Roxbury Township, Mr. Joseph A. Kovalcik, Sr., 81, died on November 21, 2015 at his home in Kenvil. He was born and raised in Montville and later served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He then lived in Boonton before moving to Kenvil 50 years ago. He was an avid Yankees fan. He was a retired Blue Seal Engineer from Norda – Unilever in East Hanover for 33 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Anna (Catapano) Kovalcik in 2003 and is survived by his 3 children; Joseph A. Kovalcik, Jr. (and his fiancee Katelin Lorito), Maryanne (and Peter) Barlak of PA, and John Kovalcik of Louisiana, 3 grandchildren; Allison (and Michael) Shupp, Meredith Barlak, and Jacob Schuchman, and a great granddaughter Katherine Shupp.
Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) A private service will be held at a later date.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carmen Laura Gonzalez, 91, died on November 18, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and lived in Succasunna for many years. She later lived in Florida before returning to Roxbury Township 5 years ago.
She is survived by her 3 children; Norma Nelly Rosario Lopez of Ledgewood, Louise Antonio Negron of FL, and Miguel Gonzalez of Puerto Rico, and by her 7 grandchildren.
Her Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, 11:30 am at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com)
Roxbury Township, Mr. Vincent A Urgo, 88, died on November 13, 2015 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Long Branch for most of his life. He then lived in Eatontown before moving to Succasunna 13 years ago. He served in the U S Navy during WW II and was a retired, 40 year member, of the Carpenters Union Local in Asbury Park. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was predeceased by his wife Palma Urgo in 2007 and is survived by his 2 daughters; Judy (and Bob) Bauer of Succasunna and Claire (and Roy) Schrumpf of Delaware, 4 grandchildren; Kelly (and Jacob) Lind, Michael (and Lauren) Schrumpf, Roy Bauer, and Stephanie Bauer, a great granddaughter Katie Lind, and brother Joseph Urgo of Eatontown, NJ.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.
Shawn Eugene McNeley, 23, of Succasunna, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. Shawn was born on Thursday, April 16, 1992, in Naperville, IL, son of Debra McNeley of Succasunna, NJ, and Kevin McNeley of Brooksville, FL. In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his brother Michael McNeley of Boston, MA, his maternal grandmother, paternal grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Shawn was a 2010 graduate of Roxbury High School and attended County College of Morris, HoHoKus School of Trades and Northern Virginia Community College. He was an Electrician Apprentice and an Information Technology Specialist at both Office Depot and Staples.
Shawn had a passion for hiking, skiing, fishing, video games and computer programming. He also loved working on projects around the house and could repair almost anything.
A memorial service celebrating Shawn’s life will be held at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Friends and family are invited to call at 3:00 PM and the service will begin at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shawn’s memory to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy at www.appalachiantrail.org/home/ways-to-give/gift-in-memory-of
Roxbury Township, Kristy Jo Waldron, 39, died on November 8, 2015 at the Morristown Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was born in Dover and lived in Roxbury Township most all of her life. She was a graduate of Roxbury High School and of the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. She became a chef, which was her passion in life, working at the Washington Inn, a 5 Star Restaurant, in Cape May, where she gained a life long extended family. She was a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church, volunteered at and cooked for the Dover Faith Kitchen, Christian Outreach Project, taught Sunday School to High School Students and mentored the Confirmation classes. She also cooked for church functions and Thanksgiving dinners for those in need, an active member of Big Brothers & Sisters of Morris County, was an avid DOPEY and Mets fan, and loved swimming and putting her feet in the sand at the Wildwood shore. Kristy was a true inspiration to everyone she touched. She will be remembered for her love and compassion, friendship, kind spirit, her warm smile, positive outlook and her ability to always put others first.
She was predeceased by her father Harry Waldron in 2012 and is survived by her mother Judy Waldron of Succasunna, sisters; Valerie Baylor of Succasunna, Wendy (and Ray) Oakes of Landing, brother John (and Stacey) Waldron of Kenvil, and by her nieces and nephews; David and Jessica Baylor, and Sarah, Robbie, and Jenna Waldron.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, (973-584-7264) (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday, from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will then be held on Friday, 10 am at the Succasunna United Methodist Church, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in her name to the Succasunna United Methodist Church Outreach Program or to the Big Brothers and Sisters of Morris County.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Helen Marie Meringolo, 98, died on November 3, 2015 at the Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Syracuse, NY and grew up in Syracuse and Brooklyn, NY before moving to Landing 51 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
She was predeceased by her husband Domenick Meringolo, and is survived by her sons; Paul (and Robbyn) Meringolo of Gillette and Stephen (and Jeanne) Meringolo of Succasunna, and 3 grandchildren; Christopher, Emily, and Anne Meringolo.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, (973-584-7264) (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday, from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the Entombment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Donations may be made to the Long Hill Township (NJ) First Aid Squad, or the Roxbury Township PBA 311.
