November 14, 2017

Rita Maria Coakley

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Rita Maria Coakley, 72, died on November 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Newark and moved to Succasunna 38 years ago. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kean College in 1967, and was an Elementary teacher in Roxbury Township for 27 years, most recently at the Lincoln Roosevelt School. She was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, the NJEA, and loved reading at the Jersey Shore.

She is survived by her husband Leo J Coakley of 49 years, children; Michael J Coakley , Jenn (and Chuck) Nino, 7 grandchildren; Taylor, Mackenzie, Cailyn, Ryleigh, Charlie, Ella, and Finnegan. She also leaves her sister Sandra (and William) DeMassi, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 3 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the Overlook Foundation, in Summit at overlookfoundation.org

 

 

 

November 05, 2017

Michael W Lehmann

Mine Hill Twp., Michael W Lehmann, 63, died on November 5, 2017 at his home. He was born in Dover and lived in Kenvil and Mine Hill most all of his life. He was a 1973 graduate of Roxbury High School and then served in the U S ARMY from 1983 – 1988. He started his career at Allied Signal and later at Honeywell. He then worked for 25 years for BASF in Mt Olive Twp. as a plastics researcher. He also enjoyed NASCAR, motorcycle rides, the Jets, Rangers, and camping.

He is survived by his loving companion Sheila R Walker of 25 years, 2 brothers; Steven M (and Jeanne) Lehmann of Columbia, PA and Scott M (and Roseann) Lehmann of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; William J and Edith A (Plant) Lehmann and sister Debra Handville.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm with the Funeral Service at 7 pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Cancer Organization of your choice.

 

 

November 01, 2017

Elizabeth K Briant

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Elizabeth Kathryn Briant, 93, died on November 1, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born and raised in Dumont and moved to Roxbury Township many years ago. She was the owner and editor of the West Morris Star Journal from 1962-1974, later taught at the County College of Morris, and was a handwriting analyst.  She held so many interesting jobs throughout her life and touched so many people.

Elizabeth’s love for her family was the most important thing in her life.  Her words of wisdom and support will live with them forever.  During her early years as editor, she corresponded with and developed a dear friendship with the late J. Paul Getty, visiting him in London many times.  Her accomplishments are many, but the most important one was being the matriarch of her family.

She is survived by her 2 daughters; Kathryn Jafarzadeh of Chatham and Karen (and Robert) Ucci of Succasunna. She also leaves her 2 sisters; Ethel Maris of Texas and Winifred Jacobson of Virginia, 6 grandchildren; Omid, Steven, Jennifer, Anthony, Michael, and Michelle, 2 great grandchildren; Juniper and Leo, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Diana Briant in 1998.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 4 pm, The family will return on Monday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, before the interment at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery.

 

October 28, 2017

Zachary Ryan Schoch

Rockaway Township, Zachary “Shookie” Ryan Schoch, 20, died on October 28, 2017at home. He was born in Denville and grew up in Mine Hill and Rockaway Township. He graduated from Morris Knolls H S in 2015. He was a host at Charlie Brown’s Restaurant in Denville and was an avid photographer and artist who, also loved playing his guitar.

He is survived by his parents Patricia Ann and Leroy Schoch, III, brother Austin Schoch and sister Paige Schoch, and niece Diamond Schoch, all of Rockaway Township. He also leaves his Maternal grandparents Nina and Richard Snider of PA, paternal grandmother Jean Schoch of Kenvil, 8 aunts and uncles; Russell Dawson, Raymond Dawson, Richard Dawson, Lori Sottolano, Beverly Schoch Wells, Sherry Schoch, Tammy Schoch, and Brian Schoch, and many cousins, great aunts and uncles, and extended family.

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

October 23, 2017

James E Todd, Jr

Roxbury Township, Mr. James E Todd, Jr, 78, died on October 23, 2017 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home. He was born in Dover and lived in Roxbury Township all of his life. He was an Environmental specialist for the Morris County Mosquito Commission for 35 years. He also loved following the horses, NASCAR, football, and gardening and yard work. He could always be seen at Bryan’s Luncheonette in Succasunna every morning.

