March 26, 2015

Nancy J Bresky

Mrs. Nancy J. Bresky, 66, passed away on March 26, 2015 at her home in Succasunna, NJ.  Nancy was born in Paterson, NJ, grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ, and was a resident of Succasunna, NJ with her husband and two children for 30 years.  Nancy was an active member of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Succasunna for over 25 years, part of which she served on the alter guild. 

Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Mark, two children Allison (Vincent) Hohn, and Jonathan (Arielle) Bresky, two brothers Michael (Susie) Miller, and Peter (Ginger) Miller, and nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 11 am, on Thursday, April 2nd at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ. Arrangements are managed by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ.  (973)-584-7264  davishepplewhitefh.com . In her last years Nancy endured a long battle with frontal temporal dementia (FTD).  Donations can be made to the Association for FTD (theaftd.org)

 

March 24, 2015

Mary A Miller

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Mary A Miller, 85, died on March 24, 2015 at her home in Ledgewood. She was born and raised in Jersey City and moved to Ledgewood 22 years ago. She was a LPN at the Pollack Hospital in Jersey City many years ago and a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard W Miller(of 20 years) in 1976, son Richard M Miller in 1959, and 3 brothers; Michael, James, and Edward Rowan. She is survived by her daughter Frances (and Vincent) Norris of Hazleton, PA , son Joseph (and Donna) Miller, 4 grandchildren; Danielle, Christine, Ryan, and Kayla, 3 great grandchildren, sister Claire Studer of Burton , Michigan, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Thursday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday at 10:30 am at St. Therese R C Church, in Succasunna. Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital at www.stjude.org .

March 09, 2015

Genevieve E Verrinder

Mine Hill, Mrs. Genevieve E. Verrinder, 91, died on March 9, 2015 in Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Dover and lived most  of her life in Mine Hill. She was a retired manager for the Endicott Shoe Stores in Dover, Ledgewood and Rockaway Mall, where she worked for 25 years. She was a 1942 graduate of Dover High School and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mine Hill American Legion Post #391. She was an avid sports fan of the NY Mets and Washington Red Skins and enjoyed crafts, along with knitting and bingo.

 She was predeceased by her husband Elmer Quentin Verrinder in 2004 (of 62 years), son Richard Verrinder in 2009, daughter Betty Romanelli in 1992, brothers Robert and Ralph Shupe, sister Marion Peterson, her parents Percy Shupe and Genevieve (Stilwell) Shupe, half –brothers; Carl and Albert Bahr, and step-mother Marie Shupe. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (and John) Van Syckel of Little Silver, Robert (and Linda) Verrinder of Lake Hopatcong and Timothy (and Silesia) Verrinder of Mine Hill. She also leaves her sister Elsie Brady of Winter Park FL, step-sister Evelyn Gurcius of Sun City AZ, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and her beloved pet poodle “Cody.”

 Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9  pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to; The Mine Hill Rescue Squad, Compassionate Care Hospice Dover or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

March 07, 2015

John “Jack” P Hays

Mr. John “Jack” Patrick Hays, 60, died on March 7, 2015 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. He was born in West Orange New Jersey and was a lifelong resident of Randolph and a graduate of Randolph High School. He worked for Employment Horizons in Cedar Knolls for 39 years. Jack was an avid Yankee, Jet and WWF fan. He most enjoyed working at Employment Horizons, bowling, family get-togethers and spending time with his life-long friend and buddy Lance Kozlowski.

 He is the son of the late William N. Hays and is survived by his mother Catherine Hays of Randolph, brother Kevin Hays and wife Barbara of Sparta, brother Bill Hays and wife Roz of Randolph, brother Steven Hays of Morristown and niece Meghan Hays of Sparta.

 Friends may visit the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ (973) 584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm, and prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 11 am, at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to Employment Horizons, 10 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 www.emhorizons.org.

 

 

 

 

 

March 03, 2015

Alfreida J Canfield

Nazareth, PA-  Miss Alfreida (Alfie) J Canfield, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Candi  and Gary Evans (her niece and nephew-in-law) on March 3, 2015 at her home in Plainfield Twp, PA. She was born on August 22nd, 1945 and lived in Kenvil NJ, and Mt Freedom for many years, before moving to Nazareth 3 years ago. She graduated from Roxbury High School in 1963. She was a supervisor at ASCO for 45 years, and member of the Ledgewood Baptist Church, and Canfield Historical society. She was also an avid golf player, and bowler. She was always a sweet and caring person, and generous beyond words.

She was the daughter of the late Olga E (Haggerty) and the late Alfred D Canfield. She is survived by her brother Clyde (Butch) Canfield his wife Pauletta (Penny), along with her sister-in-law Eleanor along with many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and friends who were like extended family. She was predeceased by 2 of her brothers Paul and Floyd (Skip).

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Monday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8  pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 11 am, at the Funeral Home with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

February 22, 2015

Frances E Lella

Landing, NJ  Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Lella, (86), died on February 22, 2015 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Staten Island and raised in Brooklyn, before moving to Landing 53 years ago. She was a homemaker and attended Our Lady of the Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington and was an avid reader, and loved; playing the piano, music, chocolate, and peppermints.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1998 and by her son Joseph, Jr. in 1969. She is survived by her 4 children; Joanne Forgey of Hackettstown, Andrew (and his wife Margaret) Lella of Andover, Lisa Riveron of Ledgewood, and Nadine Gerlach of Flanders. She also leaves her 9 grandchildren; Christine, Leah, Stephen, Paul, Christopher, Erica, Rudy, Jessica, and Stephani, 9 great grandchildren, and brother Robert Johnson of Tucson, AZ.

