FRANKLIN, NJ: Glenn Edward White, 72 years, passed away on Friday November 4, 2011 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex, NJ. Born in Batavia, NY he was the son of the late Edward James and Helen Margurite (Tyler) White. Mr.White has been a resident of Franklin, NJ since 1996 and prior to that had resided in West Paterson, NJ.

He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post 132 in Franklin. For 36 years he was employed as an engineer supervisor with the Kearfott Corp. in West Paterson NJ.  He greatly enjoyed the time he would spend as a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 782 in Lake Hopatcong, NJ, having served in that organization for a period of time as the P.E.R. In his spare time he enjoyed all sports and especially the game of golf.  

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son Glenn Edward White, Jr. he is survived by his wife Kathleen (Reddan) White of Franklin, a daughter Shelly White of Upper Montclair, NJ, a son Keith White of Clifton Park, NY, brothers David White of Florida and John White of Tennessee, along with grandchildren Rory Patrick White and Beyer Chase White.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service 11:00 AM Saturday November 12, 2011 at the Glenwood Baptist Church 1863 County Rd 565  Glenwood, NJ 07418-1008. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in his memory be made to New Jersey State Elks Handicapped Children’s Committee 665 Rahway Ave. P.O. Box 1596 Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

 

 

       

Clare Decker

Montague, NJ:  Clare Decker, 66 years old, died unexpectedly at Orange County Medical Center, Middletown, NY on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.  Born to Elizabeth Mae Southard in Franklin, NJ, she had lived in Sussex, NJ for many years before moving to Montague, NJ 5 years ago.  

Ms. Decker worked as a Bus Driver and Office Manager for Havens Bus Service in Sussex, NJ for the last 32 years.  She was a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was an avid reader. 

Ms. Decker was predeceased by a granddaughter, Alyssa(1988) and a great granddaughter, Dakota(2002) and 3 brothers and was the devoted mother of Artyna Decker of Montague, NJ, Stacy Gould of Olean, NY, Erik Decker of Vernon Twp., NJ and Marisa Conklin of White Mills, PA.  Cherished by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. 

Funeral arrangements are by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ.  Memorial service will be Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2 PM at the funeral home.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the family would be greatly appreciated.

       

Julia A. Novak 

FranklinJulia A. Novak, 92 died peacefully with a son and daughter at her bedside on Wednesday October 26, 2011, her 65th wedding anniversary.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin.

Julia, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie Jacobs, was born in Franklin December 5, 1918.  She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph and sister, Ethel Klonowski.  She married Stephen “Itchy” Novak on October 26, 1946.  Julia was the love of Stephen’s life and their marriage lasted until his death April 18, 2011.

Julia graduated from Franklin High School and she subsequently graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing.  She loved nursing and she kept current well into her eighties.  She was so vital as a surgical nurse for Dr. Boyd at Franklin Hospital that she remained on the home front rather than as a nurse and lieutenant during WW II.   While in her late fifties, she enrolled at Seton Hall University to be certified in school nursing.  For seven years she was a School Nurse and taught Health in the Franklin Public School System. 

She had 3 loving children; Stephen R. Novak of Sterling, VA, Elaine Drew and Tom Novak of Franklin; three granddaughters, Caitlin and Alexandra, the daughters of Stephen, and Rebecca Leigh LeFevre, daughter of Elaine as well as 2 great grandchildren, Leigh and Samuel LeFevre.

Julia loved to cook and she loved to travel with her husband.  In her later years she enjoyed going to the casinos in Atlantic City.  The activity which she enjoyed the most, however, was fishing whether it was in the ocean or in a lake.

Funeral services will be held Monday October 31, 2011 at 9:00AM from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin to Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Ave., Bldg. B Suite 2 Sparta, NJ 07871 or to Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad P.O. Box 274 Franklin, NJ 07416.

       

Robert E. Eilert Jr

Hardyston:  Robert E. Eilert Jr. age 55 died Tuesday October 25, 2011 at the Hospice of New Jersey at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital following a long illness.  Mr. Eilert, son of Robert E. and Inge (Wilkie) Eilert Sr. was born in Pequannock Twp. April 21, 1956.  He had resided in Oakland before moving to the Stockholm section of Hardyston 27 years ago.