He is survived by his sister Mary (and Bill) Nasos with whom he lived in Kenvil, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Todd of Ledgewood, aunt Elaine Todd of Mine Hill, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James E Todd, Sr. and Ellen L Todd, brother Herold Todd, and sister Marie Penzenik.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Flanders Hillside Cemetery.

October 20, 2017

Lee Anderson

Leland Russell Anderson “Lee” “62”, age 74, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Lyons, after a long illness. He was born May 6,1943 in Morristown, NJ. He was a lifetime resident of Succasunna. He was a proud graduate of Roxbury High School in 1962 and on most of the class reunion committees. He played football and was the heavy weight wrestler. Lee was a proud member of the 1962 Jersey Hills Conference Champion Wrestling Team at Roxbury coached by Richard Mirshak. He was in the U S Navy from 1963-1967 with 2 years in Japan. Lee had a big heart and could always make you laugh.

He worked for Aircraft Carrier in Boonton and Domb Lighting in Morristown before joining his father, C. Walter Anderson and Son Electrical Contractors. He was a licensed electrician for many years and continued the business till he retired. He was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna and belonged to the Roxbury Forever Young Senior Citizens, the American Legion, the NRA and the Salmon Family Association.

He was predeceased by his parents, C. Walter and Dorothy (Chamberlain) Anderson. He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Debbie Setters, of Ledgewood. He is survived by his brother Wayne (Joyce) in Tucson, Az., sisters Elaine Bearley in Shavertown, Pa. and Sue Anderson in Succasunna and his former sister-in-law Linda Anderson in Piscataway, NJ. He leaves his nieces and nephews: Janice (Fred) Fantuzzi in Saylorsburg, Pa; Joy Bearley in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lori (Keith) Wighard in Green Brook, NJ; Scott (Amijo) Bearley in Oxford, Pa. and Brian (Tara) Anderson in Hillsborough, NJ; his great nephews and nieces: Joey and Nick Fantuzzi, Abby, Katie and Lia Wighard, Chase and Blake Bearley and Natalie and Emma Anderson. And many cousins and friends.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876 at 973 584-7264 on Tuesday, October 24th from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 25th at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 99 Main St., Succasunna with Interment following at the church cemetery. A Repass will then be held in the Church Hall.

Donations may be made in memory of Lee to The American Legion or First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna.

 

October 19, 2017

Ruth Marie Corbishley

Rockaway Township,   Mrs. Ruth Marie Corbishley, 95, died on October 19, 2017 at the Kindred Care Center in St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born and raised in Trenton and lived in Rockaway most of her life. She was a bookkeeper for R P Smith in Succasunna and, member of St. Clement’s R C Church in Rockaway. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, travel, bingo, and square dancing. She was also a member of the Roxbury Seniors Club.

 She was predeceased by her husband Charles A Corbishley in 1975, and is survived by her 4 children; Sally (and Vincent) Masone of Sparta, Sue (and Frank) Shea of Kenvil, Mary (and John) Berni of AZ, and Jack (and Dolores) Corbishley of Stanhope. She leaves her 4 grandchildren; Megan Shea, Scott (and Chrissy) Shea, Lauren Corbishley, and Erica Corbishley, and 2 great grandchildren; Jordan Lato and Jack Taylor, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 11 am – 1  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 11 am at St. Clement’s R C Church in Rockaway. The interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Trenton. Donations may be made in her name to St. Clement’s R C Church or to the charity of your choice.

 

October 19, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Panula

West Milford Twp,   Elizabeth Ann Panula, 46, died on October 19, 2017. She was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in Succasunna. She was a 1989 graduate of Mt. St. John Academy in Peapack and then earned her BSN from University of Scranton in 1993. She was a registered nurse at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She also loved fishing and traveling in her R V.

