Mount Arlington, Mr. Andrew Pravs, 73, died on December 14, 2014 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born near Riga, Latvia and came to the United States in 1949 through Elis Island and settled in Philadelphia, PA. He moved to Mount Arlington 47 years ago. Andrew retired as the VP of Textile Sourcing and Quality Control for Liz Claiborne Inc. in Secaucus where he worked for 18 years, before retiring in 2005. He previously worked for the International Playtex Co. in research and development. He was a 20 yr member and past president of the Lakeland Corvette Association and loved doing autocross in his 1968 Corvette Stingray. Andrew also loved animals, especially his dogs.
He is survived by his wife Anne (Leary) Pravs of 35 years, 3 children; Monika Pravs of Philadelphia, PA, Carl (and Jennifer) Seibert of CA, and Kristian Seibert of MN, 3 grandchildren; Ashlyn, Allie, and Jack Seibert, and brother Maris (and Mara) Pravs of FL.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday, from 10 – 11 a.m., with the Service at 11 a.m. Donations may be made in his name to Eleventh Hour Rescue, 861 Rt. 10, Randolph, NJ 07869 or your local rescue or animal shelter.
Mr. Richard Robert Waldron, 91, of Roxbury Township, passed on December 13, 2014 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. Born in Mt. Arlington, he was 1 of 8 children. He lived in Ledgewood most of his life. He proudly served in both the U.S. Army Air Force and Marine Corps during WWII, as an airplane engine mechanic. He later retired as a skilled welder for G.D.I. Following his retirement, he worked for Deb’s Auto Parts in Hopatcong.
Anthony “Tony” Campo passed into eternal life on Dec. 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Anthony was born October 5, 1935, in Trapani, Sicily Italy to Angelina and Joseph Campo. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Karen (Kamper-Ricucci) and children and stepchildren. His son Joseph Campo and his wife Julie of Nutley, his daughter Susan and her fiancé Jim Fahey of Parsippany, Stephen Ricucci and his wife Rachel of Succasunna, Christine Ricucci and her fiancé Russell Mickelson of Kenvil, brothers Frank of Yonkers, NY and John of St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren Vanessa, Brianna, Michaela and Dominique Campo, Nicole Dugan, Forest Cramer, Daisy Mickelson, Elizabeth and Stephanie Ricucci and his faithful West Highland Terrier, Mackie.
He was studying to become a Lieutenant in the Italian Merchant Marines as a nautical engineer and then came to the United States in 1956 at age 21, and settled on Long Island, NY. He became a hair stylist and worked at Charles of the Ritz in NYC and then owned several salons in NY before moving to NJ. He owned Family Affair Salon in Rockaway, NJ and then opened Estetica Salon in Randolph, NJ, retiring in 2001. He was part owner of both Campo Heights with his father and brother John and then Omibus Builders with his brother and built many homes in the Mt. Freedom section of Randolph. He served as President of the Morris County Hairdressers Association. He was also a licensed realtor. He was a member and past president of the Rockaway Rotary and the Randolph Rotary, where he earned the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the highest honor of a Rotarian. Anthony was an avid golfer, skier and traveler. He loved the opera and singing and cooking Italian food for his family. He was truly a man for all seasons.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 4 – 8 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna on Friday at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society Research at www.cancer.org .
Fairfax, VA Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Metzler (83) died on December 5, 2014 at home in Fairfax, Virginia. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Succasunna for 42 years before moving to Fairfax, 3 years ago. She retired after 44 years as a data center operations manager at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. She was also member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mrs. Metzler was predeceased by her husband Roy August Metzler of 59 years, and is survived by her son William (and Karen) Metzler of Fairfax, Virginia, 6 grandchildren, Andrew, Ryan, Billy, Brandon, Christine, Kyle and 2 nieces, Diane Limitone, and Patty Cullen.
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, 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the entombment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
Mt. Olive Township, Robert Laggy, 61, died on November 24, 2014 at The Cornell Weill Hospital in NYC. He was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston before moving to Mount Olive Township many years ago. He was a Systems Programmer for the Securitas Co. in Parsippany for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne (Esposito) Laggy, 2 daughters; Marisa C. (and Steven Stoll) Laggy of Frankford Township, and Bethanne N. (and Jay) Hasek of Delaware, and sister Lola (and her partner Fred Berthel) Laggy.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 1-5 pm. Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
On Monday morning, November 24th, 2014, Lauren Walraven unexpectedly passed away. To those that have already left messages here, we thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.
If you would like to express your condolences but don’t know what to say, a like of this post will be considered by the family to be an appreciation of her life rather than an appreciation of her death.
If you would like to attend the services, please PM me, Justin Walraven.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 9 – 11 am. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 am at the Funeral Home.
Hopatcong, NJ Miss Cindy Yesenia Fuentes, 26. She was born in San Salvador in El Salvador and lived in Hopatcong before moving to Derry, NH. She was a graduate of Hopatcong High School.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 6 – 8 pm.
Mount Olive Twp., Mr. Michael Kekelis, 70, died on November 22, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Randolph before moving to Budd Lake 18 years ago. He served in the U S Army during the Viet Nam War and then became a salesman and purchasing agent at Crown Cork & Seal Inc., White Metal, Hartz Mountain, and most recently at Casio Inc. in Dover. He was a member of St. Jude R C Church and Knights of Columbus in Budd Lake. He was also an avid golfer, loved playing softball, and coached many Randolph Youth Sports.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine Kekelis of 47 years, 2 sons; Michael M (and Erin) Kekelis of Scotch Plains and Matthew (and Leslie) Kekelis of Nashville, TN, 4 grandchildren; Quinn, Zoe, Sophie, and Greyson, sister Mary (and Jim) Tosso of Randolph, and nephews; James (and Virginia) Tosso of NYC, and Mark Tosso of Madison.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10:30 am, at the Church of the Assumption in Morristown.
Stanhope, Nicholas “Nick” David Wihlborg, 12, died on November 19, 2014 at his home. He was born in Livingston and lived all of his life in Stanhope. He was an Honors Student at the Valley Road School and All-Star in the Lakeland Little League. He loved baseball, hockey (especially the Devils) and loved cooking after watching the cooking channel.
He is survived by his parents David and Lori (Coccio) Wihlborg, sister Krista, maternal grandparents; Joseph and Lois Coccio of West Orange, paternal grandparents Edward and Diane Wihlborg of FL (formerly of Ledgewood), uncle Michael (and Kim) Coccio of West Orange and cousins; Alyssa and Dean Coccio, aunt Danielle Coville of FL and cousins Daniel Wihlborg, Ernie Coville and Steven Coville. He was pre deceased by his uncle Eddie Wihlborg.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 9:30 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Stanhope Union Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Nicholas Wihlborg Fund at WWW.f4mmc.org