Mr. Eilert worked in customer service for Aquatron of Cedar Grove.  He enjoyed time on his computer and he loved his dogs. 

He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Eilert Sr. in 2009 and is survived by his wife Sharon (Siedel) Eilert; sons Robert John and Christopher Eilert at home; mother, Inge Eilert of Oakland; brother, Michael Eilert & his wife Denise of Hope Valley, RI; sister, Patricia Smith of Hope Valley, RI as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday October 29, 2011 at 10:00AM at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin.  Private cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9PM.

       

Joseph H. Gara

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Joseph Helmut Gara, 92 years old, died after a long illness at home on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Born to Henry Bela and Maria Gara in Bendorf, Germany, he came to the United States in 1929 settling in Pompton Lakes, NJ, then he moved to Kinnelon, Bloomingdale, Stockholm and Hamburg, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 7 years ago. 

Mr. Gara worked as a Coppersmith and Sheetmetal Fabricator for many years, first working for the company that created components used for the Manhattan Project during WWII and also for Schock Guzmer in Hoboken crafting many metal parts to support the war effort and then worked for ABC Sheetmetal in Clifton, NJ before retiring in 1984.  He was a member of the Hardyston Twp. Senior Citizens and the Hardyston Twp Heritage Society as well as being a very avid Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. 

Mr. Gara was predeceased by his first wife, Clara Gara(nee Groschopp)(1988), a son, Robert Gara(1987), a brother Henry Gara(1997) and a sister Anne Groschopp(1993) and was the beloved husband of June Gara(nee Sims) of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Devoted father of Linda Pohlman and her husband William of Stockholm, NJ.  Stepfather of Janet Kimble and her husband Les of Stockholm, NJ and Bette Holderith of Vernon, NJ.  Dear brother of Elsie Walter of Toms River, NJ.  Cherished by 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Mount Rest Cemetery, Butler, NJ.  Memorial gifts to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 would be appreciated.

       

Alice G. Heimall

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Alice Grace Heimall(nee Proctor), 70 years old, died after a short illness at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Born to Leonard and Catherine Proctor in Wayne, NJ where she was raised and then moved to Prospect Park, NJ for 10 years before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 41 years ago. 

Ms. Heimall graduated a Registered Nurse from Morris County Community College and then worked as an emergency room nurse for Saint Clares Hospital in Sussex, NJ for 20 years. 

Ms. Heimall was predeceased by her parents and was the devoted mother of Theresa Ferlo of Wantage Twp., NJ, Michael Heimall of Fort Riley, KS and Mark Heimall of Surprise, AZ.  Dear sister of Janet De Jonghe of Hampton, NJ, David Proctor of Williamsport, PA and Patti Farese of Naples, FL.  Loving grandmother of Christian, Nicole, Brandon, Emily, Michael, Justin and Mark.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Memorial visitation will be Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ from 6 to 9 PM.  Memorial Mass will be Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Church, Branchville, NJ.  Cremains burial to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Saint Clares Hospital Foundation, Sussex Campus, 20 Walnut Street, Sussex, NJ 07461 or Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.

       

Audrey "Audie" Talmo

HIGHLAND LAKES: Audrey “Audie” Talmo, 52, passed away peacefully on Monday October 17, 2011 at St. Clares Hospital Denville after complications with a long 15 year battle with MARFAN Syndrome. Born in Warwick, NY she was the daughter of the late George and Audrey (Thompson) Fatzynytz. She has been a lifelong resident of Sussex County and the Highland Lakes community in Vernon Twp.

Audie was a Vice President for many years with Enviro North East in Highland Lakes. She had much joy and pleasure in spending time with her family and the times they would spend camping. She loved to go camping in Beaver Kill campground in the New York Catskill region. She also enjoyed spending time as a “snow bird” camping in Florida. She loved being in the outdoors and gardening.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a daughter Andrea Talmo and a sister Barbara MacDonald. She is survived by loving husband and best friend of 31 years Edward Talmo. A son Edward M. Talmo, Jr of Vernon, daughters Nicole Talmo and Cassandra Talmo both of Vernon. Her brothers George Fatzynytz and his wife Anne of Warwick, NY: Tom Fatzynytz and his wife Deborah of Oakridge, NJ: Richard Fatzynytz and his wife Megan of Bakersfield, CA: and Kenneth Swayze of Dunbarton, NH: her loving grandchildren Jeremy and Tyler Bene along with her niece Kathy Deiulio and several other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her Belgian Shepherd dogs Indie and Harley who she cherished.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday 11:00 am at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the National MARFAN Foundation 22 Manhasset Ave. Port Washington, NY 11050 www.marfan.org.