She is survived by her parents Gwendolyn Burrows Panula and George Panula of Succasunna. She also leaves her sisters: Kathleen (and Ronald) Hockey of Albuquerque, NM and Gwendolyn Ann (and Lee) Miller of Ledgewood; 3 nephews and 1 niece: Andrew and Peter Hockey; Kristin and Dillon Miller; and Colleen Martin, long time friend of 14 years.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 6 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

 

October 18, 2017

Mary Ann Crater

Netcong, Mrs. Mary Ann Crater died suddenly at home on October 18, 2017. She was born in Dover, grew up in Randolph, and attended Dover High School. She married Warren Crater, the love of her life, and raised their family of five children in Wharton before moving to Netcong in 1978. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, collecting, and square dancing in her free time. She also loved the New York Yankees.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Warren, who passed away December 3, 2016. She is also predeceased by a great grandson, Tallyn Matthias.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: Diane (and Marvin) Heiskanen of Hopatcong; Susan Helfrich of Hopatcong; Karen (and David) Boyle of Alva, Fl.; Scott Crater (and his fiance Marc Paolella) of Succasunna; and JoAnn Matthias of Kenvil. She also leaves 8 grandchildren: Kelly; Kristin; Lauren; Kari; Meagan; Brian; Jeremy; and Dylan; as well as 6 great grandchildren: Morgan; Austin; Gage; Katelyn; Alexander; and Trenton. She was recently the “flower nanny” at her granddaughter Kari’s wedding.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Rogers, who she considered her lifelong sister; and her long time friend, Jeannette Koehler, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, November 3 from 6-9 p.m. Service will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. Her ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Millbrook Cemetery in Randolph after the service. A repast will follow at the American Legion, 391 Maple Ave., Mine Hill.

October 15, 2017

Johanne Mosvold Glastad

Heath, Texas     Mrs. Johanne Mosvold Glastad died on October 15, 2017 in Rockwall, Texas, She was born to Anna and Jakob Nilsen on June 3, 1919. She was the youngest of four children.

During WW2, she remembered the German occupation in Norway and told us she was rude to the soldiers in Farsund, but her mom said she needed to be kind to them and often even gave them something to drink and eat.

As an adult Johanne and her best friend, Ruth, had a millinery store in Farsund, making one of a kind hats.  During that time hats were an important fashion accessory.  They also stitched embroidery which they sold.

Johanne fell in love with a young man who was a traveling Evangelist, Hilberg Meberg.  After only 2 years of marriage, he died from kidney failure.  In 1952, a year after the death of her husband, a cousin sent her to visit her sister who lived in Staten Island, NY. She spoke no English but learned from her sister’s family enough to get by.  Eventually she moved to Brooklyn, took night courses in English, and worked in the Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged. Returning to Norway for a year, she was introduced to Bruce Glastad, a 9 year old son of Karl Glastad, a widower, who loved her dearly and asked her to marry his dad.  Fast forward, Johanne and Karl Glastad were married on December 29, 1958.  Their first date was to a Billy Graham Rally. She became a mother instantly to Joyce and Bruce, her new husband’s children.  They had a son, Karl Andrew, who became the joy of all our lives. We now, were a complete family.  Johanne  and Karl often said to each other how lucky they were to fall in love the second time and would share this with many friends and family.

Johanne loved her Lord and Savior, and loved being in the House of the Lord.  She loved her family.  She was an amazing cook and home maker, spoiling everyone with their favorite foods.  Her table settings and food presentation could have been in Better Homes and Gardens. Her handwork was beautiful. She could put a positive spin on unique situations.

Johanne is  predecessed by Karl (husband), Karl Andrew (son), and Bruce (son).  She is survived by Joyce (daughter) and Allison (daughter-in-law); Grandchildren:  Mark, Sonja, Andrew, Karl Michael, Kristin, Jacob and Luke; Great grandchildren:  Jacob, Danielle, Katelyn, Sivert and Sibylla.

We are so thankful to God for the gift of her life which He gave to our family.  See you in Heaven, Mom.  You are now safe in the arms of Jesus for all eternity!

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10:30 am at the Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264    (davishepplewhitefh.com)

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