Friends may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Wednesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday at 10 am at Our Lady of the Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington, with the interment to follow at the Stanhope Union Cemetery.

February 20, 2015

Rev. James G McGrory

Allamuchy Township, NJ  Rev. Mr. James George McGrory, 86, died on February 20, 2015 at the Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel, CT. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Succasunna before moving to Panther Valley 23 years ago. He served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Independence in Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1956 and was employed as a Professional Engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township for 35 years until his retirement in 1991. He was an Ordained Permanent Deacon for 39 years, serving at St. Therese RC Church in Succasunna and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders. He was past Chaplin of the Allamuchy Volunteer Fire Department.  In 1975, Jim co-founded the Roxbury Soccer League, which has since served  thousands of children and has grown into a significant youth sports program.  He served on the Diocese of Paterson, Department of Special Education Advisory Board, as a Professional Engineer Consultant, for the development of Weigand Farm and Camp Alexander in Milton, NJ. He worked with an army of volunteers on the design and construction of a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.

 
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Eleanore E. (Jeschke), and by his darling daughter, Kathleen Sardina.   He is survived by three children; Nora Kelley (Patrick) of Newtown, CT, Lisa Scapicchio, of Orlando FL, and James A. McGrory of Franklin, MA.  He was adored by 7 grandchildren; Ryan, Meghan, Amy, Sara, Jenna, Emma, and Theresa; 2 great grandchildren; Natalie, and Benjamin; sister Catherine Pskowski of Tucson AZ, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, 61 Main Street, Flanders, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Friends may visit at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church on Friday from 10 – 11 am. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264davishepplewhitefh.com In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church or the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW)
 
 

February 17, 2015

Walter R Barkman, Sr.

Randolph, Walter Radford Barkman, Sr., 68, died suddenly on February 17, 2015 at home in Randolph. He was born in Somerville and grew up in Flanders and Chester before moving to Randolph 30 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was a freelance landscaper and grounds keeper at the New Vernon Cemetery for 40 years. He also drove charter busses for the Vanderhoof Transportation Company in West Orange. He loved helping everybody and enjoyed cutting and splitting wood and being with his dogs. He loved telling stories to his many friends.

 He was predeceased by his son Thomas W Barkman in 2000 and is survived by his wife Kathaleen (Peters) of 42 years, son Walter R (and Navah) Barkman Jr. of Newton, twin brother Fred W Barkman of Parsippany, sister Cynthia L Barkman (and Ron Caruso) of Long Valley, 5 grandchildren; David, Josh, Ruth, Tamara, and Robert.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 10 am, at the funeral home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

 

February 09, 2015

Norma Jean Ryver

Stanhope, NJ Mrs. Norma Jean Ryver, 83, died on February 9, 2015 at home. She was born and raised in Philipsburg, PA and lived most of her life in Mine Hill before moving to Stanhope 3 years ago. She was a retired sales representative for the J C Penny department store in Rockaway. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Stanhope where she sang in the choir, and was an accomplished singer.

 She was predeceased by her husband Donald Eugene Ryver in 2004 and is survived by her daughters; Bonny (and Jack) Fahy of Woodbridge VA, and Ruth Ellen Najemian of Stanhope, 5 grandchildren; Kevin (and Kara) Fahy of Woodbridge VA, Timothy (and Liz Pacheco)Fahy of Conroe TX, Paul Najemian, Adam Najemian, and Sarah Najemian all of Stanhope, 4 great grandchildren; Allison, Peter, Colette, and Joseph Fahy. She also leaves two nieces, Judy Butler of Clearfield, PA and Carol Jean Lucas of Philipsburg, PA.

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, February 12th from 4-6 pm, with the Funeral Service at 6 pm.  Donations may be made in her name to the Compassionate Care Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

February 09, 2015

Robert J Ward

Roxbury Township, Mr. Robert John Ward, 92, died on February 9, 2015 at the Regency Grande Nursing Home in Dover. He was born in Utica, NY and grew up in Hillside, NJ. Following his retirement, he lived in Florida and then Mt. Arlington before moving to Ledgewood 6 years ago. He served in the U S Navy during WW II as a Lt. Gunnery Officer and then, earned his B S in Pharmacy from Rutgers University. He was President and owner of the Glen Ridge Pharmacy for 30 years before his retirement in 1988. He also attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

He was predeceased by his son Raymond Ward in 2012 and is survived by his wife Adele (Konopka) Ward of 68 years, daughter Karen Handy of Stanhope, son Steven Ward of Burnt Hills, NY, and daughter-in-law Karen Ward of Victor, NY. He also leaves his 8 grandchildren; Gretchen Mancuso, Matthew Handy, Michael Ward, Erin Handy, and Kevin, Stephanie, Kelsey, and Ryland Ward, and 5 great grandchildren; Ella and Jenna, and Kelly Mancuso, and Nolan and Isla Rae Ward.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10:30 am, at St. Therese R C Church, 151 Main Street, Succasunna, with military honors at the conclusion of the Mass. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)  Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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