       

Paul R. Nugent

Hamburg, NJPaul Robert Nugent, 83 years old, died after a long illness at his residence on Monday, October 17, 2011.  Born to James and Anne Nugent in Clifton, NJ where he was raised before moving to Sparta, NJ for 6 years and then to Hamburg, NJ 48 years ago. 

Mr. Nugent served with the United States Army during WWII and Korea.  He was a graduate of Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, NJ and then received his BA in Education from St. Francis of Assissi College in Loretto, PA.  He was a teacher in the Ogdensburg Elementary School for 36 years before retiring in 1992.  He also served as the Police Commissioner for Hamburg, NJ.  Mr. Nugent was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Franklin, NJ, where he also taught CCD and served as a Lector.  He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and teacher and an avid Notre Dame fan. 

Mr. Nugent was predeceased by his parents, 8 brothers and 4 sisters and was the beloved husband for 54 years of Dolores F. Nugent(nee Petzold) of Hamburg, NJ.  Devoted father of Mary Shivietz and her husband Michael of Florham Park, NJ, Joseph Nugent and his wife Laurel of Oak Ridge, NJ, Patrick Nugent and his wife Beth of Swartswood Lake, NJ, John Nugent and his wife Jean of Hampton, NJ and Thomas Nugent and his wife Tammy of Hummelstown, PA.  Loving grandfather of Stephen, Danielle, Gabrielle, Nichole, Megan, Zachary, Matthew and Elizabeth. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Warwick, NY.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.

       

Francis "Mick" R. Kinney, Jr.

NEWPORT, NC: Francis “Mick” R. Kinney, Jr. 54, of Newport, North Carolina, died Thursday October 13, 2011 at his home. Born in Sussex, NJ he was the son of Francis Sr. and Madaline Montross Kinney.

Formery of Sussex, Mick moved to North Carolina in 1992. When he lived in New Jersey he worked as a machinist and was employed at that time by Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg. After moving to North Carolina he worked as a service manager for a modular home company. He greatly enjoyed the time he would spend as an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop 61 in Newport.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter Amber Nicole Kinney (1995). He is survived by his loving wife D. Patricia “Trish” Kinney, two sons Nicholas Kinney at home and Robert Kinney and his wife Brandy of KY, a grandson Julian, two sisters Pamela Adamczyk and her husband Matthew, and Debora Case and her husband Charles, along with many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Thursday 12:00 noon at the Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Flowers are welcome or donations in his memory may be made to the East Carolina Counsel Boy Scouts of America 313 Boy Scout Blvd. Kinston, NC 28501.

 

       

John L. Baum

Hamburg, NJ:  John Leach Baum was born in New York City in 1916 and educated in private schools, attending boarding school from the age of 10 and graduating Cum Laude from Harvard in 1939.  Interested in rocks and minerals from the age of 8, he majored in the geological sciences and following graduation accepted employment with the New Jersey Zinc Company in Franklin, NJ under Allen W. Pinger whose position he assumed upon Pinger’s retirement in 1950.  Baum’s work with the company covered mapping of regional geology, recording mineralogy and geology of the Franklin and Sterling Hill ore bodies and exploration for deposits of zinc, titanium, uranium, molybdenum, diatomaceous earth, sand and gravel.  Prospecting from Quebec to Florida and west as far as the Colorado-Utah border involved absence from home for periods as long as several months.  Prospect examination included geophysics, geobotany and geochemistry, the latter involving over 36,000 soil samples taken at depths of two feet over large areas.  Diamond drill testing to depths as great as 6000 feet proved the absence of additional recoverable zinc resources prior to the zinc company’s abandonment of the New Jersey area.