Roxbury Township, Mr. Derek Martin Milner, 51, of Landing, NJ formerly of Paterson died Monday November 2, 2015 while on a business trip in Las Vegas. Visitation will be held Saturday November 7th at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) from 2 pm to 5 pm followed by a celebration of his life. Derek was an avid car enthusiast, a member of the Corvette Club of America, and enjoyed boating on Lake Hopatcong. He was self employed and president of Milner & Martin Associates since 2007 and Vice President of sales & marketing at Awisco in New York. Derek is a graduate of Vernon Township High School.
He is survived by his life partner of 32years Cynthia DeFeis along with his mother Christa Gleason, brother Patrick Milner sisters Tina Smilek and Jacqueline Corvino all from NJ, also nephew Christopher and nieces Jennifer, Vanessa, and Michelle with an extended family in Germany.
Branchville, NJ Mrs. Anna T Hatzimihalis, 76, died on October 31, 2015 at the Newton Medical Center. She was born in Jackson Heights, NY and lived in Roxbury Township most of her life before moving to Branchville 4 years ago. She and her husband were the founders of the Little Red Restaurant in Succasunna in 1974, which they owned for 29 years. It later became the Victoria Diner, and now known as the Roxbury Diner. She was an avid reader and loved traveling to Greece and, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Minas M Hatzimihalis of 54 years, son Michael (and Rosa) Hatzimihalis and daughter Phyllis Hatzimihalis, all of Branchville. She also leaves her 2 grandchildren; Cristina and Minas, sisters and brother; Antoinette Urizzo of Copiague, NY, Michael Edreos of Clifton, and Lucretia Edreos of Fredericksburg, VA.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, 973-584-7264 (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday, from 2 – 6 pm, with the Prayer Service at 6 pm. Donations may be made in her name to the Atlantic Behavioral Health c/o Newton Medical Care Foundation, 175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860.
Roxbury Township, Miss Lynn D Ashley, 56, lost her battle with cancer on October 28, 2015. Born in Denville, Lynn lived in Roxbury Township most of her life. She was a 1978 graduate of Roxbury High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Felician College in Lodi, after which she worked as a Computer Programing Analyst for Revlon, Bristol Meyers Squibb, and later UPS.
She was an active member of New Beginnings Bible Church in Flanders, and had many interests, including knitting, cooking, and spending time with her cats. She enjoyed travel, was an avid photographer, and loved learning new things, researching anything that caught her interest. Among her passions was a love for antique cars, and she was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and heavily involved in the local Corvair club. She loved people, especially her family, and was an inspiration to all with her cheerful outlook and generous heart.
The daughter of the late Lawrence, Sr. and Lillian Ashley, Lynn is survived by her brother Lawrence Ashley, Jr. and her sister-in-law Donna M Ashley of Succasunna, her cousins Lawrence E. Ashley and his wife Ellen, Janis Gutermuth and her husband Stephan, Aimee Ashley Myers and husband Doug, Scott Ashley and wife Christine, in addition to numerous second cousins.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, (973-584-7264) (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10 am at New Beginnings Bible Church (www.NewBeginningsBC.org), 104 Bartley Flanders Road in Flanders, with the Internment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Beginnings Bible Church in Lynn’s memory.
Whiting, NJ Mr. Theodore S Vitcusky, 88, died on October 23, 2015 at the Arista Care Center in Whiting. He was born in Mary D, Pennsylvania and lived in East Hanover most of his life before moving to Whiting 5 years ago. He served in the U S Navy during WW II, and worked most of his life as an Operating Engineer for the Union.
He was predeceased by his wife Jeanne (Tyler) Vitcusky in 1998 and by his son Frank Vitcusky. He is survived by his 5 children; Regina Cybulski of NC, Louise (and Sam) Paduck of Roxbury Township, Theodore L (and Phyllis) Vitcusky of Roxbury Township, Jean (and Don) Pearson of FL, and Charles Vitcusky of FL. He also leaves his 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, (973-584-7264) (www.davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday, from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the Internment to follow at the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in East Hanover.