Roxbury Township, Mrs. Anna Ruth Kelly (nee Wildemann) , 83, died on January 26, 2015 at the Morris View Nursing Home. She was born in Newark and lived in West Orange before moving to Roxbury Township 22 years ago. She was a retired insurance clerk for the Prudential Insurance Company in Roseland. She was also a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
She was predeceased by her husband George Kelly in 1989, and is survived by her 5 children; George J. and wife Anne of Wallington, Anna Ruth of Roxbury, Kathleen M. Denney and husband Robert of Parsippany, Michael T and his wife Pamela of Lake Hopatcong, and Maureen T. Zipko and husband Raymond of Roxbury. She also leaves her 10 grandchildren, and her 3 great grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may visit the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com, on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday at 9:30 am at St. Therese R C Church, with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association: 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251 Denville NJ 07834 or www. Alz.org
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Ruth Taylor, 82, died on January 21, 2015 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Succasunna where she lived all of her life. She was a retired school bus driver for the Roxbury Township Board of Education and later she, and her husband Harry Taylor, were the owners of Bryans Luncheonette on Main Street in Succasunna. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Taylor in 1991 and is survived by her son Larry Taylor of Kenvil.
Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery.
Mt. Olive Township, Mr. Nathaniel Reed Kaar, 86, died on January 18, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born in Independence Twp., and lived all of his life in Flanders, NJ. He graduated from Roxbury High School in 1947. He was a truck driver for the Roadway Express Company in Rockaway and was a 60 year member of the Musconetcong Masonic Lodge F & A M # 42. He also enjoyed working on cars and square dancing.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 51 years, Jennie (Michnewicz) in 2004. He is survived by his wife Ruth M (Reynolds) of 2 years, daughter Jeanne M (and Joseph) Cesari of Bangor, PA, 2 grandsons; Christopher and Nicholas Cesari, and 4 step-children; Patricia Molinari, Ruth Bowsfield, Kenneth Covert, and Michele Melody.
Friends and relatives 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 Service will be held on Thursday 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Flanders Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Elaine E Reehill, 82, died on January 15, 2015 at her home in Succasunna, with her family by her side. She was born in Lynwood, CA and grew up in South Gate, CA. She then moved to Succasunna 54 years ago. Many years ago she was a telephone operator for the Pacific Bell Telephone Company in South Gate, CA. She then worked as a receptionist and switchboard operator at the Roxbury Township High School in Succasunna until her retirement in 1992.
She was predeceased by her husband EdwinV Reehill in 2011, and is survived by her 3 daughters; Charlotte (and George) Piegaro of Parsippany, Donna (and Warren) Garrison of Flanders, and Karen (and Philip) Schuessler of Green Township. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Rachael, Jenna, Corey, and Kathleen.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 4 – 8 pm, with the Funeral Service at 8 pm.
Hopatcong, NJ Miss Florence Marie Mulligan, 71, died on December 30, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, NY and lived there most of her life before moving to Hopatcong 30 years ago. She retired in 1999 from the Exxon Corporation in Florham Park having previously worked for Exxon in New York. She loved to watch mysteries, read, and loved animals.
She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Florence Mulligan and by her best friend Doris Carelli in 2004. She is survived by her dear friends; Doris Ottoson of Panther Valkley and Amy Quinoa and family of Panther Valley, Mark Ottoson and family of Flanders, Jan Jones and Family of Kunkletown, PA, David Ottoson and Family of Stanhope, Leslie Crinnian and Family of Edgewater, FL, friends and neighbors; Gene and Eleanor Totten of Hopatcong, and her cat Salem.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)
Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Virginia J “Ginny” Noone, 78, died on December 28, 2014 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born September 28th, 1936 in Kearny and graduated from Roxbury High School in 1954. She lived in Succasunna before moving to Mt. Arlington 44 years ago. She was a retired rural route postal worker in Wharton. She was a member of the Mt. Arlington Fire and Rescue Squad and Ladies Auxiliary. Ginny was tough as nails with a heart of gold and was an endless source of love and encouragement for her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Edward D Noone, Sr. of 47 years, 5 children; Debbie Watson, Lee Watson, Billy Golwick, Edward, Jr., and Debi Frantz, 7 grandchildren, and a great grandson.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 3 – 7 PM. The funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.
Mine Hill, Margit Marie Ebner, Kitty, as she was known by her close friends and family, went home on December 27, 2014 at age 87. Born and raised in Jagerndorf, Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia), Kitty and her mother, sister, and brother became displaced persons after WWII when Sudetenland was restored to Czechoslovakia, and the Czechs rousted the Germans out of their country.
During the desperate times of World War II Kitty’s family hid a Jewish family from the Nazis and saved their lives, while risking their own. This was a difficult period, and often a meal was simply grass soup prepared by her mother and shared by her brother and sister; but they survived against the odds.