   Baum was able to maintain his home in the Franklin, NJ vicinity during his 32 years with the company and elected to retire in the area to continue his connection with the community on numerous boards such as the Hamburg and Franklin Town Councils, Zoning Boards and the County Municipal Authority where he served 17 years in various capacities including secretary and chairman.  Baum was president of the Franklin/Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, a member or fellow of several professional societies and was the curator of the Franklin Mineral Museum in Franklin, NJ from its construction through the first 35 years of its development.  He was the author or a co author of numerous articles in his field.  His collection of local mineral specimens assembled largely during his years spent underground was donated to the Smithsonian Institution.  The fluorescent mineral species johnbaumite honors his contributions to the mineral science.

  Mr. Baum married Augusta Gallagher of Malden, MA in 1940 and is survived by two sons, Dwight Gallagher Baum of Acton, MA and Peter Nicholas Baum of Chelmsford, MA.  Grandfather of John Ambrose Baum and Andrea Newton Baum of Acton, MA.  Mr. Baum was the son of Dwight James Baum, prominent New York Architect and Katherine Crouse Baum .

    Funeral arrangements are private by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ and memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

James M. Kalafut

Franklin, NJJames M. Kalafut, 63 years old, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ.  Born to John and Ann Kalafut in Franklin, NJ, he had lived in Ogdensburg and Hardyston Twp. before moving to Franklin 21 years ago. 

Mr. Kalafut served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then worked as a beer salesman for 23 years with Kohler Distributors in Hawthorne, NJ.  Mr. Kalafut was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ, a member of the Lt. Robert A. Madden VFW Post # 10152 of Ogdensburg and the Sgt. Francis M. Glynn American Legion Post # 132 in Franklin.  He was a supporter of the Mt. Olive Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 122, a doting grandfather who enjoyed fishing, visiting the beach and cruises and an avid Mets fan. 

Mr. Kalafut was predeceased by his father, John Kalafut and was the beloved husband of Patricia G. Kalafut(nee Muronoff) of Franklin, NJ.  Devoted father of Jeffrey M. Kalafut and his wife Corinne of Long Valley, NJ and Heidi L. Daley and her husband Nicholas of Perkasie, PA.  Loving grandfather of Emma and Olivia Kalafut, Luke and Andrew Daley.  Cherished son of Ann Banks of Newton, NJ.  Dear brother of Nancy Dolan of Ogdensburg, NJ, Jack Kalafut of Blairstown, NJ and David Kalafut of Flanders, NJ.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ.  Memorial gifts to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ  07834 would be appreciated.  VFW/American Legion Service Thursday, 7:30 PM.

       

Richard E. VanderWiele

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Richard Edward VanderWiele, 56 years old, died after a long illness at his residence on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  Born to Samuel and Elizabeth VanderWiele in Passaic, NJ, he had lived most of his life in Wantage Twp., NJ.

   Mr. VanderWiele worked as a police officer for Franklin Borough Police Department for over 28 years from 1975 to 2003, retiring as a Lietenant.  He was also a member of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 57.

   Mr. VanderWiele was predeceased by his brother, Robert VanderWiele and was the beloved husband of Anne VanderWiele(nee Gibson) of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Father of Adam, Jacob and Katie VanderWiele of Franklin, NJ.  Dear brother of Samuel VanderWiele of Charlotte, SC.

   The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the funeral home at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Mt. Salem Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to a local Boy Scout or Girl Scout organization would be appreciated.

       

Richard Regan 

VERNON: Richard Regan, 68 years old died unexpectedly at St. Clare’s hospital in Sussex on Wednesday October, 12, 2011. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late James and Agnes (Valla) Regan. Mr. Regan has been a resident of Sussex County for the past 39 years and prior to that had resided in Little Ferry, NJ.

Mr. Regan for 22 years was employed as a school custodian for the Vernon Township Board of Education retiring from that position in 2004. He was proud veteran serving his country in the United States Navy. He is a 39 year member and former Chief of the Pochuck Valley Fire Department, and is a member of the New Jersey Fire Chief’s Association.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother James Regan. He is survived by his beloved wife or 42 years Judith (Janakis) Regan of Vernon. Daughters Kerri Dellatacoma and her husband James of West Orange, NJ, Nancy Bertola and her husband Roberto of Stockholm, NJ, brothers Denis Regan of River Edge, NJ, Glenn Regan of Hampton, NH and sisters Margaret Lee of North Bergen, NJ and Phyllis Fittipaldi of Warren, NJ. Along with his grandchildren Katherine and Lindsay Bertola.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday October 17, 9:00 am at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94 Vernon, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at St. Monica’s Church Sussex, NJ. Follow by interment at Clove Cemetery, Wantage.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a fireman’s service on Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to the Pochuck Valley Fire Department 13 Lake Wallkill Rd. Sussex, NJ 07461. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com

 

       

Iris D. Eastman

Hardyston Twp., NJ:  Iris Dale Eastman(nee JanTausch), 57 years old, died after long illness at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.  Born to Charles and Dawn JanTausch in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Randolph, NJ before moving to Hardyston Twp., NJ in 1989. 

Mrs. Eastman was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Hardyston Twp., NJ and loved travelling with family for vacations, swimming, board games, holiday cooking and family reunions.  She took great joy in visiting Disney World, Manasquan, NJ and New Hope, PA. 

Mrs. Eastman was predeceased by her parents and was the beloved wife for 23 years of Howard Eastman of Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Matthew Sweeney and his wife, Laura of Mt. Olive, NJ and Erin Huffsmith and her husband, Jason of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Loving grandmother of Adam Sweeney. 

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10AM to 12 Noon.  Funeral service to commence at the funeral home at 12 Noon.  Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ  07860 would be appreciated.

       

Peter Betta

Sussex, NJ:  Peter Betta, 53 years old, died unexpectedly at Saint Clares Hospital, Sussex, NJ on Monday, October 3, 2011.  Born to Anthony and Angelina Betta he was a lifelong resident of New Jersey spending many years recently in Sussex, NJ.  

Mr. Betta had worked as a cook for a number of restaurants for many years.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed dogs very much even taking up dog breeding.  He was always known as a friend to all. 

Mr. Betta was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Angelina Betta.  He was the dear brother of Anthony Beta, III and his wife Susan of Pittsburgh, PA.  Loving uncle of Anthony, Van and Timothy. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street., Sussex, NJ on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.  Funeral service to follow at 8:30 PM.  Cremation is private.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927 would be appreciated.

       

Jeanne M. Egan

Scenic Lakes, NJJeanne Muriel Egan(nee Ashworth), 83 years old, died after a short illness at her home on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, she had lived in West Point, NY and Glen Ridge, NJ for 15 years before moving to the Scenic Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ 25 years ago. 

Mrs. Egan had worked as a model and was the 1st  7-Up woman for advertising on their trucks, she was also the 1st Palmolive, Ivory Soap and Coca Cola Girl.  She had appeared on the cover of American Girl magazine and was also elected Mrs. Alaska.  Mrs. Egan had worked as a manager for Liptons in Bloomfield, NJ and then Mandees in Verona, NJ for 15 years before retiring in 1985. 

Mrs. Egan was predeceased by her son, Joseph Gambert, III(1973) and a brother, Kenneth Ashworth(2003) and was the beloved wife for 26 years of Thomas J. Egan of Scenic Lakes, NJ.  Devoted mother of Cindi DiLapi of Trenton, NJ, Melvin Gambert of San Antonio, TX and Janet Gambert of Mendham, NJ.  Loving grandmother of Gene, Amanda, Samantha, Joseph, Skyler and Abe. 

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monicas RC Church, Sussex, NJ at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage Twp., NJ.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, ATTN: Tribute Department, In Memory of Jeanne M. Egan, would be appreciated.

       

Caroline Cannavale

Wantage Twp., NJ:  Caroline Cannavale(nee Carino), 84 years old, died after a short illness at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ on Monday, October 3, 2011.  Born to Dominic and Alexandra Carino in Newark, NJ, she had lived in Bloomfield, NJ and Cliffside Park, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ 6 years ago.
 
Mrs. Cannavale took great joy in cooking and spending time with her family.
 
Mrs. Cannavale was predeceased by her brother, Thomas Carino and was the beloved wife for 64 years of Michael Cannavale of Wantage Twp., NJ.  Devoted mother of Michael Cannavale of Westtown, NY, Gary Cannavale and his wife Edna of Cape Coral, FL and Donald Cannavale and his wife Deborah of Warwick, NY.  Loving grandmother of Dominic, Vincent, Sarah, Anthony and Beatrice.
 
Funeral arrangements by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ are private.  Memorial gifts to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942 would be appreciated.

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

 

 

       

 

 

       

 

 

       

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

 

       

 

       

 

 

       

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