Kitty’s father, an officer in the German army in Russia, was spared the atrocities inflicted upon his wife and children. Eventually, Kitty was relocated to Schweinfurt, Germany, where serendipitously one day she met her husband to be, Army Air Corps Sergeant Albert (Abbie) Ebner on a bus. After a two year courtship they were married. Not once – but three times. First by the Mayor of the town; some days later in Church and lastly by the Army Chaplain in order for Kitty to be allowed to emigrate to America with her husband.
Emigrate to the US she did. In 1948. Kitty settled in Mine Hill, then one year later moved to Wharton and finally to Mine Hill, where she lived for the past 58 years. She became a valued employee at the Carson Gebel Ribbon Mill in Dover and then at the laboratory at Warner Chilcott in Morris Plains. A former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kitty served as Worthy Matron of Pearl Chapter #79, Dover, NJ in 1967. Kitty is also a lifetime member of Deborah.
Profoundly influenced by the atrocities perpetrated against the Jews, Kitty proudly converted to Judaism in 1981.
Kitty is survived by her loving husband of 66 years – Abbie – her loving “adopted” son Ronald Regen of Rockaway, her loving “adopted” daughters Susan Lundeen of Mine Hill, and Nancy Strutin of Rockaway, loving “adopted” brother Harold Morris of Dover, and the loving Orlando Largo family of Wharton.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 2-6 pm, with a Prayer Service at 5 pm. We will leave from the Funeral Home on Tuesday 10:15 am to go to the Somerset Hills Mausoleum, Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ for a 10:45 Entombment Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Kidney Foundation and/or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and/or Deborah.
Roxbury Township, Alfred Michael Citro, Jr., 79, died on December 25, 2014 at his home in Succasunna. He was born in Hoboken and grew up in Livingston. He lived in Lake Hiawatha before moving to Succasunna 53 years ago. He was a retired mechanic at Wigder Chevrolet in Livingston, where he worked for 50 years. He was an avid golfer and attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
He was predeceased by his daughter Anna Zakrzowski in 2008. He is survived by his wife Regina H (Philhower) Citro of 60 years. He also leaves a daughter Debra Citro of Wharton, son Michael (and Peggy) Citro of Newton, 6 grandchildren; Stacey Citro, Edward and Matthew Zakrzowski, Christopher Citro, Bobby Welch and Kerrena Carrajat, and 2 great grand children; Mikey and Makayla Carrajat.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday, from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. Donations may be made in his name to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Roxbury Township, Joseph Oefelein passed away peacefully on December 24, 2014 from a short illness. He was born in Staten Island, NY to Andrew and Mary Rose (Gallagher) Oefelein. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952. He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S.in Electrical Engineering and obtained his M.S. from New Mexico State University. He worked for Western Electric, Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies, as a member of the technical staff, during the course of his career. He was a member of the Roxbury Auxiliary Police Association and was an usher for St. Therese’s Church in Succasunna. He enjoyed cryptography and crossword puzzles and stayed current on technological and scientific information.
He was predeceased by three sisters and one granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Melissa (Bluemel) Oefelein, his brother Andrew (Sonny) Oefelein; and his seven children MaryAnne Cospito of Ormond Beach FL; Joseph Oefelein and his wife Lisa of Pleasanton CA; Carol and her husband Alan Bilsky of Bangor, PA; Peggy and her husband John Kavanaugh of Rockaway, NJ; James and his wife Kathy Oefelein of Wesley Chapel, FL; Peter and his wife Carolyn Oefelein of Washington, NJ; and Melissa and her husband Albert Wartman III of Columbia, NJ. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10:30 am at St. Therese R C Church, Succasunna. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated.
Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Helen Alma (Naismith) Pellet, 88, died on December 22, 2014 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. She was born in Hackensack and grew up in Woodcliff Lake and lived in Succasunna for 59 years before moving to Mount Arlington 2 years ago. She was a graduate of the Trenton State, Nursing Program and served her residency at Hackensack Hospital where she became a registered nurse. She was a nurse at the Eisenhower Middle School in Succasunna for 25 years, and was an active member of the Succasunna First Presbyterian Church and sang in their choir. She is a recipient of the James R Sprow Distinguished Service Award for her volunteerism as president and charter member of the Roxbury Township Garden Club. She volunteered many hours at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, was a member of the Retired Nurses Association of NJ, the NJEA and loved sewing.
She was predeceased by her husband William (of 45 years) in 1994. And is survived by her 3 children: Glenn (and Carol) Pellet, of Budd Lake, Carol (and Ronald) Hiscock, of Dallas Texas, Claudia (and Milovan) Beljin of Cincinnati Ohio, 5 grandchildren: Heather, Craig, Sarah, Natasha, and Anna, great granddaughter: Juniper, brother: Robert Naismith of VA, and sister: Dorothy Maligres, LI, NY.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at Succasunna First Presbyterian Church, 99 Main St, on Saturday at 11 am, with the interment to follow at the Church Cemetery.